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ABOUT  TRAVELBREAK

Hi, I’m Stephanie Be.  A California girl and UCLA Alumna, I traded corporate America for a gap year and never stopped! 42 countries later…

the world is my office

TravelBreak serves two objectives:

  • To inspire you to step out of your comfort zone… literally and figuratively. As Mark Twain said “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”  Travel is not just about the places we visit, but the people we meet and the person we become.
  • To make dreams into goals. Find tips on taking the adventure you’ve always desired or take the leap as an entrepreneur.
    Join the waiting list for my new lifestyle app: BUENA — the only app you need to start your weekend.
  • Have a few minutes? Read the full TravelBreak Story: Re-Defining the American Dream 
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STEPHANIE BE

  • Los Angeles and San Diego native; studied abroad in Rio + Barcelona.
  • Bought a one-way ticket to expat life in Sydney.
  • Took a gap year to work remote + travel (not as a blogger).
  • Spent 11 months fully nomadic, living out of a carry-on … up to 7 flights per week!
  • Traveled solo through South America, Asia, Middle East, America and more.
  • Lived in Manhattan, New York and now based back in Los Angeles 🙂
  • First-Generation American. Read: Why I Waited to Discuss a Part of My Identity Online

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  • Launched BUENA: the only app you need to start your weekend
  • Builds websites (like this one)
  • UCLA | B.A. Sociology, Global Studies
  • 7 Years Marketing; 4 Years Free-Lance
  • Contributing Writer: Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog
  • Community of 250k subscribers in 18 months of blogging
  • Speaker on Digital Marketing: NYU, UCLA, Social Media Week Miami, Women in Travel Summit, & World Tourism Forum
  • Winner of the 2015 International Blogger Competition #ShareIstria
  • Advisor: Visit California (State of California) Board of Tourism on Digital Marketing

CRAZIEST EXPERIENCES

  • Jet Plane Laser Tag, Las Vegas  •  Shark-Diving, Sydney
  • Living with Zebras,  Royal Livingstone & Microlighting over Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Wildebeest Migration, Four Seasons Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Hang-Gliding, Rio •  Running with the Bulls, Pamplona
  • Rock-Climbing, Dolomites •  Holding an Anaconda, Amazon
  • Staying in a 7 Star Hotel, Abu Dhabi •  Skydiving, California
  • Crater-Rapelling, Israel •  Helicopter Ride, Guatemala
  • Bungee Jumping, New Zealand •  Playing with Elephants, Thailand
  • Zip-lining Upside-Down, Dominican Republic
  • Sunrise Over Angkor Wat, Cambodia •  Road-Tripping Ireland
  • Scuba Diving, The Great Barrier Reef  •  Camping the Grand Canyon
  • The Wave, Arizona •  Junkanoo Carnival, The Bahamas • Hot Air Ballon Turkey
  • Road Tripping LA to Vancouver (Entire USA West Coast)
  • My Top 25 World Travel Experiences at 25 (photos)
  • My Top 25 USA + Mexico Travel Experiences at 25 (photos)

WHERE I’VE BEEN

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USA

MEXICO

CANADA

  • Alberta (Calgary and Banff)
  • B.C. (Vancouver, Whistler)
  • Quebec (Montreal)
  • Nova Scotia (Halifax, Cape Breton)
  • Belgium (Konkke)
  • Croatia (Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Krka National Park, Makaska, Natural Bay, Plitvice Lakes, Pula, Red Island, Rovinj, Split, Umag, Vis)
  • Cyprus (Limassol, Pissouri Bay)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Denmark (Aarhus, Copenhagen, Christiana)
  • France (Cassis, Marseilles, Paris)
  • Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Munich)
  • Hungary (Budapest, Visegard)
  • Ireland ( Blarney’s Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Giant’s Causeway)
  • Italy (Amalfi Coast, Bologna, Cortona, Florence, Pisa, Portofino,  Santa Margarita,  South Tyrol – Dolomites, Venice, Rapallo, Rome, Tuscany, Pompei, Naples, )
  • Romania (Bucharest)
  • Serbia (Belgrade)
  • Slovenia (Lake Bled, Ljubana)
  • Spain (Barcelona, Costa Brava, Ibiza, Madrid, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Segovia, Sevilla)
  • United Kingdom (London)
  • Vatican City

Australia (12 Apostles, Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Fraser Island, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Nimblin, Sydney, Surfer’s Paradise, Whitsunday Islands)

New Zealand (Queenstown, Christchurch)

Botswana (Chobe National Park)

Morocco

Tanzania (Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar)

Zambia (Livingstone, Victoria Falls)

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AS SEEN IN

story-telling

BLOGGING / PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO
Do we share a story? Let’s tell it together.

branding

WEB DESIGN + BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Set your first and lasting impression.

growth strategy

PURPOSEFUL SOCIAL MEDIA

Handing out flyers is so last year.

how to pitch

MONEY / PUBLICITY / PARTNERSHIPS

Pinpoint your value-added.

mentorship

EXCLUSIVE BLOGGER COURSE
Feel like a rookie? Pitch with the All-Stars.

internship

LEARN + TRAVEL
Because contributing gets you no where.

8 Comments

  1. vivian(male) February 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    this website transforming me a lot is doing more than mentor to me. thank you be and your team

    • Stephanie Be March 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks for reading!

      • prasanna September 1, 2017 at 12:08 am - Reply

        can we travel with u we love travelling and photography

  2. Mohammad Reza May 9, 2016 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I really admire you and you method of thinking. Lt’s humanitarian and worthy. Tnx 4 Ur info’s and sharing us in your unique experiences

  3. Sam October 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    You have opened so many ideas for me on finding delight in travel without need for anyone. Thank you Sephanie.

  4. Ian Robinson November 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Stephanie, you would make a great guest on the Love Affair Travel podcast. If you’re interested in sharing your story with our audience, I’d love to set up an hour with you to do a skype call. 😀 No pressure if you don’t feel like it’s a good fit, but the invitation is always open.

  5. Charles McCool December 27, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Vivid images, compelling content, clean layout. I have been following your various social media channels for some time but this is my first website visit (I think). Awesome work, Stephanie. May 2017 present you with countless enjoyable and memorable experiences.

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