Hello there, & welcome to my site!


Hi there, I am Jessica Chann. Born and raised in the state of Washington, in the “land of the free.” I created this blog in mid- 2014, to document my year abroad in Brazil. After my return home from Brazil, I felt an intense desire to live abroad, once again.

It was then that I decided that I would be spending yet another year abroad before returning to University, this time in Southeast Asia. Impossible, it seemed, to have another year of my life be as great as the one I lived in Brazil, but Southeast Asia was an exception. I gained more humility, became more charitable/ empathetic, and fell in love.

Apparently, that is what can happen when you try to live a bit more!

At the moment, I am back at my Uni, finishing up my degree. But don’t bother wondering if I have stopped travelling, as I haven’t hardly even gotten started! Much more is in store, so keep well-tuned!

Follow my adventures here at jessicavchann.com! Here’s to traveling, and never getting bored ~



25 thoughts on “About

  1. Girlll your blog is so fabulous and you are GORGEOUS! We’s goin to miss ya when you leave-keep everyone posted!

  2. Welcome to the life of an expat. You will find things very different but keep in mind that’s one of the reasons you are there. What fun would it be if everything is the same as in the states. As a preparation for the buses, check out our post about public transportation in Chile. You will find this everywhere in South America. http://woolyandraeski.com/2014/06/01/a-long-humorous-lesson-about-public-transportation-in-chile/

    Oh, and thanks for following our blog. Through our photography and words we hope to inspire others to get out and see the world. And perhaps through those travels the world will become a smaller and less threatening place as we discover the many kindred spirits who share our own hopes and aspirations. As Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

    It’s never too early or late to follow your heart. Make time for the people, causes or work you truly care about.
    Cheers, Wooly and Raeski.

  3. You are showing initiative and independence by going to volunteer in SEA. Future employers will probably look favorably on your decision. I spent 5 years in Saigon and those were the best years of my life. As for your friend, we each have to make our own decisions in life and be the people we truly are. Looking forward to following your blog.

    1. Hello there and thank you for your comment! Yes, a part of the reason why I chose specifically to go to the SEA region is because of the great deal of Western powers continuously venturing out to the region to seal a growing number of lucrative business deals. I happy for you that you had the time of your life in Saigon, and am sure that the time you spent there has given you many great opportunities! You have a fantastic blog that I look forward to reading more of.

      All the best,

  4. Jessica

    I am loving your vibe! I love the bright colors and the un apologetic stance you have taken for loving life and living it to the fullest. Keep doing EXACTLY what you’re doing love, we need more people like you on this planet, esp in today’s times. Id like to contact you via Twitter are you on Twitter?


  5. You’ve got what it takes, Jessica, to become the persona that you choose to become. If only I could have been as psychologically healthy at your age; what a difference it might have made in my life and in that of others. You are blessed, but your blessing comes with a powerful responsibility to stay whom you are, a beautiful soul.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I will always try to stay true to myself, and will always accept the room that I do have for improvement. I wish you the best on your journey to enlightenment!

      Best regards,

  6. Traveling is awesome. I spent two weeks backpacking Costa Rica (beautiful country, by the way. If you get the chance to go, go). Born in Maryland I now live in Atlantic Canada. I love to travel, but don’t get the opportunity to very much. Or at least not yet. Happy travels to you!

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