All photography taken with an iPhone 6s or Nikon Coolpix P520.

Who

 

I am Kyna, a quarter-lifer based in beautiful Vancouver! 

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Marketing from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. I have worked in Accounting in the Retail Industry at BC Children's Hospital, Kit & Ace & Saje Natural Wellness, as well as a digital marketing agency and am now contributing back to my alma mater (full circle indeed). My writing has been featured in Modern Mix Vancouver

This blog is my side hustle. I want to share my various passions for travelling, hiking, health and wellness, fitness, reading, exploring places, cultures and cuisines with fellow enthusiasts, & help you, my beloved reader, plan adventures. I also write to be free; to express and understand myself.

Values: Ambition, Adventure, Curiosity, Flexibility, Hard Work, Independence, Self-Expression, Wealth.

"You don't owe anyone but yourself an explanation for your choices."

Embrace your journey with me and follow along on my adventures!

HUSTLE

Hustle means understanding yourself, pushing past fear, rejection and failure to work relentlessly towards your vision and goals. It means building a life of your own design, re-evaluating and challenging yourself to refine what your goals are. 

Hustle also means committing to the 80/20 healthy diet and working out at least thrice a week.

Come summer, I will be hitting you up with hiking and scenery posts so you can discover trails in BC! 

DREAM

When I meet people who have become undeniably cynical and disillusioned about life, part of me dies inside. 

I believe in the power of optimism, passion and dreams - and to embrace life in its complexity, craziness, beauty, sadness and magnitude. 

We are never too young or old to chase our passions and be present in the moment, while working hard towards our goals. I believe in building an amazing community here by sharing content relevant to you guys. Always open to feedback as my objective is to provide valuable content to my audience.

EXPLORE

#ExploreBC is an overused hashtag on my Instagram, but for good reason. The natural, undistilled beauty of BC never fails to amaze me, and I will capture it here. 

Ever since moving here 8 years ago, I have been obsessed with exploring beautiful places in BC and beyond. During summer, I become an avid hiker determined to explore the trails of Chilliwack, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and North Vancouver etc.

My recent travels have taken me to Newfoundland, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Singapore, Seattle, Iceland & Tofino.

My top travel memories include skipping among giant LED lit supertrees in the futuristic garden of Singapore, gazing up at mesmerizing stained glass windows in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, strolling the well-manicured gardens of the Château de Versailles, ascending the Eiffel Tower and taking in panoramic views of Paris, walking among glittering icebergs washed ashore along Diamond Beach in Iceland, and soaking in the sights of mountains at Vestrahorn Mountain in Iceland. My travel style is: efficient and quite jam-packed, always with a pre-planned itinerary in hand. On the imminent bucket list are: Argentina, Patagonia & Salt Spring Island. 

Join me as I strike off more places, locally and internationally, from my bucket list. Let me know what content would best help you plan your vacations, & definitely reach out to me at hustledreamexplore@gmail.com if you want more trip advice or my itinerary for a fuss-free vacation.

I will also share discoveries of interesting cafes, eateries and hidden gems. 

 

 


As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.”
— Winnie the Pooh