Get to know one of our Travel Insurance Master affiliates, Stefany of WanderingStefany.com. As a content creator and blogger, Stefany is on a mission to inspire you to travel somewhere you've never been, whether that be somewhere domestically or internationally!
Stefany, where are you located?
I’m located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When did you start your blog?
I launched my website and officially started blogging at the beginning of this year in January.
Walk me through how or why you started?
I’ve always wanted to start blogging about my travels and curvy fashion finds, but quite frankly never had the time to do so. During the pandemic, I started working from home like everyone else did. This gave me time to plan and start building the Wandering Stefany website. I decided to revamp my personal instagram page and also start creating content focusing on travel. In January 2021, I decided to have a birthday/website launch party to officially announce my website and content creation. I’m blessed to have a fiance who has supported me in every way possible with Wandering Stefany. My fiance invested in amazing equipment to capture our travels and create high quality content. I create content with my mission always in mind: your new friend inspiring you to travel and feel empowered in curvy fashion!
Do you feature a specific type of travel or area?
My travel focus is luxury travel worldwide and wine experiences in California.
What is your favorite part about being a blogger?
My favorite part about being a blogger is sharing helpful travel tips and inspiration in my community. My favorite part is also hearing back from my community about travels and experiences that were inspired by my blog and content. That brings so much joy to my heart. I love it when someone reaches out and tells me they visited a place they’ve never been because of me.
What is your favorite or dream destination?
My favorite destination so far would have to be Bali. There’s nothing that compares to the hospitality and positivity that I received in Bali. I can’t wait to go back!
My dream destination is Bora Bora, French Polynesia. I want to see the beauty of Mount Otemanu, swim in that crystal clear blue water and enjoy underwater wildlife in their natural habitat. I love water and I think I was a mermaid in my past life!
What is your favorite travel tip?
Before your trip, make sure you download offline Google maps on your phone. You never know what your reception will look like during your travels, so you want to be prepared!
What other suggestions do you have for travelers?
Explore a new place with an open mind. When traveling, book activities that require you to step out of your comfort zone. Be open to changes and new experiences. Take a minute to stop, look around, reflect, and really take in the moment of being in a different place.
What suggestions do you have for bloggers or what has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome with your blog?
The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome with my blog is finding the confidence to do it. A second obstacle is time management. One suggestion I have for bloggers: be mentally prepared to invest a lot of time into your blog and content!
Anything else you would like to share?
“Travel far enough to meet yourself.”