About Becca

Hi, I’m Becca! I write our travel destination guides, travel advice, freelance, home/lifestyle and remote work articles for our site. I’m also the voice of our social media. If you’re following us on Instagram, I’ll be the one who answers your DMs!

I have a history of travel. In my 20s, I spent two and a half years studying and working in Hong Kong and in Shanghai, China (respectively). It was in China that I started using my first ‘real’ camera (a Canon Rebel T3) to document my adventures, while polishing my Mandarin Chinese. I fell in love with photography and seeing the world on my own. It was an incredible experience.

During these years, I traveled across Asia (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand) and started writing about my journeys through all countries there — some of them twice! I met incredible and unique people with whom I still chat very often today (like world-famous globetrotter Dan Herszberg!), and my travels in Asia made me who I am today, without a doubt.

Once back in the US and after my move to NYC (where I was born!), I started backpacking several times a year in Latin America with friends. I developed a love for the cultures south of the border and working on my Spanish. I backpacked in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. I took time off from my full-time job to maximize my experiences in these places, and couldn’t get enough of seeing the incredible nature, cultures and cities.

Then, I met Dan in 2015. We dated long-distance for a year, as you’d know from reading our story. We started our Instagram, and then started this blog. Because of Half Half Travel, I’ve been able to continue my love of writing, for the world to see!

In addition to our Instagram being featured in various press like Business Insider, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, the Daily Mail and other news outlets, I’ve had the pleasure of being on some cool podcasts! A few of my favorites are The World Nomads Podcast, My Offbeat Life, The Voyages of Tim Vetter, Explorer in You Podcast, Nomad on FIRE and the Locals Know Best Podcast.

Some fun things I do are submit travel quotes for travel articles all over the internet! I’ve been quoted in FabFitFun, USA Today, Best Life Online, the KEH blog, Yahoo Finance, GoBankingRates, MEL Magazine, PorticoTravel, the Kibou blog, Travel Awaits, Cheapism Blog, Travel Pulse, the Berkshire Eagle, Best Company, Hostelworld, RealHomes.com, the Houston Chronicle Online and Huffington Post.

I also hosted a remote work webinar for Ladies Get Paid and you can watch it online!

I’ve been interviewed more recently with JohnnyJet about our travel updates, Logo.com about building a brand and for Humankind about long-distance relationships.

Until 2023, I was working full-time for tech startups. Starting in summer 2023, I’m working remotely on our blog full-time. Right now, Dan and I live in the NY Metro Area with our daughter and we’re dreaming of our next trip.

About Dan

Hey! It’s Dan. I build our site in the custom format you see here. I take all our photos and I write our Photography Advice section.

I got really into photography in high school, and learned about cameras from my dad. In high school, I practiced photography by taking photos of hockey games, cars and other stuff. I moved to NYC in 2013 from the Philadelphia area and started taking photos there with a refreshed eye.

My first big travel adventure was with Remote Year. Basically, I packed up and sold all my things in Brooklyn, and flew to Europe in spring 2016 for what I can only call a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As a participant on Remote Year, I worked remotely and lived in 12 cities across Europe, Africa and Central & South America. Before then, I had “only” traveled to Jamaica, Israel and Colombia! I was looking for a lot more, and knew a lot of “world” was out there. I definintely learned about working remotely and traveling, and how it could be done, during Remote Year. I was also working full time for a non-profit based in Manhattan. Halfway through my year abroad, I left my full-time job to pursue freelancing, something that had been growing for me on the side, professionally. It was something I wanted to pursue.

My year abroad got me to use my camera creatively in situations I never thought he’d be in: scavenger hunts in Lisbon, a half marathon in Argentina’s Patagonia, road trips through Iceland and mountain treks in Morocco.

I led my first ‘photo walk’ in Mexico City. Photo walks have been a great way for me to meet other photographers from around the world, while exploring a city through photography. I’m always down to be a guide in a city I’m getting familiar with. Read more about that on Unsplash Hosts, and on a similar note, check out my Pexels profile to see more of my photos.

Once Becca and I started this website, I started learning a lot more about building a site. Throughout my career, I’ve been a frontend engineer, and in later career moves, I’ve leaned into design systems as a design engineer. Currently, I work full-time for a healthcare company in NYC.

On nights and weekends, I’m sitting on our couch at home, building all the parts of this website you see. I work on the website design, all the custom code and all the website features you’re using right now. I learned all about SEO in order to get our pages to rank in Google searches. To learn more about how I custom built this website, see the guide to how our website is built.

When I’m not working on Half Half Travel, I’m usually either cooking an egg sandwich in the kitchen, training for a marathon, watching videos on YouTube or playing with our baby and her toys!

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