Who We Are

Uncover. Unwind. Unpackthere.

We are three friends who have been described as “wanderlusters”, adventurers, and jetsetters who can’t shake off the travel bug. Addicted to the promise of new discoveries and journeys, we dream of an ideal world of traveling without our worldly burdens.

After unpacking our bags in over 40 different countries and counting, we want to share all of our great experiences with you.

 

The Unpackers:

JoAnBo – The Traveling Trio!

When you’re travelling with Andrea Leung, even the most hungry of stomachs will be greatly satiated with her constant exploration of local cuisine. Leaving America for the first time at 17, her first stops were China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, where she has continued to return over the years on her multiple trips back to Asia.

In 2010, she left her full-time banking job and embarked on an 8 month self-exploration world trip. This life-changing decision brought her to over 19 different countries to visit hundreds of destinations. Her most priceless experiences were to visit the pyramids of Egypt, soak in the Dead Sea, trek across the Himalayas in Nepal, and swim with sharks in Australia.

An esthetician by day that specializes in traditional chinese facial techniques, she unwinds by practicing yoga, running and dancing. Even though this foodie hails Singapore Hainanese chicken rice as her favorite dish, her mom’s home-cooked food in Boston still calls her home after months on the road.

 

Born in Guangdong, China, Bobo Yu’s little feet have taken her from the dusty, chaotic roads of her hometown to the candy-filled land of America. Never fazed by public transport, her early memories of travelling on a bus as a child with her grandmother and a cage of chickens. This must have instilled in her the courage to hitchhike with a group of strangers as an adult.

An anklet she has from Tanzania is her favorite memento from her multiple adventures across the globe. Even during her bustling travel schedule, she was still able to dedicate time to her yoga practice. She collected an amazing series of unique photographs of her in different yoga poses in various exotic destinations.

This snowboarder and scuba diver can’t travel without her camera, journal and iPod. Her friends and family are truly what she misses when she’s away from home.  Spiritual and calm, she has discovered that in her best travel moments, she was able to come into terms with who she is and wants to be, and not what people assumed of her.

 

Joanna Koh has never experienced snowfall although her parents keep a photograph of her as an eighteen-month old baby on the snowy slopes of New Zealand. Living on an island on the equator, this Singaporean makeup artist loves the sun, beaches and nature.

In love with Bali, she escapes there in hopes of catching waves on her surfboard. While watching the sunset, she drinks Teh Botol and dreams of forever living by the ocean.
Climbing up to Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan, driving across states in Australia to find the elusive Nimbin town, and cycling around the calm Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan are some of her most fond travel memories.

Call her high-maintenance, but her Raybans, lipbalm, sunblock and dental floss are essentials when she’s on the road. Back home, she enjoys doing 5am bike rides around her city, watching films and sometimes offers her couch to travelers.

 

Our resident IT-man, Aaron Loy, is a thrill-seeker who loves getting down and dirty hiking up mountains, exploring wet caving, go karting and high energy paintball games. A few things on his to-do list are sky diving and bungee jumping – not that he doesn’t like lazy indulgences. He spoils himself with visits to posh hotels, getting massages, and going shopping. Born in Singapore, his favorite destinations are New Zealand and Japan. An expert at astronomy and reading star charts, ask him anything about the physical universe and he’ll seek to find you an answer.



UNPACKING:

-Act of leaving behind life’s burden, roles, expectations, responsibilities.

-Welcoming new knowledge, developing new relationships, people, new directions.

-Removal + releasing clutter, the unnecessary, negatives.

-Stripping set rules, perceptions, prenotions, assumptions, standards, and old habits.

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