About the Author

Product Manager, Asia — Brittany’s career in the travel industry started after living abroad in Japan. She had arrived alone, not really knowing what to expect and not keen about eating raw fish (sushi was not yet a popular thing in North America). She left Japan with a deep understanding of its culture and a surprise appreciation for sushi (that did not extend to raw squid or octopus), along with lifelong friendships and memories. Over 10 years later, she remains a passionate advocate for travel to Japan, and her adventures have continued to other Asian destinations including the Tibetan plateau and the jungles of Borneo. While Brittany has explored many areas of the globe by now, Asia will always have a special place in her heart, and be a region she is passionate about sharing with curious globetrotters.