On The Road With… Annie Nguyen

In People by Suzanne Koch

Meet Annie! Also known as @Anniesbucketlist on Instagram, she is a full-time Hotel Reviewer and Content Creator based in Sydney, Australia. Annie and her husband both share the same love for creating inspiring travel content from all over the world. She not only works with hotels, but also airlines, Tourism Ministries, travel agencies and other brands that also need video or photography content.

Name: Annie Nguyen

Twitter: @anniesbucket

Facebook: @wheretoflynextdotcom/

Instagram: @anniesbucketlist

Website: wheretoflynext.com

Age: 29

Title: Hotel Reviewer and Content Creator

City you live in: Sydney, Australia.

Most recent city visited… Singapore.

A typical day in my life includes… Waking up at 6 a.m., morning skincare routine, upload Instagram post, make breakfast, check emails, spend the day editing and catching up on work on my laptop, cook lunch, watch TV and eat dinner with my husband when he comes home from work. Repeat.

I was born… in Sydney, Australia.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… A teacher. I used to always pretend to be teaching and write things on the whiteboard and assign homework to my little brother.

My first job was… Retail assistant at a fashion company.

My favorite thing about traveling is… Making fun and happy memories with my husband or the people I travel with.

I’m currently listening to… Billie Eilish, I have all her songs on repeat.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Ellen Degeneres. I love her positivity, charisma and the message she spreads about being good to one another.

One thing I cannot travel without… My phone. I need it for my GPS, to tell my friends and family where I am, to keep in touch with my husband, to order taxis and sometimes to take photos.

I’m inspired by… Taramilktea on Instagram. She is one of the first influencers I followed and continues to inspire me to this day.

The one person who motivates me is… My mum. She’s the most kind, loving and selfless person in my life and she motivates me to be the best version of myself.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… Climate change. Sometimes when I travel to places, I can see and feel first hand how much climate change has affected the Earth and it’s scary to think that our future generations may not be able to survive one day.

The perfect day would be… In a tropical destination somewhere with nothing on my itinerary so I can just relax, soak in the sun and explore at my own pace.

My favorite place I’ve visited… Turkey. I absolutely fell in love with Cappadocia and Istanbul and I must go back and explore the rest of Turkey!

My top 3 bucket list destinations… Oh that is a really tough one!! 1. Cappadocia in Turkey, 2. African Safari in Kenya, 3. Chefchaouen and the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

My life… Has been crazy this year! I got married in June, did a big around-the-world trip for 3 months with my husband straight after where we visited: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, India, Africa, UAE, Italy, Jordan, USA, Bahamas, Netherlands, Mexico and Singapore. Now I am just settling back in at home but I’m off to China next week and Nepal a few weeks later.

I’m currently working on… Content for a Chinese Airline for my trip to China next week.

Always… Be kind.

Never… Be cruel.

Favorite quote… “I travel not to escape life, but for life to not escape me.”

Biggest dream… To be able to take all my friends and family with me on an all expenses paid trip to somewhere they haven’t been before!

My pet peeve(s)… Self-centred or rude people.

My 3 favorite travel influencers to follow… @Taramilktea, @gypsealust and @ooo_lin_ooo.

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