On The Road With… Marcy Yu

In People by Suzanne Koch

Meet Marcy! She is a digital creator exploring the beautiful colors of our world in remote and exotic destinations. She quit her eight-year long corporate dream job at Ralph Lauren in the fashion industry to pursue her dream of traveling the world. Marcy has been traveling in Africa over a year working with tourism boards, airlines, hotels and fashion and beauty brands.

Name: Marcy Yu

Facebook: @marcyyuofficial

Instagram: @marcy_yu

Website: marcyyu.com

Age: 31

Title: Digital creator and blogger

City you live in: technically San Jose, Costa Rica, but I’m always traveling. I spend 10 months traveling and two months at home.

Most recent city visited: Habana, Cuba and Negril, Jamaica

A typical day in my life includes: coffee, workout, breakfast, emails, writing, lunch, start creating content and editing, exploring a new hidden gem, dinner, sleep, repeat!

I was born in.. Costa Rica but I’m mixed! I have pretty Asian eyes because my dad is Taiwanese and my mom is Costa Rican.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a fashion designer.

My last job was… working eight years in Ralph Lauren as the Marketing, PR and Communications Director for Latin America.

My favorite thing about traveling is… learning about new cultures.

I’m currently listening to… “So Wrong” by Illenium.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my grandfather.  I really miss having him around.

One thing I cannot travel without is… my phone, hand cream, Chapstick.

I’m inspired by… other boss babes, empowering women who fight for what they want and don’t take no for an answer.

The one person who motivates me is… my friends, my family, my followers. I feel so grateful to have so many good people around me that support me.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… so many things I can think of but the ones that come through my mind are money. I think because of this we have so many problems in our world. Also a good education for everyone and to allow every student to go abroad for one year. Lastly, eliminate borders between countries, no weapons of any kind and health insurance and medicine available for everyone.

The perfect day would be… anything that includes a nice view of the beach or any mountains where I can disconnect and just enjoy a nice sunset view.

My favorite place I’ve visited: So difficult, so many beautiful places in this world. Top 5: Madagascar, Greece, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand.

My top 3 bucket list destinations… Japan, New Zealand, and India.

My life is… such an epic adventure! After I quit my corporate dream job I was depressed but soon I realized the real meaning of life. I actually regret not quitting before but sometimes you have to trust the timing in your life. I enjoy every day to the fullest and feel so blessed for the job I’ve had.

I’m currently working on… using Instagram as a better tool with more gratitude, less competition and no jealousy and to change the way most people use it.

Always… be grateful.

Never… expect anything from anyone.

Favorite quote… “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch.

Biggest dream… launch my own eco-friendly travel line.

My pet peeve(s): Seeing people spit, massive tourist groups, screaming babies on planes.

My 3 favorite travel influencers to follow… @robertmichaelpoole, @eslimah, @the_life_of_aivax

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