Meet Nikki, a television producer for all things Bachelor franchise (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise). She is also known as the writer and creator of Resfeber Junket, a destination created to inspire and feed the travel fever of others.
Name: Nikki Lazaran
Title: TV Producer and Travel Content Creator
City you live in: Los Angeles, California.
Most recent city visited… Tucson, Arizona.
A typical day in my life includes… When I’m in office, it goes a bit like this: circuiting training in the morning, coffee or breakfast with a friend, coming up with date ideas for the TV show I work on, meetings/emails/phone calls and watching nature documentaries/writing to unwind at night. When I’m on the road, all the meetings, emails and phone calls become running around on sets in the U.S. and abroad, filming a TV show about people falling in love!
I was born… in Mission Viejo, California.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a marine biologist! I even studied at Duke University’s marine biology summer camp when I was in high school and loved every second of it!
My first job was… a cashier and hostess at a small Italian restaurant when I was 14, but I started babysitting at 11.
My favorite thing about traveling is… meeting and connecting with new people and gaining insight about other cultures.
I’m currently listening to… My Favorite Murder podcast and Bad Bunny’s new album YHLQMDLG.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Anthony Bourdain or David Attenborough.
One thing I cannot travel without… my universal converter (it makes plugging in all my devices a breeze) and my neck pillow (because let’s face it-economy seats get smaller every year).
I’m inspired by… people who run towards their passion and happiness despite the obstacles and logical reasons not to.
The one person who motivates me is… my mom. She is sincerely convinced that I can do anything I put my mind to.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… for us to all have a bit more compassion and love for each other and to pollute less. I know that’s two things, but they go hand-in-hand!
The perfect day would be… exploring a new destination with someone I love (preferably with a little bit of scuba diving) and ending the evening with delicious food, a cocktail in hand and live music.
My favorite place I’ve visited… It’s so hard to choose, but my top 3 are probably Sacred Valley (Peru), Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) and La Fortuna (Costa Rica).
My top 3 bucket list destinations… Colombia, Palau (for scuba diving!) and Patagonia.
My life… is always insanely busy. I somehow manage to fill every minute of it and I love it that way.
I’m currently working on… branching into custom itinerary planning services and my dive master certification.
Always… do what both simultaneously terrifies and thrills you.
Never… say no to opportunity.
Favorite quote… “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
Biggest dream… to make a career exclusively out of traveling and encouraging others to do so as well.
My pet peeve(s)… people who stand really close to the baggage carousel so no one else can see their bags coming and people who don’t respect service industry workers.
My 3 favorite travel influencers to follow… @eyeofshe, @asiyami_gold, @chelseakauai.