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Hi, I'm Kana [ˈkænə]!
I'm Japanese American, born and bred in Tokyo, Japan. Currently residing in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Living and working in two continents, five states and seven cities, earning my Bachelor's and Master's, I obsessively slaved away in the corporate world with barely enough time left to eat or sleep. For that job, I was driving 140 miles (225 km) per day for work; in loving memory of my social life. So in May of 2015, I decided to walk away from that and do what makes my heart happy: wander, discover and travel.

For 2 years, I traveled and worked as a Travel Blogger. I never imagined making any sort of income by being a "Travel Influencer", mostly because that sounds so cliche but hey, I did it. With the support of my amazing followers, I worked with brands that I love and did just ok paying bills with it.

Mid 2017, I decided I wanted to supplement my blogging with another part-time job. Blogging is of course freelancing, so income per month can vary drastically and I was looking for an opportunity that was more consistent. In August, I found that perfect part-time gig that was 100% remote and dealing with fashion, another passion of mine.

Fast forward 10 months of this part-time gig that I absolutely fell in love with. A full-time leadership position opened up in May 2018 and I immediately applied. After a rigorous application and interview process, I started the new job in June 2018.
Oh, then in August 2018 I moved to downtown Los Angeles.

So as you can assume, I'm no longer traveling full time and don't have as much time to dedicate to Life in Wanderlust. However, I'm traveling constantly, exploring Los Angeles and taking photos whenever I can over on my Instagram.

As always though, with the time that I do have, I hope to inspire your next travel plan and invite you to join me in this adventure as I travel to places near and far, new and old favorites.

xo, Kana
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Wendy Taing - Contributor
Wendy is Life in Wanderlust's official Contributor. She's an LA girl born and raised, constantly on the hunt for the best coffee shops, donut spots and events in the area. Because of this expertise, most of her posts will be a part of the "L.A Locals Love" series where we introduce anything and everything noteworthy in the Greater Los Angeles area. Of course, she's jet-setting around the world whenever her schedule allows! Wendy also has her own blog, The Frolic Project


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