McCool Travel interview with Anna Faustino of Adventure in You.

5 Minutes With Anna Faustino of Adventure in You

For McCool Travel’s 163rd travel interview, I am pleased to present Anna Faustino from Adventure in You. I had the epic opportunity to hang out with Anna (and 7 other intrepid travelers) on a 5 day Nepal trek last year. Her GoPro photo of our group rafting the Trishuli River in Nepal is one of my favorites.

Anna Faustino‘s bio:

Anna runs 1/2 of the travel blog, www.adventureinyou.com. After her year-long stint traveling around the world, Anna found her love for exploring new places insatiable. Driven by epic adventure stories and good food, she is on a mission to go, eat, and write about as many places as she can.

McCool Travel interview with Anna Faustino of Adventure in You.

Anna Faustino in San Francisco

Anna Faustino: Adventure in You

HOMETOWN …

Manila, Philippines

ALWAYS IN MY LUGGAGE …

scarf, headphones, and iPad for reading

3 FAVORITE HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME PLACES …

  1. Bali & Lombok
  2. Chiang Mai Thailand
  3. Madrid

A FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY …

Although I’ve had plenty of epic travel memeories, driving a tuk tuk across Sri Lanka as part of a race with a company called Large Minority has to top it all! For 10 days we were driving around the Southern coast competing with 10 other teams as we completed various adventure challenges along the way. The challenges also involved a lot of cultural and local interaction which was great. The entire experience was definitely something for the books and is something I will always remember.

McCool Travel interview with Anna Faustino of Adventure in You.

Anna Faustino from Adventure in You

3 FAVORITE TRAVEL BRANDS …

  1. Osprey
  2. Headware
  3. GoPro

3 MONEY-SAVING TRAVEL TACTICS I USE …

  1. bring a reusable water bottle and refill it instead of buying (plus it’s good for the environment too!)
  2. hit the grocery and go on as many picnics as you can
  3. Be flexible with your travel plans! You would be surprised at how many good deals and bargains you can find.

3 WAYS THAT I HAVE FUN WHILE TRAVELING …

  1. eat and try as much local food as I can.
  2. speak to the locals and ask them for recommendations on where to go and what to do
  3. don’t be afraid to get lost

8 WORD (OR LESS) TRAVEL MANTRA …

Get out of your comfort zone!

McCool Travel interview with Anna Faustino of Adventure in You.

Anna Faustino, Adventure in You

FAVORITE NON-TRAVEL WEBSITE …

Does Pinterest qualify? If I’m not on my blog or on other travel sites, I’m usually gawking at recipes on Pinterest.

FAVORITE CHEAP EAT …

Thai food rocks! I’m obsessed with any Thai street food (as well as mango sticky rice). How can you go wrong with a $1 meal?

RECENT DISCOVERY …

True story: After publishing an article on how to choose travel blog names, we got HEAPS of messages from people who wanted to start blogging but didn’t know where to start or often just got stuck on the choosing a name part. I knew blogging was quite popular but I didn’t imagine that many people wanted to start one! So now my partner and I get a kick out of helping people choose blog names- it’s quite fun!

I WOULD LIKE TO MEET …

Tony Robbins, Gary V, and a few other inspiring entrepreneurs that I follow online.

McCool Travel interview with Anna Faustino of Adventure in You.

Anna Faustino from Adventure in You


Thank you so much, Anna, for sharing your travel inspiration and tips.

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McCool Travel presents tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes travel interview series—featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. Check out McCool Travel’s previous travel interviews. Previous 5 Minutes travel interview: Samantha Feuss from Have Sippy Will Travel.


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