Hi there, and welcome to MVMT blog!
We are two sisters with very different backgrounds and personalities but a common love for travel. Between the two of us, we’ve visited 70+ countries on every continent except Antarctica (it’s on our list!). Some of our favorite places so far have been Iceland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Rwanda, and Myanmar, but we’re open to adding places to this list!
Where it all began…
ur affinity for travel started at a young age. Our parents immigrated to the United States from China when Diana was four years old (and Hope was not yet born). After finishing his master’s degree in Mississippi, our ambitious and hard-working father quickly rose through the ranks in several companies, leading our family to relocate often for his job.
Given our somewhat nomadic upbringings, it is easy to see why we are most comfortable in foreign places. However, it wasn’t until the last 5-6 years that the two of us started traveling a lot more extensively. Since then, we have collectively traveled to over 70 countries, largely while working or attending university full time. Follow along on our journey and fall in love with the world (we already have)!
The sisters behind the blog
A little bit about us and our individual stories.
Hope spent her childhood in Michigan before moving to Toronto when she was 11. In the years between moving to Toronto and entering her second year of university, she found herself as the new girl in six different schools. This constant movement grew on her, and she now finds it difficult to stay in one place. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 and worked at a startup in NYC, but has since left the job to pursue remote opportunities. Hope is now a marketing manager at an LA-based startup, and freelance writes for Skyscanner and Business Insider.
By the time Diana graduated high school, she had attended eight different schools and lived in seven zip codes. She found her identity as the “new kid” in school and loved meeting people and making new friends from all around the country. For the last nine years, Diana has lived in Chicago, which is by far the longest she’s ever lived in one place in her entire life. She left her job at her law firm in March 2017 to pursue a remote lifestyle and currently works as the Head of Content Strategy at a content marketing agency.
Origin of the blog
During the summer of 2016, we went on a 10-hour hike to Trolltunga. After barely making it down the mountain, we commented on how we wished there had been more info from amateur hikers (like us) on how to properly prepare for the hike. We were determined to share our tips with others so they didn’t have to get lost, accidentally scale an extra mountain, and be horribly under-prepared, and that’s how MVMT Blog was born!