Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetWelcome to the not so secret life of Steph Chew. Here will be a collection of stories from past travels, tips for getting outdoors and out of your comfort zone, random musings, photographs and haikus. The hope of this project is to encourage and inspire you to choose your own adventure.

Over the past couple of years I have gained a reputation for being a bit of a traveler, explorer and artist. Much of that is due to the time I have spent working in Belize and Jordan, living in Spain, road tripping around Iceland, capturing video and living among the redwoods, and trekking  900 km across France and Spain on the Camino de Santiago; all over the past three years while I was in University. My childhood was full of volunteering and traveling to around a dozen different countries on 4 different continents with my family.

I have grown accustomed to assimilating and adapting to various cultures and lifestyles while still holding a curiosity for each one I enter. I have learned how to pack efficiently and at a minute’s notice. I have learned how to get around Jordan despite my knowledge of the arabic language.I have learned how to travel cheaply, lightly and independently. I have learned to read maps and navigate public transportation like a local. I have learned that people, no matter the continent or culture,  are inherently kind more than anything else.

So here will be a collection of stories, photos, videos and updates on the random endeavors that may end up coming my way. Part of this is because I’m not the best at long distance, but hopefully this will close up the gap a little.

Current Location: Seattle, WA