About Me

Abby Tegnelia Platinum EntourageA creative Pisces to the core, I am always just one daydream away from my next big adventure.

I started this travel blog (originally called The Jungle Princess) during my one year as an expat in a tiny town in Costa Rica. There, I lived in a one-room teensy little house and enjoyed a life of Spanish classes, drinking on my neighbor’s stoop and sunset walks on the beach. I slept with a machete under my bed yet slept through the night for the first time in my life. All the while, I wrote for more than 20 magazines world-wide. My small celeb news agency,¬†All Star Reports, grew — despite my covering Hollywood remotely from a beach in Central America.

I promise you, anything is possible!

Then without warning, while I was vacationing in Nicaragua with what was quite possibly the most fun group of people I’d ever traveled with, I got an email that changed everything. A dream job. Back in Las Vegas.

I firmly believe that you can talk and talk and complain and empathize with others, but to change your life, you must actually changeyourlife. And I am doing it yet again — moving to Silicon Valley, California (San Francisco Bay Area) with not much more than a gut feeling that it’s time for change.

I often feel split in two — I love the excitement and career satisfaction that I got during my three years as editor-in-chief of Vegas magazine, but man, I miss the big adventures that come with long-term travel. ¬†Join me as I navigate the path of someone who longs for both – and sometimes gets it.

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***I am eagerly taking on freelance assignments, but in journalism and social media. For my resume/portfolio, please see my Visual CV.

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Disclosure Policy

This blog, while a passionate labor of love, does help bring in some income and wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of some wonderful brands. Companies may invite me as a guest on an activity, which you will see identified at the bottom of a story. If an entry does not in any way indicate sponsorship, it means the blog post was not provided by the venue in return for blog exposure.
All opinions are my own.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for reading!