LUXURY TRAVEL WRITER | ON-CAMERA HOST
Hi there, I'm Leila Najafi, a former tech marketer turned Travel writer.
The first thing you should know about me is: I love reading bios but I cringe at the thought of writing my own, so I'll keep this short and sweet!
After spending 6 years in marketing roles in tech, launching the LA market for startups such as Eventbrite and Lyft, I decided it was time to spread my wings and venture off on my own.
In 2016, I started consulting for Silicon Valley travel and lifestyle startups like Lime, TravelBank, and Skyscanner (formerly Trip.com). I’ve helped brands grow their social media presence, build blog and video content, managed high-profile celebrity and influencer partnerships and occasionally pretended to be a ‘model’ for stock photos. Exhibit A.
I also started traveling the world, checking off bucket list items and writing about my experiences for outlets that I was an avid reader of including Thrillist, 10Best, Eater, and Tastemade. I've been documenting my memories on the 'gram and have carved out a niche in the luxury travel space, sharing the beauty of this world with other curious travelers. Being able to tell a story of a person or place in front of or behind the camera is my greatest passion and I’ve been lucky enough to do what I love and write about it. I believe the world would be a much kinder place if we traveled and understood where we each came from.
Well, enough about me. I'd love to hear from you and learn about what you're working on to see how we can work together. Drop me a line, say hello and let's collaborate!