TRAVEL + LIFESTYLE 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 5 years in marketing roles in tech 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 including Lime, TravelBank, and Skyscanner. I’ve helped brands build community on and offline through digital content, celebrity and brand partnerships, and live activations.
Somewhere along the line, I caught the travel bug and decided to travel the world and write about it. I checked off bucket list items and have written about my experiences for outlets including Thrillist, NBC News, USA Today, Eater, and Business Insider. I've been documenting my memories on the 'gram and 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 share it with others.
I hope my articles will inspire you in some way to get out and explore. And don't be shy, feel free to drop me a line and say hello!