Leila Najafi



Hi there, I'm Leila!

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!

I have always had an insatiable curiosity about the world and the unknown. My love for travel began when I studied abroad in Barcelona in 2005. I fell in love with the Spanish culture and the vibrant city.

I vividly remember binge-watching Wild on E! with Brooke Burke as she jet-setted around the world getting lost in new cities and immersing herself in different cultures and I immediately knew I wanted her job. Never did I imagine that nearly 13 years later, my wildest dreams would come true.


My work has been featured in publications including NBC News, USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure, Business Insider, Thrillist, and Fodor's. I've also 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 other intrepid travelers. 

I hope my articles will inspire you in some way to get out and see the beauty of this world. 

Stay curious.



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