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 warm locals that showed me around, the deep-rooted Spanish culture, and the vibrant city --- so rich in history and beauty. 

I vividly remember binge-watching Wild on E! with Brooke Burke as she frolicked around the world getting lost in new cities and immersing herself in different cultures and I thought, "That's my dream 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, Business Insider, Thrillist, Fodor's, and Eater. 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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