Wanderlust Wendy

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Taiwanese-American writer & investor sharing learnings on living globally, simply, and with financial freedom

Hello! I am Wendy, a first-generation Taiwanese-American transplanted from Taichung, Taiwan to St. Charles, Missouri back in 1998, when the wanderlust spirit sprouted. With a classic Tiger Mom upbringing, I had ticked all the boxes of a fancy degree and an even fancier job. Along the way, I strayed from box-ticking to explore a different life. We recently relocated back to Taiwan, a full-circle journey, 23 years in the making.

This blog centers around my experiences abroad, and my journey to a simpler life with financial freedom. It documents stories from my days in the Peace Corps, grad school, 5 years of corporate grind in Shanghai, our one-year stint in Saigon, and of course, all the wandering in between. I write, to pay-it-forward, and I hope you find these stories amusing and the resources useful.

Want to know what I am up to these days? Check out my Now page. Thanks for reading!

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Stories and resources from my own journey to 40+ countires. Also curate helpful tips from across the blogosphere that I encounter.  



Musing on experiences as a multicultural person, and exploring how we can coexist more peacefully. 


As I settle into live in Saigon, I share learnings along the way, highlight all that this busy city has to offer, and hopefully some useful tips!


My financial freedom journey from US$120k of student loan debt to life as a Lady of Leisure.