Amy Chen: Your Personal Travel Agent
Written by Sam Felsenthal on March 7
Meet Amy, one of our expert Pana agents behind the app. We sat down with Amy to ask her a few questions about all things travel and Pana.
Tell us more about yourself...
I give a lot of hugs, cookies, and math advice; listen to two-in-the-morning life crises and regularly climb up mountains; and problem solve while dishing out sass with a side of kale.
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Life motto: Stay humble, stay grateful, and keep working hard.
Most recent book you’ve read: Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz
Favorite movie: The Theory of Everything
Fun fact: My spirit animal is Sheldon Cooper.
Why do you travel?
The world is so much bigger than each of us as an individual and I want to explore, experience, and learn as much about different societies, cultures, and people as I can. You learn to appreciate all the things you have and all the things you don’t have when you travel. You gain a sense of inner peace and open-mindedness that can’t be found elsewhere.
What’s the best part about living in Colorado?
Wearing Chacos and socks free of judgement and being able to climb fourteeners (which are mountains with summits at least 14,000ft above sea level). I’ve climbed twelve so far and have a goal of climbing twenty-one.
Where’s your favorite place to travel to?
Top of a mountain. I love nature, the quiet, the thin air, and the incredible feeling of knowing that we are so small but can carry ourselves so far.