More About Yan
What I tell people:
I am a traveler, food and wine lover, city slicker, country gardener, runner, hiker, skier, mountain biker, horseback rider, art collector, symphony goer, dance fan, supporter of good causes, and future chicken raiser (if my cool neighbors agree to help).
How I got here:
I was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the U.S. South. Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area over 20 years ago, I lived in Boston and New York City. I also spent a couple of years in Grenoble, France. I now split my time between San Francisco and Sonoma Valley.
I have degrees from MIT and Columbia Law.
I am on the advisory boards of the UCSF Alliance Health Project and Give a Day Global. I support a host of other great non-profits including Post:Ballet, Sonoma Land Trust, API Wellness Center, and others.
What I am doing now:
I enjoy the city culture and the country quiet. I’ve been to 30+ countries on 5 continents, and have had many memorable experiences. I look forward to many more but am always happy to be back home too.
Perfect Outings is a way for me to share with you my journeys, big and small. It captures not only my recipe for a great travel experience, but it’s really my way of living in balance.
Be active. Be curious. Be happy.
Countries I have Visited (37)
Africa: South Africa, Tanzania. Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Martin, United States.
U.S. States I have Visited (35)
Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.