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A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)


Every week we track down a great traveler from Instagram, and this time, it’s Jie Soriano (@travelwithming) turn.  A splendid smile always comes along with a dose of excitement when Jie Soriano’s about to hit the road, she inspires people through recording her travel journey. Being a real wanderer, she insists on remaining her authentic self, keeps on bringing changes to life around us.

Occupation: Business (proprietor)

City you call home: Jackson, Mississippi

Can you tell us a little about yourself? My real name is Melji Soriano. I was born in Philippines but later got married and moved to USA.

The best advice you have for becoming a popular Instagrammer? Be yourself, Inspire other people and be positive

Tell us your 3 most favorite Instagram accounts? My inspirations are Camille Co, Travel_inhershoes and Taramilktea

Can you name a few of the most instagrammable places that you have been to?Lantau Peak Hongkong, Horse shoe Bend Arizona, Upper Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Devil’s Bridge Sedona, French Quarter New Orleans and Philippines(too many to mention) hehe

Horse Shoe Bend Arizona – A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)
Horse Shoe Bend, Page AZ – A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)
Devil’s Bridge Sedona Arizona – A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)

Tell us what your ideal luxury travel is like! Beautiful hotel with overlooking view and spa away from the city 

What’s the first thing you do when arriving a new city? For me before I go to one city I plan which part of the city should I go and get some photos (most instagrammable place)

What are your travel essentials? First of all toiletries, make up and Sunscreen Opps. moisturizer too

Favorite hotel: We always book hotel accredited with Marriott and IHG but majority is Airbnb

Favorite airline: Korean Air, Delta, Cebu pacific, Philippine Airlines, Southwest

How do you deal with jet lag? Just buy me a food ha ha but I always think of excitement so I don’t think about jet lag.

Your “happy place” to visit? My home. Philippines

Fisherman’s Wharf Macau – A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)

What’s your pet peeves when staying at a hotel (or taking a flight)? Noise from other rooms, poor wifi

Favorite outfit for traveling: Dress and sports bra for hiking

Any packing strategy? Ha ha for me just roll it to make it smaller and it will fits well and just bring light clothing

Travel destinations on your bucket-list? Niagra Falls, Mexico, Peru, Tokyo

Three must-do when visiting Jackson 1. Try seafood ( crawfish, catfish all cajun), scenic road we are more on nature, and a must try museums and check the old capitol state building.

Oxford, Mississippi – A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)
Oxford, Mississippi – A wanderer that brings rustic authenticity to her travels: Jie Soriano (@travelwithming)

What’s your dream destination: Bali Indonesia, Santorini, Paris, Cappadocia

What’s next? New Orleans, Seoul Korea, Coron Palawan Philippines, Manila, Las Vegas Nevada

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