evangelinetravels Evangeline Chen

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evangelinetravels: I know some of you are still in

I know some of you are still in the midst of snow and winter ☃️ Just taking a moment to take it all in and appreciate all the sunshine in sunny California ☀️. As some of you might know, I’ve just returned from a 3 month trip around the world, and have been working hard to create a life I don’t want to escape from. Given recent events regarding an unnecessary exchange between a Youtuber and a hotel publicized, which I believe to be a total publicity stunt, there’s been a lot of controversy going around with a shocking number of people not realizing the value of influencers or bloggers, and the work that is put in to write a blog post, or even curating photographs. I feel the need to speak out about this, and highlighting that even if it’s not a traditional 9-5, many don’t understand how much effort is put in to blogging, social marketing, and capturing the right types of photographs, and they take this for granted, most expecting this done without compensation. If done correctly, I believe that a company has much more to gain with paying influencers for their work, than paying for traditional ads. While this line of work is still the Wild West, and nothing has yet been defined, quality writers, bloggers, editors, photographers, artists, and video makers, etc., are what drives the market, and influences the audience, hence the influencer title, as untapped as the potentials are. People are always asking for recommendations, because of the power of word of mouth, and that extends to quality bloggers and Youtubers alike. Just my 2 cents. There seems to be a divide on this topic with those not in the creative line of work. What do you all think? ——Also enjoying my favorite travel tote bag that acts like a portable safe by Check out my review of this bag on my blog, along with the link and discount code :)

138 51 Jan 18, 2018
evangelinetravels: A view of Mount Agung a month before

A view of Mount Agung a month before it erupted from my window seat 🙈 If you look closely, you can see the smoke coming out from above. This was at a level 4, and people were being warned to evacuate at the time since nobody knew when it would actually erupt. Check out my guide if you haven’t already ❤️

179 73 Jan 16, 2018
evangelinetravels: So loving this island. Reminder to check out

So loving this island. Reminder to check out my Bali guide if you haven’t already 💕

207 44 Jan 14, 2018
evangelinetravels: Missing my time in Bali so much. My

Missing my time in Bali so much. My guide on is up :) let me know what you think! Shop my blog for treasures from around the world.

243 65 Jan 12, 2018
evangelinetravels: Just finished a short post on my layover

Just finished a short post on my layover in . Check it out :) So loving the view of here.

264 55 Jan 11, 2018
evangelinetravels: Just finished my guide on traveling in Singapore :)

Just finished my guide on traveling in Singapore :) check out the link in my bio and let me know what you think!

252 8 Dec 27, 2017
evangelinetravels: After seeing New York from every vantage point..

After seeing New York from every vantage point..by sea, by foot, by car, I gotta say, by helicopter was the best view of all.

224 12 Dec 17, 2017
evangelinetravels: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do. Let’s hear it for New York

187 8 Dec 16, 2017
evangelinetravels: Sweet nothings from Mr. Steal yo girl

Sweet nothings from Mr. Steal yo girl

175 10 Dec 13, 2017
evangelinetravels: I know the difference in blessings and worldly

I know the difference in blessings and worldly possessions.

178 3 Dec 12, 2017
evangelinetravels: Flying over the Valley of the Kings on

Flying over the Valley of the Kings on a hot air balloon

142 9 Dec 11, 2017
evangelinetravels: Hot air balloon over the Valley of the

Hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings

181 5 Dec 8, 2017