About Me!

Hello & Welcome to Have Bags, Will Travel!


My name is Kristyne and I’m 30.  I’m from a small town in the US but was very fortunate to have had a lot of international exposure when growing up through local programs like the Rotary Club.  My parents have hosted about 8 exchange students, I spent a year abroad in Rome, backpacked throughout Europe after college and have had the opportunity to spend 2 years in Hong Kong for work.  I’ve always appreciated the importance of international opportunities to learn about new places and cultural differences.

In order to keep in touch with family and friends back home (and for my sanity of not repeating the same stories about my travels when I flew back home for Christmas) I started this blog to document my life in Asia and travels.  The name “Have Bags, Will Travel” is an ode to my Great Aunt Mae who was an explorer herself, always up for an adventure.  You can read more about that in my first post:  Have Bags, Will Travel. The Intro!

HK.PNGI also want to introduce you to my wonderful and amazing husband, Sean.  I completely adore him and will write about him in most of my blog posts.  What other guy would be so supportive to just pick up and move across the world?  We have been together for about 8 years and he is my better half. We also have furbaby named Bailey.  He is half golden retriever – half border collie, and completely spoiled.  We rescued him about 8 months before we moved to Hong Kong and he became part of the family so of course he came with.


I’ve recently moved back to the US, but the travel and stories continue.  Stay tuned for our next adventure.

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for reading.

With love,
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