Krista Aoki, a lifestyle & travel blog


This blog is for the simple people who strive to be chic, strive to be happy, and strive to see the world. Here, you can find the inspiration to balance your career while living a life you love.

Hi, my name is Krista. I’m a small town girl with big ol’ dreams. I inspire twenty-somethings to live a purposeful life, travel, and build a beautiful, successful blog. And I’m passionate about creating content that inspires.

Writing has always served as a creative outlet for me to keep track of life experiences. I started this lifestyle and travel blog with two simple purposes: on top of sharing day-to-day lessons when it comes to life and travel, I want to inspire others to embrace life and learn to appreciate every moment.

Because, trust me: when it comes to aspiring to live a life you love while still living simply, I know where you’re coming from. And when it comes to trying to find your place in the world, I know where you’re coming from.

Growing up, I struggled to find my place in the world.

After starting middle school, my family moved from place to place every one or two years. As a shy, introverted teenager desperate to fit in somewhere, I struggled. For years, I wore whatever façade I thought would lead to acceptance.

Even during university, I tried balancing far too many interests as I struggled to find my “identity”. But, in spite of all the mistakes I’ve made, I’ve learned to love myself and found ways to show this love to others.

But, you know what? Growing up moving around ultimately instilled a penchant towards traveling for me.

Last year, I spontaneously quit the 9-5 grind of working in a cubicle and ended up spending the year traveling as I transitioned from job to job. In 2016 alone, I moved from an island, to the city, to the mountains. Eventually, I landed myself a gig at a boutique hotel in the mountains of Colorado, a phenomenal career change which has provided me with the flexibility to travel during off-peak seasons. Although being in Vail in winter has been hard for my Pacific-bred blood, it’s been a blast getting the opportunity to travel and learn from my mistakes traveling.

Winter Travel Guide: Vail, Colorado @, a lifestyle & travel blog | Vail is a world renowned skiing and snowboarding destination. What does it have to offer apres ski and off the slopes?

Over the years I’ve learned to own every moment, embracing myself and my true personality to its fullest. I hope that I can inspire you to do the same.

Check out my contact page if you want to get ahold of me. Or, email me at [email protected]. If you want to stay up-to-date, follow me on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, or Bloglovin!

Random Facts:

  • I love all things cat related, but do not and have never owned a cat.
  • Throughout my life, I’ve called nine different towns/cities in four states (and one U.S. territory) home.
  • I was born and raised on the island of Guam.
  • If you ask me anything movie-related, you’re probably asking the wrong person.
  • But I still have to say, growing up, my favorite movie was the Cheetah Girls.
  • My favorite meals of the day are breakfast, brunch, and breakfast-for-dinner.
  • Before blogging, I had no idea how to use Pinterest… and now I’m obsessed!