Lisa Cho

Born in Ojai, California, a town of 8,000 people, I am currently reinventing myself in Cuenca, Ecuador.  I studied biomedical engineering at UCSD and Stanford. But now, instead of working in an office as a product manager, I’m working as a travel writer, dancing a ton, and goofing off the rest of the time. I like argentine tango, salsa dancing, lindy hop, cooking, and photography.

My work

I currently write about living in Cuenca and travelling in Ecuador & Galapagos on this blog (

I write about the Galapagos Islands for Red Mangrove Galapagos Tourism.

I am writing the next edition of the Moon Travel Galapagos Islands guidebook.

Where I’ve Lived

  • Ojai, Caliornia (18 years)
  • San Diego (4 years)
  • San Francisco (7 years)
  • Cuenca, Ecuador (2 years)

Where I’ve Traveled – 19 countries and counting!

  1. USA (California, Nevada, Texas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, NY, Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Washington D.C)
  2. Mexico
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Dominican Republic
  5. Ecuador
  6. Colombia
  7. Peru
  8. Bolivia
  9. Chile
  10. China
  11. Japan
  12. England
  13. Ireland
  14. France
  15. Spain
  16. Italy
  17. Greece
  18. Hungary
  19. Morocco

On my Bucketlist

  1. Ecuador – I want to see the rainforest
  2. Argentina – dance the tango, drink wine and eat steak, sleep…repeat
  3. Brasil – get a tan and dance the samba
  4. Thailand – Beaches and chillaxing
  5. Bali – eat raw food, do yoga and meditate all day
  6. India – no idea, just sounds really different.