Kaila Yu

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Kaila Yu is a Los Angeles-based travel and lifestyle journalist specializing in food, culture, freediving, scuba, and wildlife. She has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, Glamour, Condé Nast Traveler, Business Insider, Newsweek, New York magazine, Thrillist, and more. She previously toured the world for 10 years in an all-girl rock band.

• Won the Golden Pen Award in 2018
• Co-author of “30-Day Travel Challenge: How to Make Your Travel Dreams”
• Regular television correspondent on KEYT and KTLA news

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