763: A Solo Female Traveler’s Journey To Self Confidence With Jacki Ueng

Jacki Ueng is a world traveller making her dreams come true.  She is the  the founder of Bohemian Vagabond, is a A Solo Female Traveler’s Journey To Self Confidence With Jacki Uengpassionate Globe Trotter, Gypsy, Nomad with a Love of the Water and Warm Weather. Maybe it’s the Scorpio in her. Or that Wanderlust Gene. Completely obsessed with indulging in street food around the world and immersing in the local culture through the lens of a Cultural Anthropologist.  On her travel blog, she focuses on focused on Solo Female Travels, Off the Beaten Path Destinations, Local Culture, Ethnic Food, and California Life through the eyes of a Cultural Anthropologist.  Aside from travelling she is also a real estate professional and a certified yoga instructor.

Jacki shares how her first solo trip to India gave her the confidence that she has today to live her dream life.  She also shares what it’s like to travel to places like The Middle East and talks about the positive things she witnesses to show others the beauty rather than what you see or hear in the media.


Jacki Ueng is a world traveller making her dreams come true.

Cultural Background

Jacki is of Taiwanese, Chinese and American descent.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being comfortable in your own skin, despite societal and cultural pressures which you get a lot of for being of Asian background and in America. Where money, work and image mean more than balanced lifestyle.  Also that you can overcome anything.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jacki found self confidence at 17. It had to do with growing out of her hormonal teen years but also had to do with her parents dropping all control. Partially because her college applications were in (and they knew she had no hope going to an ivy league) and because they realized there was no point in controlling her so hard.

Once she had freedom, she felt freedom to create herself and life, she found confidence.  She continues to build it with her own independence. Being independent, knowing she is able, giving back gives her confidence each and every day.

The “AHA” Moment

Jacki decided to take a trip to India by herself.  People around her told her not to go because it would be dangerous but she was determined to go.  She did her research and went ahead with the trip.  After that trip, she realized she can do this.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jackie is happier with age and she brings true joy meeting different cultures.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Imagine the life you want and you make it happen.  Also write down your dreams.

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