646: A True Calling To Confidence With Kaila Yu

Kaila Yu is a travel expert and writer based in Los Angeles. She has written for VICE, Extra Crispy, Fodors, Skyscanner, and more. A True Calling To Confidence With Kaila YuShe also writes for the blog Nylon Pink and was the former lead singer of an all-girl rock band! Many of the stamps that she earned on her passports were earned while touring the band.  She is co-writer of the best selling book “30 Day Travel Challenge: How to Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality” . She has also guest posted at Buzzfeed and is a social media pioneer, all the way back to when Myspace was a thing! She currently runs her PR company Hello Drama Pr, specializing in creating fully immersive brand experiences for Influencers. Her last event for Amika generated over generating over 3.5 million impressions.

Kaila shares her realizations about travel being her true calling in life and how it gave her the confidence to create a successful career out of it.  She also shares her tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Kaila Yu is a travel expert and writer.

Cultural Background

Kaila is of Taiwanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

With a fresh coat of red lipstick, a girl can take on anything.

With a fresh coat of red lipstick, a girl can take on anything.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is self love.  It’s the love that comes from oneself and from others.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kaila did not grow up confident.  She was a pretty normal child until she skipped a grade and she became shy because she felt like she didn’t belong.  During awards ceremonies, she would ask the office to take her name off so that she wouldn’t have to go on stage.

The “AHA” Moment

During Kaila’s college days, she met a mentor that helped her come out of her shell.  She used to be in a rock band before and thought that was her path in life but she was unhappy.  Her real passion was travel.  When she had a gig in Indonesia, she realized she can find other ways to travel without playing in a band.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kaila is happy being able to travel her own way and she is now promoting under tourism to show others amazing places that no one has been to yet.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Do a lot of self reflection that suits for you.

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