Wendy Simmons won’t stop travelling until she visits every country in the world! Despite her hatred for packing, she’s managed to explore more than eighty-five so far—including territories and colonies—and chronicles her adventures on her blog, wendysimmons.com and on Huffington Post.

Her first book, “My Holiday in North Korea; The Funniest Worst Place on Earth” was published May 3, 2016 by RosettaBooks. Her writing has also been published on Travel & Leisure, PopSugar, Mogul, MSN, Yahoo, and other outlets.

She is an award-winning photographer whose work has been the subject of solo and group shows in the U.S. and has been regularly featured in media outlets worldwide.

Wendy is president of Vendeloo, a New York City-based management consultancy focused on growing revenue and solving strategic business challenges for both emerging and well-established companies, with a specialty in branding, marketing and public relations.

She has also owned a bar in Manhattan, worked for a lobbying firm on Capitol Hill, written a Japanese-language phrase book, and taught reading and math to the “smart kids” at a private school.

Wendy graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science and focus on Asian Studies and Japanese. Though her Japanese is now terrible, Wendy’s Pig Latin is flourishing.

Wendy practices Muay Thai daily and lives in Brooklyn in a converted 1800s schoolhouse that she can’t stop renovating.

Wendy can be reached via email at wendy@vendeloo.com.

To date, Wendy has traveled to the following countries, territories, colonies, and dependencies. Those marked with an asterisk, she has traveled to two or more times:

Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina*
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas*
Belize*
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil*
British Virgin Islands*
Canada*
Chad
Chile (incl. Easter Island)
China*
Colombia
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Ecuador and The Galapagos
Egypt
England (United Kingdom)*
Ethiopia
France*
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Hong Kong (China)*
Hungary
India*
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel*
Italy*
Japan*
Jordan
Kenya
Korea, North
Korea, South*
Leeward Islands*
Martinique
Mexico*
Moldova
Monaco
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Netherlands
Netherland Antilles

Nicaragua
Norway
Palestine
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico*
Romania
Russia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Scotland (United Kingdom)
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa*
Sri Lanka
Spain*
Tanzania
Thailand
Transnistria
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States
Vatican City
Venezuela
Virgin Islands, British*
Virgin Islands, US*