Wendy Simmons

Photographer, writer, intrepid world traveler. Author of “My Holiday in North Korea” (on sale now)

Wendy Simmons won’t stop traveling 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, where you can also sign up for her newsletter. Wendy is president of Vendeloo, a consultancy she founded in 2001, Chief Brand Officer of MOSCOT, a NYC-based global eyewear brand, and an award-winning photographer. She’s also owned a bar in Manhattan, worked for a lobbying firm on Capitol Hill, and written a Japanese-language phrase book. Though her Japanese is now terrible, Wendy’s Pig Latin is flourishing. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University. Wendy practices Muay Thai daily and lives in Brooklyn in a converted 1800s schoolhouse. Her first book, My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth on sale now.