20 year old kid pursuing a life of experience and joy for sharing meaningful moments. 

 

About Me

One of my biggest passions is to capture moments. I have grown to have a love and desire to capture moments, especially landscapes and night skies. I also enjoy capturing moments of people in nature to show the scale and depth of the landscape. Photography was the first step into getting lost and finding myself; it was the first outlet that introduced me to adventuring and exploring. It got me outside and gave me an outlet of expression. Photography was something I felt that I was good at for once. Photography gave me hope when my hope was scarce. It has created a desire for me to travel, see, and experience more. 

Education

2016-2017 University Of California Berkeley. Officially dropped out after my first year to pursue travel.

School has never been for me. At the age of fifteen, I dropped out of high school to work and support myself. It wasn’t until I was seventeen that I had the want to go to college. Consequently, I enrolled in Independent study and struggled with teaching myself. My hard work paid off and I ended up graduating with a GED. I then applied to some major colleges hoping my story and experiences would make up for my lack of attendance in high school. 

After finishing my first year of college, I decided to withdraw and pursue my travels. I am too passionate about my dreams to stick around a routine-based lifestyle. Summer for 2017, I packed my whole life into a backpack and left on a one way flight to Iceland to start the journey of my career. Ever since, I've been going at my dreams full-time. Constantly encountering obstacles, but never the less, continuing to push forward. Sometimes you have to risk it for the biscuit.


I don’t really have plans. I don’t like plans actually. I tend to just make last minute decisions and just go for it. I usually end up somewhere and let life take me wherever it wants to take me.
— Cuong Hoang

Favorite trips/memories 

  • My first ever road trip! From California up to Oregon. 
  • My first Backpacking trip in the sierra mountains. 
  • My First trip to Iceland in February 2017.
  • Moving to Iceland Summer 2017
  • Moving to London for 4 months.
  • Flying over Iceland in a small plane. 
  • Glacier Boat tour in Iceland.
  • One week trip with a group of new friends in Iceland. 
  • Visiting home after 6 months of travels.