about the blog

The New Appetite is a labor of love – a diary, bulletin board, and art canvas squeezed into a blog.

The New Appetite started out as a food and travel diary, and it grew into a collection of stories about me trying to figure out my place in the world. Since April 2013, I've written about my travels, life reflections, and entrepreneurial journey. I’m super grateful for the family, friends, and strangers who have followed my adventures along the way. Here’s to more self-discovery, inspiration, and kindness for the road ahead.

Have heart, will travel.

about nina

Hi there. My name is Nina Ho, and I’m the writer behind The New Appetite. I believe storytelling and good design makes the world a more compassionate place.   

I was born in Vietnam, grew up in Houston, and currently live in Austin. I was also fortunate enough to have lived and studied abroad in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, and Paris, France. I’m a recent graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in advertising and French, a minor in Portuguese, and a Bridging Disciplines certificate in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship.

My goal in life is to empower young people to make their impact in the world, working at the intersection of design and social impact.

Interested in my professional work? Feel free to check out my portfolio and LinkedIn