About Me

Kazz Regelman has traveled to over forty countries*, lived in five of them*, had serious food poisoning in three*, and almost died from an attack by a swarm of wasps in one*. In the course of her travels, most of which have been conducted with very low funds, she has also been attacked and bitten by two stray dogs*, a swarm of single-cell jellyfish*, and a deceptively harmless-looking moss-like underwater organism*. She is a former Japan correspondent for Variety magazine, Fulbright scholar to Taiwan, consultant to ELLE Magazine, travel contributor for a Hong Kong radio show, scuba diving instructor in the Philippines, mango pie baker on Maui, TV host in Tokyo, actress in Hawaii, and doer of this and that. Despite having only a mediocre voice, she has sung back-up on two of the biggest names in rock -- in Japan and the former Soviet Union, that is: Inoue Yosui and Stas Namin. Immediately after graduating from Princeton University, she was given a top secret security clearance, which is probably further proof that the American government doesn't know what it's doing. Kazz hula dances obsessively; this is perfect, because she has natural hula hair that she doesn't like to cut, style, or even brush.
Her work -- writing and photography -- has been seen in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Bay Guardian, the Hollywood Reporter, Vietnam Airlines Magazine, and Boys' Life, among many others. She's also the editor of the book How to Survive Moving, which she obviously has, many times. With her two young girls and husband, she relocated from San Francisco to Paris, where she is able to use and abuse her nearly-but-not-quite-bilingual-level French on a daily basis. She also speaks Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish fluently enough to get into trouble, along with a smattering of German, Bahasa Indonesia, and American Sign Language. She can ask for ice cream in Russian and wants to improve her Hawaiian.
She does not know why she is writing this in the third person.
*US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Chile, Argentina, France, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Czechoslovakia (when it was still called that), the Soviet Union (when it was still called that -- and Russia specifically), the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong (before it was "returned" to the PRC), Macau (before it, too, was returned to the PRC), the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Yap, Palau, India, Sri Lanka (=40), Morocco, and -- coming soon -- Senegal
*US, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and France
*US, Indonesia, and Vietnam
*the Philippines
*the Philippines


  1. I love your blog, I love cheese and I love Paris. Just moved to France this year, going South, Creuse, Limousine with the cows. It's a great country. Judi Castille www.judicastille.com


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