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Ubah Hassan

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Favorite Destination

Whistler British Columbia for its charming village, and because it’s great to visit year-round.

Most Exotic Destination Traveled

Maui Hawaii, which is worth the 12-hour flight from New York

Travel Philosophy

Learn to go with the flow. So what if your flight is delayed, or your room isn’t ready to check in? In the end, we will only remember the moments that stole our hearts and warmed our being. Learn to be present and grateful – you are either heading to a relaxing vacation or coming back from one…lucky you! Most importantly, gravitate towards people and things that bring out the best of you.

I live and breathe for worldly interaction and culture. I’m so grateful to be living in New York City because I seriously have a United Nations circle of friends right in my backyard. This alone has shaped me to be a better, happier human being. And with every friend I have made here in New York, they have helped me to understand their nationality, culture, happiness and how they deal with their daily ups and downs. In short, New York City has helped me become a student of humanity.

More About Ubah Hassan

Ubah Hassan is a Guest Contributor at Galavante, who in her day job is a Super Model, entrepreneur, philanthropist, artist and on the cast of the Real Housewives of New York. She is also a foodie; she is the Founder and CEO of Ubah Hot, otherwise known as the best hot sauce on the market.

Ubah Hassan grew up in Somalia and eventually immigrated with her family to Vancouver. Ubah Hassan has lived in NYC for the past 12+ years, but travels all over the world. She is Founder Christine Drinan’s favorite travel partner, where they have been to over 8 countries together. From Amangiri in Utah to Bhutan in Asia, Christine and Ubah are friends who see the world together. Ubah’s unique view of the world and extensive network and hotel expertise make her the ultimate travel companion.

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