We’re on a mission to give
you the perfect trip.
No planning necessary

As busy professionals who craved local authentic travel, we were spending 10-20 hours of our time planning our trips, only to still miss out on the best. Our goal with Journy is to make it easy for people to travel better, more often. Read our story

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Meet the Team

Susan Ho
Susan Ho
CEO
Susan has helped build some of the fastest growing companies in NYC, including Fab.com, DigitalOcean, Blue Apron, and LearnVest. Susan graduated from Wharton and was a consultant at BCG before startups. She met Leiti nearly a decade ago while dancing on speakers in Shanghai.
Amy Guo
Amy Guo
CTO & CPO
Within 6 months of graduating from UPenn, Amy led a team of engineers at Amazon after she spearheaded the development of a new payments initiative. She started her career at Goldman Sachs. Amy ditched a burgeoning modeling career to pursue this instead.
Leiti Hsu
Leiti Hsu
Journyist-in-Chief
Leiti is a culinary connector, journalist, and advisor to big brands and food tech companies the likes of Cover, Sosh, Twitter, and Unilever. She hosts the live show WORD OF MOUTH on Heritage Radio Network. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan.
Sari Kamin
Sari Kamin
Concierge Operations Associate
Sari Kamin is a food writer and researcher with a strong interest in the foodways of global cultures. Her writing has appeared in Saveur, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Food, Food & Wine, and Edible Brooklyn among others. Sari was a researcher and writer for the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the first World’s Fair with the theme of food and sustainability. Sari co-hosts 'The Morning After' on Heritage Radio Network, a weekly radio show about the food and wine industry. She holds a Masters Degree in Food Studies from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn with her puppy, Max.
Alex Bush
Alex Bush
Lead iOS Engineer
Alex is a unicorn: a full-stack developer who does it all—front-end, back-end (Rails) and iOS (Swift, Objective-C). He’s helped startups and entrepreneurs build mobile and web products from scratch; clients have included Logitech, HeyLets and Brainscape. A polyglot developer with a type-A personality, Alex has put together small and efficient teams of software professionals. Three levels shy of a black belt in karate, this ex-Russian rapper also loves rolling sushi and watching the TV series Suits.
Morgan Gross
Morgan Gross
Concierge Operations Associate
While other kids were watching cartoons, Morgan was watching Food Network and The Travel Channel. As an undergraduate, she was on the board of the the Brandeis Cheese Club—which may or may not have been an elaborate scheme to get the university to subsidize her dairy habit. As a graduate student at The London School of Economics, Morgan spent as much time researching London’s best eats as she did, feminist political theory. Morgan is excited to make use of her life-long love affair with food and travel to help you plan your Journy.
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Meet your Insiders,
our food & travel experts

Mark Rosati
Mark Rosati
Global Culinary Director, Shake Shack
Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown
Hospitality Marketer, formerly Restaurant at Meadowood and Momofuku
Mike Thelin
Mike Thelin
Founder, Feast Portland
Eamon Rockey
Eamon Rockey
GM/Partner, Betony
Meet Them All

Our Story

Journy is a travel concierge service that plans your perfect trip, a personalized service we ourselves looked for but couldn't find. We’re on a mission to save you from trip #FOMO, making sure that you don’t miss out on something you would’ve loved.

We create custom itineraries to help you discover spots you won’t find on your own, thanks to our network of handpicked top chefs, tastemakers and local experts. Imagine having a Michelin-starred chef whisper into your ear about the top mezcal bar in Mexico City—or your fav blogger point you to the best vintage shops in Paris.

Best of all, our service is completely risk-free. You pay only after you receive and approve your Journy. We're looking forward to creating for you your dream trip, just a few clicks away!

How'd you get the idea for Journy?

While working an insane job as VP of a fast-growing startup, Susan didn't have time to plan her impending vacation. So during her trip to Buenos Aires, she ended up wasting over 2-3 hours every morning at her hotel Googling, reading TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews in order to try to figure out what was worth doing.

Haven't we all been there?

Her efforts led her to what was supposed to be a local, authentic steakhouse. When she got there, she found herself surrounded by... American tourists. It was far from the types of hidden gems she loves discovering while traveling. That's why we created Journy: So no one has to spend their hard-earned money and vacation days not to mention brainspace and spare time only to miss out on the best that a city has to offer.

How did you all meet?

Susan and Leiti met over 10 years ago while dancing on speakers in a popular Shanghai nightclub; Susan on the left speaker, Leiti on the right one. They headed to eat late-night Taiwanese food together, and the rest is history. Susan re-connected with Amy via FounderDating. But the two had first met while in college while working on Penn Fashion Week—important to note that Amy modeled the clothing.

Who are you?

Get-it-done CEO Susan ran a 120-person operations and customer service team at Fab.com and also helped to scale startups like Digital Ocean, Learnvest and Blue Apron. Before that, she was an associate at Boston Consulting Group.

Food and travel super-connector Leiti is an accomplished journalist and radio host of WORD of MOUTH on Heritage Radio Network. She worked as an advisor to hospitality and food tech startups plus brands like BMW MINI, Twitter, Unilever and Thrillist.

Technical genius Amy Guo led a team of engineers at Amazon after she spearheaded the development of a new payments initiative just months after graduating from UPenn. She started her career at Goldman Sachs.

We're so looking forward to making your next trip perfect for YOU.

The Founders

Susan, Leiti, Amy

Our Investors

Resolute Ventures
Arena Ventures
Arena Ventures