Meet our Team
Annie Cheng | Chief Eating Officer
My love affair with travel began at age 13 when my parents took me out of the U.S. for the first time. When I woke up in a thatched-roof hut with elephants and giraffes just steps away, everything changed. During our three week trip I absorbed everything like a sponge. I was intrigued by all the new foods and flavors. But most of all, I was fascinated by the people I met. Their lives were so different than mine, and yet somehow so similar at the same time.
Since then I haven't stopped exploring. I studied abroad in Chile, volunteered in Kenya, chased love in Israel, competed for my dream job in the United Arab Emirates, and blogged about my adventures on a 6-month Round the World Trip. Although "home" is in Seattle, Washington, being abroad is my second home having spent over 5 years combined living & traveling internationally.
With professional experience in project management and volunteer experience managing events and inbound tour groups, it was a natural fit to combine my love of travel with my strengths in organization and planning. I founded The Table Less Traveled to share amazing destinations with eager travelers who want a worry-free travel experience.
Favorite food: meats wrapped in carbs
Never leaves home without: lotion & chapstick
Top of her bucket list: hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, Turkey
Joanne Lee | Malaysia Expert Extraordinaire
Born and raised in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Joanne has a deep local knowledge of Malaysia. After studying fashion design she became a handbag designer with featured designs in magazines around Southeast Asia. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to develop a business creating custom tutus for young girls. As business boomed, Joanne moved to the island of Borneo in East Malaysia where she and her husband founded Sabah Eats, a food magazine and website focusing on the best local eats. Joanne continues to innovate and is developing a new line of packaged cookies - the best in Borneo! With Joanne's love of food and her local knowledge, she is a perfect fit for The Table Less Traveled. Joanne assists with small group tours, marketing, and supplier relationships.
Favorite food: bak kut teh
Never leaves home without: nerdy geek glasses
Top of her bucket list: flying in a fighter jet
ADAM LAI | MALAYSIA MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR
Adam was born and raised in Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo. He is an extraordinary photographer and a lover of all things Malaysia.
Favorite food: fried chicken
Never leaves home without: his iPhone
Top of his bucket list: hiking the Annapurna Circuit
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