by Tom Shu

melissa with fuji - witandfolly.co


Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the community! Wit and Folly is a travel, photography and videography community that has been traveling around the world since 2016. We started Wit and Folly in the summer of 2016 as an easy way to document our travels, thoughts, and daily roamings through life. Since then our blog community has grown to over 8,000 monthly visitors and our Instagram community has grown to over 60,000 Wit and Folliers. 

Our goals for Wit and Folly and our readers are

  • to walk in other’s shoes in order to experience different cultures authentically
  • to learn, to teach and to love whatever I’m doing
  • to explore, create, and inspire

Meet the Team

melissa portrait - witandfolly.co

About Melissa

Favorite Place in the World: Kyoto, Japan

Favorite Travel Experience: Watching the sunrise reflection of Mount Fuji at Lake Kawaguchiko

Favorite Food: Peanut butter sandwich with a side of instant ramen

I grew up in the Midwest, but consider the world my home.

As an avid traveler and full-time believer in the power of creative storytelling, I hope to inspire others through our photos, videos and personal captions to explore more and often, travel curiously, and to live always with a sense of wonder and appreciation for the world around them.

When I’m not busy working, you can usually find me taking epic naps (yes, it’s one of my favorite past times, and if I wasn’t human I’d probably be a cat), searching for chocolate, or chasing sunrises and sunsets wherever I am. You can usually find me with my Wit and Folliers on Instagram.

About Tom

Favorite Place in the World: Anywhere in Japan

Favorite Travel Experience: Filming the 2018 Matsu Festival in Beigang, Taiwan

Favorite Food: Chicken wings and tsukemen

I was raised in Minneapolis, MN and was lucky enough to be able to travel the world starting at a young age. I have traveled to 26 countries so far and I’m always looking for the next place to go. Before going full time with photography and filmmaking, I spent 5 years at a Fortune 3 company as a Corporate Healthcare Consultant. I know! What a change, right?

I’m currently splitting my time between Taipei, Taiwan, and Seattle, Washington, so if you’re ever in one of those cities let me know. You can usually find me on Instagram.

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