Explore and Adore with Leena

About me
My happiness drives from my own inner positivity and spirit along with good people, the beauty of earth and the life I live."
Hi everyone! My name is Leena and I am the gal behind Explore and Adore.
I'm a lifestyle blogger and hobbyist photographer from the out skirts of Houston from a small town called Rosharon. It'll take you a good 45 minutes to one hour to reach this side of the woods. As much as I love the city and exploring all of its fabulous finds, my heart remains with the simple, nature-driven beauty of the country.

Motherhood became me at the young age of 20 and now that I am 32, these eleven years with my son has been the most important because I am not only responsible for my life, but for another human being's life, and that completely changes everything. I love my mini-me. (Not so mini, because he is almost my height!)

I am first generation Cambodian/American who couldn't be any prouder to be a Texan! Gratefully, my parents found refuge here in America as they, like many other Cambodian/American families, were victims of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 70s. It is a tough subject to speak upon but one that should remain to be heard.

I graduated from the University of Houston - Clear Lake with my BA in Communication. Communication is a broad degree plan which included t.v./radio broadcasting, journalism, photography, videography, post editing and production, public relations, advertising, and so forth. My childhood goal was to be a reporter or anchor for a news station. In recent years, I've taken an interest in community outreach/relations. Although my current job is not related to my communication degree plan, I will not give up...until then this blog and my photography will keep me intune with my creative side.
I like to be surrounded by diversity and learn about different cultures. To get some perspective on the world, I suggest listening to the stories that your family and friends have to share because their journey is absolutely different from yours. ​

I enjoy traveling, especially to natural places. The earth's beauty is unbelievably grand and magnificent that is leaves me marveled by its precious sight, I couldn't be more in love. When I conquer America, I plan to expand my travels internationally to see other countries.
I am sure you will get know me better after each post I publish. Until then, feel free to contact me with any questions. 

"When given the choice to be right or kind, choose kind."
- Dr. Wayne W. Dryer

"Know that you are worth it and appreciate the people who believe so too."​ - me