I am Isabel Freeman, but you can call me by my nickname, Bel. I was born in Curvelo, Brazil. I have a Master’s in Business Administration in International Trade, and after 10 years of experience working with a customs clearance company in Belo Horizonte, I decided to leave my job and come to San Francisco, California.
I always loved traveling to study others languages and cultures, and always dreams of living in another country. In August 2015, I chased my dream and moved to San Francisco, California to improve my English. After a couple months in California, I met a very special person named Brendon Freeman who was born and raised in Napa, California, which is a city in the Napa Valley located about 100 km (60 mi) from San Francisco. At the time, I had never even heard of the Napa Valley, but after visiting for the first time I absolutely fell in love! After moving and settling in, I started doing a lot of wine tastings and quickly got a job at a very special winery called Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Next I decided to share my adventures around here by creating the Napa Valley Tip Blog.
Nowadays, after over 6 years in the United States, it is clear that chasing my dreams by moving from Brazil to California to create my best life was the right decision. That’s why I always say you should listen to your heart and do what makes you happy!
Isabel Freeman (Napavalleytip)