Rebecca Anne Nguyen (AKA Rebekah Voss) is an author, travel writer, award-winning screenwriter and digital content strategist.
As editor in chief of TheHappyPassport.com, Rebecca has been featured in USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Travel Pulse, Banker in the Sun, The Wise Traveler and on the Break Into Travel Writing podcast, among others. The Happy Passport blog is a 7-time Liebster Award recipient, a Premio Dardos Award nominee, and was voted a Top 10 Inspiring Female Travel Blog by Travel Hacks. Her book, 175 Ways to Travel Today (as Rebekah Voss), is a practical budget travel guide for aspiring world travelers.
As a freelance writer, Rebecca been published in Entrepreneur, Mamamia Magazine, L’Ecran Fantastique, The Coffeelicious Magazine, TruVoz Magazine, Acted By Magazine and many others. As an entertainment journalist for L’Ecran Fantastique, she has published interviews with Hugh Jackman, Julianne Moore, Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas, Peter Gallagher, Rose Byrne and Michael Rapaport. Her Medium article, “An Open Letter From Your Shittiest Friend,” was selected as Editor’s Pick 2016 by Medium staff, and her poem “Spring Fever” won the 2001 Editor’s Choice Award out of thousands of submissions on Poetry.com.
Rebecca began her career as an actress, producer and screenwriter (as Rebekah Voss). Her short film, Vanessa Rising, won Producer’s Pick at the 2009 Cincinnati Film Festival. The film was also named the Winter Competition Winner at the 2009 Underneath Cincinnati Fringe, a top 50 finalist at Doorpost Film Project, and an official selection of the Athens International Film Festival and Beloit International Film and Video Festival. Vanessa Rising was featured on The Morning Blend talk show to raise awareness about depression and suicide in young women.
In addition to producing and acting, Rebecca wrote and co-wrote screenplays for the short comedies Syndromes and Kid Wars. She also co-wrote The Bitch Next Door, a full-length rom-com that was read and workshopped in Los Angeles.
Rebecca’s one-act play, The Pharmacy, was produced Off-Broadway in New York by the Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company. Her one-act Drinking Games was workshopped at The Actor’s Lounge in Los Angeles, and her monologue series The Commute was produced at the University of Miami.
As a digital content strategist and content marketer, Rebecca has consulted, written and ghostwritten for dozens of clients and brands—from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and just about everything in between. She counts Intel, Dun & Bradstreet, Shoeboxed, Brandscape Atelier, Scratch Wireless, Western Youth Services, Personal Trainer Magazine and Massa & Company among her many clients.
As a ghostwriter, Rebecca has written six nonfiction books in areas like health and fitness, art collecting and travel. From 2013-14, she wrote three full-length travel guides while traveling through Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal.
In addition to The Happy Passport blog, Rebecca’s writing has been published on dozens of top blogs and online magazines and translated into French, Spanish and Vietnamese.
She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her Vietnamese husband and their sons, Patrick and Aden.