Aspiring journalist chooses Surface as a traveling companion for ‘dream trip’ to Vietnam

When the time came for Ava Van to take her long-anticipated, two-month volunteer trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, the aspiring TV reporter did extensive research and decided that Microsoft Surface
would be the device to make the trip with her. A post on the Surface Blog today details her adventure.

Van, a recent Seattle Pacific University grad, is an entrepreneur, photographer and journalist who would be working full-time at an orphanage caring for children, most of whom were disabled. She had made a big commitment to blog her trip, not only for herself but to local newspapers and everyone in her hometown.

“On my blog I would go into great depth about everyday life at the orphanage, a goal I wanted to fulfill and hopefully inspire people to go to a third world country and give back. Surface RT was the perfect device for my on this trip, it allowed me to do all my work projects and more,” Van wrote.

Van’s account of her trip to Vietnam is the latest installment of “My Surface Story,” a special series on the Surface Blog featuring tales of real people (in their own words) using Surface for work, play, and travel.

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Jennifer Warnick
Microsoft News Center