Dr. Emilia Taneva is a Board-Certified Orthodontist, creative photographer, travel blogger, and digital influencer. With an audience of over 1,250,000, she is ranked as one of the top influencers in North America, with a focus on smiles, travel, fashion, and lifestyle. Born in the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria, Emilia is now a full-time resident of Chicago, IL, where she lives with her husband, her son, and their beagle pup, Max.
Dr. Taneva’s expertise is always in demand: she’s been featured in Fox News, Forbes, Refinery29, Yahoo! Lifestyle, Pregnancy & Newborn, Thrive Global, Medium, MarketWatch, Lioness Magazine, Miami Living Magazine, Naluda Magazine, Beverly Hills Magazine, Lux and Concord and many more. She has also enjoyed collaborating with many major brands, including Google, Walmart, Pantene, Revolve, Clinique, Moët & Chandon, Barnes and Noble, Olay and Dunkin Donuts.
Her journey to become an orthodontist also started her passion for travel. Emilia moved from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia to study dentistry. During her time there, she served as President of the European Dental Students’ Association. She also found time to travel, attending and presenting at dental conferences in Egypt, Singapore, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway, Finland, Poland, and Romania. It was during this busy time that the idea for her travel blog was born.