A solo traveler turned full-time digital nomad, I’m a freelance writer and entrepreneur. I grew up near Philadelphia but always felt there was more out there for me, so I found myself traveling the world, living in a different country each month. I love reading, photography, baking, sunbathing by the beach, and simply getting lost in a new city.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
The world is too big not to travel! I enjoy learning about new cultures, meeting people from different backgrounds, and of course trying new foods is one of the best parts of traveling. When I travel, I always want to gain a new perspective or piece of knowledge that I can carry with me through life. I also love adopting new traditions or parts of different cultures into my own life and daily routines.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I absolutely love meeting new people and seeing how they affect my travels. I’m a free bird who likes to travel without a plan, so if I meet another traveler who asks me to join them for a day or two, I’m all for it! My favorite adventures, though, are seeing old and ancient archaeological sites. Pompeii and the Acropolis are some of my favorites.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Using vacuum seal bags to pack! You can fit so much into those things with the right method of folding. I love traveling with just a backpack and I’m always amazed at just how much I can fit in it for a 2 month trip.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
My phone and my laptop. As a digital nomad those are the two things I absolutely need!
What destination are you eager to go back to?
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
I’m always aware of my surroundings and have a backstory already in my head for when people ask me about my trip. As a solo female traveler, it’s important not to give too much information about yourself. So, when asked if it’s my first time visiting a place or if I’m alone, the answers are always no I come once a year and my friend/boyfriend/husband is back at the hotel.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Wander around and converse with the locals. Ask for a recommendation about where to eat or a neighborhood to explore. Don’t be afraid to eat at a restaurant that looks a little small and rough, they usually have the best food. If you see a lot of locals hanging out there, it’s probably great!
What’s your favourite word in another language?
When and where are you next travelling?
I’m hopefully going to Lisbon, Portugal for a month this summer. Fingers crossed!
Since Day 1 Travel with Jane has been about levelling the playing field for women in Australia. In 2020, we’re taking the fight global. Stay tuned to learn how you can support the women who tackle the gender divide here and abroad.