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!