Hi – you beautiful human, you!
I’m a freelance travel writer and consultant living in San Francisco, California (my soul city.)
I’ve been to
more than 50 countries — many of them while holding a full-time job — by prioritizing travel. What makes my heart go aflutter is helping YOU remove self-imposed limitations if you seek the same.
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“there are times to work and times to play – but most importantly, find the time to enjoy today.”
So, are you a part-time traveler? An everyday explorer? Or do you aspire to be?
:: takes what they learned and how they lived while traveling and applies it at home.
I started writing Part-Time Traveler when I realized, although inspiring, the travel blogs I was reading were more about constant life on the road than wanting to pursue travel and still keep a home base.
I won’t ever describe why you should go somewhere without sharing what I learned by going there. I hope I can inspire you to live a little better at home through the experiences I have had — to leave your home and seek your own lessons, and then to return and choose to still see the world with wonder at home.
Me? I’ve been all over the map. I studied English Literature and Global Studies at UCLA. I lived in Barcelona, LA, Santa Barbara, and for a tiny bit, Delhi. I left my corporate job with a Fortune 500 company in 2013, and spent the next year traveling through sixteen countries before beginning a new chapter in SF. (More about my story.)
Now I’m a writer, editor, content strategist, and self-proclaimed quote junkie. Most of the time I’m for hire.
I can live and work anywhere and I actively choose to nest here in San Francisco. No matter your ties to work and home, I’ve been there and I know…you can travel. You may have to make some hard choices and rearrange your priorities, but —
Watch a clip of one of my favorite conversations, ever, on what it means to be a part-time traveler:
More, you ask?
I believe India, New Zealand, Iceland, Paris, Santorini, Tulum, and Lake Como were sprinkled with fairy dust, because they’re all magical.
This is probably my favorite piece I’ve written (so far.)
I love to speak about part-time travel elsewhere on the web. Here are a few to check out, along with some of the FAQs I get most often:
- What is up with this Travel Tuesday thing? Celebrating The Road While Savoring Home on Yahoo! Travel
- What’s the longest trip you’ve ever taken? Vagabonding Case Study
- How did you first get into travel? 8 Women Changing the World of Travel on Bon Traveler
- How do I live a travel lifestyle when I’m back at home? Holding On To Your Travel Self At Home on The Daily Travel Podcast.
- How did you become a travel writer? The Realities of Ditching the 9-5 for Location Independence on USA Today, Member Spotlight on Travel Massive.
- How can I make travel a bigger priority? I go in depth on this in my discussion on the Keep Your Daydream podcast.
- What is one of your all-time favorite adventures? Road-tripping New Zealand on Trekity.
- What is your favorite country/city that you’ve ever been to? My favorites couldn’t be more different: India is my favorite country to travel in and Paris is my favorite city.
- Where else can I find your work? Since I write professionally, mostly for the web, I’m all over the Internet. I’m particularly proud of being published on the Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler site. This story won a writing award at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference in 2015.
I’ve also written recently on the behalf of Findery for Huffington Post Travel.
- Any other questions you have can likely be found in my interview with Travel Blog Success.
I also love hearing from my readers, so if I can be of any help to you — please, don’t be shy.
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the fine print:
Part-Time Traveler is part of a few affiliate marketing programs. As such, I earn a (very, very) small amount of money from some outbound links. I also work with partners to produce some of the content published here. You have my word that I will never, ever compromise the integrity of my writing or support a product or service I would not also speak enthusiastically to my closest friends about. Posts which have been sponsored are always disclosed in cooperation with FTC regulations.
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