My Work

I support my travels by working on the road — how I afford this is a frequent question. Here is where to find some of my work around the web:

Writing and Design

This blog is a virtual portfolio of my writing. Digitally I have worked as an editor for Lost Girls World, a freelance writer for Eagle Creek and a graphic designer for Gadling, among other positions. Please contact me about writing and photography opportunities!

Freelance Writing

Fit Travel: 10 Places to Get High Around the World at Men’s Fitness
Fit Travel: Top 10 Adventure Activities in Iceland at Men’s Fitness
Fit Travel: World’s Best Windsurfing Destinations at Men’s Fitness
Various Blog Posts at Eagle Creek
Various Tour Reviews for Viator

Guest Posts

Why I Blog at Go. See. Write.
Life as a Dive Videographer at Camels and Chocolate
Saving Money on Travel Part I and Part II at And Then She Saved
The Complete Guide to Diving in Koh Tao at Nomadic Matt
How To Take Better Underwater Photos at My Beautiful Adventures
Diving Myths: Revealed at Twenty Something Travel
Design Lover’s Guide to Siem Reap at Lost Girls World

Interviews and Features

Audio Interview at Globetrotter Girls
at Go Girl Guides
Audio Interview at Nomad Capitalist
Travel Style Feature on Johnny Jet
Featured as the Thursday Traveler on A Dangerous Business
Working Abroad Video Interview with Atlas Sliced
Top Travel Bloggers Tell How to Do It feature with Just One Way Ticket
Interview about Underwater Videography at Inside the Travel Lab
Featured as Lost Girl of the Week at Lost Girls World
Interview at Always Twirling
Filmmaker Feature on Tripfilms

Graphic Design

I work as a freelance designer for clients around the globe. You can see my work for the prestigious travel site Gadling here. I featured some of my travel related projects in this series. You can see some of my work at Alexandra Baackes Design. Please contact me if you are in need of help with a project, big or small!

Photo and Video

In the past, I have worked as a photographer’s assistant in Grand Cayman, as well as an underwater videographer in the Cayman Islands and in Thailand. Today I work for companies like Tripfilms to produce original travel video content.

You can see examples of my videography in videos about The Big Island of Hawaii and One Week in Iceland.


I sell advertising on this blog, work with sponsors, and occasionally consult with brands and destinations. You can find more information here.

Other Jobs

Along the way I’ve worked as a bartender and a babysitter, handed out flyers for three dollars an hour and returned cans for five cent deposits. Whatever it takes to stay on the road!

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