My Work

I support my travels by working on the road — how I afford this is a frequent question. You can find more details in this post and this one too! Here is where to find some of my work around the web:


This blog is a virtual portfolio of my writing. You can find more examples of my work below. 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 Daily Travel Podcast

Solo Female Travel Interview
at Bren on the Road

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

at Always Twirling

Filmmaker Feature
on Tripfilms


Top 100 Travellers to Follow on Social Media
by Chilli Sauce

Top 50 Travel Blogs
Based on traffic, by

Top 100 Travel Blogs
Based on influence, by

Top 25 Travel Blogs of 2013
by Viator

Inspiring Travel Blogs of 2013
by Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine

Top 50 Travel Blogs

Best Travel Blogs for 20-Somethings

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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