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Portfolio and Press

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!


Forbes | 6 Female Travel Photographers You Need To Follow On Instagram In 2017
Playboy | 15 Travel Instagram Accounts You Need to be Following
Flipkey | Top 25 Solo Female Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015
Chilli Sauce | Top 100 Travellers to Follow on Social Media
The Expeditioner | Top 50 Travel Blogs (Based on traffic)
Nomadic Samuel | Top 100 Travel Blogs (Based on influence)
Viator | Top 25 Travel Blogs of 2013
Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine | Inspiring Travel Blogs of 2013
Travel Junkette | Top 50 Travel Blogs
Wanderlust and Lipstick | Best Travel Blogs for 20-Somethings


CNBC | How to Enjoy Burning Man Without Burning Your Cash
Daily Travel Podcast | Audio Interview
Bren on the Road | Solo Female Travel Interview
Globetrotter Girls | Audio Interview
Go Girl Guides | Interview
Nomad Capitalist | Audio Interview
Johnny Jet | Travel Style Feature
A Dangerous Business | The Thursday Traveler
Atlas Sliced | Working Abroad Video Interview
Just One Way Ticket | Top Travel Bloggers Tell How to Do It
Inside the Travel Lab | Interview about Underwater Videography
Lost Girls World | Lost Girl of the Week
Always Twirling | Interview
Tripfilms | Filmmaker Feature


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


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




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!


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.


In my early travel days I 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! Here are some inspiring stories of how other travelers have found work abroad.