I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada (USA) but fell in love with San Francisco at age seven and moved there after college. Though I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design, my talents were better suited to writing, and I’ve spent most of my career as an advertising and marketing copywriter. I hate moving, but have lived in five different neighborhoods in San Francisco and three in Oakland. I now live in Alameda, an island city in San Francisco Bay.
My first trip abroad was a six-week backpacking trip through Europe with my best friend after college graduation. I’ve traveled as much as possible ever since. An admitted bird nerd, my interest in wildlife has taken me to Guyana, Antarctica, and Ethiopia, among others, plus 10 days volunteering at a Griffon Vulture rescue center in Croatia.
I’ve worked for ad agencies, nonprofits, and companies large and small, and written about just about everything, but I’ve always been happiest writing about travel. I joined World Nomads in 2017 as Editorial Producer, and now manage the Stories and Explore sections. I love that I get to learn and think about travel all day. I work with a team of smart, fun, talented people, and meet incredibly interesting writers and adventurers with the most amazing stories to tell. But what I like most about World Nomads is how we encourage responsible, open-minded travel in all our readers, whether they’re pushing their limits or exploring their own back yard.
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As World Nomads celebrates a milestone anniversary, we also want to celebrate our amazing and ever-inspiring Instagram community. These are the 7 posts that resonated the most.
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Celebrate with us as we commemorate two decades of travel insurance, inspiration, and advice.
As the world reopens to travel, one thing that hasn’t changed is the ability of our Instagram community to inspire and captivate us. Here are 7 images that stood out.
Through the last, topsy-turvy months of 2021, our Instagram community brought us joy through their images and stories. Here are 9 that got us longing to wander.
Even with travel largely curtailed, our Instagram community continues to inspire and amaze us. Here are 8 images celebrating travel in all its forms.
From stunning Kaieteur Falls to venomous bedmates, a couple discovers the joys and perils of travel in the South American rainforest.
Find out about COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements, crime, and other safety considerations.
In a year like no other, our Instagram community posted images that reminded us why we travel, and inspired us to view travel in new ways.
Get prepared for your next outdoor adventure with these savvy tips from our fellow nomads.
What precautions can travelers take to lower the risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus? Check out our tips for safe travel during the pandemic.
11 key images from our travel community that capture the essence of travel, and why it means so much to us.
The Ethiopian Plateau is a region of Africa unlike any other, home to golden-maned monkeys, Ethiopian wolves, and ancient, frescoed churches carved from rock.
Find out which 10 images by our talented contributors astonished and inspired us the most this year.
Shortlisted for our 2016 Passport & Plate Scholarship, Ashley shares her journey to one of the world’s biggest cooking competitions.
Craft brewing has taken off in a big way – and often in some very unexpected places. Here’s a list of breweries not to miss, wherever you are in the world.
From the Andes to the Amazon (and don’t forget the coast), here are Peru’s best adventures and cultural experiences.
From thundering waterfalls to Viking legends to the mesmerizing Northern Lights, Iceland is for lovers of nature and culture alike – and despite its chilly name, you won’t find friendlier people anywhere.
It’s normal to wonder if and when you should visit a place that’s recently been hit by a hurricane, earthquake, wildfire, or terror attack. Here’s some advice.
There's no law that says Thanksgiving must be celebrated with a food-coma-inducing meal or a football marathon. We’ve got some other worthwhile ideas.
From taking inconsiderate photos to visiting dubious attractions, these travelers admit to their biggest mistakes they’ve made overseas.
Burning Man is an event like no other – a seven-day oasis of self-expression and self-reliance in the midst of a highly inhospitable desert landscape. Here’s what to know before you go.