Meet Alex Wittman

Since her first backpacking trip in 2014, Alex has traveled to 14 countries, learned Spanish, taught English, and drank a whole lotta red wine. After two years in Madrid, Spain, she decided it was time for a new adventure and traded in jamón for tacos. Alex now calls Mexico home. In line with her Midwest upbringing, Alex approaches travel with a down-to-earth mindset. Check out her blog, Backpacking Brunette, for practical travel guides, useful budget tips, and real talk about life as an expat. Or follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @alexnotemily