Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

1. What countries have you visited?

 
On a QANTAS flight to Melbourne, Australia.

On a QANTAS flight to Melbourne, Australia.

 

Other than my home country of the United States, I've been to Costa Rica, Panama, China, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Vanuatu, Singapore, Malaysia, & Nepal. (Also see the Google Map at the bottom of this page).

2. What are your favorite countries?

 
Me in 2014 in Norway, one of my favorite countries I’ve visited.

Me in 2014 in Norway, one of my favorite countries I’ve visited.

 

Norway, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Croatia.

3. how old are you?

 
28, feeling great!

28, feeling great!

 

I just turned 28 in Summer 2019! Wow, that sounds old to me. Most of my traveling was done at 21 (Central America), 23 (China & Europe), & 25/26 (Everything Else).

4. How do you afford to travel?

 
When you alternate between backpacking on a budget and working, it’s easier to afford travel.

When you alternate between backpacking on a budget and working, it’s easier to afford travel.

 

I work and save money. I've been a teacher, a kitchen hand, a Sales Associate, a receptionist, and a tutor in the US; a fruit packer in New Zealand; and a painter & receptionist in Australia.

5. How much do you spend when you travel?

 
Emmett & me in New Zealand (a very expensive country), where we spent an average of only $50 a day per person over 10 months.

Emmett & me in New Zealand (a very expensive country), where we spent an average of only $50 a day per person over 10 months.

 

When my partner Emmett and I spent ten months living and working in New Zealand, our expenses amounted to 31, 000 USD for two people. That basically breaks down to $50 per day per person. But that's in one of the most expensive countries to visit in the world. Some days we spent $0 and on others we did something extravagant like drop $900 for both of us to heli-hike a glacier.

6. What's your photography gear?

 
Beach hair Nikon selfie on the Fraser Coast of Australia.

Beach hair Nikon selfie on the Fraser Coast of Australia.

 

A Nikon D3300 (currently with just the kit lens) and a GoPro Hero Silver 4.

7. What's Your Favorite Piece of Travel Gear?

 
My Chacos sandals, the most versatile footwear I own.

My Chacos sandals, the most versatile footwear I own.

 

Either my camera, my travel journal, or my Chacos sandals.

8. Where do you most want to go next?

 
Where to next?

Where to next?

 

At the top of my must-visit list are Canada, Japan, Colombia, Belize, Bermuda, & Italy. 

9. Who are your favorite bloggers to read?

 
Probably reading blogs in Motueka, New Zealand.

Probably reading blogs in Motueka, New Zealand.

 

Brenna of This Battered Suitcase, Lia & Jeremy at Practical Wanderlust, Katie & Ben at Two Wandering Soles, Tate of The Upward Bound, and Alex of Lost With Purpose.


And everywhere I've been in the world...