Press & Portfolio

Recipient of a $5,000 grant from Nomadness Travel Tribe x Intrepid Travel for their 2024 BIPoC Mentorship Trip
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In addition to travel blogging and influencing, I am an award-winning travel journalist open to writing about the following areas:

  • Train travel
  • Black travel
  • Destination guides
  • Solo female travel
  • Food, history & culture
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Remote work

Podcasts, interviews and additional press features are listed at the bottom of the page!

For press and pitching inquiries please email me at contact@sojournies.com.

2023 Historical Gold Winner for the North American Travel Journalism Association
Remarkable Voices Creators Spring 2024 Class

Travel Writing

HIUSA – What It’s Like to Stay in a Hostel for Your Girl’s Trip

Insider – I Order Kopp’s and Culver’s to See Which Midwest Chain is Better

Insider – I Went to Kopp’s, One of the Biggest Fast Food Chains in the Midwest, for Incredible Frozen Custard and Burgers the Size of My Face

TripAdvisor – The Joy of Solo Travel on a 46-Hour Train Ride

Well + Good – I Took a 52-Hour Train Ride by Myself, and It Totally Redefined My Views of Solitude and Silence

Apartment Therapy – 3 Small Space Hacks I’ve Learned from Hostels – As Someone Who Has Stayed in Over 30

Insider – I’ve Spent 100 Hours on Amtrak Rides. Here Are 10 Things that Surprised Me About the Food On Board

Viator Travel – Kwanzaa: What You Need to Know 

Insider – How a Digital Nomad Has Arranged Her Life So She Can Travel For Months at a Time and Still Pay Down Her Student Loans

Insider – Amtrak Train Superliner Roomette Tour

Yahoo News! (Repost) – What It’s Like Riding in a Roomette from LA to Seattle 

Insider – What It’s Like Riding in a Roomette from LA to Seattle 

Lonely Planet  – 6 Parks and Trails to See the Best Wisconsin Nature 

Lonely Planet  – Top 11 Things to do in Green Bay

Fodor’s Travel  – What Traveling with a Stutter Taught Me About Learning Languages

USATODAY  – What Part of Africa are you from?’: A Black American Tourism Experience is Different

Travel + Leisure – How Traveling By Train Led Me to Learn About My Family’s Black History

Fodor’s Travel – Fodor’s Go List 2022: Milwaukee, WI

Insider – I Took a 52-Hour Train Ride from Chicago to California. Here are 13 Things I Wish I Had Packed

 

Features