Press & Portfolio

Recipient of a $5,000 grant from Nomadness Travel Tribe x Intrepid Travel for their 2024 BIPoC Mentorship Trip
Speaker promotion for Women's Travel Fest 2024

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

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