What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Nikon D7100 with a 24-70mm and a 11-16mm lens for the majority of my shoots.
Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
I graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology.
Are you looking to hire interns?
I’m always looking to add creatives to TRLT team. Tell me about yourself and why you’re interested in helping!
Do you blog full time?
Yes, blogging is my full-time job. Many people don’t realize the grueling hours that go into travel blogging between the planning, writing, photography, strategy, social media, collaborations, partnerships and legal side of things. Oh, and don’t forget about the actual travel part 😉
Where should I go on my honeymoon?
So often I get emails from couples saying, “We just got engaged and are trying to plan our honeymoon. Where should we go!?” That answer totally depends on what you and your partner are looking for in a getaway. Are you adventure junkies? Romantics at heart? Luxury lovers? Beach goers? Foodie fanatics? There’s a destination for everyone, so get some inspo from my post on Honeymoon Destinations Around the World.
How do you make money?
I make money through sponsored content, affiliate programs, freelance writing for major publications, consulting, and content creation such as photography and videography. I am fortunate to partner with some amazing brands, and if I don’t personally feel connected to one, I turn down the job. I think it’s important to be authentic in this line of work, and I love supporting products and companies I enjoy.
How do you pick your next destinations?
Choosing my next destinations is a combination of sponsored travel, trendy spots, and places I have on my own bucket list!
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
My heart belongs to the entire world, but I left the biggest piece in Patagonia.
Who takes your pictures?
All sorts of different people take my photos. Depending on the trip, a friend, family member, stranger, professional photographer or my tripod may take the photo.
How did you get started?
I started my blog when I was living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was working as a Marketing Manager for a luxury hospitality company while living abroad, gaining all sorts of knowledge that would help propel me forward in the blogging world. I’ve always wanted to start a blog, but I wanted it to mean something special to me…a passion project if you will. I knew that combining what I’d learned at that job with my love for travel would present the perfect opportunity to start. I’d never built a website or run my own blog before, so it wasn’t without its huge challenges, trials and errors. When I wake up every morning excited to open my computer and tackle the ever-growing questions, I know I made the best decision.
How do I start a blog?
Starting is the hardest part. I think that holds true for a lot of things in life. Starting a term paper. Starting a job. Starting an adventure overseas. Starting a blog. It’s the unknown that scares people, but success comes from overcoming the fear that so often hinders and stunts the growth of many. Blogging should be fun, hard work, and something you’re passionate about. It takes creativity, dedication and long hours to make it worthwhile. We can talk all day about the mechanics of starting a blog, but bottom line: you must exude passion. Throughout the long flights, the airport delays, the never-ending drives and the mind-boggling inefficiencies along the way, frustrations absolutely arise while traveling, but the passion always outweighs them. Read more from my article on Important Steps to Creating a Travel Blog.