Welcome to my portfolio – I’m glad you’re here!

I’m a Florida-based journalist, freelancer, storyteller and adventurer. A proud Army brat, I was born on a military base in Belgium and have been on the go ever since.

After graduating from Missouri State University in Springfield, I moved to Orlando for my first taste of the working world. From there, I headed to Washington, D.C. for several years, and now make Tampa my home with my husband and miniature schnauzer.

Please take a look around the website. Read through the articles. And become inspired to go out and have your own adventures to share.

If you’d like to chat about any of my articles, or commission me to work with you, please feel free to contact me: 813.751.9518, or susan@travlingirl.com.

As a Florida-based freelance journalist, over the years my byline has appeared in…

AAA Explorer | AAA Going Places | AARP | AFAR | Alcohol Professor | Allrecipes | American Way | AskMen.com | Caviar Affair | CircleAround | CNBC | Condé Nast Traveler | Culture Trip | Daily Paws | Delta Sky | Denver Life | Dreamscapes | duPont Registry Luxury Living in Tampa Bay | Endless Vacation | espnW.com | Food & Wine | Forbes Travel Guide | Forbes Vetted |
Garden & Gun | Global Traveler | GO (AirTran Airlines) | Go Escape | Gulfshore Business | Gulfshore Life | Howler | LA Travel Magazine | Living Lutheran | Marriott Bonvoy | Mic.com | Modern Luxury Brides South Florida and the Caribbean | National Geographic | New York Post | Orbitz.com | Orlando Magazine | Paste | REI | Road.Travel | Roadtrippers | Robb Report | Scotts Cheap Flights | Sherman’s Travel | Sherman’s Cruise | Smithsonian | Southern Living | Southwest: The Magazine | Tampa Tribune | Travel Guide to Florida |
Travel + Leisure | Travel Curator | United Hemispheres | USA Today | Vegetarian Times | Virtuoso Life | VisitTampaBay.com | WHERE | WHERE Miami | WHERE Tampa Bay | WhereverFamily.com | Where To Retire | World Nomads

I am also co-founder and co-author of FloridaBeyond.com.