about me

profile picWelcome to my new website – I’m glad you’re here!

I’m a travel writer, editor and photographer. 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.

I’m a regular contributor to online sites including USAToday.com, AOL Travel, girlsgetaway.comJohnnyJet.com and Afar.com , and an occasional contributor to  New York Post, and Startle.com (Forbes’ online Travel Guide), Women’s Adventure Magazine, CheapoAir.com and Healing Lifestyles & Spas. In-print, I write extensively for duPont Registry Luxury Living in Tampa Bay LA Travel Magazine and Denver Life, and for four years contributed bi-monthly to the Tampa City Guides section of AirTran Airlines’ inflight magazine, GO. In addition, I have written for AAA Going Places Magazine and had a few features on AARP.org , Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine and My Midwest Magazine (Midwest Airlines’ inflight magazine).

In addition, I’m a co-host of #girlstravel chat on Twitter, Mondays at 2 p.m. ET. Join us for some travlin’ chattin’ fun!

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 use any of my articles in your publication, or assign a story to me, please feel free to contact me: 813.751.9518, or susan@travlingirl.com. Or, click here for my media kit.