While living a small-town childhood in Montana, I always dreamed of seeing the world. Immersing myself in books, I always vowed that I would make the leap to explore new cultures and live my dreams. I took the first opportunity I could and studied abroad in Venice at the age of 19, and my entire world changed. I sought to make a life where I could explore my two passions: creativity and seeing the world.
Travel helped me battle an eating disorder, put things into a greater perspective, and changed everything I felt about myself. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, I set out to see the world by working as a freelance writer. I spent several years as USA Today’s Local Expert on Florence, Italy, where I learned to pour the perfect glass of wine and make pasta. After publishing works in the Huffington Post, Bustle, Elite Daily, Matador, Pink Pangea, Thought Catalog (and many more), and working as the residential millennial blogger for Wanderlust and Lipstick, I decided to start my own website in order to share my newly-found passions of traveling as a digital nomad, cooking, and photography–all within the context of travel.
Since then, I have been to over 50 countries. I’ve kayaked the Amazon, out-danced a belly dancer in Morocco, and karaoked my heart out in Japan, and was charged by a rhino in Nepal (and plenty more). All of these experiences made me all the more passionate to helping others live their dreams.
Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some amazing brands like National Geographic, Contiki, Gutsy Women Travel, the North Face, and many more. All this has led to me sharing my desire to help others fulfill their dreams of seeing the world, either through blogging or remote work. Alex on the Map is a site created to helping you to live a life of freedom: whether it’s working for yourself and seeing the planet as a digital nomad, or through starting your own blogging adventure.