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Rachel K. Belkin
travel blogger, freelance writer, editor, Probe the Globe
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About me

Rachel Belkin, M.Ed. loves adventure and exploring and learning about nature, foods, places, and cultures. She's an educator at heart (and by training) and enjoys creating content (15+ years) to teach others about the world.

She studied abroad in Spain, volunteered and studied in Costa Rica, and spent a summer in Israel as a volunteer English teacher at a kids' camp.

Rachel has over 15 years of experience in writing, social media marketing, digital content creation, and search engine optimization. She founded and sold a site, brand, and community centered around health, education, parenting, travel, and lifestyle topics.

Rachel is a syndicated freelance writer of travel, business, health, and local Austin, Texas events with publications in HuffPost, Hometalk, Matador Network, AP News,, Wealth of Geeks, and her websites Rachel K. Belkin, Elkin Bay, and Probe the Globe.

Rachel is also an experienced public speaker and has been on TV segments for Fox 7 Austin, KXAN, and CBS Austin and is a professional speaker at conferences and networking meetings for business owners and cancer survivors.

Some of her travel YouTube videos have thousands of views, including one with 92k views.

Specialty: Places that offer a mix of luxury, relaxation, and adventure. Spanish-speaking destinations. Travel with teens.

Why did you join the community?

I love learning about travel, sharing about my experiences, and connecting with other travel lovers.