Hey! I’m Alexa

Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

I move around a lot. Sometimes I write about it and pretend I’m a photographer. 

In August 2014, I left the corporate life on a one way ticket to freedom. I’ve since been around Europe, Morocco and South East Asia. 

I love epic sunsets, climbing mountains, late night conversations, passionate people, good coffee and exploring unfamiliar territory. 

I don’t do graceful, I swear too much and frequently star as a walking disaster.

Positive vibes, bad jokes and living life to the fullest is what I’m all about.

Travel Inspiration —


Get Your Ass Overseas Without Going Broke

You want to travel, right? But you think there’s no way to do it for more than a few weeks at a time without slaving away at your mediocre job, saving up mucho dinero and buying a one way ticket to backpack future, right? There are plenty of ways to work overseas. Find out how…


College is Bullshit; Travel Instead

I don’t feel like I gained much in college, just a drinking habit and a whole lot of debt. You went because that’s what people do, right? Well, yes. But what if instead of testing the limits of your liver at the local CC, you traveled the world instead? Question the system…


How to Overcome Your Doubts & Travel

Selling all your crap and buying a one way ticket is scary. It can stress you out, leave you kinda homeless, put pressure on relationships, deplete your bank account and give you bed bugs. BUT it can also be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Get inspired…

This Awkward Life —

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A Dating Disaster: Help, I’m an Ignorant American

That time I dated a Moroccan hottie and accidentally served us a beautiful dinner on a holy prayer rug. WOOPS. Laugh at this ridiculous dating fail…



Freezing, Drunk and All Alone in a Paris Suburb

That time I drank too much wine and wandered around a Paris suburb in the freezing cold of the wee hours of the morning. Laugh at this really stupid life fail…



Lost as Shit in Antigua, Guatemala

That time my friend threw dignity to the wind and pulled down his pants in the middle of the streets. Laugh at this hilariously disgusting digestive system fail…

The Feels —

Courtesy | Denise Hibbard

An Open Letter to the Boys We’ve Left Behind

It’s not every day you meet someone who looks into your eyes with the kind of intensity that throws the planets out of whack. Someone who just gets it. Allows you to be the flailing beautiful mess of chaos you really are and for some reason still likes you. Feel the gloriously painful heartache…

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White Chick in a Muslim World

It felt like I landed on a different planet. There’s only so much research you can do before arriving somewhere, and you’ll never really know what you’re in for until you step foot on the ground. I arrived with a mixed sense of excitement and pure, unadulterated panic. Feel more open to other cultures…


Choosing Adventure Over Stability at 25

I may not have a house, a nice car or a stable job. I don’t have any fancy watches or Michael Kors bags, and the only pair of heels I own are the ones attached to my feet. I don’t have a credit card or even a phone plan. What I do have, is a passport full of stamps. Feel like you’re not the only one…


South East Asia —

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Road Tripping to Pai, Thailand

It was a dark and stormy night, when four adventurers set off to conquer the 762 harrowing bends on the steep and winding road from Chiang Mai to Pai. They were armed with safety gear and a sense of determination, but they knew this might be the last… Just kidding, it was like 10am on a beautiful morning. Go to Pai…

Sun setting over the old quarry near Hang Dong

Cliff Jumping at the Hand Dong Quarry

The Hang Dong Quarry is a great place to just chill and relax. Catch a few rays if you go up there early enough and watch the sun go down. Take a few good friends and a picnic and relish in the beauty of Northern Thailand. Get over yourself and jump from the highest cliff… reading JUMP! Go to the quarry…


Time Traveling to Penang, Malaysia

Penang is home to George Town, Malaysia, the city center or “old city” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to many different cultures, big skyscrapers, beaches, mountains, a Little India, old colonial buildings, an incredible food scene and an amazing public transportation system. Go to Penang…

Morocco —

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Fall in Love: Beachy Vibes in Essaouira

Can’t seem to find your chill? Take a few days off in this breezy little beach town and you’ll rediscover your inner Ice Cube. Too far? Essaouira is just a few hours south of Marrakech, painted in pastel colors and the perfect getaway for a weekend, week or forever. Go to Essaouira…


Chefchaouen: Morocco’s Little Blue Town

Morocco’s prettiest city will suck you in. With it’s gorgeous colors, sunny roof tops and laid back mountain vibe, it’s a feast for the eyes and soul. Get lost wandering up and down winding alleys, finding unique handicrafts, ambient hole in the wall cafes and cats lazing about. Go to Chefchaouen…

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Road Trip It: Marrakech to the Sahara Desert

Cross that off the bucket list. Took a long ass road trip from Marrakech, Morocco through the Atlas mountains, a Game of Thrones filming site, camel poop city and ended up on a huge sand dune watching one of the most beautiful and peaceful sunsets I’ve ever seen. Go to the Sahara Desert…



Where I’ve Been