I am a luxury & adventure travel blogger, vlogger and social media influencer obsessed with traveling the world and inspiring others to do the same.
On my blog, Instagram and YouTube, I share my favorite destinations, showcase top luxury accommodations around the world, give curated destination guides & travel tips, and write about my personal life experiences.
I am also the Founder of The Instagram Boot Camp, an online course that teaches aspiring bloggers & influencers how to grow and monetize their Instagram accounts. Having grown my own Instagram following from 0 to 200,000 people in under two years, I love sharing my secrets & advice with my over 1,000 students.
My love story with travel began at a very young age.
My first domestic trip was at seven months to Sanibel Island, Florida. My first international trip was at age six to Montreal, Canada.
Fast forward to college graduation day and I had, among other experiences, attended an olive oil tasting in Vodnjan, Croatia and taught basic astronomy to young children at a rural school in Pailin, Cambodia. I kayaked through rivers in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica and clubbed in Mykonos, Greece. I ate top-notch ramen in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and got severely, severely carsick on the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii.
Long story short, I had developed an insatiable hunger for culture and curiosity for this world. I didn’t realize how potent a case of wanderlust I had, though, until I found myself in a post-college corporate job, dreaming all day about where I wanted to go.
I realized then that exploring the world and sharing my experiences with others was my ultimate passion.
Through my travels, I learned that there is nothing like the shift in perspective that comes from exploring an unfamiliar place and learning from a new culture. Nothing like the rush of emotion that comes from talking to a person radically different from yourself and becoming aware of those universal human truths that connect us all. Travel is the single most formative and rewarding experience a human being can have. It is the path to self-discovery and transformation, and the best way to learn about yourself and your place in this world.
So, one day, I stopped dreaming and started doing.
I started The Bold Brunette as a pure passion project, worked hard and now, one year later, circle the globe full-time, writing and photographing my experiences with an audience of over 300,000 people.
(for a more detailed timeline of my journey, read this)!
The idea of “being bold” is something that has stuck with me from the very inception of this blog.
To me, “being bold” means being in the driver’s seat and not playing small with your life. It means taking charge of your future for the sole reason that life is way too short to not spend it doing exactly what you love. It means working relentlessly hard to turn your passions and dreams into your reality.
Aside from travel, one of my biggest passions in life is helping others to realize, pursue and achieve their dream lives. I do this by helping aspiring (and current!) social media influencers and bloggers pursue their passions and grow their Instagram following. Check out The Instagram Boot Camp here!