Hi, I’m Ali and travel is my passion.
I believe our world has so much to offer, so many sights to see, so much tasty food to try, so many cultures to experience. I love to encourage others to travel, and I enjoy the planning aspect of travel as much as the trip itself.
Do you want to travel but aren’t sure where to start?
Are your fears holding you back?
Are you nervous about traveling solo?
Do you get overwhelmed with the details when trying to plan a vacation?
Would you like to travel with less stuff?
Do you have trouble determining a budget for your trip?
My goal is to help you with all these things and more.
I’ve been traveling since I was 14 years old, and I’m now living in Germany as an expat. I’ve been to over 50 countries, and I visited each of the 7 continents before my 30th birthday. I have over 20 years of travel experience to share with you, from taking organized tours to long-term solo travel and everything in between.
I often travel with my husband, Andy, who helps me run this site. Andy has been traveling for over 20 years, including many solo trips, several study abroad programs, and a handful of organized tours. He prefers to travel by train or boat, and he likes slow travel. He has been living in Germany since 2007.
What We Can Do for You
Travel Made Simple will explain how to pack lighter, how to deal with specific travel hassles, and how to make a budget for your trip. I will help you understand the logistics of traveling and inspire you with photography from around the world. I will also help you overcome your travel-related fears so that you can get out and explore our amazing planet.
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Confused? Overwhelmed? Start here!
I love to help, so please feel free to email me with any questions. You can reach me through the contact page.
Are you a business looking for a writer? Are you a blogger looking for help with your site? I am also a freelance travel writer and copywriter. I have written about travel and expat life for both magazines and websites. I was the assistant blog manager for Her Packing List for three years, and I have done VA work for other well known blogs. Please contact me for more information, or find my media kit here.