Hey! I'm Stephanie.

    As a travel journalist, my reporting has led to countless wild adventures. Swimming with sharks in Tahiti. Camping on a glacier in—actually, scratch that. Instead of boring you with a humble-brag list of epic travel experiences this career has afforded me, let me tell you what I hope my words + photos can do. (But do scroll the gallery if you're curious about my past trips!)

    I’m a freelance journalist on a mission to share the ways travel can help people, animals, and the planet. I dig for stories about community-led movements that tourist traffic (and dollars) truly support—think Belize’s new Garifuna Tourism Trail, which bolsters the Garifuna people’s push to revitalize their language and culture. I light up when I’m commissioned to cover a trend or phenomenon that inspires slack-jawed awe—hence my obsession with wildlife, astrotourism, the northern lights, bioluminescence, diving, and just about anything that deepens our love for planet Earth.

    I spend a good chunk of my time traveling, but I also carve out time to breathe, hike, journal, think, and play back at home with my family (husband Frank + adopted pup Harry!) in Cleveland. Perhaps most importantly: I've never met a slice of pizza I don't like.