Hi! I’m flattered you’re here.

I’m Susan Shain, a freelance writer and digital nomad. Thanks for visiting my corner of the internet, where I write about travel, remote work, seasonal jobs, and the ups and downs of life as a globetrotting 30 year old.

If you’re joining from Instagram, and would just like to read my latest blog post, click here. And here’s a link to my story about trekking in Mexico in The Independent.

Baby Mongolian horse
I’m just tickled that you came to hang out!

As for the rest of you?

Well you can get the whole story on my about page or learn how to work with me.

If you dream of traveling more, sign up for my newsletter; you’ll receive my free travel cheat sheet: a 35-step checklist to kicking ass on your first big trip.

I’d also recommend my resources page and packing list — and if you’d like to start an online business, my page with digital nomad resources.

Or, meander through some of my most popular posts:


Jumping Off A Cliff: Paragliding in Medellin, Colombia

Why I Hate Skiing in Japan

Hot Dogs Roasting on an Open Volcano

Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal Workers of the Month

How This Travel Blogger Makes a Living Online

What It’s Like to Volunteer in a Nicaraguan School

Everything You Need to Know About Teaching English in South Korea


This Story Proves There IS Good in the World

How to Smile When Shit Goes Wrong

Lessons on Fear & Travel from Zion National Park

Travel/Life Philosophy

27 Things I’ve Learned in 27 Years

How Being a Travel Failure Made Me Happy


Travel Tips + Gear

The Secret to Skipping Lines at the Airport

The Best Travel Debit Card

The Ultimate Travel Flip-Flop

Don’t see what you need? Have a question about adventure or seasonal jobs? Holler at me!