You may start to notice some things changing around here. First and foremost, please note that my new domain name is ( will still redirect to this domain, but is no longer in active use.)

So… why the change?

Because I no longer feel like I am *just* Travel Junkette.

Over the past few years, I’ve managed to carve out a space for myself online — a space that is constantly changing. I don’t want that growth to stop.

And what’s the one thing that won’t change? Me! My personality. My name. 

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the disappointingly non-dramatic reason why I changed my domain name. I want this website, this blog, this community to evolve over time — just like we will.

You’ll also now find me on Twitter and Instagram @Susan_Shain, and on Facebook and Pinterest as /susanshain. (On Google+, too — but who uses that?)

In conclusion: No, I am not shutting down the blog or leaving the online world. I am not ditching you all to go live on a yoga commune in India (though it is quite tempting…).

I am still traveling; I am still writing; I am still living life to the fullest and sharing the journey with YOU. I am just ensuring this online space will continue to reflect all that as time goes on.

I will always be “Travel Junkette,” and you can always refer to this site as that. It’s how I began this journey, and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart. But as time goes on, you’ll see those words start to fade. What — or rather, who — will take its place?

Me. My name is Susan Shain, and I’m here to stay.

What do you think? Are you surprised by the domain change?