susan shain

Sometimes people like to ask me stuff. Sometimes people like to include me in videos or interview me live.

My areas of expertise include personal finance, freelance writing, travel, seasonal jobs, and the digital nomad lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a speaker, on-camera host, or podcast guest, don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Upod Academy (November 2019) — How to Make a Living as a Freelance Content Marketing Writer

SOCO (December 2018) — Digital Nomad 101: How to Travel the World While Working


How to Survive Being Stranded at an Airport — Without Going Broke

Introducing Purple FridayPurple Friday is Almost Here (FB Live Host)

Announcing the winners of the Student Loan Hero scholarship (FB Live Host)

Spend Time, Not Money This Holiday Season (ABC Action News; picked up by AOL)

This is the Cheapest Grocery Store You’ve Never Been To

Dollar store wars: Here’s who has the lowest prices, best selection (WCPO Cincinnati)

Purple Friday Giveaway Winners / Purple Friday at Kleinfeld Bridal (FB Live Guest)

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Oaxaca

Department of Health and Human Services: My “I’m Covered” Story


Guest on “Central Time” on Wisconsin Public Radio (10/18/18) and Talk 107.3 With Dan Claitor (7/31/18)

Out There: Moments to Waste

Writers’ Rough Drafts: Episode #40 With Susan Shain

Hustle & Grace: Digital Nomad + Freelance Writer Susan Shain

NomadMe: Content marketing while traveling full time with Susan Shain

Nomadtopia: Susan Shain: Travel With Seasonal Jobs

Millennials Don’t Suck: Susan Shain

Millennial Playbook Podcast: Why Seasonal Jobs Are a Practical Option for Millennials

Zero to Travel: How to Have Fun, Make Money, and Travel the World With Susan Shain

The Sustainable Century: Susan Shain

Go the Travel Podcast: Air Passenger Rights


The New York Times: How to Conquer the Challenge of Long-Term Travel
Lifehacker: How to Get a Refund From an Airline
NBC News: How to write the perfect obituary, according to professional writers
TODAY Money: Want to live like a local? Sharing-economy travel experts share their secrets
TheStreet: The Best Way to Save on Currency Exchanges When Traveling Overseas
The Penny Hoarder: The Art of the Pitch: How to Land Your First Bylines as a Freelance Writer
Clark Norton: The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Jobs
Black Enterprise: The Perfect Guide to Landing a Seasonal Job
The Huffington Post: 15 Expert Hacks for Wannabe Successful New Writers
One Woman Shop: See Your Value – Even in Slow Periods
ten degrees warmer:  11 inspiring people tell you who inspire them
Women Digital Nomads: Work and Travel With These 37 Remote Jobs
Azmara Club Cruises: Alaska, home of the world’s best seafood
TripIt: The Freelancer’s Guide to Business Travel
ROL Cruise: The best places to eat seafood around the world


Kalo: Freelancer Spotlight: Susan Shain
Gmail Genius: How I Email, Susan Shain, Freelance Writer
A Dangerous Business: Thursday Traveler: Susan of Travel Junkette
Atlas Sliced: Why Wait to Travel? Start Now With Seasonal Jobs
Chacos: Get to Know Chaco Ambassador, Susan Shain
Chris Guillebeau: On the Road with Susan Shain
Department of Health & Human Services: Health Insurance Like Freedom: Susan’s #GetCovered Story
Go Power Kick: Today’s Traveler: Susan Shain
Johnny Jet: Travel Style: Susan Shain
Ketchikan Daily News: Shain makes a career of seasonal work (August 2013)
Million Mile Secrets: “I’m continually on the move — working new jobs, seeking new adventures, and eating lots of ice cream.” Susan’s “I’m Covered” Story: The freedom to change jobs or start a business
One Woman Shop: Digital Nomad Profile: Susan Shain of Travel Junkette
PointsAway: PointsAway Q&A with Travel Junkette
Romancing the Planet: Interview – Susan Shain of; What Happiness Means to You
The Professional Hobo: A Week-In-The-Life of Susan, Travel Junkette, in Nicaragua
UChic: Need More Adventure in Your Life? Explore the World with Susan Shain


The Write Life: The 100 Best Websites for Writers 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (for
Asher Fergusson: Top 100 Travel Blogs
Flight Network: 81 of the World’s Greatest Travel Hackers
PreTravels: Top Travel Blogs / Top Summer Destinations / Top Winter Destinations
London Unlocked: 30 Experts Share Their Top Tips for Getting Sleep on a Plane