My Work in Travel and Tourism

I started blogging about travel and expat life in 2012. Yes, that was before blogging was a business!

My work in the travel and tourism industry actually began back in 2008 when I worked in La Casa Sol, an Indigenous-owned hotel in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador.

In Honduras, I managed a vacation rental property and expanded a watersports company from a staff of 3 to a team of 15.

In the virtual realm, I have written content for countless tourism and hospitality companies around the world. In recent years, I’ve been the Managing Editor of the Wanderful Blog, Content Strategist for Impact Travel Alliance, Managing Director of the Tourism Marketing Agency, and Co-Owner of Hey! East Coast USA.

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expat writer and blogger

My freelance writing bylines have included Readers Digest, HuffPost, International Living, and more.

I was even featured on an episode of House Hunters International!

My websites portfolio spans topics and continents, but the string that binds them all together is encouraging people to get out of their own bubbles to experience other places and meet people with perspectives that might differ from their own.

I believe that travel and tourism can be a force for good. I simultaneously believe that the industry must constantly improve its outdated practices. The travel industry employs 10% of all workers globally; we have a moral obligation to do better and be better.

Amanda Walkins Puerto Rico waterfall hike
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My Expat Life

I have lived in 7 different countries, spending more than a decade residing outside of the US.

Countries I’ve called home have included:

  • USA
  • Spain
  • Ecuador
  • Honduras
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Malta

These places and spaces have shaped how I see the world. They have forged and altered my perspective on life, history, culture, and purpose. They are now, each of them, an intrinsic part of me.

My personal experiences and consultations have helped many other current and future expats learn about daily life in other places and figure out the logistics of an international move.

Expat life comes with a great many challenges, and just as many incredible opportunities. If you’re given the chance, I hope you leap at the opportunity to live in a country different from your own!

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Amanda Walkins White Cliffs of Dover

Features & Collaborations

Features & Collaborations

expat writer Amanda Walkins on House Hunters International in Roatan
expat writer Amanda Walkins in The Huffington Post
expat writer Amanda Walkins in Readers Digest
expat writer Amanda Walkins in International Living
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Amanda Walkins author at Wanderful
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