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Freelance Writing from Paradise

Date Posted: May 12, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing

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In an effort to offer some inspiration to other aspiring freelance writers out there, I wanted to share an update on my writing career since announcing that I’d left a salaried job and gone full-time as a freelancer.

In an effort to offer some inspiration to other aspiring freelance writers out there, I wanted to share an update on my...

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How to Move to Roatan: Minimizing and Getting Rid of All the Stuff

Date Posted: March 31, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

In case you missed the other parts in this series on How to Move to Roatan, here’s Finding Housing, Working Abroad, Families With Children, and Safety Concerns.

People contact me all the time asking for advice on how to minimize their “stuff.” When considering an international move, understanding what is important and what is simply taking up space makes the transition so much easier. Here’s the best advice I can offer you, which I originally wrote for The Huffington Post on March 13, 2015.

In case you missed the other parts in this series on How to Move to Roatan, here's Finding Housing, Working Abroad, Fami...

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HuffPost: Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Date Posted: January 11, 2015
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing

Since we’ve just been discussing safety concerns specifically for Roatan, I’d like to offer this reminder for the ladies especially. This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post on December 9, 2014.


Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?

I have been a solo female traveler, and I accidentally became an expat in Roatan. Through my hundreds of conversations with potential and current female expats, I’ve accumulated enough tips and advice to last a lifetime.

Since we've just been discussing safety concerns specifically for Roatan, I'd like to offer this reminder for the ladies...

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HuffPost: 7 Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Date Posted: December 7, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on November 26, 2014.


Lessons are learned every day – or at least they should be. Whether positive or negative, life is full of daily experiences that change us and affect us. Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren’t currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.

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Beach View in Roatan, Honduras. Photo by Amanda Walkins

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on November 26, 2014. Lessons are learned every day - or at least t...

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It’s Official: I’m a HuffPo Blogger

Date Posted: June 3, 2014
Posted in: Freelance Writing

I’ve mentioned that I have a few really fun things I’ve been working on in addition to my day job and this blog. One of them was getting set-up as a Huffington Post Blogger. I decided I read enough of their posts (constantly) to warrant contacting them about writing for them, so I sent off a quick email and presto change-o they set me up with my own account. Cool!

You can check out my first post now to see how easy it is to start traveling. Feel free to comment and share from there – spread the love! And seriously, people. Stop planning so much all the time. It’s just not necessary.

Stay tuned for more fun things that are already in the works!

I've mentioned that I have a few really fun things I've been working on in addition to my day job and this blog. One of...

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