Welcome to Spin the Globe Project! I’m Anna, a 28-year-old dreamer with an appetite for adventure, a desire for simplicity, a passion for social justice and sustainability, and nomadic tendencies. Hence why I live in a self-converted, self-contained, solar-powered van with my dog Cagney.
Through travel hacks, studying abroad, volunteering and working in international nonprofits, I managed to backpack around Africa, South America, North America, Oceania, Europe and Asia on a budget. I crossed off and simultaneously added bucket-list items, taking me through Incan Ruins in the Andes, to the thin air on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, swimming with crocodiles in Australia, diving with giant Manta Rays in Thailand, working a “9-5” office job in New York City, and eventually traveling the United States in a self-converted camper van.
No matter where my journey has taken me though, I always strive to combine storytelling with my cultural experiences to promote human rights and sustainability.
Spin the Globe Project (SGP) is an ethical adventure travel & lifestyle project. This is the place where I share budget travel resources, mishaps and confessions from backpacking and expat life over the last 7 years on 6 continents and 50 countries.
The pages of this site are full of proof that you can live a nomadic lifestyle abroad with just a passport and an open-mind, maintain a 9-5 in New York City while cashing in vacation days for adventures in exotic destinations, or live in a van while traveling your own country.
SGP is a place for nomads and dreamers interested in social justice and environmental causes. At its core, it is a source of inspiration for adventurous souls with socially conscious hearts.
I am a firm believer that when you travel, your problems and concerns fade away and are replaced with tolerance, patience, inquisitiveness, open-mindedness, and countless other valuable life lessons.
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This summer, I embarked on a unique journey across Central America. Backpacking on a tight budget, volunteering on a farm, an ecological research center, at a school and in a hostel in exchange for meals and accommodation. All to create “The Giving Journey”- a documentary about responsible voluntourism and ecotourism.
The Mission: To inspire adventurous souls with socially conscious hearts to travel with a purpose.
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