Welcome to Spin the Globe Project! I’m Anna, a twenty-something with an appetite for adventure. After graduating with degrees in Sustainability and International Development, a few things were true about my life. I was more lost than ever, I felt relatively unqualified to start any type of career, and I had an itch to know more. So, I packed my bags and set off in pursuit of becoming a global citizen.
I have spent the last five years crossing off and simultaneously adding bucket-list items, taking me through Incan Ruins in the Andes, to the thin air on top of Mount Kilimanjaro and diving with crocodiles in Australia.
Growing up in a military family, I was no stranger to the nomadic lifestyle. So it was probably inevitable that I booked a one-way ticket across the world. Through volunteering, studying abroad and working in international nonprofits, I have managed to backpack around Africa, South America, North America, Oceania, Europe and Asia.
I strive to combine storytelling with my cultural experiences to promote human rights. I am my happiest after a hike (especially if it ends with a waterfall), and I pride myself on my ability to meticulously map out a trip, or disregard plans and embrace spontaneity if the moment calls for it. No matter where I am, I can be found with my trusty backpack nearby and ready to go.
Where I’ve been…
I have been to: 48 out of 196 countries
I have lived in: 5 countries (Tanzania, Peru, USA, Australia, Germany) and on 5 continents
In the United States of America:
I have been to: 34 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia
I have lived in: 7 states (Arizona, Texas, Kansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York)
Where I am going…
I am currently hiding in a cabin in the woods to save money while I finish the final touches on this Ford, Transit cargo van that is now my mobile home.
When I’m not resting at the cabin, I’m traveling across the USA and Canada to explore as many national parks as I can while sharing my van life journey with you!
Read more about why I decided to live in a van here.
or read more about Spin the Globe Project here.