Dead, Exposition Review (2nd Place Flash Fiction Winner)
You Will Travel Through Europe By Bus, Matador Network
I Heart My City: Jackie's Los Angeles, National Geographic Traveler
The Corn Islands, That Backpacker
3 Things I Insist On Paying For Even Though I Could Get Them for Free, The Financial Diet
What UC Davis Graduates Are Doing With an English Degree, UC Davis blog
Jackie Travels is my personal travel blog from my twenties. I rarely update it anymore, but I keep it online as an example of my writing and as an astonishing reminder of how often I use commas.
I've also written over 100 pages of copy for Rail Europe's website and blog. Part of this was freelance work, part of it was full-time. Some of these articles and website pages were written on buses in Central America, in small airplane seats between continents, and from the perfect dining room table I had for a year in Chicago. These are some of my favorites.
I have two cats named Mulder and Scully, work in the travel industry in Paris, and spend a good deal of my free time looking for decor inspiration on Apartment Therapy. (update: Apartment Therapy actually featured me at one point and I don’t think I’ve ever fan-girled so hard)
I’ve worn several different hats as a traveler — as a backpacker, as part of a fancy tour group, as an intern, as a student ambassador, as a journalist, and as a masochist (20+ hour train and bus rides in non-reclining seats, over and over again, why).
I’ve also worn several different hats in the travel industry — I’ve worked as a travel consultant, a hostel intern, a travel writing intern, a travel journalist, and a freelance travel writer. I’ve planned press trips and led press trips. Once I also helped to lead a photography tour through Ireland (and by 'helped to lead a photography tour' I mostly mean 'helped to lead people towards bread pudding and Guinness').
I’m the co-founder of the TalesOnRail Artist in Residence program at Rail Europe.
I spend a lot of time hanging out in my clawfoot bathtub.
#TalesOnRail Artist in Residence
In 2016 I co-founded the TalesOnRail Artist in Residence program, which is sponsored by Rail Europe and various European tourism boards. Our first year, we received over 100 applications and we sent 2 writers to France and Switzerland for an inspiring train trip. In 2017 we sent 2 writers to Germany and Switzerland. We produce an ongoing web series about the program, which has received over 1 million views to date.