Welcome to Frayed Passport! Here, you’ll find hundreds of articles and stories by travelers, for travelers. Most of our stories and tips cover digital nomad and retire early lifestyle, travel writing and blogging guides, bucket lists and amazing destinations, and thoughts about how travel impacts our lives. Frayed Passport is mainly community-driven and welcomes contributions from travelers worldwide—please click here to see our content submission guidelines.

About the Editor

It’s great to meet you! I’m Sarah Vandenberg, and I travel around the world as a digital nomad. While Miami is my home base, I’ve spent the past couple of years bouncing around Canada, Portugal, France, the UK, Panama, Costa Rica, and Peru. I founded my first company—a directory of volunteer abroad programs—in 2004 as a freshman in college, and sold it in 2012. Since then, I’ve been helping startups and NGOs with their business development and marketing strategies, and I work 100% for myself, remotely.

My first trip abroad was for a sea turtle conservation volunteering program in Costa Rica in college, and since then, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to visit five continents. I’m a big fan of responsible travel and learning how people I meet are making the world a better place. My goal is to help connect you with fellow travelers, future wanderers, and amazing new friends who can show you the incredible places they’ve visited or that they call home.

In addition to our hundreds of articles here, we have a brand-new community on Facebook where you can share stories, tips, and questions related to travel—click here to check it out and to join!

We also are launching a directory of tour operators, travel agents, and trips all over the world in late September. If you represent one of these programs, please visit this page to add your company, and reach our community more directly.

If you’d like to get in touch with me directly, please email me at Sarah@FrayedPassport.com, add me on Whatsapp at 1.570.971.5037, or connect with me on Skype at SarahFromDC.