Sarah Vandenberg

About Sarah Vandenberg

As the managing editor of Frayed Passport, my goal is to help you build your bucket list, plan your travels, and tell your story. I've been to 19 countries and five continents so far, and while I'm based in Miami, I spend one-third of the year traveling to amazing destinations around the world. If you would like to contribute an article to Frayed Passport, feel free to get in touch with me at!

Travel Horror: Taking Lariam in the Jungle

At Frayed Passport, we generally keep stories fun and educational, or reflective and personal. Once in a while, truly weird and terrifying things happen on our travels. I’ve been around the world a couple times and fly somewhere new every six weeks or so, and this is the story I usually tell people when they ask, “What’s the craziest or scariest thing you’ve encountered?”

2019-08-21T18:03:50-04:00By |Categories: Central America, Travel Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Email Travel Guide: Key West Road Trip Itinerary

In the Email Travel Guide series, I share messages from my friends who are amazing at researching and writing travel recommendations. This guide comes from David, a Miami native whose friends from up north traveled to the Florida Keys and needed help planning their trip. If you’re looking for a local’s guide to a Key West road trip, this is it. Enjoy!

The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering Abroad: Ethical Volunteer Programs

Volunteering abroad is a way to explore the world while helping a community in need. As a volunteer traveler, you’ll live in and work with a community you may not have known before, but that you’ll never forget once you return home.

Becoming a Digital Nomad: Anger, Pain, and Beautiful Things

Today I have officially been a nomad for six months! I love this life, and I'm so excited about where I'm going next. That said, becoming a nomad started out with anger, and has had oddly painful moments along the way.

Infographic: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lake District

England’s Lake District is famous for its lakes, mountains and breath-taking scenery, with each region having its own appearance and character. From William Wordsworth’s poetry to Alfred Wainwright’s walking guides, the area has long inspired people to visit and experience its peaceful, rugged beauty for themselves. Check out this awesome new infographic from Craig Manor Hotel with 10 things you didn't know about this beautiful corner of England.

2019-08-21T18:03:53-04:00By |Categories: Europe, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Worry-Free Travel: 6 Tips for an Excellent Trip

This month marks the beginning of my full-time digital nomad lifestyle. I don’t have an apartment, a car, or debt, and all of my work is accomplished online. Right now, I’m in Montreal writing from an Airbnb while comparing awesome expat destinations - it’s a jump that’s been a long time coming.