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 20 countries and five continents so far, lived for two years as a full-time digital nomad, and while I'm based in Miami now, 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?”

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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.