Hello, and welcome to my slice of paradise <3
My name is Nicole Sunderland – I am 34 years old, Irish & Scottish, Bacon Lover, whiskey drinker and Netflix Marathoner… and I have an incurable wanderlust. After studying criminology and law, I went on to get my MBA because I love business. I run my blog and social media channels full-time as well as travel part-time. Most of my travels are solo – but on occasion I travel with people.
From a young age I was fiercely passionate about seeing the world and meeting people from all walks of life. At the ripe age of 18 I started taking seasonal jobs around the United States and traveling to 48 of the 50 states. Fast forward to today – I have been to ALL 50 of the states!
A mostly solo traveler focusing on Luxury travel, food and photography for the last 10-11 years of my life in my travels. I love experiencing the best hotels in the world in different destinations while eating the local flare. I like to share my experiences traveling and eating around the globe on my social media channels and here on my blog as a way to inspire you to travel more. If you want to work together you can find more information –> here.
I have been fortunate to travel around the globe visiting 5 continents, 37 countries, 50 US states, 13 cruises, and countless airlines. I could retire today from traveling and still have enough to write about for the rest of my life. But I won’t because I have barely touched the surface and I want to continue showing people the world through my lens and inspiring them through vivid imagery to travel themselves.
How did I end up in this industry? By accident if I am being honest. I was working on my MBA and started a blog just to write about my travels and put pictures somewhere so that when people asked I could just direct them there. From the time I went to Hawaii in November of 2015 – I traveled almost entirely full-time until now circling 5 continents.
One of the most asked questions I get is: What is your favorite country?
It was Turkey – and Turkey was the top for about 7 years until I met Iceland. Iceland is a different kind of magical – one that I will never be able to put into words, but it gave me the butterflies and chills in a good way. I have this deep love affair with Iceland. If you are planning to visit Iceland, these are my best tips.
If we happen to cross paths, say hello! I love meeting new people – that is what this entire journey is about. – Nicki