About Alexa and 52 Perfect Days: Exploring Perfect Days of Travel Around the World
I am a travel blogger and travel podcaster who has shared my love of travel with my son. I love Instagram, Kundalini yoga, tennis. I’m a gluten free foodie who also loves a great Cabernet or chardonnay. When not on the road, we are at home in sunny San Diego, CA.
A Bit About Me….
- My writing career started as a freelance journalist writing for Portland Family Magazine, Healing Lifestyles and Spa’s and the Oregonian as well as a bunch of other online websites.
- In 2007 I launched 52 Perfect Days as website to share my explorations of the Pacific Northwest.
- In 2008 I began accepting guest contributions to the site and I quickly had more than 100 guest bloggers.
- In 2010 my family and I moved to my college town of San Diego.
- In December of 2014 I launched my travel podcast; Break Into Travel Writing.
- In 2015 I launched the Travel Writer’s Academy.
How it all Started
I inherited my love of travel from my mom, my grandparents on my mom’s side and my great aunt on my mom’s side. Travel has been a part of my life since day one. Seriously, it was….. I was born in Paris, France and travel is literally in my blood!
When I was 10 years old my mom, my sister and I took a summer trip to Spain and North Africa. We flew into Madrid and traveled around Spain with the final goal of reaching Malaga to take the ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco where we met my great aunt and uncle who were circling the globe on their 32-foot sailboat. We joined them and sailed from North Africa and along the coast of Spain.
A few years later I took a two week road trip with my grandparents from Southern California to Baja Caifornia. We drove to Cabo San Lucas and then back to La Paz where we took the ferry to mainland Mexico and headed back to California. There were no reservations, we drove until we wanted to stop—mostly in fishing villages where we’d share in the catch of the day. It was immersive and we were able to really connect with the locals and culture. They truly taught me what a road trip is meant to be.
These two trips hold the biggest place in my heart and my memory and are the ones that confirmed in me a true love and passion for exploration and travel.
I’ve traveled to 4 continents and 30 countries. I’ve worked in a youth hostel in Amsterdam, bar-tended in Greece and painted (not art, but walls) in Germany. I rode the Orient Express, snorkeled with dolphins, swam with whale sharks, had tea with a prince, and a whole slew of other truly memorable experiences.
I’m a travel writer and photographer and started my freelance career as a staff writer for Portland Family Magazine. From there I went on to freelance for many additional outlets including Northwest Magazine, Healing Lifestyles and Spas, Oregon.com and Examiner.com. I launched 52 Perfect Days in 2007 and it quickly became a top blog and I began accepting contributions from additional writers. I have over 100 writers contribute to the site and am proud to have built a blog that has continued to grow and become more popular.
For me, travel is about experiencing other cultures, tasting new foods, meeting new friends—both locals and travelers—it’s about expanding who I am as a human being. It’s also about sharing my experiences with words and photos.
Work With Me
For media trips, campaigns, sponsored posts, giveaways, advertising rates or a media kit, please contact me.
email: alexa @ 52perfectdays.com
I do not do link exchanges or post content from companies for free. If you are contacting me regarding a partnership, advertising or sponsored content please feel free to contact me using the above information.
I’ve grown large social media followings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’ve also worked with many companies and tourism boards, both large and small, by helping promote their brands and destinations to wider audiences. We can help your brand reach more people with social media campaigns, copywriting and placement on this site. Additionally, we’re available for speaking engagements related to building a travel brand and working with travel bloggers.
Social Media Following (Updated April 2016)
I look forward to working with you!