About Travel Lemming

Travel Lemming is an online travel guide with more than a half million monthly readers. Travel Lemming publishes highly useful, information-packed articles, written from the perspective of a local or an expert traveler with deep familiarity with each destination.

Travel Lemming encourages readers to think beyond those overdone, over-touristed destinations packed with lemmings. The world is a big place, and there is a lot more to see than you may realize! That’s why Travel Lemming has been a leading publication in promoting the world’s emerging destinations since 2017. Our travel advice has been featured in the likes of Lonely Planet, NBC News, Euronews, Mic, and many more prominent global media publications.

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Meet Our Team of Travel Experts


Nate Hake

Founder, CEO, and Editor in Chief

Nate Hake

nate@travellemming.com

Nate Hake is a travel writer and recovering attorney from Denver, Colorado. In 2016, Nate started traveling the world full time on a backpacking trip which took him to 43 countries across six continents in a single year (see his favorite travel photos from that trip here). Nate has been a full-time world traveler ever since. His travel advice has been featured in leading publications like NBC News, CNN, Mic, Business Insider, Mashable, and Yahoo News.

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Taylor Herperger

Editor

Taylor Herperger

Taylor Herperger is a writer and editor from Winnipeg, Canada. A lover of Guinness and window seats, Taylor got her first taste of international travel in 2007 and has been exploring the world slow and steadily ever since. In addition to her guides at Travel Lemming, Taylor can also be found chronicling her travel at her blog Taylor on a Trip.

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Abigail Nueve

Editor

Abigail Nueve is a Colorado-based writer who aspires to work from the road.  An avid hiker, skier, and canyoneer, she shares a unique perspective of the American West, highlighting destinations less traveled.  When she isn’t exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs, Abigail manages her freelance marketing business, Campsite Creative.

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Clara Kesseler

Photography Director

Clara Kesseler

Clara Kesseler is a world traveler, law student, and fashion model from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Clara loves exploring new parts of the world. Clara’s favorite travel destinations include Peru, Canada, and the United States. She is currently on an extended trip through Mexico. In addition to her love of traveling, Clara is also passionate about international human rights law.

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Vanessa Ramos

Senior Travel Writer

Vanessa Ramos

Vanessa Ramos is a travel and lifestyle writer from Puerto Rico. Vanessa has traveled for international work exchange, backpacking, and solo traveling around three continents. When she’s not writing about the best things to do, places to visit, or where to stay on the island of Puerto Rico, she’s hunting airplane tickets for her next trip abroad. Vanessa also writes her own lifestyle blog, Existence as I Know It.

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Laura Falin

Senior Travel Writer

Profile photo of travel writer Laura Falin

Laura Falin is a freelance writer in Colorado who has written for publications like BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. Laura loves hiking, paddle boarding, camping, and snowboarding, and she has run exactly one marathon. She now lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband and four children. They love exploring the state and the rest of the U.S., usually by car, and they are pros at 20-hour road trips!

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Chelsea Booker

Freelance Travel Writer

Chelsea Booker

Chelsea Booker is a Seattle-based freelance travel writer and storyteller who loves discovering places that stimulate her imagination. Her adventures around Washington and the Pacific Northwest have inspired her to show others just how much there is to explore in their own backyards. She writes about more of what she loves – creativity, personal development, and joyful living – on her lifestyle blog, Chelsea Figures It Out.

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Andrew Bloem

Freelance Travel Writer

Andrew Bloem

Andrew Bloem is an adventure travel writer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A pirate at heart, Andrew’s travels usually don’t stray too far from a palm tree and an ocean view. When he’s not writing guides for Travel Lemming, you can find him typing away at the local tiki bar for his site OceanWide Explorers.

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Katie Lusnia

Freelance Travel Writer

Katie Lusnia

Katie Lusnia grew up in the Florida sunshine and currently lives in the Orlando area. Now Katie is on a mission to explore the state with her husband and infant son. Katie loves finding farm-to-table food and exploring an area through local cuisine and the great outdoors.

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Ashleigh Bandimere

Freelance Travel Writer

Ashleigh Bandimere

Ashleigh Bandimere grew up enjoying the sunshine and beaches of San Diego, California but her love of adventure led her to live in both Costa Rica and Spain before she returned to her hometown. Ashleigh’s passions include wildlife conservation, sustainability, seeing the world’s natural beauty, and sharing these interests with others.

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Jessica Hurtault 

Freelance Travel Writer

Jessica Hurtault is a freelance writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She explored South Korea while teaching English there for three years and traveled around Europe and Asia during her vacations. Now that she’s back in the U.S., she’s dedicated to finding the best sunrise spots and vegetarian restaurants on this side of the world.

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Yvette Griffith

Freelance Travel Writer

Yvette Griffith is a New Jersey-based Freelance Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, often with her young daughter, as they explore their state as well as the world around them. From Southern Cali, to cruises to the Caribbean, to local adventures, Yvette is always ready for her next adventure.

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Victoria Folz

Freelance Travel Writer

Victoria Folz is a freelance writer and travel enthusiast based in Southern California. She enjoys red eye flights, hiking, road trips, running, and solo adventures. Her favorite destination abroad is a tie between the island of Roatan and Porto Xeli, Greece. Visit her website here.

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Elizabeth Demolat

Freelance Travel Writer

Elizabeth Demolat is a travel and lifestyle writer in Nashville, Tennessee. Elizabeth loves exploring new destinations. Her favorite travel destinations are France, Italy, and the United States. Right now, Elizabeth is focused on finding cool local spots and taking trips through the southeastern United States.

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Jess Levy

Freelance Travel Writer

Jess Levy is an artist, travel writer, poet, and marketer. A California native and ex-techie working in Silicon Valley by day, traveling by weekend searching for those hidden gems. She loves planning local and international trips to nourish her creative soul. She’s now back home by the beaches of Encinitas, San Diego, and loves uncovering the best dog-friendly experiences around.

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Jasmine Pettitt

Freelance Travel Writer

Jasmine Pettitt loves to laugh and explore. She was raised in Oregon and spent her childhood adventuring all over the state. She has now traveled to many parts of the US and Ireland. Currently residing in New Mexico with her husband, Jasmine is now on a mission to discover all the southwest has to offer – from its rich cultural heritage to the stunning desert vistas.

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Sky Ariella

Freelance Travel Writer

Sky Ariella is a professional writer from New York with an insatiable craving for exploring the world. After a post-college adventure around 6 Asian countries, she dove head-first into a writing career and travel lifestyle. Sky currently lives in Mexico City with her dog Bear. When she’s not whipping up content for Travel Lemming, she writes for Booking, Zippia, and her blog.

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Larissa Albright

Freelance Travel Writer

Profile of Travel Lemming author Larissa Albright

Larissa Albright is a New York City-based writer and travel enthusiast. She loves trying local restaurants and coffee shops in her neighborhood and exploring every inch of Central Park. She visits London whenever she can and spends her summers in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Lea Rose Allbaugh

Freelance Travel Writer

Lea Rose Allbaugh

Lea Rose Allbaugh is a Chicago-based freelance writer who’s obsessed with all things travel. She caught the travel bug back in 2015 during an exchange to the Netherlands and has traveled to 13 other countries since. Travel writing is her favorite way of inspiring others to get up and go experience the world. In her free time, she loves to eat pasta and make everything a dance party. She also writes at her website, Written World!

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Jericha Griffin

Freelance Travel Writer

Jericha Griffin is a Travel Lemming author

Jericha Griffin is a pilot’s daughter, Jericha loved to tag along on her dad’s trips throughout North America. On explorations including Europe, South Asia, and Africa, her passion for travel expanded with each new horizon. As a writer for Travel Lemming, Jericha is thrilled to share what she’s learned, especially about her beloved home state, California.

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Bailey Musselman

Freelance Travel Writer

Bailey Musselman, Travel Lemming author

Bailey Musselman is a travel writer, educator, and forever graduate student in Oakland, California. After growing up in the arid Arizona desert, Bailey spent the following years studying literature in the Midwest, learning Spanish in Barcelona, and watching theater across London. Now in the Bay Area, Bailey can be found road tripping across Northern California or sharing book recommendations on her blog, The Bailey Buzz.

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Nilani Thiyagarajah

Freelance Travel Writer

Nilani Thiyagarajah, Travel Lemming Chicago author

Nilani Thiyagarajah is a freelance writer and editor in Chicago, Illinois. Nilani enjoys exploring the Windy City whenever she has free time. Having grown up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she enjoys seeking and finding all of the best-kept secrets that any area has to offer. Nilani loves traveling and learning about new cultures and plans to do a lot more of it in the coming years!

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Henry Michaels

Freelance Travel Writer

Henry Michaels is a travel writer at Travel Lemming

Henry Michaels grew up in Denver, Colorado and currently lives in San Luis Obispo, on the central coast of California. Henry’s love for travel has brought him to several countries across Europe and Central and South America. He enjoys sports and the outdoors, and as a Colorado native, he is an avid snowboarder.

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Brooke Horrobin

Freelance Travel Writer

Brooke Horrobin, travel writer at Travel Lemming

Brooke Horrobin is a London, UK-based freelance travel writer who originates from Ontario, Canada. She has a passion for travel, so much so that she decided to move her life to the UK in 2020 to take on new adventures. She loves giving recommendations, and her time in London so far has inspired her to share her favorite activities, places and culture with others.

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Isabelle Pavese

Freelance Travel Writer

Isabelle Pavese is a Las Vegas-based writer who loves to travel and explore new places. She tries to take at least two trips a year to places she has never been before. Some of her favorite cities in the world include Rome and San Francisco. Isabelle loves all things food-related and is on a mission to find the best restaurants in Las Vegas!

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McKenna Mobley

Freelance Travel Writer

McKenna Mobley is an avid adventurer, traveler, mountaineer, and writer from Southern California. Her goal is to climb some of the world’s highest mountains and visit as many countries as she can. She loves Latin America and has been to almost every Latin country. She also has a thirst for solo adventuring and has hiked 400 consecutive miles by herself through the Arizona desert. You can also find her on her blog.

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Lana Sampa

Freelance Travel Writer

Lana Sampa is a freelance writer based in the Greater Houston area. Raised in Louisiana and proud of her Creole roots, she longed to “escape” Louisiana to travel the world. Her dream came true when she became a flight attendant, allowing her to visit more than 100 cities across 25 countries and five continents. However, Lana is most passionate when her travels allow her to immerse herself in different cultures and indulge in various cuisines.

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Seychelle Thomas

Freelance Travel Writer

Seychelle Thomas is a freelance writer and travel enthusiast originating from the DMV area. When exploring a new place she gravitates towards local cuisine, cultural gems, and natural wonders. Beyond travel writing, more of her work is located at her site Seychelle Writes.

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Betty Hurd

Freelance Travel Writer

Betty Hurd is a flight attendant from Tucson, Arizona with a degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona. Her love for travel led her to exciting careers in aviation and writing. She’s visited 37 countries and hopes to inspire others to see the world by chronicling her adventures in her blog, Have You Hurd.

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