About Me

Hello there! Welcome to Life Well Wandered: a mindful travel and mental wellness blog.

In this blog, you’ll find the best tips and tricks for making the most of your travels, travel tips for Europe and North America and the intersection between travel, mental health, and life. I write about the wonderful cities I’ve visited and lived in, living (and traveling) with anxiety, and explorations around my home in New York City.

I believe in mindful travel—a style of travel that focuses on being in the moment, seeking out local places, and truly getting an insider’s look of a location.

I also believe in being open about my mental health, the struggles I’ve gone through, and how travel has saved me.

I hope you explore this site and find something that inspires you.

life well wandered a mindful travel and mental wellness blog

About the wanderer:

New Yorker. Floridian. North Carolinian. Londoner. Parisian. American. European. Anxious. Depressed. Driven. Wanderer. Photographer. Traveler. Writer. 98% introvert. Type-A.

I’m Alex, the girl behind Life Well Wandered. All those adjectives above either describe me now or have described me in the recent past.

I’m still trying to figure out who I am in this world, but one thing is for sure: travel has impacted my life in ways I can’t even begin to describe.

life well wandered a mindful travel and mental wellness blog

New to Life Well Wandered? Check out some of my favorite posts:

My Mental Health Journey: What You Don’t See

The Art of Mindful Travel + Tips for Mindful Travel

The Best Quiet Spots in Central London

15 Must-Visit Churches in Rome

What You Should Know on World Mental Health Day

Experiencing Gilmore Girls: Coffee at Luke’s Diner


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    20 August 2016 at 18:31

    That is awesome that you landed a job with the United Nations! Hopefully, you can extend your contract and do some overseas stints here and there over time. If given that opportunity, then where would you go and why?

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      21 August 2016 at 13:43

      Thank you! I would honestly go anywhere. I’ll have to go back to school at some point but hopefully could get a job overseas, experience a new place and culture, and help make the world a better place :)

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    6 October 2016 at 15:27

    Hey Alex! I love your blog! It is funny because my family lives in Davidson, NC. However, I moved to Wales last year to complete my full undergraduate degree in Cardiff. My friend also struggles with anxiety, so seeing how you’ve conquered your fears and been able to live such a beautiful adventurous life is super inspiring to me. Keep up the good work!

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      6 October 2016 at 16:43

      Hi Susanna! Thank you so much :) I love the Davidson connection! I’ve also visited Cardiff and thought it was beautiful — I hope you’re enjoying your undergrad there! I’m hoping to move back to the UK next year! If your friend ever needs to talk to someone about anxiety, feel free to reach out :)

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    Sara McMillan
    1 August 2018 at 12:03

    HI Alex,

    Wow, we have so much in common from Gilmore Girls to travel (photography etc…) I love your site. Did I read correctly, are you working for the UN? My name is Sara and my husband and I live in beautiful Costa Rica. We are from Florida but have lived in CR for over 3 years now. I am a traveler, photographer and everything in between. I have worked with the United Nations Association as well. I would love to collaborate on a project if you see anything like this in your future. I can travel and/or host if you would like to come to CR! Love your site! My site is just up and still being constructed so please excuse the mess.

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