I'm Anna

 full-time wanderer & writer, content creator, and dreamer
I've been to 72 countries, 6 continents, & 36 American states

About me

My two loves: travel + writing 

I've been writing ever since I first moved abroad. I've got a stack of handwritten journals, three former blogs, and a manuscript in the works...  My dream is to publish a book. 

You'll find travel tips and essays on my website, and all my wanderlust photos on @traveloutsidethebox

You can shop my travel style if you like what's in my suitcase for a trip

You can keep up with my day-to-day adventures with daily musings

I am a Senior Contributor for The Travel Women because I believe women need to empower each other to travel!

I've also contributed content to We Are Travel Girls, Darling Escapes, Coastal Living & Walkli

Still want to know more? 10 Things You Should Know About Me


My story

I always had big dreams to see the world.

 I grew up in Ohio, and never left the country until I was eighteen. During college I studied in Paris and I fell madly in love with being abroad. At 22, I took a job in London so I could live overseas and used all my weekends and holidays to travel through Europe solo. But eventually my job brought me back to America to live in New York City.  

So four years ago I lived a mostly normal life. 
I had a tiny studio in New York City, a job in sales, and a magician boyfriend. (I said mostly normal.) Josh traveled all the time for work, while I hated going to the office everyday; because I was so curious to go see the world. When he asked me marry to him, he also asked me something else.

"Do you want to become a magician's assistant?"
 I left my studio, quit my job, became something I never dreamed I could be - a magician's assistant. A few years later, I married the magician. Now I travel non-stop to perform and share magic. with my husband, Joshua Jay, a world-renowned sleight of hand artist, author, and inventor

People always ask me if I can tell the secrets; do I know the tricks? 
The answer is yes - but I can't share those. But what I can share is a few secrets of my own - the tricks I've learned to incredible travel for all types of trips. We love travel more than anything, we're basically nomadic by choice so we can see as much of the world as possible. 

We travel non-stop, but we don't travel like anyone else travels.
When we travel, we hang out with locals;  magicians who are willing and eager to show us their city. It's like having family all over the world. We get a totally unique and authentic look at the places we go, and because we make our own schedule, never leave a place without having totally explored it.  We always stay after the shows are over to take advantage of where magic has brought us to explore a little further. 

I take all types of trips in all kinds of styles.
From luxury African safaris, to budget USA road-trips, there's no where I won't go. Some of our trips aren't related to work at all - it's just us chasing our wanderlust. But no matter where in the world we are, one thing is always consistent: we seek out the the unusual, the delicious, the authentic. And because we're not sponsored travelers, we go, do, and see what we want - and then I share it with you.