Oh hey there! Welcome to my little corner of the internet, I’m pretty excited that you found me.
My name is Hannah, call sign Indi-Hannah Jones, and I am a travel addict.
I’m not your typical female traveler. I’m a clumsy Canadian with a penchant for missing buses and trains and getting lost. I don’t ‘look’ like the typical female adventurer either. I’m curvy and identify as plus size, but thats never stopped me.
I love scuba diving, exploring castles, and have a huge soft spot for panda bears. I’m obsessed with Indiana Jones and am sucker for ancient myths and legends (although I’m secretly afraid of ghosts). I’m insatiably curious and have been accused for being a bit of a dare devil. But like every traveller, I’m in love with the world.
How I Caught the Travel Bug
It all started in 2011 when an impulsive decision to live abroad changed my life. After graduating university, I decided to move to Galway, Ireland. Up until that point, I had never travelled. I’d never even been on a plane. But, I shrugged off the non-believers and went anyways. Alone. It was the best decision of my life; not only did I fall in love with Ireland (which is still my favourite country), but I fell in love with travel. Fast forward a few years and I have now been to 66 countries, most of them solo. But, don’t let my travel experience fool you. I’m still the queen of misadventures!
What I’m Known For
Let’s be honest, there are a million female travel bloggers out there. So, what makes me different?
To start with, I don’t look like your typical solo female traveller. At least not the kind you see in travel ads or circulating in the most viral social media posts. As mentioned above, I identify as plus size and make sure that comes to play in my brand in an effort to promote body diversity and help make the travel industry more inclusive.
I’m best known for my honesty and my sense of humour. I tell it like it is, share the good and the bad, and I don’t take myself too seriously.
If you are looking for truly honest feedback, guides, and tips: I’m your girl.
If you want to read something that will make you laugh: I’m your girl.
If you are looking for an ‘influencer’ who feels like a friend: I’m your girl.
If you are looking for a travel buddy to join on an epic adventure: I’m your girl (check out my group trips tab to see what’s available!)
I’m most active on Instagram where I regularly share updates, tips, plans, and my quirky personality with my community. You can find me on IG here.
What I Do
On top of this blog, I also work as a freelance writer. I write mainly about personal finance in Canada but also some travel and lifestyle too. I have bylines in Lonely Planet, Fodor’s Travel, Forbes, Financial Post, and more. You can find my portfolio here.
I’ve traded the traditional desk-job for a lifestyle that allows me to travel the world as much as possible. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, and I’ll be the first to admit it isn’t easy. But I wouldn’t trade it. Travel has made me a stronger, more independent, and confident woman. My adventures have given me some of the best experiences of my life; I’ve done and seen amazing things, met tons of incredible people, and I have some pretty awesome stories to share.
My biggest hope is that my escapades, stories, and guides inspire you set off on your own adventures, wherever they may take you and encourage you to pursue the lifestyle you have always dreamed of.
Want to get in touch? Here’s my contact page.