Hello my fellow travel enthusiasts, my name is Hailey and I am the writer and adventurer behind my blog “A Side of Travel.” I didn’t give up my career, sell my house, buy an old van to live in, or move to a foreign country. I work full-time, I’m in a relationship, I have multiple pets, and I have a wild passion for traveling. Luckily, I have chosen a career and education which has presented me with many opportunities to travel to an array of destinations around the world.

Like many of you, I work full-time and travel part-time because my job comes first. Most people can relate to this way of life since I navigate around the same constraints regarding time, budgets, and safety that many of you also face. I find this to be an advantage rather than a hindrance because all of my blogs, helpful hints, and recommendations are written to provide you with realistic travel expectations.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and have many years of experience working as an outsourced Marketing Director. My extensive experience in the industry has allowed me to conduct travel research with skepticism. Yes, I conduct an immense amount of research before a trip so that you don’t have to!

The benefits of reading my blog are that you will be reading honest opinions, reviews, and tips about my travel adventures. I will also be giving accolades to those businesses who exhibited exceptional customer service, which is a necessity to those who travel. I know how important customer testimonials are to a business and to travelers so I hope to streamline this communication through my blog. My fellow travelers will be able to develop all of their knowledge for their next trip through one clear and concise resource. I will strive to provide a “one stop shop” of traveling information for your next trip to reduce travel stress and cultivate a passion for travel similar to my own.


From tropical beaches to snow dusted mountains, A Side of Travel has it all for you. Choose your next dream destination and come wander the world with me.

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Hawaii Beach Vacation in Maui

“Traveling is not about the destination, it’s about the memories that you create and the individuals that you share those moments with.”

Hailey, A Side of Travel
Hawaii Beach Vacation in Maui

“No matter where the adventure may take me, whether it be local, national, or international, every experience shapes me as a human. I ingest new sights, sounds, smells, learn new ways of life, appreciate new cultures, and understand new beliefs.

I am where I have traveled. “

Hailey, A Side of Travel
Hawaii Beach Vacation in Maui

“Be a traveler, not a tourist”

Hailey, A Side of Travel


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