One of the joys of being a travel writer is that I get to fulfill my quench for knowledge and adventure daily. Whether by plane, train or even camel on occasion, I am fortunate to explore the nooks and crannies of this planet, absorbing the cultures, traditions, religions and especially the cuisine of foreign lands. Amongst the passport stamps and customs checkpoints, it remains important to me to explore my roots. And that is why every year I … [Read more...]
Fueled by passion, integrity, and adventure, Olivia Taylor Balsinger has utilized her global perspective to manifest a successful career as a travel and broadcast journalist. Raised by two public school reading teachers as parents, Olivia has always been encouraged to question, to explore and, well, utilize her gift of gab (Scene: Supermarket, 1994. Two-year-old Olivia flirting and reciting nursery rhymes to every elderly shopper within ears distance from her mother’s cart.)
This ability to connect with humans of all demographics has been the backbone of her personal and professional life. In fact, after spending five years hustling in New York City, she met the love of her life serendipitously over a beer on the most crowded street in Bangkok and moved to Copenhagen, Denmark to start a life with him. While based in Europe, Olivia spends the majority of her time wandering the world (she’s visited 103 countries thus far!).
Following her studies, Olivia moved to the Big Apple where she worked in a travel firm for a year before realizing the 9-6 schedule and commute on the Q train were not for her. So she did what every parent and society tells you not to do: she left.