Anna is a freelance travel photographer and writer based in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including AFAR, Rolling Stone, Southern Living and Travel + Leisure. She has a Master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. She is currently teach photojournalism courses at Texas State University. She managed summer photo programs in Asia for five years. She fell in love with photography and traveling while studying abroad in college. Since then, she has been to 45 countries and lived on four continents. Sitting still is boring.
Last year, she launched her travel blog, TravelLikeAnna.com, with the goal of inspiring people to travel by sharing her adventures and travel tips. As an ambassador at TheTravelWomen, she wants to continue to provide inspiration by sharing her experiences and useful tips with other women travelers!
Anne Foss is a Florida native but resides in Washington, DC, where she works in international relations and travels in support of U.S. foreign policy initiatives. She is a Huffington Post contributor and founded the blog thetraveldarling.com to write about her travels to nearly 70 countries. Anne is excited to be a part of The Travel Women because it represents two things she is passionate about – travel and women’s empowerment. She hopes to connect, share laughs, and learn from this incredible community of women.
Claire is a Bostonian student on a mission to see as much of the world as she can. Travel has always been a huge part of her life – as a Chinese-American, most of her family lives in China, so she has flown 13 hours across the globe to see them starting when she was five years old. Even though she had been traveling all her life, the travel bug didn’t really bite her until a school exchange trip to Italy where she didn’t understand a word. Completely surrounded by the new, she threw herself into the unknown excited like never before. She looks forward to seeing as much of the world as she possibly can!
Originally hailing from Louisville, KY, Rin Ehlers Sheldon is a San Diego based writer, director, and cinematographer. Her utmost passion is providing more opportunities for women in production and empowering artists of all walks, who are proactive and dedicated. Her work in narrative and documentary features has enabled her to experience various cultures on 6 continents.
What she thought was almost impossible, has now a dream she is happy to share with others. Shea Powell is a travel blogger from Jamaica and has been given the opportunity to travel the world and write about her experiences as a full-time job. Shea really enjoys exploring other cultures and learning new languages and as a result it has drawn her interest into traveling full-time. She is currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has just experienced her very first Olympics. If you are traveling in Jamaica, two main local newspapers regularly feature her stories. Shea has a full schedule and will be traveling solo for the rest of the year. Stay tuned to catch up on her travel stories here.