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Ali Garland

Expat, writer, blogger, travel addict
I'm always planning trips in my head. Let me help you plan yours. Been to all 7 continents before turning 30. Got packing questions? I can help with that too.


Solo travel

I have lots of experience traveling solo. I've traveled in several countries, including more than half of my 5 month round the world trip, on my own, and you can too.

Expat life

I have been living in Germany for 3 years. Expat life comes with challenges, but it's also a wonderful way to experience another part of the world. I can help if you have questions about the process.

Round the World travel (RTW travel)

For 5 months from the end of 2011 to the beginning of 2012, I traveled on a RTW trip. I went through several countries in SE Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti & Bora Bora, Easter Island.

Female travel

Traveling as a female sometimes has added concerns, but it shouldn't stop you from going.

Travel gear / packing

I love carry-on only and I just wrote a book about packing. I can help with your packing questions.

Southeast Asia

I've been to Southeast Asia several times, twice at 7 week periods of time. Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, southern Thailand, parts of Indonesia and Malaysia.


I've been living in Germany for the past 3 years and traveling around the country whenever possible.

United States

I'm originally from the US and lived there until I was 31, when I moved to Germany.

Western Europe

I've traveled in Western Europe more than anywhere else, and I live in Germany. I can help you with a variety of different countries and the logistics that can often be confusing. I'm good at finding train and flight options to get around the continent. Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, France, just to name a few.


Packing Made Simple e-book info page


Ultimate Female Packing List for an All Seasons RTW Trip


One of GoAbroad's Top Solo Female Travel Bloggers


Girls That Go interview with Ali on Go! Girl Guides