A travel writer from New Zealand, Petrina has a passion for solo female travel and off-the-beaten-path adventures. She has been traveling for the last five years, in between stints living in France, Colombia, the Philippines, and Tanzania. She currently lives in Dar es Salaam, where she is working as a communications advisor for an NGO and trying to learn Swahili. In her free time Petrina writes about everything to do with wandering the globe with the goal of encouraging and inspiring others to pursue their travel dreams.

Her favorite activities while on the road include eating everything in sight and hiking up the nearest mountain to get a good view. When she’s not attached to her laptop or lugging her backpack from one hostel to the next, you’ll probably find Petrina on a secluded beach or with her nose in a good book.