Sydney Baker

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Seattle, WA
University Of Washington
University Of Sydney
University Of Luxembourg
European, Canadian, And West Coast U.S. Travel Destinations, Hiking And Nature-oriented Trips, Expat Life
  • Sydney has visited 14 states, mostly around the West, and 23 countries, many as a solo traveler. Through her travels, she has learned that not every trip is Instagram-perfect and shares this reality and lessons with readers through her writing.
  • A fan of languages, Sydney has studied numerous to varying degrees. In addition to English, Sydney is fluent in French, has attempted (and failed) to learn German, and would like to improve on her roughly 30 vocab words of Spanish next. And no matter where she travels, she always tries to learn a few basic phrases.
  • A true Pacific Northwest girl, you can usually find Sydney in nature. When visiting a new city or country, she'll quickly find the closest body of water (whether that be a river, lake, or ocean) and/or nearest mountain (and constantly compare them to those back home). She typically prioritizes national parks and outdoor destinations in her travels as well as her favorite activities like hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and boating.


Sydney has been recording her life and travels in journals for over a decade, and more recently, for various online publications. Originally from Seattle, she has also lived abroad in Sydney, Montreal, and Luxembourg. A few years ago, after writing alongside a career in international education, she switched to full-time freelance and hasn't looked back. She's been published in Fodor's Travel, Good Housekeeping, Matador Network, Travel + Leisure, and more. She is passionate about sharing everything about outdoors-oriented trips and destinations and life and language abroad with readers through informed and well-researched writing.


Sydney holds a BA in public health from the University of Washington and spent time as an exchange student at the University of Sydney. Most recently, she studied multilingual education and communication at the University of Luxembourg. Her multidisciplinary academic background helps her view travel from multiple angles and has given her top-notch research skills that inform her writing.
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