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hi there! I’M ALEX

In 2008, I quit my job in the fashion industry when the economic crash upended my life and altered my path completely. 

I worked for a very large corporation that produces some of the largest fashion events in the world. I had been there for six years and saw no signs of stopping, wanting to continue climbing the corporate ladder and focus on my career.

By January 2008, life took an unexpected turn when layoffs started to hit. Suddenly, my boss got promoted and I was the natural choice to replace him. Instead, the company didn’t promote me but asked that I train my boss’s replacement and they demoted me.

Devastated, I decided to take a short break from my career track and travel for three months before starting a new job. I ventured out to El Salvador, Peru, and India.

I experienced the openness of other cultures and different ways of thinking, and on that last trip to India, I vowed to continue exploring other places and fell hard for travel.

Still, I wouldn’t have imagined embarking on a decade-long journey of full-time travel through over 50 countries and carrying all my worldly possessions in a suitcase. I lived on and off in places like Thailand, the UK, and Mexico.

Devastated, I decided to take a short break from my career track and travel for three months before starting a new job. I ventured out to El Salvador, Peru, and India.

I experienced the openness of other cultures and different ways of thinking, and on that last trip to India, I vowed to continue exploring other places and fell hard for travel.

Still, I wouldn’t have imagined embarking on a decade-long journey of full-time travel through over 50 countries and carrying all my worldly possessions in a suitcase. I lived on and off in places like Thailand, the UK, and Mexico.

my favorite DESTINATIONS

mexico

thailand

united kingdom

my favorite DESTINATIONS

mexico

thailand

united kingdom

As I went along, I couldn’t help noticing how hard it was to pack efficiently, let alone wear travel clothes that actually felt like myself.

So in August 2012, I started Travel Fashion Girl to document my packing struggles and open a dialogue with other women who also felt frustrated and only wanted to feel like themselves wherever they went.

Since then, I’ve launched Compass Rose Travel Accessories, a line of products aimed at female travelers’ specific needs.

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my favorite TRAVEL CLOTHING AND SHOES

anatomie pants

leith dress

blondo boots

my favorite TRAVEL CLOTHING AND SHOES

anatomie pants

leith dress

blondo boots

I’m also a frequent guest on podcasts and a conference speaker and was recently the closing keynote speaker at the Women’s Travel Fest in March 2020.

I have also been featured in national news outlets; including the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah, the New York Post, the Daily Mail, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, USA Today, and live on the Fox & Friends Morning Show.

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Now I’m about to debut a podcast, Travel Fashion Girl: UNPACKED, which will feature diverse women sharing their empowering stories of travel and personal transformation. Excited to bring this to you!

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TRAVEL TIPS FROM INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN!

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TRAVEL TIPS FROM INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN!

I continue to share my tips and strategies for packing carryon only with women all over the world on Travel Fashion Girl.

I’ve now traveled to over 50 countries and while I continue to explore new experiences and places, my current home base is Playa del Carmen.

Read my full decade long travel story!

my favorite TRAVEL GEAR

julian backpack

delsey turenne

osprey backpack

my favorite TRAVEL GEAR

julian backpack

delsey turenne

osprey backpack

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