about

I’m Stephanie. You may know me as @wanderingzito. I’m a traveler,  a professional do-gooder, an avid hammocker, a personal adventure coach and an evangelist for most things that make the world better.

By day I help international humanitarian organizations build communications strategies and share their stories through digital media. By night I’m a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Color Cloud Hammocks. I’m also the founder of the #give10 project and author of Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget

My mission is to See the world, Change the world, and Have FUN doing it.

Wanderingforgood is a space to share my stories with old and new friends who want life changing adventure.

 

How this all started

I didn’t grow up traveling.  I got my first passport stamp as a university student and magically my eyes were opened. I wanted to see the world. I was lucky to realize at a young age that the opportunity was mine for the taking if I wanted it. And, I’ve  been wandering the world ever since.

I’ve been to over 100 countries, but somewhere early in the journey, I realized that wandering for the sake of seeing sights wouldn’t be enough. I wanted more than a stack of photos of the world’s wonders. I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to change the world while I was seeing it. So I became an  aid worker. I learned all about the world of causes and do-gooding and landed jobs in the far corners of the world. Humanitarian adventures have taken me from the deserts of Sudan to skyscrapers of Singapore, and from the London to Laos. I’ve worked on four continents, sailed the seas, and currently call Cambodia Portland, OR home.

Recently I realized that a career of wandering doesn’t feel like enough either. Perhaps someday I’ll settle down somewhere awhile. For now, I’m officially wandering for good. (Both kinds of good that is).

And the FUN part. Well, changing the world can sound so, idealist, and boring. But the truth is, we’re all about adventure here. Stick with us, and you’re in for the time of your life!

Other FUN facts

Things I love: hammocks on exotic beaches, wigs, giving away money everyday, people who can laugh at themselves, Asian airlines, sipping coffee in random cafes, free plane tickets, sending postcards and capturing the beauty and color of the world through my camera.

Things I hate: luggage, grumpy people, airports in America, foreign transaction fees, Bangladeshtaxi drivers and market ladies who try to rip you off, high fructose corn syrup, MSG and ketchup.

Want to know more?

Contact Me.