This is Sunny

Writer. Travel specialist. Expert juggler of multiple tasks and time zones. 


Sunny Fitzgerald Al Hawamdeh is a Jordan-based writer and sustainable travel specialist. Her work appears in National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, and more. She is also a Professional Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), a Media Member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), and Head of Global Partnerships at Academic Experiences Abroad.  


Small town friendly. Big city savvy.


Sunny grew up in a small town in the Adirondack Mountains, but was determined to live big - adventuring to Asia, Latin America, South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She has destination expertise in over 20 countries including Jordan and Costa Rica, a BA in International Studies from Middlebury College, an MA in Cultural Sustainability, certification in Sustainable Tourism, and more than a decade of experience designing international programs for adventurous and conscientious travelers. 

Check out a selection of her articles and essays about travel, culture, adventure, sustainability, and health and wellness here.

Interested in working with Sunny? Reach out by email or through the contact form here.


Currently based in: Amman, Jordan

One of the (many) happy heart travel moments of 2018: Leading my nephew and a group of high schoolers from my hometown on their first international trip to one of my favorite destinations — Costa Rica.

Tentatively on the travel calendar for 2019: Norway, Greenland, Japan, Ireland…Tell me where else I should go!