This is Sunny
Writer. Travel specialist. Expert juggler of multiple tasks and time zones.
Sunny Fitzgerald Al Hawamdeh is a freelance writer, international education consultant, and sustainable travel specialist. Her work appears in National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Mic, and more. She is also a media member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Head of Global Partnerships at Academic Experiences Abroad, and a regular contributor to Kama`aina Magazine.
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, 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.
With a compulsion for asking all the questions and an incurable addiction to understanding the lives and landscapes of the world, Sunny is often on the road – pursuing stories overlooked by mainstream media.
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!