Contact Shannon O’Donnell

Shannon O'DonnellThough I am often traveling in far-flung places, I am never far from the internet. If you’re wondering about my current travel location and projects, head here.

If you want to get in touch, you’re in the right place. This page shares contact details for travelers, for volunteers, for media, and for speaking enquiries.

UPDATE: From late May to mid-July, I am walking the Camino de Santiago 500 miles across France and Spain. This is a pilgrimage route and I will be mostly offline. I will not receive or respond to emails during this time.

For Travelers

I love hearing from readers, your successes and your travels. Since the first day I launched this site, I have read and responded to every email and comment. From those emails, I compiled a massive travel resources section (40,000+ words) with heaps of answers to the most common questions I received over the years. I also compiled advice and answers to all the most common volunteering questions here (questions to ask, how to vet projects, considerations, etc.). Please research at these links if you have travel or volunteering questions.

Due to serious RSI and worsening carpal tunnel, I can no longer field the sheer number of emails from this community. Which makes me sad because it has long been my favorite part of writing this blog — to hear from you. But seriously guys, it’s bad. My doctors aren’t happy with me. My hands aren’t happy with me. But I’m still here, just in a different form.

I use my Facebook page to announce upcoming meet-ups, or you can reach out via any of my social media platforms—I’d love to hear from you if want to share something that resonated, to vent, or to find out how we can work together. If my resource page didn’t answer your question, I highly recommend you ask the active and supportive community in the Everything Everywhere Facebook Travel Community. It’s thorough, fast, and crowd-sourced advice!

I truly believe most travel and volunteering answers are available for free at one of those pages — I’ve spent years compiling and curating the free advice and resources.

For Media/Other

I work as a freelance travel writer and speaker — recent press, media, and my contact details are here.

My portfolio and personal site is here: ShannonOD.com.

Please email me if you’d like to work together. (Note: Between May 25th and July 15th, I will not be able to accept or respond to media queries.)

Note: I do not accept advertising, press releases, link requests, or sponsored posts on this site. Do not email me for these purposes or I will send your email to spam.

For Speaking

I have spoken at schools, universities, and conferences all over the world.

I’d love to work with you! Please see my speaking page for more details and direct contact information.

Other places you can find me:

You can find my location and travel plans here, as well as all of my current projects.

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