Contact Shannon O’Donnell

Last updated on January 21, 2023

Though I am often traveling in far-flung places, I’m rarely far from the internet. This page shares my current travel location and projects.

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.

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 single email and comment—even when it takes many months. From those emails, I compiled a massive travel planning resources section on this site (40,000+ words). It shares heaps of answers to common questions. I also compiled advice and answers to common volunteering questions here, and I have a resource page for responsible travelers, digital nomads, and bloggers, too.

Please research your questions first using these links before emailing me. If the only thing in your email is a question I have clearly answered, I may not respond.

This decade plus of working on the road has given me serious RSI and tendonitis, so it sometimes takes me a few months to respond to emails, but I always do. Every question you ask and thought you share, I will answer. You can share something that resonated, vent if needed, ask a question not covered in the free resources, or email to talk about ways we might work together. Email me here and I will give you my time and knowledge as best as possible to connect you to the right people and information. I use my Facebook page to announce upcoming meet-ups, and you can also reach out via any of my social media platforms. :)

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:

Please email me if you’d like to work together.

Note: I do not accept advertising, press releases, link requests, guest posts, or sponsored posts on this site. If you email me for these purposes, 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.