• Photography

    At 5 years old, I fell in love with the art of photography. While on a trip, my grandmother handed me a camera and I ended up taking better photos than any other adult there. That one moment started me on a journey that is such a blessing in my life.

  • Lifestyle

    Travel is so very personal, so it made sense to have a space where I can share content inspired and curated from my personal interests and my daily life. For me, this wanderlust is my lifestyle. Ever since I was a young child dreaming about the possibility of exploring the world, it was always my goal to see as much as I could. Drink it all in.

  • Get Ready

    Ready to plan? Explore these different categories to read more about how I prepare for my travel, including travel with Lupus, my favorite budget hacks, packing tips, and even reviews.

  • Type of Travel

    Ready to travel? Explore these different categories to read more about my favorite places, tips and tricks as I experience the world in my own style.

  • Destinations

    View a world map with links to the territories about which Geek Girl Travel has written blog posts.

  • Welcome

    Welcome! Welcome to Geek Girl Travel! I’m Beth, the aforementioned geeky girl, and I live for travel, photography, fashion and food. I love researching every moment of every trip and want to share that research with you. On my site, you’ll find my favorite tips and tricks, lots of top […]

Personal

The Intersection of Multiple Identities

For most of my adult life, I have called myself “half Asian/half white”. It felt like the most accurate depiction of “what I am”. Obviously, that’s ridiculous, and my exact genetic makeup couldn’t possibly represent me as a whole human being, but I think it was so important to say this because my Asian identity was erased from my being all throughout my childhood.

Art, Travel Tips

Why I Buy Local Art Everywhere I Travel

I’m sure you’ve started to see a trend when it comes to my travels. I collect local art from every new place I visit. I figure I’ll one day be able to create a gallery of adventures. Buying local is a huge part of that wanderlust. When I’m experiencing a new community, I want to support it the best I can. For me, that means eating local, ideally staying local, and buying local.

Fashion, Travel Tips

My Top Five Beach Basics

Beach travel is definitely a big part of our world travel. Ironic for someone as photosensitive as I am, but the sound of the water and the feeling of sand between my toes means I just prepare myself a bit more for the excursion. Now, these 5 basics presume I have a great lounger and umbrella set-up already, because it’s imperative for my beach time fun that I have access to shade and also a comfortable place to rest. And remember, beaches can be warm and cold. These are generally more warm-centric recommendations. That being said, every recommendation here is either valid for the cold or has a cold-centric counterpart.