Susanna Kelly Shankar hiking the Trans Alp

Are You an Ethical Brand Looking to Connect with a Passionate Content Creator?

Then we might be a great fit! I’m striving to develop an ethical brand that prioritizes impact over profit and am looking to connect with brands that align with my morals. If you are a travel destination prioritizing regenerative, ethical, and sustainable travel I would love to join you for a sponsored FAM trip to explore the nature, small businesses, and eco-initiatives that make your destination unique. If you’re a conservation or environmental NGO and looking for a writer with an environmental education to highlight the work you’re doing, I would love to visit and share your work with my readers.  If you’re a small independent tour company supporting the local economy it would be great to join you for a small group tour. If you’re a remote eco-lodge focusing on regenerative travel looking to market to like-minded travelers, I would enjoy experiencing your work first hand and creating content for my captive audience. Overall if you are anyone working in the tourism industry striving to make travel a more sustainable industry, while creating a positive impact on your destination, while putting impact over profit, I would love to work with you. Please reach out to me with a targeted pitch so we can discuss this in more detail.

Freelance Writing

Alongside my blog, I also work as a freelance writer. I am open to accepting freelance work on the following topics.

Alaska. I was born and raised in Alaska for 26 years. I spent my childhood in the small town of Eagle River. I return home at least once a year and can create authentic content from a local’s perspective about the outdoors, lifestyle, food, craft beverages, travel, and more.

Munich and Germany. I currently live in Munich, which has been my home for the last four years. I can create content about life as an immigrant (ex-pat if you prefer), local cultural events such as beer festivals, hipster and local haunts, food, beverage, travel, and more.

Sustainability, outdoors, and ecotourism. I am in the process of obtaining a master’s in biodiversity, wildlife, and ecosystems health from the University of Edinburgh. I maintain a sustainable lifestyle and always promote ethical and eco travel. I can cover topics related to sustainability, ethical wildlife, tourism, responsible travel, and lifestyles. I’m an active outdoor gal. I enjoy multiday hiking, trekking, snowboarding, and green spaces. My years in Alaska made me hearty, and I do not shy away from epic adventures.

Hipster and Geek Culture. I enjoy covering hipster city guides, which is a way to highlight local small businesses, farmers markets, farm to table eating, local art, sustainable spots, craft beverages, and more. These hipster guides and city perspectives are a great way to boost the local economy for small businesses, diffuse mass-over tourism, and highlight the modern flavors of a city away from the top highlights.

Science Tourism and Highlights. I enjoy science-related topics, uniquely when intertwined with climate change. I recently attended a press event for the ESA to cover their cleanroom event for their Copernicus launch, which will provide data regarding the earth’s climate and ocean trends. I also enjoy traveling to and covering science locations, such as Einstein’s home, planetariums, observatories.

Women’s Issues. I’m a proud feminist and advocate for women’s issues. I’m happy to cover topics about women’s rights, life as a woman in Munich or Alaska, etc.

Brands I’ve Worked With

BW Jezt is the tourism board for the German state of Baden-Württemberg. A progressive state focusing on science, and R&D they are the hosts of the annual Nobel Laureate Closing Party during the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. I was invited by BW Jetzt to attend their closing party and provide coverage interviewing Nobel Laureates and promising young scientists while highlighting what a great place BW is for those interested in science related travel. You can read the article I wrote covering the Lindau Nobel Laureate Closing Event and see some of my Instagram posts, here and here.

Traverse Journeys is a progressive female owned tour company that focuses on People, Planet, and Purpose. Their small group tours provide traveleres with authenitc experiences hosted by local guides, ways to give back by supporting local NGOs, and a chance to practice responsible travel. I worked with them on two press trips, one to New Zealand, and the other to Ireland. Their company aligns with my brand. As an ethical and sustainable content creator I can highly recommend them to all my readers. Use code sk100 for $100 off any of their trips around the world. 


You can email me at if you want to create a partnership.

I only respond to genuine emails that are sent with the purpose to create a meaningful relationship. I don’t respond to emails about buying links, companies I feel don’t align with my ethics, or companies looking to add their own content to my website.

I look forward to hearing from you!