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Samantha Scott - Stride Destination Expert

Australia, New Zealand, Hungary
Destinations
Australia, New Zealand, Hungary
Activities
History, Wine Tasting, Hiking
Other expertise

Cultural experiences, wine regions, history tours, museums, Star Wars

Bio

Given that her first international flight was taken before the age of one, it's not surprising that Samantha was bitten by the travel bug early on. Her family loved to travel and she vividly remembers exciting trips to London, Ireland, and Italy. But it was with a move to Melbourne, Australia in 2001 that her love of travel was solidified.

While the family was living in the land down under they took full advantage of it. The years were full of adventrues along the Great Ocean Road, to Uluru, to Tasmania, to The Great Barrier Reef, and to New Zealand, which still remains in the #1 spot of favorites. 

Living in Australia as an expat from the ages of 16 to 18 had its challenges, but was a tremendous learning experience. And after moving back to the United States for school, the need to travel remained. 

In 2008, while a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary. It was here that her interest in learning about countries through their history was formed. A fascination with Cold War history only grew with visits to Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, and Slovakia. 

After school, a trip to Colombia inspired her to start travel writing and blogging. You can keep up with her experiences on ExploringHistorian.com.

Favorite Trip

New Zealand! Especially: walking on a glacier, bungee jumping, paragliding, jet boating, road tripping from Queenstown to Nelson, and forcing my family to go on an all day Lord of the Rings tour.

Next Trip

Japan!

Reviews
Articles

The Top 6 Must Have Travel Apps

Walking is the Best Way to Experience a New Place

Want to Smile More? Move to Panama.

Hungary

Culinary and Winetasting

History

High Adventure

Movie Sites Around the World

A Literary Journey Through the UK

Best Tours for History Buffs

From Tatooine to Hoth: Real Life Star Wars Locations

Star Wars by the Numbers

10 Stunning Downton Abbey Fiming Locations

Scotland

Rivers & Seas

How to Find Love While Traveling

The Most Popular Trends in Baby Boomer Travel

How to Choose a Tour Operator

Top Tips for Planning a Trip to Machu Picchu

Top 12 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

5 Responsible Ways to See Wild Tigers

6 Famous Guides Throughout History

6 Summer Solstice Festivals Around the World

Top 8 Destinations to See Sharks

10 Most Amazing Jungles Around the World

5 Ways to Travel Like Marco Polo

Top Tours for Fans of Alexander Hamilton

Tips for Traveling with Limited Mobility

Travel in the Middle East: Beyond the Headlines

5 Travel Ideas to Live Out Your Westworld Fantasies

Top 10 Castles and Chateaux in France

Top 10 Treks in the World

10 Most Beautiful Gardens in the World

Adventures in the Americas: 10 Epic Trips

Top 10 Beaches in Thailand

The Czech Republic: The Newest Star in Active Outdoor Travel

How to Travel Safely in Cuba

Top Handicap Accessible Tours

Everything You Need to Know About Seeing the Northern Lights

Top 10 Birding Tour Companies, 2017

Top Tour Companies for Travel to Machu Picchu

Top Eclipses to Travel for Through 2020

Top Travel Insurance Options

 
 

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