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Sustainability and conscious traveling
Eco Warrior

 

I’m a 26 year old girl from Sweden who has, like so many others, a serious case of wanderlust.

Travelled all my life

I have been lucky enough to have parents who likes to travel, so I had been to 4 different continents and  around 15 countries before I turned 16.

I was 15 the first time I went abroad without my parents, when I was chosen as a representative in my class to go to Poland and Germany to learn more about WWII. In the summer that same year, I went on a language course to California, USA, for a month.

First solo trip

In September 2013 when I, for the first time, travelled completely alone to a place where I knew no one, I realized that this is my passion. That is when the travel bug bit me for real. I started to learn more about how I could travel as much as possible, and a whole new world opened up.

Since then, I have travelled about once a month an average.

Traveling while working a 9-5 job

I travelled once a month for 3,5 years while still having a normal Mon-Fri job and you can read my old posts about how I could travel so often here and you can read about how I could travel the world without quitting my job here.

Digital nomad

Nowadays I travel full time and I make my income from working as a freelance travel writer and as a social media influencer. You can read about how I manage to make money while traveling here and here you can read about how I got my job as a travel writer.

Featured in:

Newspapers

Expressen (Newspaper, in August 2018)

Expressen (Newspaper, in January 2018)

SVT Väst (Swedish Television West)

Metro (Sweden’s biggest newspaper)

Mölndals-Posten (Local newspaper, in July 2018)

Aftonbladet (Newspaper, on web and paper)

Destinavo (online travel magazine)

Globelle Travels (online travel magazine)

Veg Travel Buddies (online vegan travel community site)

Göteborgs-Posten (Gothenburg Post, a written person portrait about me)

Blogs

Resfredag (Named inspiration of the month)

Resfredag (About traveling alone as a girl)

Resa Medvetet (About quitting flying)

Podcasts

Att resa podden (Swedish travel podcast)

Leadership and the Environment (coming)

Green Dreamer podcast (coming)

Worked with:

Freelance writer

Skyscanner Sweden (collection of all articles written by Evelina Utterdahl 2016-2017)

Speaker

Rotary International (Mölndal, Sweden August 2018)

Globelle Travels(London September 2018)

Video

KEEN Footwear(active footwear with a sustainability focus, worked 3 seasons together)

Matter Prints(Sustainable and ethical clothing brand)

Instagram & Blog

KEEN Footwear(3 seasons, 2017-2018)

Hamburg Tourism(December 2016)

Switzerland Tourism(July 2017)

Wowanders(Travel guide app, August 2018)

Czech Tourism(July 2018)

 

Comments

  • 27th October 2014

    Katie

    Hello! Just found your site browsing on Instagram. Love all of your pictures!! I’m moving to the Virgin Islands next week for 6 months, with more destinations to follow. Since you’re an experienced traveler I wanted to ask what is the most affordable way to travel? I am very frugle with my spending and get email updates for flights that have dropped in price but I was wondering if you had any other tricks up your sleeves?

  • 27th September 2017

    Ellen

    Hey Evelina!
    I am not sure how to contact you so I am just writing here in this comment, haha. I am a soon 21-year old girl from Denmark who can relate soon much to how you are feeling about the meningsless-nes of the way that the majority of people live their everyday life(not that it isn’t meaningful for some people, but I just don’t see myself in that way of life) I just started at University but after a month I can say, that I don’t see the point in it, and that it is not for me. However, I feel an enormous pressure from society and my social circle that I should worry about the future and get a great and “socially-acceptable”, higher education. I would love to get a job to earn money to plan trips. I would love just to do that right now because who knows for how long I’ll be here?! However, my question to you is: do you ever worry about not studying like most other young people? do you worry about the future a lot? and if yes, how do you deal with these feelings? 🙂
    Many greetings from a very inspired danish girl! (who btw also suffers from depression etc. soon that’s great haha)

  • 26th November 2017

    Joakim

    Wow! Det Du skriver känner jag verkligen igen mig i , när jag såg i slutet av texten att du är svensk och dessutom från GBG sä är ju igenkänningsfaktorn total 😉

  • 1st January 2018

    Kul att hitta en trevlig bloggare från Göteborg att följa.

  • 7th April 2018

    Alexandra

    Hej Evelina.

    Såg din artikel i dagens tidning (VLT, 6/4) Har du några planer på att åka till Sydkorea? Jag åker dit i sommar och det är första gången jag flyger själv. Ska bli riktigt roligt. Men det skulle också vara kul att ha någon att resa med.

    Mvh
    Alexandra (instagram AlexandraEberhardsson)

  • 12th June 2018

    Agneta Stefansson

    Hej! Vi var ju i kontakt med dig från programmet Plus i SVT och då passade inte datumen för dig. Nu undrar jag hur hösten ser ut? Vi bandar alltid på tisdagar och börjar i början av oktober och håller på fram t o m v 51.
    När är det aktuellt med resor? Kanske alltid? Eller är det nån särskild tid som människor bokar?
    Hoppas vi har möjlighet att hitta ett datum i höst!
    Hör gärna av dig!
    Med vänlig hälsning/Agneta Stefansson 0705542008

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