Now, anybody who has traversed the globe in groups of three or more are welcome to join in on the fun. Is it time for a giant reunion and vacation abroad? Want to get away with a few of your favorite couples? Or maybe you planning an epic destination hen-do/bachelorette? Our real guides and advice will make sure you finish planning up quickly and get to the good stuff – traveling! Group travel can be life changing, whether you’re bringing your besties on the road with you or making new friends along the way. Almost every article on Pure Wander are first-person accounts, so you can experience new destinations with us, from Sri Lanka and Australia to Texas and Aruba (& everywhere in between!)
Owner and founder Eileen is currently an expat American living in London. She loves traveling to at least a dozen countries a year, learning about the best ways to pack & plan as well as the beautiful spirits of every unique destination. Her and her team of travelers worldwide bring to the table fresh ideas, sassy stories and informative, expert tales that get you motivated to book that unforgettable trip with your squad.
We welcome ALL of you to explore along with us.
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Eileen Cotter Wright
Publisher, Executive Editor, Co-Founder
The first time Eileen left the country, on the very first day, her passport was stolen. She almost turned back home that moment, but stuck it out instead and realized the world of traveling would change her life. With a few continents and countries now under her belt, she’s devoted her career to telling the stories of those she meets abroad and the adventures she gets into as a freelance travel writer. Classically trained in journalism, Eileen brings her expertise in print and storytelling to the table to make Pure Wander a cut above the rest. Twitter: @Crooked_Flight
Ashley Ryan graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in journalism and anthropology. She has written for a variety of publications including CBS Local, Newport Beach Magazine Loews Magazine and Bespoke Magazine. Ashley is the features editor at Pure Wander who dreams of studying different cultures around the world. She is also a budding photographer. Of the places she has traveled to, Paris, San Francisco, Maui and Krakow are among her favorite places to roam. Twitter: @ashleyjryan
Jeanne is a digital creative by day who is always itching to take her next adventure. She was bit by the travel bug while living in London in 2007 and has been exploring ever since. You can find her on Instagram @jmharran and Twitter @bosox1985.
Elena is a travel and lifestyle writer originally from Spain that lived for a year in Portugal and now is based in London. Currently. she is on a three-month trip to India with her partner. She prefers to travel like a local rather than get to know all of the touristy monuments in every place she visits. Her independent approach makes her aware of all the trends and upcoming cultural events wherever she is. Find her on Twitter: @ElenaEchaveM.
When she became a mother, Shauna became passionate about parenting also and wanted to give her children a taste of travel—and so Pure Wander was dreamed into existence. Now there are two little nuggets to explore with, so if there’s ever a moment to spare, Shauna enjoys hiking with her family and reading historical novels. Oh, and red wine. Always red wine.