TRAVEL + LEISURE | SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
What One Photographer Learned When She Took Portraits of People Around the World
HUFFINGTON POST | JANUARY 27, 2017
How to Keep the Rest of the World from Hating You: Tips for Being a Good Guest While in Someone Else’s Home(land)
Wendy’s tips for being a guest in someone else’s home(land).
MOGUL | AUGUST 29, 2016
LETTER TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF SERIES: WENDY E SIMMONS
Hey Younger Me, It’s me, your older self. I’ve been asked to write you a letter that foretells the myriad accomplishments and setbacks you’ll experience in life.
HUFFINGTON POST | JULY 29, 2016
Don’t Let Money Mistakes Ruin Your Vacation: 8 Tips For Travelers
Wendy’s 8 tips for not letting money get you down while traveling.
HUFFINGTON POST | JUNE 27, 2016
10 Tips for the Road Less Traveled
Wendy’s trials and tips for traveling off the beaten path.
HUFFINGTON POST | JUNE 13, 2016
Five Favorite New York City Tourist Spots Even Locals Like to Visit
Wendy writes about some of her favorite places in NYC that both tourists and locals like to visit.
HUFFINGTON POST | JUNE 02, 2016
America the Beautiful… Fun & Food
When it comes to traveling, I spend most of my time visiting places outside of the United States, which is a shame because as it turns out, there are so many great places to see inside of it. Wendy’s tips for fun places to visit and yummy spots to eat this summer.
POPSUGAR. | MAY 9, 2016
Here’s How to Make the Most of Traveling With Friends
Traveling with friends can be amazing, as long as you do a few important things! Writer, photographer, and world traveler Wendy E. Simmons offers some great tips for your next trip.
Also appeared on POPSUGAR UK May 10, 2016
HUFFINGTON POST | MAY 02, 2016
The Day I Hit the Wall in North Korea
Wendy goes to see the concrete wall in North Korea.
TRAVEL + LEISURE | APRIL 29, 2016
Why I Travel the World Alone
Wendy discusses why she enjoys traveling the world alone.
HUFFINGTON POST | APRIL 27, 2016
Next Stop: North Korean “Normal” People
Wendy visits North Korea and sees “normal” people.
HUFFINGTON POST | APRIL 19, 2016
In Which Like Alice, I Fall Down into a Hole Known as North Korea
Wendy visits a North Korean Buddhist temple and gets an unexpected demand from the monk.
HUFFINGTON POST | APRIL 12, 2016
Advice for Travelers From a Traveler
Wendy’s advice for best of the best travel
HUFFINGTON POST | APRIL 8, 2016
The Ride of Their Lives
Wendy’s tips for making time fly by on the subway
HUFFINGTON POST | APRIL 6, 2016
Tips for Making Long-Haul Flights Fly By
Wendy’s tips for making time fly by on long-haul flights.
HUFFINGTON POST | MARCH 29, 2016
Travel Addict Needs Her Fix
Wendy’s wanderlust addiction and why she needs her fix.
POPSUGAR | MARCH 25, 2016
The Beauty of LA Discovered From the Passenger Seat
Long drives around LA may seem like a drag to some of us, but writer, photographer, and world-traveler Wendy E. Simmons offers a fresh perspective on the City of Angels.
HUFFINGTON POST | MARCH 17, 2016
A Locals’ Guide to Eating Out in L.A.
Here’s Wendy’s picks for where to eat now in Los Angeles
HUFFINGTON POST | MARCH 7, 2016
How to Make Coach Class Feel Like Business Class
A few easy tips from Wendy to make Coach Class suck less.
HUFFINGTON POST | FEBRUARY 26, 2016
How to Get Fixed Up
Wendy’s tips for finding a fixer—a.k.a. local guide, translator, driver for the most authentic travel experiences.
HUFFINGTON POST | FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Freedom Trumps View at 30,000 Feet
Find out if you’re a window, middle or aisle seat person.
HUFFINGTON POST | FEBRUARY 8, 2016
The 5 Most Useful Items in the History of Travel
Wendy provides a list of her top 10 most useful travel items ever made, since the beginning of time.
HUFFINGTON POST | FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Jerks on a Plane
Tips for how not to be a jerk when flying (or at the airport), in hopes we can make the skies friendly once again.
HUFFINGTON POST | JANUARY 26, 2016
A Girl’s Guide to Denver’s Craft Breweries
Going to Denver? Like craft beer? Read on! Wendy’s guide to Denver’s craft breweries.
HUFFINGTON POST | JANUARY 19, 2016
How to Travel While Working a Full-Time Job
Not all jobs are the same and what works for some may not work for others, but these tips have helped Wendy see the world while holding down a full-time job.
HUFFINGTON POST | JANUARY 10, 2016
Seashells in the Sahara
Wendy’s extra special Christmas spent in the Sahara Desert.
HUFFINGTON POST | DECEMBER 11, 2015
My Date with Chad
Wendy describes her love for the Sahara and her upcoming trip to one of the Sahara’s most inaccessible regions inside of Chad.
HUFFINGTON POST | DECEMBER 7, 2015
Mile High Club
Airplanes are microcosms of society. Little metal tubes full of strangers, forced to sit together in close quarters for hours upon hours eating, drinking, working, relaxing, sleeping, and grooming. Here’s a glimpse of some of Wendy’s weird and wonderful encounters at 35,000 feet.
HUFFINGTON POST | NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Have Your Shoes Ready and Butt Covered
Over the years I’ve developed rituals to help me tolerate fear and sleep easier when away from home. Some are fairly straightforward, commonsense practices. Others, depending on how remote and/or creepy the destination, are a tad more “proactive” — some may say paranoid.
HUFFINGTON POST | NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Turkey Day Traditions, Slander Resort Style
Thanksgiving day traditions come in all shapes and sizes….Wendy’s just happen to involve quesadillas, beer, and the Florida Keys.
HUFFINGTON POST | NOVEMBER 18, 2015
World Peace and Demi Moore in Jogya, Indonesia
Why can’t we all just along? A timely read about world peace…and Demi Moore.
HUFFINGTON POST | NOVEMBER 10, 2015
How Not to be Stupid While Traveling
It’s easy to make dumb mistakes when traveling. Here are Wendy’s tips for how not to.
HUFFINGTON POST | NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn or Bust
“If it’s not in my neighborhood of Cobble Hill, I’m not going. If it’s not in my apartment, I barely want to go. But, if you need someone to fly halfway across the world for a birthday dinner on Saturday night, I’m your girl.” Wendy is a homebody who travels the world.
HUFFINGTON POST | OCTOBER 26, 2015
Losing Excess Baggage
A simple equation can help you become a light packer. Learn it then apply it to every item you are considering packing, every time you pack. Item Value > Space Required + Additional Weight
HUFFINGTON POST | OCTOBER 19, 2015
Et tu, Toilet? Tips for Tackling Tricky Toilets
Whether the foe you face is a pit latrine, a hole in the ground, a long drop or squat toilet, a filthy fly-infested outhouse, or just your standard issue loo that’s seen better days, Wendy’s tips for how to make peace with the enemy.
HUFFINGTON POST | OCTOBER 13, 2015
How Not to See Panama in Six Days
Travel’s imperfections open the door for serendipitous surprises and unexpected adventures…here’s why.
HUFFINGTON POST | SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
That Time a Rat Ate My Toothbrush
A rat has eaten my toothbrush twice. Twice. Odds-wise, that’s pretty spectacular. Especially when you consider two different rats have eaten two different toothbrushes, in two different countries, on two different continents.
HUFFINGTON POST | SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
Arrive Like a Celebrity and Other Trips to Enjoy Your Journey
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. When it comes to travel, no truer words have been spoken. Wendy’s tips for enjoying your journey, no matter what happens.
HUFFINGTON POST | SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
How to Light a Match
Overcoming my fear of matches — and other challenges — alone, in the middle of nowhere, Congo…
HUFFINGTON POST | SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Lost and Found in Uganda
A chance encounter with Jerome and Owen…and a pinky swear.
HUFFINGTON POST | SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Packing Therapy in 10 Easy Steps
How to take the stress out of packing from someone who knows!
HUFFINGTON POST | AUGUST 25, 2015
I Travel Therefore I Am
The avid traveler Wendy Simmons shares her thoughts on why she decided she was going to travel to world and how she set out to do so.