{Top of the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario}

trav·el·pol·o·gy [trahv-uhl-pol-uh-jee]
1. a field of study for travelers who want to know what not to miss.
2. the science behind must-see people, places, and food.

1. a student of travel.
2. someone who researches must-see people, places, and food.

Travelpology is a collection of places to eat, drink, and do straight from my fingers (and camera lens). You could say I write, I eat, I travel but someone else already coined that phrase (damn you, Bordain!). I’ll have to coin, A travel writer who likes to do everything and eat everything while doing it. 


{Admiring the views of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak.}

Actually, I’m a children’s book author who dabbles in travel writing occasionally. My food and travel writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Huffington Post Travel, Eater, Mastercard Priceless Cities, and more. If you want to learn more about my children’s book writing, you can find me at aubreandrus.com.


{At the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok.}

Each post on Travelpology represents a moment in my travels I loved so much that I had to share it with you all. And it most likely involves food. I love traveling to big cities throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and anywhere else I can find time to travel to! Lately, my Nikon D40 has been replaced by a lightweight, mirrorless Sony A5000 as well as my iPhone. Technology for the win.

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{Taking photos from a house boat in Kerala, India.}

I’m a Midwestern girl who’s tried almost everything she could to move to a coast but can’t seem to make it happen. Ask me anything about Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio because my aging car had rocked each of their license plates at one time or another. You might call me a Midwest expert. I know you’re jealous. My latest home? Chicago, where I can be car free.


{Dodging a quick rainstorm in Chiang Mai.}

As a freelance writer, I’ve run my own business since 2009. That means I can travel even more (yay!) and work from anywhere around the world. My first order of business as my own boss was to embark on a backpacking trip through Europe where I worked from coffee shops and hostels and hotels in Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, and Rome (documented crudely on this tumblr).

{Sightseeing in Rome.}

The next big trip was a two-week honeymoon in Southeast Asia in 2013 while 2015 brought a two-week stint in India (both documented crudely on this tumblr). In 2014, there was an awesome trip to Alaska and in 2016, we’re finally making it to South America.


{Enjoying our #indianajoneshoneymoon at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.}

This website is currently in the process of being totally redesigned. I don’t do a good job of updating it but I’d still like to share my travel advice with other people so I have something exciting in the works. Stay tuned! And thanks for stopping by.

All photos copyright of Travelpology unless otherwise noted. Select photos by the incredible photographer, my sister, Ariel Andrus. Logos created by the lovely and talented Paula Riley. Copyright © 2016 by Aubre Andrus, LLC. All rights reserved.