Amber Nolan

Amber Nolan is a restless travel writer who currently calls Key West home. She lives on a sailboat as it's the closest thing to having “roots.” She's been working in the travel industry for more than 10 years.


  • Amber's work has appeared on Jetsetter, AFAR, TravelPulse, and more
  • She has written for TripSavvy since 2016
  • She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the State University of New York, College at Brockport


Amber's work has appeared on USA Today, Jetsetter, Cruise Critic, Frommers, and several other travel publications. Amber’s most unusual project involved hitchhiking on small airplanes to 49 states, during which time she spent two years on the road, or rather, “on the skyways.” She also works as an investigative reporter for Key West the Newspaper (the Blue Paper) where she finds the real scoop about what really happens on a “paradise island” built on tourism.

She is currently working on a book that documents the unusual journey and provides insight into the aviation community. She has also traveled extensively in Central and South America, and enjoys scuba diving, sailing (or learning to), kayaking, and hammocks. 


Amber has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the State University of New York, College at Brockport.

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