Kristin Addis

Kristin Addis at Burning Man
Kristin Addis

  • Kristin Addis is a world traveler, travel writer, and blogger with extensive writing experience on the world festival circuit and her travels to Asia. She has been writing about her experiences since 2012.
  • She published a book in 2016 about her first year of solo adventures, "A Thousand New Beginnings."
  • She was selected by USA Today as a top vagabonding blogger and has been featured in Business Insider, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and BuzzFeed, among others.
  • A resident of southern California, she also writes travel pieces about southern California.


Addis is a former travel writer for Tripsavvy. She was a regular contributor specializing in various destinations in California, Asia, and Austria and a number of festivals like Burning Man, Coachella, and more. Her expertise is related to authentic cultural experiences by taking public transportation versus guided tours and speaking with locals about finding hidden gems off the beaten path.

Since 2012, Addis continues to maintain a personal blog where she chronicles her experiences traveling solo in Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Her advice is geared toward "flashpackers," upscale backpacking travelers who have a little more money to spend, and women who prefer to see the world solo.

She published a book in 2016 about her memoirs from her first year as a solo traveler through southeast Asia, "A Thousand New Beginnings." Prior to that, she was an investment banker who made the conscious decision to leave it all behind to travel full-time and write about it.


Addis graduated cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied global socioeconomics and politics. Her final year she completed a scholarship-based internship to study Mandarin at National Taiwan Normal University's Mandarin Training Center.

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