If you get Leah started talking about travel she’s likely never to stop. This Texan has as many stories as she does shoes.
Leah found her stride as a travel writer in 2011 when she launched her little corner of the World Wide Web. While traveling through five continents and countless countries, Leah discovered her inner Francophile. And like so many American writers of the past, she packed her bags and moved to Paris, where she’s been living since 2015.
Though, Leah’s life hasn’t been all Bourgogne and baguettes. After graduating from university, this fifth-generation Texan spent a decade as a high school English teacher and basketball coach. Successful in Shakespeare and sport, Leah was a finalist for Teacher of the Year and coached two All-Americans, including a McDonald’s John Wooden National Player of the Year. A lifelong career in education wasn’t in Leah’s cards. She put down the red pen and followed her passion for basketball all the way to the NBA, where she worked in sales and marketing.
For her next career move, Leah became a technical writer for a Fortune 200 company. Imprisoned in a cubicle, she wrote software controls manuals for offshore oil rigs. Bored to tears and craving an outlet for creativity, she tried her hand at travel writing by starting LeahTravels.com. It turns out that she was pretty good, so Leah turned into a full-time travel writer. The rest, as they say, is history.