About The Suitcase Six

meet the suitcase six

Meet the Suitcase Six

I started this blog for a handful of reasons; my main inspiration was the five amazing women I grew up with, by whom I am constantly inspired. They are constantly exploring the world and finding creative ways to advance their career or education while fitting in travel. As I’ve told friends and family about our collective journeys, I’ve realized that my friends have inspired others as well. Suitcase Six is my way of recording the adventures we’ve had and sharing our stories, in hopes that other women might find them as inspiring as I have. While I hope to feature travel wisdom a more diverse group women on Suitcase Six, these five ladies will be my main case studies in women who wander while they work. Meet the Suitcase Six women below!


(blog owner)
meet the suitcase six sarah

Current City: Bloomington, Indiana USA

A Favorite Trip Highlight: Swimming with sea turtles in Belize on a snorkeling trip.

Next Travel Destination: Netherlands & Belgium (June 2017)

Current Occupation: Mentoring Director for HOPE Mentoring

Must-Have Travel Item: Earplugs & my travel journal.

One place I’d visit twice: The beach! Especially in Costa Rica or Thailand.

Read my WOW interview.



meet the suitcase six marie

Current City: Los Angeles, California USA

A Favorite Trip Highlight:
Sitting in the ocean on a secluded beach in Thailand for 2 hours watching the sun go down. Also every museum I ever visit.

Next Travel Destination: New York & New Jersey, USA (July 2017)

Current Occupation: Barista & Freelance Motion Graphics Artist

Must-Have Travel Item: My DSLR (canon t3i) & sunscreen.

One place I’d visit twice: Paris

Read Marie’s WOW interview.



meet the suitcase six anna

Current City: Indianapolis, Indiana USA

A Favorite Trip Highlight: Seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.

Next Travel Destination:  Chicago, Illinois USA

Current Occupation: Nursing Student

Must-Have Travel Item: A flowy black cotton dress.

One place I’d visit twice: Ireland

Read Anna’s WOW interview.



meet the suitcase six melissa

Current City: Buenos Aires, Argentina

A Favorite Trip Highlight: Motorbiking in Pai, Thailand.

Next Travel Destination: Peru (April, 2018)

Current Occupation: Management Consulting Analyst

Must-Have Travel Item: Hair tools that work with any wattage and a hydration pack.

One place I’d visit twice: Edinburgh

Read Melissa’s WOW interview.


meet the suitcase six laura

Current City: Tempe, Arizona USA

A Favorite Trip Highlight: Horseback riding in the Andes while in Mendoza.

Next Travel Destination: Seattle, Washington USA (May 2017)

Current Occupation: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Must-Have Travel Item: A corkscrew.

One place I’d visit twice: Malaga, Spain

 Read Laura’s WOW interview.


meet the suitcase six tahvi

Current City: Seattle, Washington USA

A Favorite Trip Highlight: Climbing Volcán San Pedro.

Next Travel Destination: Victoria BC, Canada (July 2017)

Current Occupation: Post-bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Must-Have Travel Item: My Birkenstock sandals.

One place I’d visit twice: Paris

 Read Tahvi’s WOW interview.

Want to read travel tips from the Suitcase Six and other wandering women? Head over to our Woman of the Week interview archives to see all the interviews from the past year.

Planning a trip and looking for some information? Go to the blog for all the Suitcase Six posts, or visit our global directory for recommendation on travel resources for every country!

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