My name is Alyssa: Professional Travel Designer for AlyssaAllDay Adventures and permanent nomad. My passion is to help others discover the beauty in travel and inspire those to explore beyond the ordinary. Here, I post all my adventures, tips, and inspiration so you can get as excited about travel as I am! Once you decide you’re craving an adventure, I’ll do the rest. Happy Reading!

What I Do

I specialize in designing one-of-a-kind, experiential adventures. Having personally traveled to over 65 countries and counting, you can trust that I’ll put my heart into your dream vacation and be just as excited to see you go on one of my designs as if I were going! From guided journeys and luxury honeymoons to group getaways and exotic itineraries – I work with you to create your dream trip.


We chat extensively about your style, likes, & dislikes. The more I get to know you, the better I can tailor your trip!


I create a custom itinerary with your ideas and dreams at heart. Your involvement is the process is more than welcome.


After everything's booked and special details are added, it's time to pack your bags and have the experience of a lifetime! If anything unexpected happens while away, I'm here to help. Otherwise, enjoy!

Where I've Been

Click on a country! Blue: visited & written about || Pink: visited

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Travel Tips

How to Meet People while Traveling Solo

It can be daunting to branch out and meet strangers when traveling solo. No worries! Here are some perfect opportunities to make new friends.

How to Travel Better in 2018

Make this year an even better year of travel and adventure. Use these tips to help get your travels going and make the most of your vacation time.

How to Pick the Destination for Your Next Trip

I share my travel agent secrets on how I help my clients decide on their next adventure. Just use the 7 S's!


The Dreamiest Stellenbosch Winery Route

Here's the perfect winery route for a day of tastings!

Photo Diary of Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has given me some of my best friends, my most fun memories, my craziest stories, and the adventure-loving life I have now. Here's my photo diary

17 Favorites from 2017

It's already the end of 2017, where did it go?! For the past 2 years, I've done a roundup of my favorite experiences - so this year will be no different!

Top Articles

Hiking In Kazbegi, Georgia
Travel Tips for Madagascar
Diving in Borneo
The Best in the World
Lake Bled
and the Vintgar Gorge

My Carry-On Essentials

Most of the items I use and love (or similar) while traveling!

Affiliates & Accolades

Happy Clients

My travel agent Alyssa was flat out amazing!! She made everything so easy. I manage a travel softball team and work full time so my time is limited. She made everything so easy. In the end the whole trip was put together with easy instructions and an itinerary that was very easy to follow

Mark S.

Alyssa helped me plan my honeymoon and she was really helpful! She keeps in touch closely with me not only during the planning process but also when we were traveling. So great to have worked with Alyssa!

Yvonne L

Alyssa was fantastic. I have already recommended her to friends and colleagues. She was very patient, asked the right questions, and went beyond what I expected.

Judith G.

We had a wonderful, knowledgeable agent in Alyssa Edelen, she really knew her stuff!

Heidi H.

“Alyssa was very professional and her customer service was great. She made sure I received all discounts and upgrades before I even asked.”

Laura A.