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Want help planning your vacation or long term travel stint? Looking for advice and inspiration to make your travel dreams a reality? Feel stuck in your initial planning phase or simply need some extra encouragement? Want hands on help with creating your own travel blog? Contact me at camille@thisamericangirl.com to book an online consultation. My rate is $100/hr.

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If you are interested in commissioning me to write a piece for your website or publication, contact me at camille@thisamericangirl.com. I do not currently accept guest posts on my blog, but I am happy to write a guest post for yours. My current rate for articles is $350 for a 1,000 word piece.

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This American Girl is ad free. I do occasionally accept press trips depending on the relevancy to my brand and am open to ambassador programs if it’s a good fit. Read more about this on my Press Page.

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My travels are partially funded by generous donations from my blog readers. These donations help me see more of the world, have more off the beaten path experiences, and allocate more time to writing than working. If you love what I do and want to offer your support, Buy Me a Coconut.

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  1. Good afternoon form Phnom Penh Cambodia, I trust you are well.

    My name is Kimhean Pich, and I am the CEO and Founder of Discover the Mekong, a Destination Management Company (DMC) that specialises in Cambodia, the wider Mekong Region., It is a pleasure to connect with you on twice.

    Discover the Mekong is a new and innovative (DMC ) based in the quaint Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Consequently, we thoroughly understand and practice the policies and procedures of DMC and strive to help travel partners from around the world reach ultimate success. We encourage you to drop into http://www.discoverthemekong.travel and take a look for yourselves. Discover travel with a personal touch in Cambodia. Discover why it really does make a difference to travel with Discover the Mekong.

    I have recently read your post and it is very interesting and especially your contents about the Cambodia, thanks you.

    I am sending this as I would like discussion with you how can we work together as we would like to develop our market in US

    Thank you for your time Camille. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

    Warmest regards

    Kimhean

  2. I want work and join with you

  3. Camille when I pruchase the guide book to CR can I access it more than once I have never purchased an online book. Once I have order it can i access it from more than one reader like my computer phone and tablet.

    • Camille Willemain Says: June 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Deb, thanks for your interest in the book :) When you order the book you will receive an email with a download for the pdf file of the book. You’ll only be able to download it once (if you have a problem, just let me know and I’ll resend it to you again) but once it’s dowloaded you can upload it to all of your readers. So you could access it from your computer, and then install it on your mobile, your ipad, etc.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!!

  4. Good day to you, Camille!

    In recent years, my wanderlust has been growing more and more. My main reason for not traveling is (big surprise) money. In reading your blog, especially the recent entries, I have hope that I’ll soon be able to head off into the sunset for a life changing experience. I’m not sure I could pull off the nomadic lifestyle. My work experience is with customer service and I’m currently an admin assistant. I’m not sure that would translate into an online career lucrative enough to live on while traveling. That’s okay, though, since I do love having a space to call my own. Anyway, I’ll stop rambling and get to my question lol. Do you have any advice on airlines? I’ve read in a few places that it’s more affordable to stay away from commercial airlines, but I worry about safety and such. Is it worth it to go for the smaller companies? The first big trip I’m hoping to take is to Auckland, New Zealand, although I’m torn between there and Paris (at least for the first trip :p). In any case, love the blog. Love the advice, and the pictures. Keep up the awesome work! Thanks!!

  5. Hi Camille,

    I’m a big fan of your site & your lifestyle! You have helped inspire me to create changes in my life that will allow me to enjoy a more laid back & happy life.

    I am an active travel nurse & have just started a web-based business that helps travelers find short-term, furnished housing. I was hoping we could become affiliate partners & help promote one another. You certainly have a lot of followers, some of which are needing a service like mine. I’m open to any thoughts you have.

    I sincerely thank you & find your inspiration uplifting.keep up the good work. People need to hear your message!

    http://www.travelhousingpro.com

    Best regards,
    Chris Hegglund

  6. Joyce Tse Says: August 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Hi Camille,

    I love your blog and really found it helpful for planning some of my trips! Your post on San Blas convinced me and my friends that we had to go there… And of course it was just as amazing as you had described it! Like you, I am passionate about traveling :D.

    My name is Joyce and I am working on developing a travel mobile app/webpage startup. It’s still in the idea phase, but I would really like to learn more about how you plan your trips, and any other pain points/inconvenient things that you would like a solution for!

    I would love to schedule a Skype/phone call whenever you are free! It will only take about 5 minutes, I would really appreciate it if you can help me out.

    Cheers!
    Joyce

  7. Tony Argyle Says: August 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Camille

    My name is Tony Argyle. My wife Leanne and I are about to launch a daily podcast show called The Expat Chat and would love to interview you for it if you are interested.

    The show will focus mainly on two listenership markets: the travelling digital nomad brigade (mainly younger) and 45+ retirees and soon to be’s concerned about their future earnings and cost of living. However we have also interviewed families travelling together, as well as solos, couples etc … people who have dropped out of ‘the norm’ and just want to get out there and live life!

    Our mission is to help these people realise that they can have the dream lifestyle overseas for a fraction of the cost of western congestion. The show’s format will be entirely interview based, talking to those who have moved away and can share their experiences for our community to listen to. We have already secured Nomadic Matt, Wandering Earl and Jodi Ettenberg well known ‘laptop lifestylers’ for upcoming interviews plus we aleady have interviews in the bag ready to go from singles and couples all over the world, each with a different story and interesting angle on their expat adventures.

    We are setting up the first batch of interviews (37 completed!) ahead of the website and podcast launch in mid September.

    If you are interested we are looking for more interviews from the week of September 13.

    We would love to have you on board please let us know if you are keen :)

    Many thanks
    Tony & Leanne Argyle
    The Expat Chat
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

  8. I had a question for you in regards to Kefir. Im about to backpack SE Asia for 4 months. I’ve travelled before and although I never had any major stomach problems I want to try something that can prevent any problems along the way. I have been looking online and I can not find where to buy the Kefir you talked about. I live in Korea so it might be a little harder for me. I usually order from a health website called iherb that shits a lot of health foods to asia, but they only had the kefir starter for dairy, which I can’t use also because I am vegan. Do you know where I might be able to find Kefir to order before I head out?

    • Camille Willemain Says: September 30, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Ohhhh hm the only places I know to buy it are health food stores, Amazon.com, and culturesforhealth.com. Do either of those ship to where you are? However, I’ve not been using the kefir recently, just essential oils, and they seem to be doing the trick. I haven’t taken this on the road yet, just here in Costa Rica. Not sure if you can get the good quality oils where you are or not. What I use is a blend called Thieves made by Young Living.

  9. Hello,
    My name is Jessica Trombly and I am the co-owner of Endless Olas Surf Camp in Costa Rica.

    Your story truly resonated with me (as I am sure it has with so many others). As I read your blog, I related in so many ways – Great job but with countless hours at the office, trendy restaurants, great apartment, fun events, etc. Yet, I always felt like something was missing and constantly asked myself – “how did I end up doing this”. I’ve always been extremely active with a love for adventure, so why would I settle for a life in an office?

    Then I met the co-owner of my surf camp and started to realize a dream and work towards making a living with a true passion.
    A few years ago I met the owner of Manuel Antonio Surf School and began to work with this business while still working at my job in the U.S. Manuel Antonio Surf School has offered daily surf lessons in the Manuel Antonio area for over 10 years. My business partner started the school over 10 years ago and was the first in the area. This spring we decided to expand our business into offering an all-inclusive surf camp option. We are still operated by Manuel Antonio Surf School but decided to create a new brand for the surf camp (Endless Olas Surf Camp) as we feel as though the customer base for the two products differs. We are located just outside of Dominical. We offer an all-inclusive trip including airport transportation, surf lessons, lovely accommodations, meals, yoga, beach massage, a day-off to enjoy another activity (such as zip lining, sea kayaking, horseback riding, etc) and other local activities and sites. We focus on sharing the Costa Rican culture and beauty with our customers in addition to teaching them how to surf. We believe that this emphasis to illustrate the “real” Costa Rica as well as our highly customized experience sets us apart from other companies.

    I am writing to you because your story inspired me. I haven’t yet made the full move from quitting my job and leaving the US to a life in Costa Rica. But I am hoping to do so soon. Further I would like to look into any opportunities to work together. You seem to have significant experience in Costa Rica. Therefore, I am wondering if there is any chance of a partnership. At this time we are highly focused on marketing this new arm of our business and working with others to partner. At the least we would love for you to come and visit our camp and give it a try during your travels. We don’t think that you will be disappointed.

    I would welcome any advice or chance to cross paths!

  10. I have two homes in CR in two very beautiful non-tourist areas, Orosi (Central Valley Cartago Region) and Ojochal (5 minutes from the Beach next to Uvita). Let me know if you are in the areas and need a place to stay. I enjoy your articles and am also a single woman traveler.

  11. Hello, i see your good article about koh rong samloem. I’will glad if you could make text link to Koh Rong Samloem to the website http://www.kohrongsamloem.guide being the complete website about koh rong samloem.
    Hope to hear from you if you can do this favour and to hear your thoughts.
    Regards

  12. CW- is that an mac book pro in your lap?
    Enjoyed the photos and thoughts in posts, your perspective – I think I will plan another trip – solo dude

  13. Hi There,
    I have just stumbled upon your work after following you on instagram @puravida.dreams . I have been after the same for quite some time and wondered how you got all this started? I wanted to connect with you as I feel like we could collaborate on a lot!
    Love your work!
    Andrea

  14. Hello. Thank you so much for writing about our island paradise Koh Rong Samloem – We need all the help we can get to keep spreading the good word! We are a non-profit, independent organisation created to help keep the Koh Rong Islands clean and help the local fishing communities. Would you mind sharing the link to our new guide to help our project? Your help would be very much appreciated! You can find our guide on Koh Rong Samloem here: http://kohrong.guide/samloem/

    Thank you!

  15. Julien Lacombe Says: June 21, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Your blog is very interesting. Is there a page where you describe your photo tips. I like the center-sharp, fuzzy-outside of many of your pictures. Is it the lens or a Photoshop-like effect?

    Thanks. Enjoy your World life!

  16. Hi,

    I was wondering if you would be interested in being in my Say Yes Podcast.

    The Say Yes! Podcast is a lifestyle bite-size (10 minutes) podcast where we dive deep in one area that you said yes to. The goal is to inspire women to start saying yes to their desires.

    I am currently looking for travelers to come over and share their experiences traveling to different spot. Share their favorite places, what made it unique and exciting.

    If you are interested and available. Here is a link to the recording schedule. (http://www.calendly.com/lryamin)

    The interview will set to air in late Fall 2016.

    Thank you in advance!

    Laura