The Travel Dispatch

It's Like A Travel-Themed Reality Show...... For Your Inbox

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Witty, intriguing, and at times laugh-out-loud-hilarious, The Travel Dispatch gives us an authentic, behind-the-perfect-Instagram-shot peek at the daily existence of a perpetual nomad. A travel blog for the new age, Sarra's memorable email dispatches breathe life into the often stale, humdrum life of an inbox.

- some copywriter I hired on Fiverr

TIME magazine calls Kristen Sarra the Anthony Bourdain of the millennial generation.

- the movie-trailer voiceover guy in a dream I once had

The Travel Dispatch gets two thumbs up! It's like if The Truman Show were broadcast live over email.

- Siskel and Ebert probably

I just got dispatch'd. Never has an inbox invasion been so much fun!

- Oprah Winfred

I’m Kristen.

The walking disaster, single-because-seriously-why-would-anyone, 30-something year old female protagonist of The Travel Dispatch. Each year I allocate a certain amount of time and cash flow to one particular journey and document the trip in real-time via short, daily dispatches sent straight to your inbox. Thus allowing you to follow the expedition from beginning to end without ever having to leave your couch. Or put on pants.

With a budget of $25,000, the current journey is taking on the classic “round-the-world” route as I travel east to west, looping the globe over a period of 12 months. Here, thissa explains it all.

 Currently Dispatching From Egypt

I’m here visiting the world of the ancient Egyptians, getting my PADI Dive Master Scuba Certificate at one of the world’s best dive spots in the Red Sea, hustling with Cairo’s famous market vendors, hot air ballooning over 2000 year old tombs, and showing other travelers that Egypt is a safe and amazing travel destination.

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Latest Posts

The Current Journey

Introducing The Travel Dispatch and A Permanent Move Onto the Road Hi, I’m Kristen. Remember? The girl who was all about you guys for close to 3 years until May 2017 rolled around a...

Punta Paitilla, Panama City, Panama

My Projected Round The World 12 Month Itinerary (Nov 2017 – Nov 2018) So where are you going what’s your itinerary like? These two questions – spit rapid-fire the same way in whi...

Panama City, Panama

How to Pack Your Whole Life Into a Carry-on Backpack If there’s one thing I learned preparing for this 12 month sojourn, it’s that the devil you know is the Inte...

Obarrio, Panama City, Panama

Week 1: Dispatched From Panama City I can’t believe one week has already passed since I moved permanently onto the road and officially kicked off the...

Marbella, Panama City

Week 2: Dispatched From El Valle de Anton, Panama Week 2 of my current 52 week round-the-world trip was supposed to see me on a sailboat from Panama City to Cartagena, Co...

El Valle de Anton, Panama

Week 3: Dispatched From The San Blas Islands, Panama When I divulged my plans to kick-off the first Travel Dispatch journey in Panama City everyone asked me why start there?...

San Blas Islands, Panama

Week 4 and 5: Dispatched From Cartagena and Palomino, Colombia Weeks 4 and 5 were a bit of an odd couple. Not in the travel experiences so much as in my route which involved some unex...

Cartagena, Colombia

The Lost City, Colombia: A Complete Guide on Hiking to the Ciudad Perdida It was 6 in the morning and I was knee deep in the Buritaca River about a three days’ walk from any paved road, mo...

Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Week 6 and 7: Dispatched From Santa Marta, Colombia Known as a gateway town, most travelers use Santa Marta (where I spent the past two weeks) as a base to explore Tayrona...

Santa Marta, Colombia

Almost Robbed in Huaraz, Peru: A Lesson in Trusting My Intuition I can say without a doubt the first time I was robbed was not my fault. Quick recap: middle of the day, busy pedestrian...

Huaraz, Peru

On Poop Jokes, Fleeting Friendships, and Romantic Encounters on the Road Based on the above title, you probably thought this was going to be a lighthearted travel tale involving a mishap in som...

El Valle de Anton, Panama

In Search of Flamingos in Camarones, Colombia It all happened because of flamingos. They stood majestic in a sea of pink that stretched across the horizon. Webbed fee...

Camarones, Colombia

A Guide to Ulcinj: The Montenegrin Town Full of Albanian Flavor I had a plan. Kind of. The plan was I needed to leave Kotor. It had been 14 days and that number could easily turn to 21...

Ulcinj, Montenegro

101 Travel Tips For Montenegro Lying on the same Adriatic coastline as Croatia, Montenegro is defined by towering mountains, fjord-like bays, Mediterra...


Why Visit Trebinje: The Best Town in Bosnia and Herzegovina You’ve Never Heard Of Laziness brought me to Trebinje. I had been extending my stay in Zabljak, Montenegro by “just one more night...

Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina



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