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I have a confession to make.

I am a hot mess.

The very first experience I ever had leaving the country, my passport was lost within 3 hours of landing. True story. Although I might lie and say it was stolen to save face from time to time. That was almost a decade ago, and I’ve added several continents and countless destinations to my roster. I also started the best blog ever – Crooked Flight – around that time. Although back in the day it was just sporadic and for my loved ones.

Recently my biggest adventure was a three-year international move to London with my husband. I now am lucky enough to wander solo, have group travel adventures and, of course, explore everything as a newlywed. While travel wa and is my passion, some big things happened recently that have changed the direction of Crooked Flight.

First, I decided to get straight up panic attacks while boarding planes. Yikes. Not helpful when you travel for a living! Then my health declined and I found yoga to help feel better, which has turned into an almost daily practice and lifestyle.

As always, I promise to bring the real deal to you. I won’t sugar coat, I won’t pretend it’s always glamorous and I also won’t say it’s for everyone. But for me, traveling is in my ‘duende’, or soul. I #cantstopwontstop until I’ve seen it all.

This is a grassroots global hunt, devoid of official guidance or connections. You will find:

  • Personal accounts of destinations worldwide, from Sydney  to St. Lucia and beyond
  • Real-talk tips on how to organize yourself abroad
  • Reviews of the coolest places to lay your head
  • Local insight on my fave towns like Boston and London
  • Occasional cameos from some of my other writer buddies

So, officially I’d like to say I’m a trained and travel-savvy journalist with experience in editing, layout, copy editing services, analyzing, producing, advertising and managing. Unofficially? I hustle as a self-employed freelancer and I’m learning unbelievable things about the industry everyday. By night I ramble here and swap stories with other adventure-seekers. Please feel free to contact me: eileen at to chat about professional opportunities, trips, travel consulting and whatever else you might have in mind. I’m here for you!

“CrookedFlight” came from a pretty song by a humble artist with the lyrics, “We are all angels with one wing, we can fly, if we hold onto each other.” My travels would never be possible without the decency and love of the human race.

Here we go.

 Eileen at a castle in Wales


Eileen, Founder of CrookedFlight



A few companies and agencies I’ve collaborated with:

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Sri Lanka Tourism

Louisiana Tourism Board (Lake Charles & New Orleans)

The W Hotel Ft. Lauderdale

Aruba Marriott Resort

Curacao Tourism

Taiwan Tourism Board

Mexico Tourism Board

Ft. Myers Florida Tourism Board

The Breakers Hotel

Hotel Americano

Chocolate Therapy

North Shore Vintage Bazaar


Solo Female Travel Interview: Traveling Alone in Sri Lanka on Her Packing List

Traveler Tuesday on Misadvenutres With Andi

Traveller Tuesday feature on Wanderlustin’ UK

My Happy Place – Flirting with the Globe

Interview on NYC Jetsetter

Carly Blogs: Eileen of Crooked Flight & Pure Wander

Interviewed for Inverse Magazine



Travel Fashion Girl – Best Travel Shoes from Bloggers

TAPPED: Hip-Hop Yoga Post

Traveling Nine to Fiver: How To Be A Part-Time Traveler From The Experts Themselves

Five Dollar Traveller: Food from Around the World

Nomadic Chica: Best Travel Experiences 2015

Once in a Lifetime Journey: Best Travel Souvenirs

The World Pursuit: Best Cafes Worldwide



As seen in:

Featured on Lonely Planet

GBH local news

Cosmo UK

Stuck in Iceland interview

Health Web Magazine

Featured on

Amatuer Traveler podcast

Featured on The Daily Meal