Welcome to The Hubbel Exploration – the professional portfolio and travel blog of Sydney Hubbel!

IMG_5814I am a full time University student in Northern California studying Writing Practices and History. I am a passionate painter, writer, and solo female traveler. I have a life-long fascination with children’s literature and am looking to pursue a career in the field, as an editor and an author. I work part time for my university, act as the Assistant Managing Editor for the Toyon Literary Magazine, have been a Staff Writer for the Odyssey Online, and post travel blogs. Upon graduation, I am planning to move abroad and continue my travel career.

Travel Experience

I have traveled to Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. As of June 2017, I’ve journeyed 41,132 miles (66,196 km). I currently travel on a student budget and work to find the best ways possible to travel affordably. I spend much of my free time planning imaginary trips in order to learn expense trends. I also enjoy helping my friends plan trips.

My mission is to break down the stigma that you have to be wealthy to travel. I want to help show people that exploration is possible even on a limited budget. My second goal is to abolish the idea that women should not travel alone. Throughout this blog, I highlight ways women can feel secure while embarking on their solo journeys.