My Advice on Cross-Cultural Dating and Relationships

We all know THAT girl who doesn't want to "catch feels" abroad and comes home meeting the love of her life. Hello, me. I met a special someone while studying in Croatia, and three years later we are living together and still going strong. We did long distance for a...

How to Travel with Student Debt (Travel Bloggers Tell All)

Here’s how you can traveling the world and live abroad – while still making loan payments.

Dubrovnik Diaries: Pomalo Living

Whenever I’m asked about why I chose Dubrovnik, I end up narrating the same sensational monologue from start to finish. I could never find the right words to describe the carefree, yet often chaotic, way of life that keeps me coming back. It...

How to Get a U.S. Working Holiday Visa in Ireland

Here’s everything you need to know about getting a working holiday visa in Ireland, as well as how to find housing and a job once you arrive!

Youtube Q&A: Travel, Living Abroad, and Everything in Between

One of my goals for 2018 is to make more videos, and actually get behind the camera myself. What better way than to start with a quick little Q&A with questions asked by YOU! You asked, I answered. Thanks for all that participated! Feel free to...

The 5-Step 2018 Sustainable Style Challenge

In a perfect world, my wardrobe would be filled with statement vintage pieces, timeless artisan prints, and a handful of sultry backless dresses from Reformation. A combination of Emma Watson’s sustainable closet with Gigi Hadid’s effortless street style is the...

2017 Recap + Where I’m Going in 2018

(12-minute read) Well, everyone, I’m going out of 2017 with a bang. No literally – this week the heater bursted and caught on fire in our apartment, nearly killing me. The joys of life in Croatia! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I’ve been...

The Natural Beauty and Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

A curated list of genuine recommendations about natural beauty products and eco-friendly gifts perfect for the holiday season.

Where to Find the Best Beaches in Algarve, Portugal

Uncover the best of Portugal with these scenic beaches:

10 Experiences You Must Have in Lisbon

Here’s what’s to love about Lisbon’s culture and atmosphere:

A mermaid on a mission

 

Welcome! I’m Alex, also known by my alter ego, The Mindful Mermaid!  I’m a blogger and content creator with an incurable wanderlust and passion for doing my part to make a difference. 

My growing corner of the internet is where I share tips for responsible travel, “do-good” and ethical fashion, and international living. I am currently living in Dubrovnik, Croatia where I also  practice mindful living. 

I’m passionate about sharing my tips and tricks for living abroad, responsible travel, and mindfulness!  The Mindful Mermaid is a resource for the generations of trailblazers who want to be cultured, conscious, and cool.

responsible travel resources…

How Travel Bloggers Can Make a Positive Impact

How Travel Bloggers Can Make a Positive Impact

There has to be more to travel blogging than competing for the most drool-worthy Instragram shots in exotic destinations, am I right? I’d like to think so. But as the industry becomes more saturated (and competitive), it’s easy to loose sight of how our work ties into...

LIVING ABROAD…

Dubrovnik Diaries: Pomalo Living

Dubrovnik Diaries: Pomalo Living

Whenever I’m asked about why I chose Dubrovnik, I end up narrating the same sensational monologue from start to finish. I could never find the right words to describe the carefree, yet often chaotic, way of life that keeps me coming back. It...

Mindful + Conscious resources…

The 5-Step 2018 Sustainable Style Challenge

The 5-Step 2018 Sustainable Style Challenge

In a perfect world, my wardrobe would be filled with statement vintage pieces, timeless artisan prints, and a handful of sultry backless dresses from Reformation. A combination of Emma Watson’s sustainable closet with Gigi Hadid’s effortless street style is the...

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