Hi and welcome! I’m Ali, the Clean Living Traveler.

I am a follower of Jesus, a wife, a mother, a Registered Nurse (but currently a stay-at-home Mom), and I currently live in East Texas.

If I’m surfing, at a music festival, snow skiing, or in a quaint European city, I’m in my happy place. I love being in and around any natural body of water and am always up for an adventure!

Everyone’s journey is different. So, I want to take a moment to introduce myself, share a bit of my journey, and my vision for creating this blog.

My Life in the Past

During college and nursing school I was like so many others, just trying to survive, unknowing of what I was doing to my body. I kept late nights, was sedentary, ate fast food/take out often, and used toxic products on my body and in my home, not paying attention to my toxin intake.

I didn’t know what holistic or “clean living” meant. Nothing in my lifestyle intentionally supported my body\’s function. There wasn’t optimal sleep, stress management, support of natural detox pathways, or mental/spiritual nourishment.

So, I developed issues with my skin, reproductive system, GI system, and mental health that persisted into the next chapter of my life.

My Health Journey

I became a Registered Nurse and worked three years in Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant, over two years in the Emergency Room, and I am currently in my third year in Day Surgery.

After working in the midst of conventional medicine for over a decade and seeking the help of several physicians, I was still suffering and without a root cause for my issues.

After my husband and I got married, I decided I was ready for, and in great need of a change. With research and encouragement from my mom, I started making small changes towards a “clean” lifestyle.

After seeing small but visible changes, I finally took the big leap to see a functional medicine provider. We discovered root causes, and I began my journey back to health. I saw huge improvements in the areas I was experiencing issues and I felt like I was discovering my optimal self.

As I experienced the power of holistic and functional medicine and the reward of clean, non-toxic living, I wanted to share my story with others.

Where the Travel Started

During college, I studied abroad in England for a semester and fell in love with travel. It was the first time I had ever been abroad or traveled by myself. The immersive cultural experience and adventure were like nothing I’d ever experienced.

I was jet-setting or hopping on a train every weekend to visit a new country or quaint English town. I gained independence, confidence, and a spirit of adventure during those 6 months.

After I returned to The States, I traveled every chance I got. Traveling quickly became a passion of mine. Once I got married, I quickly got my husband on board and we have loved becoming world travelers together.

My Passion for Health & Travel

As you can imagine, traveling and maintaining a “clean lifestyle” can be difficult. Managing dietary preferences, toxin exposure, stress levels, optimal sleep, and daily rituals can be overwhelming. Many people will just suck it up, throw those out the window while traveling, and either end up sick, stressed, discouraged, or feeling not optimal.

One part of traveling that I love is planning. I love to research and build itineraries that include rest, wellness, adventure, and spontaneity.

As we shifted to a clean, holistic lifestyle, it was difficult to find restaurants, resorts, and other travel information that supported our new “clean-living” norm.

In 2020, 2 years after I got married and took several extended international trips, I decided I wanted to change this for myself and for others.

After some thought and prayer, God placed the firm idea and concept of this blog in my mind and heart. I combined my two passions of wellness and travel and Clean Living Traveler was born!

Join My Clean Living Travel Journey

I pray I can reach and support any traveler up for an adventure, and those living a non-toxic lifestyle with a desire to travel.

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Join me on this journey around the world as I share clean lifestyle tips, non-toxic travel solutions, and discover clean destinations, eateries, and experiences

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