About Me

Hi! I’m Alexandrea Sumuel and I’m so glad you’re here!

I am a thirty-something working as the Director of Operations for a Norfolk, Virginia law firm. I’m a proud Virginia Beach native who retired to the small-town life and now call Smithfield, Virginia my home. I am a quarter Japanese and I’d love to one day take an extended trip to Japan and learn more about my family’s heritage. I am a wife, daughter, and auntie, and family is what I value most.  

I am not a digital nomad, and I don’t claim to be a travel expert. I am, however, an avid vacationer with a love for travel, culture, and people. I enjoy doing research and creating itineraries before my trips to ensure I am capturing everything a destination has to offer.

I like tourist traps, off-the-beaten-path activities, road trips, wandering, food, and local culture. Travel has many niches – adventure, slow, sustainable, luxury, budget, etc. – but rather than limit or label myself, I try to enjoy it all!

I founded the Wander With Alex travel website to provide vacationers and travel enthusiasts with trip ideas, travel guides, news, and itineraries. Life is short. My mission is to share research and experiences with others to help them get the most out of their next vacation!

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