About Me


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

I’m a proud Virginia Beach, VA native who retired to the small-town life and now call Smithfield, VA my home. For the last 14 years I’ve worked for a Norfolk, Virginia, law firm and I am currently the Director of Operations. A quarter Japanese, 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 Wander With Alex to provide travelers with vacation ideas, trip guides, itineraries, and travel news. Life is short. My mission as a travel blogger and travel writer is to share my research and experiences to help you get the most out of your next vacation!


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Aruba, Netherlands West Indies – 2023!

City of Norfolk, VA

Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL

City of Virginia Beach, VA