Sara Graham
Sara Graham produces high quality content for boutique businesses, Fortune 500 companies, as well as social action campaigns.
She is also the author of How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind.
When it comes to travel, Sara's beat is relatable luxury: booking boutique hotels that don't break the bank; eating and drinking like a local; discovering what the thinking traveler wants to do in destinations around the world. She draws from a bank of rich experiences ranging from rafting adventures in New Zealand and hiking in Honduras, to hanging out in Brooklyn and brunching in Bermuda.

Connect with Sara on LinkedIn and find her @freshpresse on Twitter
and Instagram.

Entries by Sara Graham

A Fantastical French Road Trip

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2017 | 2:25 PM

A weekend exploring the region of Brittany, France should be on your summer travel list. I am about to take you on the same road trip I recently went on in this ages old land -- rich with history, fresh food, and a fantastic future that's all packed into wonderful...

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Escaping Winter In Southern Europe

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2017 | 11:18 AM

A recent trip to Spain and Portugal was part winter escape and part recon mission as my fiance and I are exploring options for our next relocation.

That said, we were in a less passive mode than a proper vacation, but an escape from the Swedish chill nonetheless.


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How To Relocate Like A Fashion Girl

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2016 | 11:49 AM

What to do when you've got hundreds of pairs of shoes, enough clothes to dress a small army, and your career demands that you move, oh on average, about every three years? And not just to another city, but an entirely foreign country.

Welcome to Anne-Marie Bodal's life. The Footwear...

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How To Plan A Wedding In Italy

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2016 | 8:56 AM

My very first travel feature, published by Bermuda's Royal Gazette newspaper in 1998, was about my first proper trip to Italy; Naples to Capri to Florence to Siena. I was on my own after a semester in France and totally free in a foreign land that somehow seemed so familiar....

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9 Ways To Get By When You Don't Speak A Word Of The Language

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 1:39 PM

So, first, the bad news... I've been with an Italian for almost five years and I'm ashamed to admit my language skills are still tipping towards sub-par. His family, all based in the lovely Tuscan town of Piombino, speak no English at all and, while my ear has improved visit...

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48 Hours In Melbourne

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 3:08 PM

In writing my guidebook on how to relocate abroad, I came across all sorts of statistics indicating that Melbourne was one of the top spots to make a big move.

As luck would have it, my brothers gifted a mini-break in the city for my 40th birthday....

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What To Sip, Savour And See In Stockholm

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 2:07 PM

When I relocated to Uppsala, Sweden six months ago, I didn't really know how I would get used to the light (around 18 hours of it per day in the summer) and the darkness (averaging 18 hours of that per day in winter). However, I found chocolate balls and good...

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This Yoga Girl Is a Powerhouse for Global Good

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 2:18 PM

What do a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and yoga have in common? That link would be Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl.

Her project,, recently rocketed past the funding goal of $108k to pull in over $430k and become the most funded yoga campaign of all time. Brathen's "Yoga Every...

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How to Spend a Week in Czech Republic - Beyond Prague

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 8:25 AM

With a relocation to Sweden fast approaching, my partner and I were looking forward to wrapping up work (and packing) and living like it was our last chance to experience the Czech Republic. Who knows if we'll ever be back, and after 16 months in Prague, we wanted to take...

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4 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft While Travelling

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 5:36 PM

As a frequent flyer and having relocated to two different countries in as many years, I am always hyperaware of where the important things are. Whether in transit or working at a local café, I am constantly checking that I am in possession of three things at all times --...

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How To Spend a 28-Hour Layover in Singapore

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 8:59 AM

The last time I was in Singapore was January 2010. I was with my brother on a stopover between Bangkok and Bali. We ate really well and visited the zoo, which were both very memorable activities.

Since 2015 celebrates the country's 50th birthday, and since...

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Why the World's Biggest Banks Are Feng Shui-ing Themselves

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 5:54 PM

Taking a cue from Asia's boom, the world's biggest brands are trading up on some ancient currency. From beer to bonds, digital customer experience is becoming increasingly human-friendly.


Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, have all integrated the core principles...

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What to Look for in a Made-to-Measure Suit

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 6:13 PM

"A couple of days ago I asked my client, a criminal lawyer, if I should start my own law practice. As his jaw proceeded to drop, I explained that I hang out with a lot of lawyers and know some stuff. Of course I was joking, but it's the same...

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The Best of Wine & Food in Queenstown, New Zealand

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 5:35 PM

"I'm a Scottish man living in Australia making Italian food."

Sean Connolly is a hard one to catch these days -- the man does run four restaurants, after all. While hopping between his family home of Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand to manage things, he recently took a side...

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Where to Dine and Detour in Rome

(5) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 4:32 PM

The first thing I am going to suggest, and stay with me here because this might be a good tip for any city you are going to visit, is that you get an Instagram account. Once that is set up, start following people who travel ...I mean, LOVE...

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Five Reasons to Take a Cruise This Year

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 8:18 AM

Do you cruise? According to the U.S. Travel Department, international travel only accounts for about $123 billion of the $621 billion spent by Americans on travel. In contrast, as reported by the Canadian Tourism Commission, Canadians have actually been steadily increasing their overseas departures year over year. So it would...

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Italy : Where to Eat and Retreat From the City to the Sea

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 5:13 PM

From Florence to Elba Island, here are some new favourites discovered on my most recent trip to Tuscany.


Amble. The day starts here. A real hidden gem serving fresh juices, paninis and...

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App and Away! Three Travel Apps to Simplify Your Life on the Go

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:26 PM

Never fails. After every trip I get wind of some brand new smartphone app that would have made my life easier (or my suitcase lighter). Whether it's destination planning, sharing photos on-the-go, or allowing for a more fluid work flow, here are three amazing new apps you can use to...

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Where to Eat, Stay and Spa in Tuscany's Val di Cornia

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 2:40 PM

From the Val di Cornia to Florence to Elba Island, here are a few delicious discoveries made on my most recent trip to Tuscany. Some spots do require a car, but if you are brave enough to do it all via Vespa, even better!


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Don't Forget These All-Important Items On Your Next Vacation

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 12:50 PM


We make lists and check them twice, but all too often we leave the house feeling just a little unsettled. And then it hits us -- sometimes when we're taxiing to the airport, and sometimes not until we've reached the destination...

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