AHL Insider:

Courtney Scott

Travel Content Creator

  • WHAT DO YOU DO?

    I’m a travel content creator. Depending on the day, I write, art direct, edit footage, and host.

  • WE LOVE YOUR WEBSITE - TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW IT CAME TO BE.

    About eight years ago I was working in New York and feeling generally disconnected from city life. I booked a one-way ticket to Italy and started a travel blog about my expat life. My writing wasn’t particularly profound, it was more of a diary, but at that time there were only a dozen travel blogs out there. I got to know the industry from its inception. I haven’t looked back since.

  • WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY YOU’VE BEEN ON?

    My first Burning Man, 2014. A journey of epic proportions. A huge rain storm hit just as a mass exodus of 70,000 people were trying to enter the gates. The event shut down and I spent 72 hours in a muddy queue of the most infectious energy imaginable. It was a frenzied feeling, something indescribable. DJs made makeshift setups on top of RVs to entertain the masses. Neighbors in line became friends. By the time we got to the actual burn I had already experienced an amazing journey. What unfolded proved to be one of the best weeks of my life.

  • ANY NOTABLE TRAVEL MISHAPS?

    A few years ago in Rome, I hailed a taxi and threw in my luggage. Before I had a chance to get in car, the driver stepped on the gas and hightailed it down the street. At first I thought it was a misunderstanding and that he would stop once he realized I was not in the car. He didn’t. Among many material objects that I would forget about over the years, I’ll never forget that I lost a hard drive with about four years worth of travel photos and videos. I learned the hard way to back up my drives!

  • WHAT INSPIRES YOU DAILY?

    The process of creating something (anything) is infinitely inspiring. Having an idea, collaborating with others to see it though, witnessing the finished product, it’s a beautiful and intense process. I have to feel passionate about my work and staying in a creative space fuels that passion.

  • ANY TRENDS THAT HAVE CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION IN THE TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY WORLD?

    I’m so on board with the wave of wellness experiences being curated in the travel industry over the past several years. I like to know that I can maintain a clean diet when I’m traveling. Something that was easier said than done a decade ago.

  • WHERE WILL YOU BE ON YOUR NEXT DAY OFF?

    Barefoot in a beach bungalow in Southampton.

  • WHERE WILL YOU BE A FEW YEARS FROM NOW?

    I fell into this world quite by chance so who knows what other serendipitous events will alter the course of the next few years. I hope to be living a full life, breathing it all in and loving it all out.