About Me

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Hi there, and welcome to Find Love & Travel! My name is Sam Opp (Samantha Oppenheimer), and in 2018, I decided to quit my corporate job to travel the world with my husband, Alex.

I found that I loved traveling, writing about travel, and photography so much, that I made it into my full-time job, which is how this travel blog exists! Therefore, I am the proud owner and author of Find Love and Travel.

Currently, I am based in North Carolina with my hubby and our fur baby, Marley the Chugg ( Pug & Chihuahua mix) – although I am a New Yorker at heart. Thus, you will find tons of New York City, Long Island, and North Carolina travel guides, tips, and itineraries as these are my local expertise destinations.

Mt. Mitchell North Carolina Highest Point
Mt. Mitchell View Point
Radio City Music Hall Christmas decorations. Woman in Red dress in Front

You will also find lots of really helpful travel tips and itineraries from some of my favorite countries and cities I’ve visited – which will continue to grow as I travel around the world.

 When I am not traveling, you can find me typing away on this travel blog and sharing all of the travel tips I’ve learned along the way! Oh, and I can’t forget cuddling with Marley and eating anything that has cheese!

The mission of Find Love and Travel blog is to inspire you to travel while giving you the tools to have the best experience while traveling. Whether it’s finding the best photo spots in Rome, hidden gems in Puerto Rico, putting together your Iceland Itinerary, what the best free things to do in NYC are, or teaching you how to navigate the NYC Subway; my goal is to help you travel better! 

Miradouro São Leonardo De Galafura in the Douro Valley
Miradouro São Leonardo De Galafura in the Douro Valley

I do NOT accept sponsored articles or hire writers to write about places I have never been to. I HAVE been to all the destinations featured on my blog with the exception of a few round-ups that have been contributed by my fellow travel blogger friends who have personally been to the destination.

When you browse my travel blog, YOU ARE getting my firsthand travel experiences. I hope you leave my site with all the information you were searching for and come back when you’re in need of new travel tips and inspiration! Want to see where else I have been featured? Check out my Press page!

If blogging is your passion, I got you! I am also sharing my tips through this crazy adventure of blogging over the past 5 years! 

Whatever brought you to my travel blog, I am so happy you’re here, and I hope you leave inspired to travel and ready to come back again! 

If you have questions about travel, blogging, taking a leap, quitting your job, or just want someone to talk to, I’m here for you! 


Sam Opp (Samantha Oppenheimer)


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