Ruth Clark

Freelance Travel + Wellness Writer

Ruth Clark is a solo world traveler, writer, empath, artist, and teacher. Her most recent essays have been featured in Modern Trekker, HelloGiggles, and Women's Agenda, as well as within her own business, Ruth Clark Creative. Her work focuses on travel, wellness, and authentic living.

Ruth earned a B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut, with minor degrees in Sociology and International Studies. In addition to freelance writing, she is an ESL teacher, hand lettering designer, and amateur photographer. With a passion for exploration and human connection, Ruth is currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Portfolio

HelloGiggles

How "The Office" helped me through my depression in college

I was a deeply depressed college sophomore who couldn't get out of bed when watching "The Office" helped me find my way out of a dark place.

HelloGiggles

Stage four endometriosis forced me to learn to take care of myself

When I was diagnosed with stage four endometriosis in my early 20s, I'd never heard of the disease and didn't know what it was like to be unhealthy. Managing my pain forced me...

Ruth Clark

30 things I've learned in my 30 years (+ 8 pieces of advice from some of my wisest friends)

Admittedly, the last few months have been really tough ones. If we're being honest here (and we are, right?) depression and anxiety have reared their ugly heads and I've felt a...

HelloGiggles

What I wish I could tell my childhood self about being single and leaving my 20s

When I was 7 years old, I'd play house and imagine naming all of my babies. I'm turning 30 - and that's not my reality. But I couldn't be happier about it.

HelloGiggles

How homeschool and grief created an unbreakable bond with my siblings

My siblings and I are closer than most, with our rocky childhood creating a bond in our adulthoods unlike anything else I've experienced.

Women's Agenda

Confessions of an American living in Australia dealing with Donald Trump - Women's Agenda

It's been two and a half weeks since the election. Two and a half weeks of shock, horror, disbelief and tears. I feel as though I am grieving, mourning a breakup or a death....

HelloGiggles

Adult friendship may be more complicated sometimes, but that's why it's so meaningful to me

After a friend breakup and eventual reconciliation, I fully understood that adult friendship is a lot harder than kid friendship. Read more to see why I'm grateful for what...

Modern Trekker

How Staying In Airbnbs Renews My Faith In Humanity

The first time I ever stayed in an Airbnb, I booked a place that had zero reviews. It was a new listing in the middle of the high desert in California, and even though the owner...

Modern Trekker

Rhode Island: The Smallest State With The Biggest Heart - Modern Trekker

The state of Rhode Island may only be 48 miles long and 37 miles wide, but don't be fooled-what it lacks in size, it makes up for in heart. Officially the " State of Rhode...

Modern Trekker

Hiking Into The Clouds With The Hill Tribes Of Vietnam - Modern Trekker

When I was trying to decide which Southeast Asian country to make my new home for a year while I taught English abroad, I thought I'd be lured in by Thailand-turquoise beaches,...