Jillian Smith

Content Writer

Location icon United States

I create opportunities for organizations, businesses, and others to reach their audiences with engaging content that helps connect brand with consumer. Specializing in long-form content, I write articles, blog posts and website copy in addition to social posts, email marketing campaigns, brand voice documents, and more.

14 Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

Safety is a big deal. So big, in fact, it’s one of the top reasons people site as a deterrence from traveling abroad - especially on their own. It’s important to know that no matter where you travel, there is going to be some level of risk involved. Just as there is risk when you get in your car to drive to school or work in the morning. These tips are not meant to scare you from ever traveling outside of your home country. The truth is that risk exists everywhere, and these tips can help...

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How to Travel Internationally on a Budget

Ever scroll through Instagram wondering how your friends are making a 10-day tour through Europe work on a low income? If you aren't dead-set on first class and resort digs, you too can jump on the travel train. Here's how to travel internationally on a budget.

Kodon: Wheaton's Literary and Arts Journal
Lessons from James

I walk through the flattest land I have ever seen. Flat and hot and destitute, it’s a place easily contestable with Syria for lowest on the everyday traveler’s bucket list. I wonder why God has sent me here, until I stand among 200 South Sudanese on Sunday morning as they dance joyously and lift up their arms in praise.

Samaritan's Purse
Fighting for One

Jillian Hedges is a communications intern with Samaritan's Purse in South Sudan. Dusk was beginning to dawn, that evening some weeks into my time living in South Sudan. The backs of our plastic chairs faced a hazy setting sun as I sipped at my coffee, spiced with cardamom and cayenne.

Wier & Bein Marketing
Mom-Approved Cocktails

It's that time of year again, the one where you realize all you can afford for your mom is a scented candle, even though she deserves her own private Hawaiian island. No matter, we've got you covered: send her one of our recipes for mom-approved cocktails.

Caledon Virtual
Adulting 101: 7 Career Tips for 20 Somethings

There's a big secret to being an adult that you don't realize until you realize it. You ready? Here it is: no one has any idea what they're doing. Nobody, not one single person, not even your parent's accountant. Simultaneously relieving and terrifying, it's true - no matter what career you're heading into.

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