McCool Travel interview with Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

5 Minutes With Sarah Gallo

For McCool Travel’s 125th travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Sarah Gallo. Sure, Sarah Gallo has been to several dozen countries on all 7 continents. One of her quotes in her website bio struck me the most: “I want to leave my footprint on the world, all while smiling, laughing, and discovering our extraordinary planet.” Please read on to learn more about this happy traveler.

Sarah Gallo‘s bio:

I’m Sarah, The Five Foot Traveler, and I choose to dream out loud. I’m a travel blogger, travel consultant, social media strategist, and online entrepreneur. After conquering a crippling fear of flying, I’ve developed an unquenchable passion for traveling. Since my newfound freedom, I have set foot on all seven continents, explored 81 countries, and continue to strive to live life to the fullest.

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

Sarah Gallo

Hometown …

Redding, CT, USA

Always in my luggage …

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, iPod, Earplanes, Compression Socks (and, obviously, my Passport!)

3 favorite home-away-from-home places …

  1. Sydney, Australia
  2. Florence, Italy
  3. New York City, USA

A favorite travel memory is …

Polar plunging in Antarctica on Christmas Day!

McCool Travel interview with Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

3 favorite travel brands …

  1. Osprey
  2. Patagonia
  3. Lowa

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are …

  1. Get a credit card with no foreign transaction fees and a debit card that refunds your ATM withdrawal fees
  2. Public transportation! Not only is it fun and local, but it saves so much money
  3. Limit our alcohol intake and try to cook for yourself as much as possible

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …

  1. meeting new people and making friends around the world
  2. finding the coolest hikes around
  3. being exposed to so many different cultures and languages, and picking up some of the languages myself
McCool Travel interview with Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

8 word (or less) travel mantra …

Dream out loud

favorite non-travel website …

thedailybeast.com

most memorable souvenir …

When I was in Antarctica I bought my great-grandpa and I matching T-shirts since he’s the one that encouraged me to make the trip after having been himself.

McCool Travel interview with Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

favorite cheap eat …

After having visited Chichen Itza, we were taken to a hole-in-the-wall local place in Valladolid, Mexico called Oasis Familar. Order a large fresh-squeezed fruit smoothie, try out their appetizers, and dig into a half-portion platter of food. We couldn’t finish all of the food brought out, even with five people! I promise that you will leave incredibly stuffed. The best part? The total was $22 USD including tip for all of us.

recent discovery …

I decided to delve a bit into America’s history after having returned home from 14 months on the road. One of my stops on a road trip through Eastern United States was in Memphis, Tennessee. I’ve never been one for museums, but the National Civil Rights Museum in this city blew me away. It was, hands down, the best museum I have been to in the world, and so incredibly moving.

I am fortunate to have met …

I am fortunate to have met many amazing people around the world that have turned into some of my closest friends. But, at the end of the day, I am fortunate to have met all three of my top favorite musicians: Bono, Glen Hansard, and Damien Rice.

I would like to meet …

My future travel-loving husband 🙂

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler


Thank you so much, Sarah, for taking a few minutes to share travel inspiration and tips.

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3 Responses to “5 Minutes With Sarah Gallo”

  1. suereddel February 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    I love Sarah’s enthusiasm for traveling! Hope to meet her on the road some day.

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