Roaming Historian

Travel around the globe with a professional historian

About Me

Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

About the Roaming Historian

If you’ve landed on this page, it’s probably because you have a love for history and travel. I’m Amy French–a historian by profession, a traveler by passion, and a writer of both. I enjoy sharing my love for and knowledge of history through travel blogging as the Roaming Historian. Learning about different cultures is incredibly enriching and I’m always looking for new destinations to amyprofileexplore. Understanding the past can heighten any travel experience, so join me as I explore our past one place at a time. My mission is to provide my readers with background and knowledge so that they can turn their travels into rich, cultural adventures through the history of our most treasured sites and cities.

How Can We Work Together?

  • Press trips
  • Reviews–(accommodations, tours, travel-related products, travel services)
  • Writing/Photography (either commissioned or licensing of works on this site)
  • Advertise on my website or through my social media channels (Please email for details and pricing.)
    • Sponsored blog posts
    • Affiliate links
    • Product giveaways
  • Travel consulting (especially about historical trips)
  • Promotion of travel sights and activities
  • Historical consulting/using digital tools
    • Historical research, writing, and consulting, including documentaries, movies, television shows, legal cases.
    • Consulting on how to use digital tools (social media, podcasts, blogs, etc.) to attract a diverse audience and broadcast history.
  • Speaking Engagements/Media Appearances
    • Speaking topics include: travel, social history, women’s history, and becoming a history entrepreneur (see this link for more information).
    • An engaging public speaker, I am available for paid media appearances as an expert/consultant.

Why Work with Amy French—the Roaming Historian?

I have academic credentials with a Ph.D. in history and over a decade of writing/teaching history, which provides the authority and authenticity that today’s travelers look for when considering a travel blogger’s opinion. The brief version of my curriculum vitae shows my publications, presentations given across the nation, awards, and numerous television/radio appearances. I have worked with numerous tourism boards, tour companies, hotels, and other service industry professionals.

Samples of My Work:

Roaming Historian Logistics

  • Tweet Impressions–221,000+; Twitter Followers–15,100+
  • Blog views–75,000+ (annually)
  • Facebook  post reach–1500-2500
  • #2 of “Top 20 Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following Right Now” by Foreign
  • Social media presence on: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+
  • Demographics–primary age range of readers is 25-64 with 55% identifying as male and 45% as female

Email me at: or fill out this contact form.


This website is written and edited by Amy French, Ph.D. who holds the copyright to all works, except where as attributed. The views and opinions expressed on this website are her own.








6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi,

    I’m interested in what options for promotion or advertising you may offer. OldView is a new history-based travel app that allows uses to view historical images on their device, from the location they were originally taken. All of your followers could be potential users.

    Available for free download from stores or link at I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best Regards,

    Tony Fairweather


  2. Great site! I didn’t travel for my first two decades either – I’m making up for lost time!
    If interested, I shared that story here –

    History’s an important part of why the places I travel to are interesting, and thus travel has reinvigorated my interest in learning the history. Places like Angkor Wat in Cambodia are visually beautiful, but even more fascinating if you know the history behind the rules, religion influences, battles, suffering, and architecture.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi. Enjoyed browsing you site. My compliments on your great content, particularly the Lourve. I was there recently and certainly didn’t see as much as you !
    If you ever come to Ireland, which you definitely should, drop me on email and I’ll give you some insider tips !

    Liked by 1 person

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