Hi everyone,

Back over the summer, we posted about Rachel’s passing and have since shared the remainder of her posts. If you’d like to read them, they’re linked below:

Now that we’ve taken the rest of the year to explore all options, continue grieving, and looking forward, we’d like to let you know about our plans with Hippie in Heels for the next year and hopefully the future.

Yes, the Blog Will Continue

First and foremost, we want to let you know that yes, Hippie in Heels will continue on. We haven’t sold it to a third party, nor are we planning on shutting it down. We know Rachel loved writing about her travels and helping people see the world, and we know she’d be heartbroken to see this site come to an end.

How the Blog Will Continue

Behind the blog is her family and her former assistant, Samantha. Our main goals are to keep the content on Hippie in Heels up to date, work with female travel writers on new content, and highlight other female travelers who are seeing the world with Rachel’s same spirit.

What You Can Expect

We will be working behind the scenes to make sure content is up to date, but we also know we haven’t been to every place Rachel has personally. Especially when it comes to India content, we will never have the depth of knowledge she did. We suggest you join her Facebook group, where plenty of people are able to answer specific questions that you may have. Otherwise, we recommend commenting over emailing as we’ll be able to see your questions sooner. We’ll do our best to connect you for insights but may refer you to the Facebook community.

Additionally, every month you’ll be able to see a handful of new posts from other female writers who love travel and know the areas of their posts well. We hope you’ll enjoy their content, and you may even recognize some names from past guest posts!

Most importantly, each month we’ll be interviewing a female traveler, her experiences, and her life. We know Rachel inspired so many of you to explore, and we’d like to keep her legacy alive by highlighting other inspirational women.

And, lastly, you might see some small branding changes around here and Rachel’s social media as we transition into a new phase for Hippie in Heels.

Most Importantly, Thank You

Just to end this update, we want to say thank you. Thank you for all the love you’ve shown Rachel during her travel blogging career: the emails, comments, tags, everything. She truly loved blogging and Hippie in Heels, and she poured her blood, sweat, and tears into it.

Thank you for your condolences and kind words after her passing. They’ve meant the world to her family and friends as we’ve been grieving, and we know not even she would have expected such an outpouring of love from all over the world.

And thank you for continuing to support us as we figure out this new phase of Hippie in Heels and how we can best honor Rachel’s legacy moving forward. We hope this new chapter keeps her spirit alive and continues to inspire everyone to travel just a little bit more.