About Me


Hoi An, Vietnam

Hi friends!  I’m Kylee, a twenty something year old with a passion to see the world, learn different cultures, and meet everyone and anyone along the way.  I started Passports and Preemies in 2017 when I had some pretty major life changes take place.  Long story short, heartbreak led me to quit my job in Kansas City.  I moved home to Omaha, Nebraska where I began exploring the world of “travel nursing.”  I then took things one step further when I decided to take a much needed hiatus once my first travel nurse contract was complete.

I bought a ticket to London, where I explored London and Paris for two weeks before setting off for what would be the biggest adventure of my life.  I flew to Skopje, Macedonia where I spent eight weeks volunteering in the NICU at the hospital and traveling solo throughout Europe on the weekends.  That trip cemented two things for me.  First, my love for solo travel and my conviction that everyone should take at least ONE solo trip in their lifetime.  And second, the knowledge that traveling on my days off prevented nurse burnout and made me a better nurse.

Working as a Volunteer Nurse in Skopje, Macedonia

The aim of Passports and Preemies is to encourage, provide resources on solo travel, and resources on travel nursing.  Plus prove to you that nurse burnout is a real thing that can be prevented.  I whole heartedly believe that  by utilizing travel, nurses as a whole can prevent burnout, helping our profession immensely.


Since this journey began I’ve had the privilege of visiting 30/195 countries, 3/7 continents, 31/50 states, and taking eight travel nurse assignments from coast to coast across the USA.  From the bedside and beyond, I’m here to share real experiences with travel and nursing.


Contact me at kylee@passportsandpreemies.com


If you’re new to Passports and Preemies and wondering where to start, check out these tabs!

Solo Travel

The Eight Day Vacay – A vacation for the every nurse who has eight days away from the hospital and is looking to explore the world

Travel Nursing