woman reading magazine in chair blue eyes
agualina kite hotel on kite beach cabarete dominican republic
working in a coffee shop laptop coffee

Hi there! I'm Tara.

Originally from Sarasota, Florida, I started traveling the moment I moved out, with my first college semester abroad in Panamá. Since that first experience living outside the country, I've grown into an adventurous world traveler that has experienced things I never dreamed possible. Traveling solo to Australia to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef, exploring Masada in Israel and surfing in a small town in Ireland—I've had too many moments that were a dream come true to count.

All my travels built my self confidence and showed me that I don't need much to be happy and thrive in this life. It's not what I pack in my bag or what kind of car I have waiting at home that gives me fulfillment, but the experiences and special relationships built along the way.


I soon realized that the less I bought, the more money I had for things I valued, like international flights. And the less I owned, the less stress and responsibility I felt for objects that were just collecting dust. Eventually, I realized this trendy mindset is known as "minimalism" and I was amazed at how late I was to the game!

I figured if traveling and getting rid of stuff makes me so happy, it must make others happy, too! So, I did what every millennial with a message does—start a blog. And so, She Needs Less was born out of wanting a place to share my travels and unfolding journey into minimalism.

Welcome to the journey!

Less stuff, less stress and less BS!

Stay in the loop. You know you want to.

Privacy Policy