About me

“Sophisticated: to be altered by education and experience.”

Meet Dr. Nadeen White. “Blogger by Day, Physician by Night”. She is the creator, editor & writer for the award-winning blog-The Sophisticated Life. She strives to inspire others to travel around the world by  sharing personal travel experiences and providing detailed travel guides. The Sophisticated Life covers affordable luxury travel, culinary travel & wine. Dr. White is also an author, speaker and medical expert with coverage of international  travel recommendations, travel emergencies and the Coronavirus Pandemic as seen on CNN. In 2020 Dr.White will be serving as a brand ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2019 Dr. Nadeen White spoke on Culinary Travel and Medical Travel topics at the Audacity Festival held by Nomadness Travel Tribe. She is also a bestselling author with the release of her travel Ebook series on Amazon.

2020 O, The Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador
2020 O, The Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador

Who am I?  I am an award-winning travel blogger, an Amazon bestselling author and proud creator & editor of the travel blog-The Sophisticated Life, LLC.  I refer to myself as a “Blogger by day. Physician by night”. I love being a pediatrician and I also love expressing my artistic side through blogging. I live in the Atlanta area with my husband. We enjoy going on travel adventures together all over the world. I also travel solo, with friends and with family.

I am in a constant state of wanderlust, a foodie, an oenophile and lover of music and the arts. My friends call me “The Mayor” since I am known for organizing and bringing people together in my city of Atlanta. I help others find great travel deals and assist with trip planning.  I love doing travel research and I get very excited about building itineraries for destinations all over the world.

Nadeen in Stellenbosch South Africa

Where am I from? Born in New York City and of Jamaican heritage, I have always had ambition and a drive for success. After spending my first 10 years of life in the beautiful and vibrant island of Jamaica, I lived in Northern New Jersey with frequent visits to NYC and South Florida.

The exposure to Broadway, Chinatown, Little Italy, and the vast museums in the NYC area first ignited my passion for great food and the arts. I continued to pursue these passions during my adult years while living in the Washington DC area, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. I currently reside in the vibrant and diverse city of Atlanta, Georgia.

What should you expect from The Sophisticated Life (TSL)? As I matured my passion for Travel, Culture, Food, Wine and the Arts grew. So, I decided to create a website to “Live. Travel. Share.” The idea of this site is to share my travel experiences with others in an effort to inspire them to travel all over the world. I truly believe that travel breeds tolerance. Being exposed to other cultures and interacting with people from all walks of life has made me a better person. I discuss this on the podcast “Globetrotter Lounge” by Jet Set Lisette. 

I also provide travel planning guides which allows my readers to get to the destination of their dreams. Once in those destinations, they have access to lists of things to do & see, where to eat and what to drink.

My 3 Amazon bestselling travel Ebooks cover all these topics. “Travel Guides to Your Favorite Destinations“, “USA Wine Guide for Travelers” and “Culinary Travel: Food & Wine“. Take a look at my Amazon author page and follow me to be informed of new releases. 

Amazon Bestselling Author, travel blogger, nadeen white, travel guides, travel guides to your favorite destinations
One of 3 Bestselling Amazon Travel Ebooks!

What do I like to do and write about? In the travel section of my blog you will find my personal experiences and stories of traveling around the world. You will also find multiple travel planning guides as well city and country guides. I am a major foodie so look out for restaurant reviews, food festivals and information on famous chefs. I am a wine enthusiast and enjoy sharing information on wines, wine regions and tasty cocktails with my readers.

I have a bucket list of food, wine, music and art festivals that I can’t wait to attend and write about. One of my goals is to visit all the major wine regions in the world. I will hop on a plane, train or in an automobile at a moment’s notice just to see a part of the world on my bucket list. Top countries on my list right now are Hong Kong, Argentina, Morocco and Brazil. I visit about 3 new International destinations every year and several cities in the USA.

What are my areas of expertise?

Building a successful travel blogging brand, luxury travel on a Budget, culinary travel, wine & travel, destination travel guides, cruises, couples travel, balancing a professional career & a blogging career, health & travel related topics such as travel insurance, Zika virus, DVTs, Fear of Flying, preparing for International vacations including surviving long-haul flights.

What have I accomplished? 

In 2020 I appeared on CNN to cover the Coronavirus Pandemic. I discussed travel issues related to the pandemic. I have also been quoted and featured in major media outlets such as MSN Lifestyle, Travel Channel, Essence Magazine, Fox News , USA Today, Matador Network & TripSavvy.

2019: Amazon Bestselling Author:

Travel Guide to Your Favorite Destinations

USA Wine Guide for Travelers

Culinary Travel: Food & Wine

2019: Creators for the Culture: Top 10 Black Travel Blogs 

2019: Shoppe Black: 12 Black Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following

2018 & 2019: Feedspot: Top 25 Black Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2018. The Sophisticated Life is ranked at #4

2018: The World’s Top Travel Blogs 2018 on Everything Everywhere 

2018: Credit Donkey, Best Travel Blogs 2018: Top Influencers to Follow  ,

2019 Speaker at  AUDACITY FEST

nadeen white audacity festival

Additional Publications:

2019: The Foodie’s Guide to Eating & Drinking in South Africa.

2019: 7 Times A Travel Agent Really Pays Off.

Buzzfeed article entitled “12 People Who Are Chasing Wanderlust and Helping You Do The Same“, the June 2016 issue of Essence magazine as a travel expert in the article “Travel On Any Budget.” I was a travel contributor on The Huffington Post. Read my travel story “Its all Greek to Me” on TravelZoo.com. I have contributed several articles to TravelNoire.com on places such as Madrid, Martha’s Vineyard and Northern California. I have also been featured on TravelChannel.Com as a panel of experts for “Travel’s Best Summer Foods 2015”.

I have also worked with several luxury travel brands which can be viewed on my media kit.

Where can you follow The Sophisticated Life? Join over 1850 subscribers and you will receive new blog posts delivered straight to your inbox or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Follow me on all my social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I have almost 40,000 social media followers and this number is rapidly increasing!

How can you contact me? Please feel free to email me: [email protected]

Nadeen S. White