Pineapple Suitcase documents how interesting people explore their world, find purpose, and create value. We interview opportunity-driven individuals living dynamic lives, such as: archaeologists, contemporary artists, oceanographers, entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, furniture makers, chefs, diplomats, academics, film makers, cartographers, explorers, & mountain climbers.  We record their insights and tips and share them with you here.


While serving as Senior Advisor on Youth Entrepreneurship at the U.S. Department of State, Vanessa spotted an actual pineapple disguised as a suitcase on a trip to Alexandria (Egypt). The non-hyphenated double barreled name stuck, and an idea started to grow.