Whether you’re gearing up for your first big trip, solo or with your partner, or are years into a nomadic journey like me, let these travel quotes inspire you to continue to seek the next big adventure.
Hoping to build a lifestyle around working abroad? I've done just that these past 8 years and have built A Way Abroad to show you how you can do it too!
I fell in love with travel when I was 18 and went on my first solo trip to Guatemala. Those 3 months dramatically changed the course of my life.
I went back to the States and got my Bachelor’s degree (Go Dawgs!) but knew the moment I graduated I had so many more places to see and experiences to be had.
I started out by teaching English with the Peace Corps in Ecuador and now, fast-forward, I'm across the world living in Vietnam. Admittedly I have the most experience teaching English (US, Ecuador, Korea, Vietnam and online with VIPKID) but have also been a tour guide (San Blas Islands), a stewardess on a yacht (South of France), dabbled with Workaway (Peru & Panama) and now I work remotely helping you move abroad, too!
Instead of considering myself a slow traveler, I'm a serial expat. Meaning I like to put roots down to feel a connection with a place for a year or two instead of rushing my way through on a strict itinerary.
Working locally while abroad has allowed me to peak into the culture, pick up some of the local language and see a side that many travelers don't get to. It even introduced me to my Colombian husband, Raf. We met while both working as tour guides in Panama and haven’t stopped exploring the world since.
Throughout my journey I’ve met so many women like myself and have met even more that have asked how we’ve actually been able to stay abroad so long, usually in terms of funds. The short answer: we work, just like everyone else.
We move, we explore, we find a place we like and a job that excites us.
Some jobs are more “serious” and require a signed contract and a long-term commitment. Others pay you enough to get by as you splash in the water with a new group of people every 5 days. And some give you a roof over your head and food in your belly in exchange for the work you volunteered to do.
So, whatever your goals and interests may be, I aim to provide you something here that ignites you enough to take the leap and go for it. I know I couldn’t be happier that I did.
If you're eager to get abroad but want more personalized assistance getting there, check out the new A Way Abroad Mentorship Program. With 3 packages to choose from, we'll virtually grab a coffee and get you ready to achieve your goal of moving abroad!
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After living in Da Nang for 2 years, I can safely say it's an incredible city for expats. With a mix of city, incredible nature, and proximity to Hoi An, it’s a hard place to pass up on. Whether you'd like to stay in Vietnam a few months or years, I'd highly recommend you put down some roots in Da Nang.