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We've gathered up a community of like-minded, adventurous women from around the world to fill you with ideas of jobs you could be doing today. Stay connected with your favorite writers on their socials!

Kat Smith
Kat, our AWA founder, is an adventurous wanderer who packed up and moved abroad 9 years ago. Since then she's been a teacher, tour guide, yacht stewardess, a volunteer, and now she works full-time online. Her best days are those spent on the beach or in the mountains with her husband, her dog, and a good book. She never quite knows where in the world the next year will take her.
Kathleen O'Donnell
Kathleen is a freelance writer, travel blogger, and digital nomad who has been living abroad since 2018 exploring the world. She loves strong coffee, bright sunshine, ancient ruins, and friendly cats. You can usually find her scribbling in a notebook somewhere by the sea.
Katy Guglielmino
Originally a Wisconsin girl, Katy moved out to the west coast after completing college in search of better weather. When her husband approached her with the opportunity to spend a year living in Florence, Italy due to his recent promotion she was excited about the opportunity and began making lists. Now having left her full-time work as a pharmacist back in the states, she spends her days in Italy in pursuit of il dolce far niente.
Katy Liang
Katy is a 20-something-year-old with “the best travel stories”, according to her friends. Always stealthily finding ways to sneak travels into her life, she has scored a train ticket across Canada for three weeks, travelled around Asia while teaching in Taipei, Taiwan for four years, and flown to northern Finland for an epic and very cold master’s degree. She now writes about her travel adventures and thoughts on her blog, Photospired.
Kayla Halmaghi
Originally from Detroit, USA, Kayla moved to Berlin last summer for a new job at a tech startup. So far she has loved living in Europe and traveling as much as possible!
Kayla Ihrig
Kayla is a conscious living blogger and Pinterest coach at Writing From Nowhere. She encourages women to live their days mindfully, and reduce waste in their lives: both the physical waste that litters our planet and time wasted in our days. She believes that we ought not to sleepwalk through life. Kayla moved to Groningen, the Netherlands in 2017 from Chicago for love, and shares her journey there on Instagram.
Kelly Irakli
Kelly is a travel enthusiast that used to live in Greece and work as a nurse but suddenly has found herself living in Rwanda, starting her own company, and doing her dream job.
Kiersten Brown
Don't ask me what I do for a living instead, ask me what I'm passionate about. Dancer, Writer, Educator, and Coach who is living in any country but the United States and showing women how they can live a profitable life abroad and become their most authentic self.
Kimberly
Kimberly is an online Freelancer and YouTuber, that enjoys copious amounts of coffee no matter where she is! She documented her journey of traveling to 14 different countries on her YouTube channel. She is now a settled gal in Texas, but Germany is her second home! She also enjoys teaching others about working online!
Kristie Gonzales
Kristie is a native Texan now living in Poland. After her husband received a two-year work assignment in Poland, Kristie decided to take a break from her full-time engineering job and make the move with her husband and dog to Warsaw. When she’s not traveling with her husband, Kristie spends her time working on her travel blog and researching future trips.
Kyrra Christenson
Kyrra is a curious Canadian who fell in love with travelling. She loves to experience new places, cultures, and food! She most recently spent a year abroad in Japan. Meeting new people and taking pictures along the way, lost in the beauty of the world. Feeling curious? Check out her "lostlife."
Laura Becker
Laura has lived many different lives in her 30 years. From party girl, business woman, business owner, adventurer, wife and now a sailing mum of 2. Each chapter in her life has taught her wisdom and given her strengths that couldn’t be earned without real world experiences, honesty and reflection. She hopes that more girls can build on top of each of their own unique chapters to carve themselves a life that is stimulating, rewarding and full of wonder.
Laura Scott
Laura is the founder of heyday, a new adventure company that runs group trips for like-minded solo travelers in their 30s-40s. As she got a little older, she realized it became impossible to round up friends for trips- between relationships, babies & careers it was never the right time. When she moved to Singapore, she was excited to travel with new friends but there was no easy way to connect so that's why she created heyday!
Lauren Pettit
After graduating with a modern languages degree, Lauren packed her bags and left the UK for China. She lived there for a total of five years, in Jinan and Shanghai. Now, she’s splitting her time between home and Greece, working as a freelance copywriter as she plans her next big move.
Leilani Rooks
Leilani is a born-and-raised Virginia girl turned expat. She recently moved to Dubai, UAE after living in London, England for the past four years. Leilani is a stay-at-home Mom to two beautiful third culture kids and also enjoys providing support to other expats as a Family Coach. Leilani loves to travel (obviously), spend time with her family, and be in nature.
Lily Bray
Lily is an avid solo traveler currently teaching English and living in the countryside of Japan. She's passionate about listening to others, and collecting stories and experiences that she hopes to be able to share with others.
Louise France
Louise is a tour leader/driver for overland adventure tours. She's originally from Wales but has spent the last 10 years working her way around the world. She has had many jobs at various spots including working at a skateboard shop in Canada, as a snowboard instructor in California and as a tour leader in Asia, Africa and the Americas. In 2019, she started a travel blog to share her journeys and inspire others to have their own adventures.
Lynne Lessard
From a small Canadian city, Lynne works in digital communications for a global NGO based in Malaysia. She first travelled on a student exchange to Italy when she was 16 and has been exploring the world since, including 6 months living in a van through 19 U.S. states. She believes that global connections make the world a better place.
Maayan & Gal
Maayn & Gal are the founders of Smoozitive. They've been expats since forever, so they can easily guess what you're dealing with and help you. They put all their personal experience together with their professional knowledge (Gal is a certified Positive Psychology Coach) into what they do. BTW, could you guess they're sisters? Well yes, they are!
Maddie Turk
Maddie is a collegiate volleyball player who played at University of Arizona and SMU. She met her husband in university. He whisked her off with him to live in Bangkok two years later. She'd call herself a “typical” American who never had the chance to travel internationally until she moved to Thailand. Living overseas has given her the opportunity for many things and she looks forward to developing their life in Bangkok.
Marie & Eric
Eric (🇨🇦) and Marie (🇫🇷) are a travel & expat couple with 9-5 jobs! As they work full-time, they travel on a budget & with time restrictions. On their blog & social media, they help you make the most out of your travels so you can maximize your budget and still *travel as you want*. They do a mix of cheap, mid-range, & luxurious travel to make your dream travels happen on your budget!
Marinella Yule
Travel is in Marinella’s blood. She comes from a very active travel family and when she became of age, she didn’t hold back. Backpacking through Europe, South America and Asia as well as long-distance cycling trips through North America, she has been to over 40 countries and numerous states and provinces of North America. Though she calls Montreal home, she is always on the lookout for new experiences!
Mary Alice Haas
Mary Alice attended college in Stellenbosch, S.A., Bengaluru, India, & graduated from University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in journalism & minor in women’s studies. She is known for giving loud women empowerment toasts & boxing whenever she gets the chance. You can find her strumming a ukulele, dancing to 2000’s hip hop, or using her outside voice.
Melina Louzi
Melina is a Greek-Dutch national that grew up in Greece and has been living in London for the last 5.5 years. She has been an expat since 2011 when she went to study Hospitality Management in Switzerland. She has lived in 4 countries in total. As you can imagine, she loves all things travels, a good sunset and she's a huge advocate of sustainability and doing her bit to help.
Melissa Douglas
Melissa is a British Travel Writer based in Merida, Mexico. She manages Mexicotravelsecrets.com and the solo female travel blog High Heels and a Backpack. She has produced content for a number of high-profile travel publications across the globe including Forbes Travel Guide, The Matador Network, and Huff Post.
Melissa Nance
When cancer came knocking at her door Melissa starting to see things in a new way. She realized that later is now and that she had to get busy making dreams a reality. She stepped away from her 20 year career as a nonprofit executive director to live the life of a traveling nomad. She talked her husband into a life of travel and they rented out their house, paid cash for an older RV, and set out to travel for as long as they could.
Meredith San Diego
Whether it's by plane, boat, moped, bus, or train, Meredith LIVES for traveling. As a global citizen with more than 50 passport stamps—her adventure mandatory, nomadic lifestyle offers an intuitive insight into life jet setting around the globe.
Natalie Grimmett
Natalie is the owner of Teachers on a Trip. Her husband Luke and she decided to teach abroad and have never been happier. They get paid more, work in fully-resourced classrooms, and spend their weekends SCUBA diving and advocating for our environment. They'd love to help you on your journey to teach overseas.
Onalea Evert
Onalea is from a small town in Iowa and her husband, Michael, is from a small town in Kansas in the United States. Traveling has always been a dream for Michael. Once Onalea survived a heart attack in 2015 and breast cancer in 2020 she was ready to see the world! They spent 2021 traveling the United States and now they are international!
Pauline Mura
Pauline is a French expat who grew up in Dublin as a child and came back a few years ago, spending 4.5 years there working in a tech company. She loves to travel, explore new cultures and food. She also recently launched the podcast, "Meet the Expats" to stay in touch with fellow expats!
Phoebe Dennis
Phoebe is an Aussie with Greek heritage, who since graduating has worked in a number of industries. She loves trying new things, meeting new people & experiencing as much of the world as she can. She has spent much of her 20’s travelling Europe & has called New Zealand, Sweden, UK & The Netherlands home. When she is not travelling, you can find her searching for the best ramen or vegetarian food in town or drinking a nice red wine & relaxing at home.
Phoenicia Schwing
Phoenicia is an English teacher, freelance writer, and a travel blogger. When she isn't writing or wrangling three year-olds, she can be found language learning in her favorite coffee shop, exploring the city on her motorbike, at home attempting yet another copycat recipe or cuddling her cat, Puppy. She currently calls China home.
Rachel Sommer
Rachel has been nomadic for four years, after leaving the backpacker trail she started doing artist residencies and working as a social media manager while traveling around the globe. She is dedicated to discovering the best underground must-sees, sharing practical tips for travel, breaking down stigmas of foreign cultures, and inspiring women to finally take the trip they've always wanted to go on.
Rachel White
After teaching for seven years in the States, Rachel was ready for a change. She got her TEFL certification through a school in Peru in October 2021 and started teaching for the same company in December. Her goal is to travel the world, one teaching job at a time.
Rosa Sarmento
Rosa is a digital nomad from Brazil who is crazy about traveling, sushi, and working online. She's currently embracing the remote life in Da Nang, Vietnam. She collaborates with busy entrepreneurs handling time-consuming, day-to-day systems like podcast management, graphic design, and social media strategy.
Rosella and Lorena
Rossella and Lorena are two Italian friends living in The Netherlands for a few years now. Through their blog, The Expat Magazine, they are building a community around the world for expats and wanna-be expats to share experiences, stories, top tips, and ideas.
Saar Patyn
Saar is a Belgian traveler. After living abroad a few years in Europe, she took her "heartfortravel" to the next level by moving to the Caribbean last January. She is currently enjoying the island life as a Dutch teacher in a high school in Sint Marteen. She enjoys island hopping on the weekends and sometimes escaping the island life for anonymity in big cities.
Samantha Terry
Sam is a Georgia, US born girl in Southeast Asia. Her drive to go abroad began while she was teaching in Athens, GA and had the thought, "I want to see how other kids learn in different countries". So, she packed her bags, heard that she was crazy about a million times and took the plunge. She now lives in northern Vietnam with her husband in the city of Cam Pha. Her happy place is with a good book, her husband and sunshine.
Sammie Lara
Three things that Sammie loves: boat life, the perfect cocktail, and encouraging others to pursue their dreams. She is an avid traveler and her love language is recommending the perfect restaurant.
Sarah Green
Sarah is an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. She is originally from outside of Cleveland, Ohio and has been working in Thailand for a couple of years now. She highly believes in doing work that you are passionate about while living life to the fullest. That thought is just what made her drop what she was doing, pack her bags and move across the globe to Thailand.
Saskia Van Riessen
As a Minneapolis-born girl with dual citizenship in the Netherlands, Saskia has loved to travel since she was a girl. This wanderlust has brought her to 24 different countries with childlike wonder. She has soft spots for Rome, where she studied abroad, and Madrid, where she taught English after graduating. Her favorite part about traveling is finding hidden gems – a hole-in-the-wall family restaurant, a breathtaking view or the best gelato in the city.
Scarlett Vogle
Rugby, volleyball, and tag rugby keep her busy nearly every night of the week after work. Acupuncture, the beach, and pool help her relax on days off. While Hong Kong was never on her bucket list to visit, let alone live in, she's made a nice life there in a short time with her many incredible, international friends. She reckons you can find her teaching kiddos what sound ‘A’ makes for the next five years or so before she's off to the next continent.
Sixtina
Sixtina is an expat from Germany. She's all about real local experiences and living in different countries long-term. You can find her doing a handstand at the edge of a cliff, creating memories in a photo box, or trying to eat spicy food without crying. She has too many great stories to tell, insider tips, and amazing photos to keep them all to herself.
Sophie Smalls
Originally from London, Sophie qualified as an English lawyer before moving to Vietnam in 2015. She lived and worked in Ho Chi Minh City for 4 years and travelled a lot around South East Asia during that time, before finally deciding to quit my job and start travelling full-time. Since September 2019, she's mainly been travelling around South and Central America and has no plans to stop travelling anytime soon!
Spencer McIntyre
Spencer is a free-spirited artist and musician. She is passionate about social justice, healthy food, books, cats, travel, and telling authentic stories. She has the soul of a nomad and loves using Workaway to find ethical, grassroots volunteer opportunities around the world. She see's the world and all its people as sacred and wants to enter each experience with a commitment to compassion and shared learning.
Steffi
Steffi is a teacher and travel blogger who has been living and exploring Asia for the last 8 years, particularly in Thailand and the Maldives. She's ocean obsessed and spends all my spare time (and money) scuba diving!
Susie Long
Susie spent most of her 20's globetrotting solo with her backpack. Now at 31, Susie currently resides in Madagascar where she serves as an English teacher with the United States Peace Corps. Having left behind a high-stress Boston lifestyle years ago, Susie continues to steady drift in her pursuit of a fulfilling nomadic lifestyle. Susie shares her passion of solo female travel with the hopes of inspiring more girls to roam free.
Suzi Mussell
Suzi is living a dream life. She stepped out of life's conditioning. Quit her job, rented out her house and started living/travelling in her campervan 'Lucy' full time since April 2019. She has travelled to ten countries and is truly living life to its full potential. She's looking forward to her next adventures in Bali.
Sydney Baker
Sydney is a Seattle local currently studying in Luxemburg. In previous lives, she was a public health student, international education & immigration professional, and aspiring ballerina. A true Pacific Northwest girl at heart, when she isn’t writing or drawing you can find her in nature either hiking, running, or horseback riding. In addition to English, she speaks French and is learning Spanish. Catch her traveling the world in search of the best cup of coffee.
Sydney Paduveris
Sydney is a travel addict who loves taking photos & making video edits. She loves anything involving adventure or adrenaline. She's currently learning Spanish, as her only language currently is English. She's from California in the USA & needed to make a drastic change in her life so she decided to move to Barcelona. She loves learning new hobbies, solo traveling, meeting new people, & learning about different cultures.
Taylor D.
Taylor is an ESL teacher currently living in South Africa. She previously lived and worked in Thailand and Malaysia. Traveling for her has been countless life lessons, life-long friends, and priceless memories. Enjoy the journey!
Veerle Beelen
Veerle is a certified Travel Coach, whose mission is to empower others to move abroad & feel at home wherever they are. She has lived, studied, & worked in Spain, Cambodia & Australia. During her travels, Veerle not only loves to discover new places & learn about other cultures but also to have transformative travel experiences & use her travels for self-growth. Besides travelling, some of her passions are scuba diving, (salsa) dancing, & creating videos.
Whitney Reynolds
Whitney is a yoga teacher and children’s book author who offers online Kids Yoga and Literacy classes through the home learning platform, Outschool. Learn more about Whitney, her book, and her Kids Yoga classes at www.yogakid.co.
Wiedaad Jappie
Wiedaad is an Interior Designer hailing all the way from South Africa. A 31 year old gypsying her way through life. Traveling was always a dream of hers as she was so scurrilous to see what was beyond her comfort zone. One day she decided to pack up, take the plunge and never looked back. Her first stop was China, after 3 years there she then decided to move to Vietnam. She lives for adventures, beautiful views and roller blading.
Ximena Restrepo
Ximena is a blogger, YouTube content creator, and Content Marketing Strategist at Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor. She's based in Taipei where she lives with two roommates and four beautiful plant babies. Find more about her on YouTube: Ximena Restrepo.
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