I’m a dog, yoga, travel and wine loving internet nerd – who used to backpack around the world for a living, while making a (mostly) passive 6 figure income. I traveled to over 20 countries, crossed borders by foot and boat. I saw the Salt Flats, Angkor Watt, Milford Sound and the Great Barrier Reef. I hiked through the jungle, swam in waterfalls, tried all kinds of crazy food and much more. I made tons of new friends, learned a lot about myself and the world. I don’t want to brag about my experiences…
But if I can manage to make an income online and backpack around the world solo, then you can too.
In 2010, I quit my overworked and underpaid job to travel around the world for one year. I set off to South America by myself (my mother was terrified) and spent 4 months traveling through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. I then ventured to Asia where I backpacked to 6 different countries and made tons of new friends. Lastly, I ended up working in a bar in New Zealand for a few months before heading home to Ontario, Canada. I spent the next few years taking 3-4 month trips to places like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Thailand, England, Scotland and much more. But I started to get worn out from the lack of routine or roots in my life.
I may have backpacked all around the world for 5 years, but I don’t travel full time like I used to . About two years ago, I decided I was tired of living out of a backpack and ready to settle down for a while. When I stopped travelling for months or years at a time, I also stopped blogging. It was a confusing time for me, since a lot of my personal identity was related to travel and blogging. I sold my very first travel blog to pay for new ventures and exploration of my life.
With the profit from my blog and time to spare, I studied Web Development, Digital Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Yoga Teacher Training and much more. It was a confusing time and although I was learning new things and testing out different ways to make money online, something felt like it was missing. I was flopping around and unsure about everything in my life. I tried so many different career paths, but nothing felt right.
The only thing that was consistent during my time of uncertainty, was that people will constantly asking me how to start their own blog and/or travel the world. I was more than willing to help friends or acquaintances with this, but it started to become exhausting. I worked with people one-on-one, ran workshops and participated in a million coffee dates. I’m passionate about online business, blogging and travel, but this was too much.
If I didn’t start blogging about my travel experiences back in 2010 I never would have been able to afford to keep traveling and learning. I had no idea when I started my blog that it would open me up to a whole new world of possibilities and income. There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears – it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies (still isn’t), but it’s always worth it at the end of the day. I also wouldn’t have met some of my best friends in the world to this day if it wasn’t for travel blogging.
I want to give others the same life-changing, travel and blogging opportunities that I received. If you’re not interested in travel or blogging about it, that’s okay too. The information and reviews I share can be utilized with any blog niche. If you crave adventure like me, you’re in the right spot. And if you crave working from home and spending more time with your family, you’re in the right spot.
I will share as much helpful information as I can so that you can be wild and free too.