I have become motivated to write more about my travels and how to save money when doing so. I am soon departing for my South America trip and I’ve been doing tons of research on traveling on a tight budget…. Read more
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So many thoughts have been going through my head on what I want to do after I get back from South America.
My original plan was to just stay in Colorado and do some traveling when I could, but then I had a crazy thought. I asked myself why I wasn’t simply living in another country instead of just traveling around all the time.
I have been debating the idea of becoming an Au Pair. I have been getting pretty serious about the idea since I won’t be able to do it in a few years as there is a cut-off age for certain countries in their visa requirements.
I also thought this was a perfect time since I am finishing school online and I am not in a relationship. Combining children and traveling gave me this idea, and the benefits that I would get along with it make the opportunity seem even more amazing.
Below I’ve listed the countries that I am interested in becoming in Au Pair in and the benefits I would get along with it. These benefits are also based on an agency that I’ve thought about going through.
There are many Au Pair’s that don’t go through agencies, but I’m not sure how comfortable I feel doing that especially since this is my first time doing this. Going through an agency will make sure I am with a safe family (or at least to the best of their ability).
If you are new to Couchsurfing or have never heard of it before, you will definitely want to read further.
I was inspired to write this post because my mom has been Couchsurfing all over Europe at the age of 61 years old. She is living life to the fullest, even on a tight budget! A lot of people get the idea that only rich people can travel when that is not the case at all.
Now that I’m close to turning 22, I’ve been thinking about this past year and how unstable the whole year pretty much was. I went through a move to a new state, a somewhat difficult breakup, living in an uncomfortable environment, and left behind all of my friends.
I spent the past 10 months in the suburbs of Chicago quickly realizing that I either should’ve stayed in St. Louis or moved to the actual city of Chicago instead of the suburbs.
Either way, I’m extremely grateful for where I am now. Below are the five important life-changing lessons I learned at 21…. Read more
As my departure date is nearing, I’ve been getting more and more excited, but also nervous as well. Although I’ve done a ton of traveling by myself in the states, going abroad in a foreign country is going to be a whole different experience.
I’ve been reading up on articles solely for solo travelers regarding safety tips and making sure to keep different things in mind. Obviously, men and women are going to be targeted for stealing/any kind of assault, but women are known for being targeted more for many reasons.
Because of this, I plan on staying extra cautious but I won’t let it interfere with my adventurous side as well.
Here we go, I piled up my 5 most important tips.
EXCITING NEWS! Voting has gone live for the finalists for the IVHQ Teach English Abroad.
From IVHQ’s website:
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Our scholarship recipient will be equipped with a TEFL certification from CCELT Online before departing to volunteer and teach English abroad with IVHQ. Outside of the classroom, our scholarship recipient will be blogging (or vlogging) for IVHQ, sharing the volunteering experience and and how the skills developed from the TEFL course can be applied to teach English abroad effectively.
I don’t get paid for ANY of this, I simply want to do what I can to help the kiddos out in a country that needs it. This is a life changing experience and if you vote for me, I get closer to reaching my goal!
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Yup, you read that right. If you are a new reader and haven’t read my past posts regarding my trip, I am taking a 2-3 month volunteer trip in Peru. I am remaining pretty flexible with my trip and I have a few ideas in mind regarding visiting other countries.
I honestly can’t believe I am leaving in 1 month. I have an online friend that is doing the same program and she has said nothing but AMAZING things about Cusco/Peru. To say I’m excited is by far an understatement. This trip is going to change my entire life and I can’t wait.
What I’ve done to prepare for departure:
Staying active while I am traveling is very important to me.
Many people refrain from working out while on vacation because it’s simply, well vacation. I’ve had the kind of mentality before, but I had to give that up for many reasons.
For one, when I don’t workout or do any kind of physical activity, I become very lazy and don’t eat healthy at all. When I workout first thing in the morning, it sets the tone for the day and it becomes incredibly easy to feed my body healthy nutrients all day.
Below are 5 ways I plan on staying active in South America.