It was all planned out. I would sell my largest items and invest the profits. I would spend my last week working during the days and enjoying time with friends during the evenings. I would fly my mom in to New Orleans on Friday evening. I would have a mini-moving sale on Saturday morning andContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to New Orleans”
Did you know, if you are between the ages of 18-30, you are eligible to work and travel in Australia for up to one year?! Thanks to a friend of mine, I learned about this visa option in December and, as of July 4, 2015, I have been approved! The application process was fairly straightforward,Continue reading “Australia’s Work & Holiday Visa”
My Australian adventure begins in 3 short months, but first…Costa Rica! I booked this trip shortly after returning from Italy last summer. You know those post-travel blues you feel after returning to “real life”? Yeah, that’s when I decided on Costa Rica.
Have you seen headlines like this one before? I have, and I never thought I would be someone to write something similar. I’ve read posts about travelers booking seemingly impossible low prices to destinations all around the world and the one thing all of these write-ups had in common was MILES. That’s right, using airlineContinue reading “How I Booked a $300 Flight to Australia”
I’ve learned a lot about travel over the last year. I have learned where to find the best travel resources, developed my own list of top travel apps, earned free flights using travel reward credit cards (thank you, Southwest!), and experienced the post-travel blues. After I returned from Italy, I found myself constantly thinking aboutContinue reading “How I Plan to Afford My Year Abroad”
I’ve decided to take a career break to live, work and travel in Australia for up to a year. There. I said it. Unlike a friend of mine who wrote a terrific post about why she did not quit her job to travel, I am adding my name to the ever-growing list of female travelersContinue reading “The Decision”