April 2018 Roundup on Go Seek Explore
Since Go Seek Explore expands on other platforms aside from this website, I thought I'd put together a monthly roundup of the happenings and content I'm sharing both on and off the blog!
Here are the goings-on from April 2018:
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growing up, I never thought I’d be someone who traveled outside the country, let alone Asia. [obvious spoiler alert: I made it to Asia; you can see the Great Wall of China in this photo!] . I’d see these faraway places in school textbooks or movies but it never crossed my mind to actually GO to such places...until I studied abroad in Italy in college. . The six weeks spent abroad was one of the most pivotal times in my life for many reasons. I knew I wanted to travel again and again and see more of Europe. . After graduation I worked an international conference in DC and NYC where students from 40+ countries attended. Immediately my “bucket list” expanded, as I had to experience firsthand where these bright, young, intelligent students came from. 🌏 . When summer was over I moved to Italy to work for a travel company for six months. The following summer I went back to Europe for work, then China, then Europe again, and a few more cities in the US. . I had a full-time 8-5 office job that I left in pursuit of moving to Southern California - a place my soul yearned to be - and started working for myself online. . From there, I planned a big solo trip across Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia, working online as I traveled and made friends from around the world. 😌 . If you’ve never thought of traveling the world, this is my PSA for you to at least look into it. . Don’t think you’re too young, too old, too “whatever.” Don’t think you’re not “someone who would travel.” Don’t think it isn’t possible. It’s a lofty goal, but it IS possible. And you ARE capable of making your travel dreams a reality. . If working abroad sounds interesting to you, check out the link in my profile. I have a free guide + email series that thousands of people have gone through that explains the process of working abroad and what’s out there. There’s also a link in there with a series on how to get free flights. . My goal isn’t just to travel to six continents in my 20s; it is also to inspire those to take the leap to travel and live the “work + travel lifestyle” of their dreams. Make sure to check the free info in my bio link and feel free to DM me with questions. Much love 💛✈️
Ah, Thailand is one of my all-time favorite places I’ve ever traveled to...there’s a reason why it’s so popular . 🌊 will be posting something exciting soon about Thailand, which may or may not involve you getting a chance to go 🙈🙏 make sure to turn on post notifications and check back soon! 🌴 . Have you been to Thailand?
Finding all the cute walls in San Diego because Instagram 😅 Have you entered to win a free trip to Thailand yet?! . Giveaway details are on my recent post! #Thailand is by far one of my favorite countries I’ve traveled to - there is so much to do and see and the people are so friendly. Street food is delicious and cheap (think 20-75 cents or so) and a massage is typically $5-8. The giveaway is for Koh Samui, one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand with some of the bluest water to match 😍🌊 good luck 🙏 . PS - while you’re entering the giveaway, make to sure to grab your copy of my free guide on getting paid to travel (link is in my bio) 🌏 . Okay, that’s it for the announcements haha. Enjoy your TUESDAY ✌️
I’ve said that even though I grew up in Seattle, my soul is from Southern California ✨🌴 ::: after living in multiple cities on two continents & traveling all over the world, I’ve never felt like I “clicked” more with a city than I do with #sandiego. ::: I don’t travel as often as I did right out of college, but honestly, a lot of it has to do with loving where I live and knowing this is where I’m meant to be ☀️ plus, it’s always nice to come home here at the end of a trip! Cheers to travel & beautiful California ✈️
HAPPY #EARTHDAY 🌏☀️ Look at that water 😍 can you spot the people swimming? . This is one of the most beautiful views on the Coogee to Bondi beach walk in Australia 🌊 . Australia was my 4th continent and 25th country 🙃 Stepping off the plane was definitely a milestone moment, and I enjoyed my stay & the awesome people I met! I’ve been (finally) editing some of my videos from this trip to Aus last year and it had me looking at these photos 😍 . There is so much to see and do on our lovely home called Earth...let’s make the most of it
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In "Reading Material," a lot of you clicked through to "Travel Burnout is Real. Here’s How to Deal with It" by Adventurous Kate and "How to Get Free Flights" from this site
The video (so many clicks!) was "Making an Anthem Out of Sounds" by Dan Mace - I highly recommend this one! It's so good.
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