How I Quit My Job and Took a 2 Month Trip Abroad

How I Quit My Job and Took a 2 Month Trip Abroad

When I first quit my job back in March, my intention wasn't to travel. At first, I planned to jump right back in to corporate. But in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to do some extended form of travel,
and the opportunity was staring me right in my face. The only thing to
figure out is the HOW!

Keep reading to find out how I was able to uproot my life and take the summer to travel abroad.

New Year, New Country - Back to SouthEast Asia

New Year, New Country - Back to SouthEast Asia

With only 3 weeks to go before I move to the other side of the world again, I can barely do anything to calm my excitement.

At the end of the month, I’ll be off to follow my dream again of experiencing the world through full cultural immersion. I got an opportunity to move to the capital of Malaysia!

I can’t even lie -- I’m really freaking anxious. For the past few weeks, it’s all I’ve been able to think about. I’m not *that* nervous -- but at the same time I am.

The Squad Tours Tamarindo, Costa Rica

The Squad Tours Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Hola, Costa Rica!

We'd been discussing a girls' getaway for months. Aruba? Bermuda? Me-hi-co? The world was our oyster. Ha - let's not kid our pockets. Anywhere reasonably close and preferably with a beach was our oyster. We juggled our options and did some Google Flights window shopping -- mainly concentrating on the Caribbean -- and then our attention shifted to Costa Rica. 

Latin America has been near the top of my travel list this year -- whether it was in Central or South didn't matter, I wanted to touch down somewhere below Mexico. Costa Rica seemed like a safe choice. I'd known that it's a popular go-to for tourists, somewhere I could get my Spanglish on, and from what I'd heard, very affordable. 

8 Months in Thailand Roundup Pt. II - Brain Dump & What's Next

8 Months in Thailand Roundup Pt. II - Brain Dump & What's Next

I did what felt good to my soul.

Once I dreamt up the idea to move to Thailand, I was so set on moving assoonaspossible that I didn’t allow myself any time to second guess it. I didn’t even wait until my LA apartment lease was up -- I found someone to replace me, bought my ticket without waiting for permission, and set the plan in motion to get up and go. Looking back, it happened so quickly. It seemed like just when I started to tell my friends I was moving overseas, I was up and out before they really had a chance to grasp what the hell I was doing.

I remember how anxious I was to go, right up until the day before I left. All types of anxiety kicked in, poking my brain around asking, “Who exactly do you think you are?

Budget Breakdown: Blissing Out in Bali

Budget Breakdown: Blissing Out in Bali

Bali is a gripping place. It can't quite be accurately depicted by words or pictures, but there are so many special things about this piece of paradise that must be felt and experienced in person. Its energy is prevailing, it's culture overflowing, and it boasts enough views to last a lifetime. 

Below I'm breaking down what I spent during my 8 day trip here, with the hopes that it can help you map out your future Balinese getaway. If you weren't planning one already, add it to your travel list and start now. This country, this island in particular, is a must visit, one of a kind destination. Fortunately, it's also incredibly affordable. Whether you're on a super tight budget or if you have some room to ball out (or somewhere in between like me), you are bound to live it up on this energetic Indonesian island.