When I was twenty-one I was working in an office, dreaming of leaving New Zealand and heading back to the United States where I’d worked as a camp counselor three years earlier. I wanted to travel, and live somewhere completely different.
I realized that a “normal” life wasn’t for me. I have no intention of settling down, having kids, getting married and buying a house…at least not any time soon. Instead I plan to live and work in different countries overseas, travel the world, and live life to the fullest. Once I decided to do whatever I wanted with my life, and not what everyone else was doing, it felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders, and I knew I’d made the right decision.
In October 2010 I moved to America, and worked for two years as an Au Pair, first in Chicago and then in San Diego. I’m currently working as a travel agent in Australia where I’m getting teased mercilessly for my accent and planning my next adventure.
The name for my blog comes from J.R.R Tolkein: “Little by little, one travels far” and it sums up the way that I like to travel. I love living as an expat, staying for at least a few months in a country and getting to know the customs and culture, while traveling slowly through it.
I’m here to give advice on working overseas, living abroad, travel tips, and sometimes “what not to do” when traveling. In this blog I document my adventures, mistakes, and the experiences that make me grow. If I can help one person who’s thinking about packing up their boring office job and moving overseas, then I’ll be happy.
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