Who am I?
My name is Stacey Kuyf, and I’m an international badass, professional adventuress, and card-carrying member of chocoholics anonymous.
Haha, I kid.
Seriously though, I’m all about living life adventurously. And I’m here to give you inspiration so that you can do the same-no matter what adventure means to you.
For some, adventure is jumping off bridges and out of planes. For others, it’s trying a food they’re certain they’ll hate, or simply moving out of home.
Regardless, nothing gets me more excited than the thought of an adrenalin rush.
Oh, and I’m technically homeless.
I travel from country to country, spending anywhere from a few days to a few months in each. I have no permanent address, and I like it that way.
How did it happen?
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 realized that a “normal” life wasn’t for me.
Once I decided to ignore the pressure to do what everyone else is doing, and chose to do what I wanted with my life, 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 then worked as a travel agent in Australia, backpacked through Southeast Asia, paid the bills by freelance writing in Thailand, taught English in China, and I now live in Antigua, Guatemala.
My parents don’t pay for my travels, and I’m not living off an inheritance. I’m simply finding jobs that allow me to work and travel wherever I want, and you can too.
Why One Travels Far?
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. While I love backpacking and traveling full-time, I also find that by living as an expat and staying somewhere for at least a few months I have the best of both worlds-I can make friends with locals and learn about their customs and culture, while still traveling every chance I get.
I’m here to give you advice on long term travel, working overseas, living abroad, travel tips, and sometimes “what not to do” when traveling. I regularly make huge travel mistakes and get myself into all sorts of sticky situations, and in this blog I document not only my travels, but my adventures, mistakes, and the experiences that make me grow.
I fund my travels by finding jobs overseas and freelancing online, with plenty of breaks for full-time travel. I’m passionate about adventure travel, animal rights, volunteering, and encouraging others to follow their dreams and pack their bags.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form here. I love to hear from my readers, so please don’t hesitate to tell me all about how you’re living adventurously.