WHEN DID YOU START YOUR TRAVEL BLOG AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT?
I always loved being in new environments and experiencing new things. In college, I studied in Italy and Hong Kong, and started my travel Instagram @thewanderlover while I was teaching English in Peru after graduation.
It started out as a features only page, where I would only post other people’s travel content. I was able to build a community that way by getting others to tag photos with #thewanderlover.
Sometimes I would throw in a photo here and there of myself and that’s when I noticed they did so much better! So last year I rebranded to make the page more about me and my travels. Naturally, I started my travel blog to complement my adventures, and my goal this year is to start making videos on YouTube!
YOU WENT FROM CORPORATE FINANCE TO LEADING THIS ADVENTUROUS LIFESTYLE. WHAT MADE YOU TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND COMPLETELY?
To be honest, I was never passionate about finance. Coming from a 6-month solo backpacking adventure, I suddenly felt trapped inside a cubicle limited to a certain number of vacation days a year. The lifestyle wasn’t exciting enough for me and I always wanted more. I aspired to be location independent, working from my laptop, and one day I thought, if other people were doing it, why couldn’t I?