I’m currently a civil engineer who loves to travel and has figured out a way to make that happen on a longer-term basis (current trip will only be about six months though).
The most common question I get is “why are you doing this?” I travel because unlike anything else I have tried, traveling truly expands my mind and pushes my limits. And in the fall I will be headed back to school, so a second “short” break to travel seemed like a natural fit. So no, Mom, I don’t travel just to give you more gray hair…
How can you afford this? I am able to travel because of my general stinginess in everyday life and the love of a challenge of “beating the system” and getting good deals. This second trip is made possible in part because of the generous fellowship I was offered for grad school (free money = more travel!) and because I am able to telecommute from whatever part of the world I want and continue working.
If you need/want to get a hold of me, I can be reached by:
my regular gmail
I certainly hope you don’t stay in any more places like you did in New Delhi.
i found you from an article on buzzf feed. This is such a beautiful thing to do, traveling and fulfilling dreams. I wish i was like u 🙂
I found you from a Buzzfeed post. When I saw the name, I just had to say hi. I love what you’re doing and sometimes wish I’d been braver and done more travelling when I was younger. Still, I’m happy with my choices and have made up for it since my children grew up. I kept my dreams alive by running a backpackers for 14 years. I figured if I couldn’t travel much yet, at least I was hanging around with free spirits. Now my partner and I have a beautiful home in the Perth hills of Western Australia, but we go somewhere overseas every year, working through our bucket list. I look forward to seeing more of your adventures and getting new ideas.