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