In April of 2008, I became a life drop out. Well, I dropped out of the traditional way of living life.
I was a 25 year old woman, single, no children, and no mortgage. Aside from being lucky, I was also free. I had recently quit my job in the fashion industry and found myself with newfound freedom and a lottery winning of all the time in the world. Desperate to do a little traveling and nurse the wounds from my post job depression, I took a chance and landed a last-minute tour through India. Little did I know that this 3 week tour would impact my life in more ways that I could ever imagine. After an epiphany in the Himalayas, the result of the trip was a total life overhaul.
I broke the lease to my Los Angeles apartment, chucked all my stuff into storage, got rid of my sports car, and even sold my designer shoes. Was the transition difficult? Find out.
I had the original intention of travelling for three months “in between jobs” and have now been travelling for four years. I’ve been to 36 countries in 6 continents and I’m currently traveling indefinitely. I’ve travelled as a tourist, a backpacker, and as a couple. Check out my Travel Timeline for more details.
WanderlustandtheGirl is my personal story along with tokens of travel advice I’ve learned along the way. I hope to offer a few words of wisdom to travel newbie’s, aspiring vagabonds, and armchair travellers. It took me over three years to get here but I’m here and ready to share my tale of travel, adventure, and love.
*Putting down my backpack for a while as I focus on launching my long awaited project, Travel Fashion Girl - a traveler’s guide to practical and stylish travel gear. Check it out for the latest packing list for girls!*
Feel free to drop me a line with any questions or comments. I’m always happy to help out fellow travelers
If you’d like to contact me directly, please email me: WanderlustandtheGirl at Gmail dot com.