Balancing Travel and a Career

For the past 8 years, I’ve been balancing my love of travel with college and then with a career in finance. For the past 3 years in particular, I’ve travelled internationally and domestically using just my weekends and allotted vacation days away from the 8 to 5 cubicle. While balancing travel and a career may seem daunting (especially for my readers working for American companies that have yet to embrace the European take on annual vacation days), it is all about focused planning. Continue reading “Balancing Travel and a Career”

Making the Choice to Travel

I’ve seen a LOT of trees around the world. And I can definitively say, money doesn’t grow on any of the trees I’ve seen. Which is unfortunate, because how cool would it be if all we had to do was travel to specific trees in random locations to collect cash? Valid reason to be on the road long term, valid way to pay for it too. Win-win.

How do you pay for travel? Isn’t traveling so expensive? I don’t have that kind of money…. etc. etc. etc. Continue reading “Making the Choice to Travel”

Thinking of Traditional Work After College?

As a 90s baby, I’m part of the millennial generation. Despite my generation’s quirks, I think they are lovable overall: sometimes for their entertainment value, it’s true. But sometimes because they are doing some inspiring things around the world and I can’t wait to see what else they get up to as we get older.

That being said, we (as a generalized, stereotyped group) sometimes have a weird relationship with the idea of traditional work. So I’m just going to throw a potentially dissenting opinion out into the universe, and if you are a millennial considering traditional work on the dark side (aka, maybe corporate business or finance?) hopefully you can pick up a few nuggets for the road. Continue reading “Thinking of Traditional Work After College?”