Paying off my whopping $30,000 in student loans in just one year wasn’t easy…
But after a five year career as a full-time teacher working extra jobs, buying a house and getting my master’s degree and teaching certificate, I was feeling the need for a change.
I’m a traveler, a Spanish teacher, a gardener, vegetarian, novice finance enthusiast, climber and motorcyclist, and an aspiring urban farmer, in no particular order. And although I’ve traveled to over 35 countries, I’m slowly working towards financial independence while adventuring frugally and living the good life.
I was born in Brazil, and moved to Seattle as a child in 1987. My mother is from Argentina, so I naturally made trips to Latin America, which were amongst my first travel experiences as a teen. I was raised on stories told by my American father of his adventures and travels, including accounts of an overland trip from Washington State to Brazil, full of harrowing accounts of hitchhiking, poisonous snakes, armed robbers and old Nazis hiding from their sins. For as long as I can remember, I dreamt of wild adventures to call my own.
An explorer at heart, I suffer tremendous travel bug blues after every new adventure. I’ve created this blog in an attempt to safeguard my experiences and lessons learned from forgetfulness and to share my experiences and journey with anyone who cares to read.
Thanks for your support,
The Road Not Taken