Hi, I’m Heather Markel. I help midlifers with the courage and resources to change your present without ruining your future.

About Heather

After more than 25 years working in corporate, I quit my job to pursue my passion of traveling the world and meeting great people. Since then I’ve spent two years traveling around the globe and meeting countless others who, over the age of 40, walked away from stability to travel full time. I’ve come to realize how important it is to live a fulfilled life, and that it can be done without ruining your future, as long as you go about it with intentional steps.

My goal is to inspire people in their 40’s and 50’s who aren’t ready to retire, but are ready to do something more fulfilling than work for a paycheck, to have the resources and belief that you’re not too old to radically change your life. You’re not crazy for wanting to do something different, like quit and travel the world, and, your life may just be better if you do it.

Travel Guides

My journey so far….



Months on the Road


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Countries I Visited

The World is Waiting For You

If the world and the people in it are calling you, it’s not too late to follow your heart.

Learn about Heather and what set her on her world journey. She also explains why this life is not just for Millenials, it’s for anyone that wants to create a life around what they love most in life. 

Listen to an episode of the video interview series that will inspire you to follow your heart. Whether you want to travel full time or have another calling, this series is for you.

See the amazing people I’ve been meeting on my travels and the fun stories that go along with the meetings.

Check out my travel photos from around the world to see the world from wherever you are.

If you’ve been thinking that there’s got to be  more to life than work, or, you’ve lost your job, and wonder whether now is the time to do something you’re more excited about, this quiz will help you. Answer a few questions and get a free guide to help you know the areas you need to work on, followed up with inspirational and helpful tips to put your dreams into action.

Traveling the world full-time may sound glamorous and exhilirating. (In many ways, it is!) But, it’s not full-time fun. Before you decide to go, take this quiz to make sure you’re ready, and, if not, find out how to bridge the gaps.

This fun quiz helps you understand what your travel personality is, and how to make sure you indulge it when planning your next trip to maximize your enjoyment!

This one is pure fun – test your transcontinental travel trivia knowledge. Hit the button below if you dare take the quiz and see your score! 

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