I don’t recall being asked what I want to do when I grow up, or anyone noticing me and what I was good at and connecting that to work.

As a kid, I do remember being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It always seemed like a costume question – I would imagine dressing up as a lawyer or a banker, that’s what my parents did, so I assumed it’s what I would “be”. (And sometimes I’d imagine dressing up as Wonder Woman or Supergirl because I have always wanted to be a superhero…)

We all know that the basis of this question is “what do you think you want to do for work when you are out of school and have to pay your own way in life?”

I did take an aptitude test as a teenager and that was the first time I got to see what I was good at, naturally. It came with a list of possible careers. So, on the one side, I had the list of things I am naturally gifted at, and on the other, a set of traditional jobs that these gifts were useful in. The problem was they were all traditional jobs, and what nobody spoke about was that I am not traditional, and don’t feel quite like a belong when I try to stifle myself into traditional things. In fact, I’ve always known that to be truly happy I must create the thing(s) I do. I’ve even tried doing that, however, always on a small scale when I know that I must do something much bigger, but, until now, I didn’t allow myself the space or the freedom to contemplate what that was or how to do it.

A howler monkey going from where it was to where it now wants to be. Near Drake Bay, Costa Rica

After spending most of my life wondering “What do I really want to do?” I realize that the purpose of my quest is to determine, “Who Do I Want To Be?” The subtle difference here is that “BE” means be, not do. I believe, now, that what I want to do will come from understanding who I want to be. And this is not a question a career counselor or aptitude test can help me with. So, I plunge into my journey to find the answer!

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! 

If you enjoyed the first quiz, see how you do on the second one! More fun, more tricks, Click the button below to test your knowledge!

If you want to see every post I’ve written, starting with the most recent, this is the place to start!

In 2020, I was traveling in New Zealand as the coronavirus pandemic brewed, and, got stuck there. If you want to read about what this time was like and traveling during this time, check out this page.

Many of my blog posts are about things I’ve discovered about myself or about being, while I’ve traveled. If you’d like to focus on posts that only have self-discovery themes, click the button below.

I’ve been traveling the globe solo, and many of my posts share thoughts and resources specifically for other solo travelers. If you’re a fellow solo traveler, or you’re thinking about solo travel, this is a collection you will find of interest.

Sometimes I write posts where I give insider information on certain cities I’ve visited, which may be more along the lines of places to go, how to save money, etc. If that’s your main interest, check out this compilation of posts.

At the heart of international travel is learning about the many different cultures and ways of being around the world. The posts compiled on this page speak, specifically, about the cultural observations I’ve had.

If you’re looking to read blog posts about specific destinations, click the country of your interest below to go to it’s blog page and get country-specific reviews and thoughts.

Africa

Argentina

Brazil

Cambodia

Chile

Costa Rica

France

New Zealand

Peru

Portugal

Scotland

Thailand

Uruguay

Vietnam

 

Want more in-depth information about travel? Trying to figure out how to afford full-time travel (or, doing what you want to do, full-time)? Check out these items!

Looking for a photo or a travel-related item to reconnect with the spirit of travel? Check out this page to see some of my photos and where you can find them as prints and various photo-gifts..

Trying to create a more fulfilling life? Want help with planning out how to make your mark in the world? Check out this page to see how Heather can help you!

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