TRAVEL & LIFESTYLEThoughts on AsiaHeather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, Traveler, Business Strategist20 December 2018 What started as overwhelming became simply fascinating.Now that I'm back in New York for a bit, I have some time to reflect on Asia and...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Negotiating Across Southeast Asia Heather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, Globetrotter, Business Strategist 2 December 2018 Learning and relearning how to negotiate in Southeast Asia was a difficult and fascinating experience. In my...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE The Hidden Bonds of Freedom Heather Markel, Writer, Photographer, Speaker, Globetrotter, Business Strategist 29 November 2018 An innocent question from a new aquaintance got me thinking. While in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I had the pleasure of...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE A Little Self Respect Goes a Long Way Heather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Traveler, Photographer 21 November 2018 I've always admired people that don't take crap from anyone. It's a quality I've always yearned to have for myself, in all areas of my...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Learning About the Vietnam War Heather Markel, Travel Writer, Photographer, Speaker, Globetrotter 18 November 2018 I am not proud to be American today. WARNING: graphic photos are included in this post. Do not proceed if you don't want to see...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE More Musings on Vietnam - Part Two Heather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, World Traveler 15 November 2018 Vietnam is definitely a fascinating place! Decoding the WiFi I've become highly amused by WiFi network passwords in my travels. In...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE More Musings on Vietnam - Part One Heather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, World Traveler 12 November 2018 Some more of the fascinating things I've discovered here. Trains Since Vietnamese people are mostly my height, or shorter (yay!) I...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Hoi An, Vietnam Heather Markel, Writer, Photographer, Speaker, Globetrotter 09 November 2018 For those of you that might venture to Hoi An to have clothing made, it's quite an experience. I wanted to share mine...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE The Sales Culture of Vietnam Heather Markel, Writer, Photographer, Speaker, Globetrotter 6 November 2018 The sales culture ends up teaching me a lot of lessons and shifting my entire perspective of Vietnam. Even in the most peaceful of...
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE How to Make Friends When Solo Traveling the World Heather Markel, Writer, Photographer, Speaker, World Traveler (New friend made on a tour of Halong Bay.) Solo travel has it's perks, but loneliness isn't one of them. Here are some ideas...
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Most of what’s keeping you from what you want – full-time travel, a new business idea, a radical career shift – are your excuses. After one session with Heather, you’ll understand which excuses are holding you back the most, how to get them out of the way, and you’ll leave with an action plan that helps you set the foundation to pivot into the life you want.
You know you don’t like your job, but you can’t figure out how to survive without it. Designed for frustrated professionals the program focuses on teaching you the key steps to shifting your work and money mindsets, and giving you the money and work strategies to pursue, leaving you empowered to quit with confidence and see that it really is possible to live happily without a stable job.
Whether traveling full time was your dream before the pandemic, or after, this session will help you understand how to prepare, what you need to know, and how to get your finances in order to make it happen. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the “How To Afford The Travel Life” eBook. You’ll also get an understanding of both what’s great about full-time travel and some of the challenges. You can also discuss planning help, and how to get the most out of your experience.
It’s always been essential to understand your money, but if you’ve lost your job due to the pandemic, now it’s even more important that you create financial empowerment. In this session, Heather will work with you to first understand your gaps in managing your money, then she’ll help you with the framework on how to ensure you can afford the life you dream of. You’ll get tips to save and budget, and also discuss ways to earn money that will shift you out of feeling like a victim of the times, to seeing the opportunities in front of you to begin making money in a different way.
You want to quit and travel full time, but when can you go? This eBook gives you all the formulas you need to calculate when you can quit and afford the travel lifestyle you want, in under and hour.
Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve all had a chance to ask the question, “what now?” If you’ve decided it’s time to quit your 9-to-5 to travel full time (or take it with you while you live nomadically), this program will help you address the core mindset, money, and planning gaps you have. This is the program that will help you acknowledge and overcome your fears about what’s next, figure out how to afford and sustain your travels, and feel confident about planning your adventure. Book your free session to see if you’re a fit!
You’re finally serious about traveling full time, but you cannot figure out how you’ll afford it. Or, you’re just curious whether it’s really even possible to afford the lifestyle. Bootcamp is for you! We’ll go dive deep into savings strategies before you go, how to save on the road, and how to sustain your travels, as well as look at lots of work opportunities if you want to work while you travel! Includes a 3-day build your budget challenge to get you thinking about how to replace dreams with real logical steps to make it happen.
You’ve dreamed about traveling full time for as long as you can remember, and now you’ve learned that it’s a little more challenging than you thought. Get help getting through the initial shock and changes when you realize you’re not on vacation. Learn how to manage those experiences where you meet parts of yourself long forgotten, and create a plan to help you have the best experience with your journey.
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If you want to see every post I’ve written, starting with the most recent, this is the place to start!
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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