Katy was not your typical grandmother. She was a force of nature who I have idolized my entire life. To me, my brilliant, adventurous grandmother always seemed more like a mythical being than a real person. Stories about Katy feel like lore, legend and myth. I collected stories about Katy my entire life, alongside the postcards she sent me from faraway places. While it’s likely that some of these vignettes and memories are exaggerated – or possibly even totally inaccurate – when it comes to Katy, nothing is too fantastical to be true.
Well hello, hello. Welcome to our 4th installment of annual Year in Review posts. This year, I am 30 and writing this while wearing a bathrobe and sitting at my desk in my home office, because I have both a home and an office now…. [read more]
At the end of 2017, we announced that Lia was quitting her job (again) and striking out on her own as a full-time travel blogger. We gave it 1 full year to figure out if that was like, actually a job you can earn money from. If we were still scraping by at the end of the year, we decided, Lia would call it quits, get a real job again, and pat herself on the back for trying. So … how did it go? Did Lia make it as a full-time travel blogger? Did we ever learn how to not have travel disasters?! (Spoilers: no). All those answers and more in our 2018 year in review…
So, you want to be a full-time travel blogger. Or maybe you’re already ready to quit your job and jump in, you fabulous, business-savvy blogger badass, you. But wait – before we hand you an ice-cold drink and a floppy beach hat with an inspirational saying on it, there are a few things you should know. I’m about to lift the gilded, glittery, frolicking-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut curtain and let you in on a few secrets about what it’s REALLY like to be a full-time travel blogger.
These are a few of the things nobody tells you before you make the insane decision to quit your job and jump head-first into a career that didn’t even exist a few years ago and still begs the question “but how do you actually earn money?”
Traveling with your partner is one thing. Long term travel with your partner? That’s like, a whole other, totally different, completely not the same thing. My husband and I spent a whole year traveling the world together as a couple …and lived to tell the tale! We’re even still happily married, I swear. It can absolutely be done, and it’s an incredible and enriching experience for any relationship. But … there are a FEW things that nobody told us about before we jetted off on our around-the-world trip. And so, to prepare/warn you, we’re laying it alllllll out.
In 2016, I got married, quit my job, and skipped away with my new husband to take a year-long honeymoon & travel the world. How the heck was 2017 supposed to top THAT?! But somehow, it did. 2017 was the year that everything changed for us. Here’s why, plus a HUGE announcement!