Quit my 60 hr+ consulting job to travel and explore beautiful & adventurous destinations
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
Experiences in life are what matter and I love to meet new people, and hear their stories. Already lived in 6 countries and travelled even more. That’s how you keep growing; that’s how you learn.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I’m all in for adrenaline or something that is actually an experience – “not just a pretty photo”. E.g. I’ve just been to Iceland to see the volcano eruption.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
1/ Mastering packing to the fullest (I have no trouble travelling for a week with one carry-on) and 2/ Getting to know locals and using their recommendations – or better yet, travelling with them. I never plan the entire trip in advance; I always leave room for exploring with locals.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
My phone to keep in touch with family & friends, no matter which country I am in; and of course to share my experiences via IG. Everything else is dependent on the climate. Recently, I’ve also been carrying around binoculars. It’s more useful than you’d think!
What destination are you eager to go back to?
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Puh.. depends on the country. In some countries, it’s helpful to have a man travelling with you. Another helpful thing is having your own driver instead of getting into random “taxis”. This is not always feasible/affordable depending on the country. I always let at least 1 friend know where I am and what my exact itinerary is and make regular check-ins. I know some friends who carry pepper spray with them but that is banned in so many countries, it makes crossing borders hard.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Talk to them! And ask yourself 😉 It helps tremendously to speak the local language at least a little.
Since Day 1 Travel with Jane has been about levelling the playing field for women in Australia. In 2020, we’re taking the fight global. Stay tuned to learn how you can support the women who tackle the gender divide here and abroad.