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Eternal Expat in Mexico City

I once wrote a book when I was in Kindergarten about how when I was older I was going to play with kangaroos. Who knew 20 years later I’d be so right.

Seven years ago I packed my life into a backpack and hopped a one-way flight to New Zealand.

It was only supposed to be for a year.

I naively thought I would spend a few months working in New Zealand before I had enough money to travel Australia and South East Asia for the rest of the year.

Instead, I spent over a year living and traveling through New Zealand. Then, I moved to Australia for two more. Then there was the year I taught English in Korea.

It took five years of saving before I finally made that trip around South East Asia.

Now I’m trying to make my way as a digital nomad so that I can live anywhere there’s wifi. For now, that wifi spot is Mexico City.

The world is a big place and I find that living, laughing, and eating my way around it makes me happiest.

If you feel that way too, this blog is for you.

Want to learn how you can earn money and travel at the same time? I’ve got you covered.

Want to learn how you can make your money last longer on the road? I’ve got you covered.

Want someone to give you some brutally honest, straight up talk about how you can make this happen? I’ve definitely got you covered.

If you ever have any questions about places I’ve been, how I’ve managed to stay on the road for so long, how I make money as a digital nomad, or life wonderings in general – send me an email, I’m here to help.

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My favorite things are food, books, and the sun on my face.

I feel most at home when I’m near the ocean.

I like the idea of hammocks, but every time I lay in one I feel a little bit motion sick.

I used to think yoga was for people who hated exercise. Now I do it almost every day.

I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I’m sad, when I’m hungry, when I’m angry, when I’m nervous, and pretty much every time I read a book.

New to the blog or simply want to see the best of?

Here are the most popular posts on the blog separated into categories. Plus some that I just really love.


How I Left home with $2,500 and Traveled the World for Six Years

When You Feel Like Giving up on Your Dreams Because It’s Kind of Hard

On Being an Expat

Money Talk

How I Make Money as a Digital Nomad/Blogger (A Monthly Series)

How I Save $10,000 Every Year to Travel

How I Afford to Live on the Road

How I Stayed in Europe for $2.80 Per Night

How to Save Money While You Travel

Travel Planning

How to Handle to Pre-Travel Jitters

The Best Websites for Planning your Travels

What I Use to Keep Traveling

Become an Eternal Expat Member

Work Abroad

How to get a Job Teaching English in Korea

Working Holiday Visas 

How to Get a Summer Internship in Europe & America

12 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

Love and Travel

On Long Distance Love

Seven Years Ago

How to Travel with Your Boyfriend and Not Kill Each Other

Travel Stories

A Day out at the English Seaside

A Story of Cambodian Hospitality

Staying with a Hmong Family in Sapa, Vietnam

It all Started in Osaka

Why Osaka Felt Like Home

The People We Meet 

Digesting Five Months of Travel

Sailing in Luxury with Halong Imperial Cruises

Photo Essays

The Best Things I Ate in Japan

The Best Things I Ate in Saigon

The Best Things I Ate in Taiwan

10 Photos of Tulum that Will Make You Want to Visit Right Now

24 Photos of Japan That Prove It’s One of the Most Magical Places on Earth

Living in Mexico City

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Mexico City

A Guide to Moving to Mexico City

The Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City

A One-Week Mexico City Itinerary

Is it Safe to Travel Mexico City?

Free Things to do in Mexico City

The Best Burgers in Mexico City

What to Wear in Mexico City (no matter what the season!)

A 5-Day Mexico City Itinerary

Day of the Dead in Mexico City