I Quit Wall Street to Travel the World

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I Quit My Corporate Job in NYC to Travel the World

Hello, my name is Kesi! I am an Ivy Grad (Wharton, #UPennUKnow), and in 2015 I decided to quit my finance job in NYC to travel the world. I did not impulsively quit but planned and saved money for two years, with the idea of following the summer (your girl loves bikinis!) for a year. Somehow my 1-year career break turned into 6 years and counting. I’ve adapted to a nomadic lifestyle and have no plans to stop. I have learned the ins and outs of sustaining long-term travel and would love to inspire others to take a career break – whether it’s for 3 months, 1 year, or a fully nomadic lifestyle. 

I am still traveling because I’m addicted to meeting new people and immersing myself in the local culture. Traveling taught me to be open-minded and showed how humans from all walks of life could be highly giving. 

Let’s travel further and deeper (without breaking the bank wink)  



of the world I've Visited


years traveling

How To Travel Full Time

How I Became a Full-Time Traveller

It is crazy to think that I have been full-time traveling longer than I’ve ever had a full-time job?! The saying “Time flies when you are having fun” is entirely accurate. I never had the intention of becoming a full-time traveler, but I adapted to a backpacker lifestyle.

I supported myself for 5+ years by:

  • Gaining seasonal work as a host/chef for The Yacht Week and The Bucketlust.
  • Finding side hustles, like Grabr, to make money while traveling.
  • Learning how to budget and save money while traveling.
  • Sacrificing luxury items, to be wealthy in experiences.

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