Hello! I'm KesiWorld Traveller & Professional Blogger
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 bikini’s!) for a year. Somehow my 1-year career break has turned into 4 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 longterm travel and would love to inspire others to take a career break. I am still traveling because I’m addicted to meeting new people and immersing myself in the local culture. Let’s check off some bucket list items together!
of the world I've Visited
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 have learned how to create a temporary sustainable lifestyle as a backpacker. I say temporary, because eventually I know I will grow tired of all my budget saving ways, but for the time being my wanderlust and desire to travel outweighs my preference for comfort and stability. Long term travel takes discipline and requires knowing how to save money. I do not live a life of luxury, but I live a life wealthy in experiences.
Where has the afro been traveling to recenetly? Where will the afro go next?
My favorite part about backpacking is meeting new people and learning their stories. "Local Lingo" is a part of my site that interviews individuals from all over the world who have made an impact on me. Not everyone gets the chance to interact with locals while they...
Zanzibar. The Serengeti. Mount Kilimanjaro. These are the first things that come to mind when I hear Tanzania. All of these are extraordinary experiences, yet when I arrived, I sought to find the most unique places to visit in Tanzania. I turned to Google and typed...
The first time I used Couchsurfing was in 2012 on my first solo trip backpacking through Europe. In 2012 Couchsurfing was a great web application and I connected with locals in London and Stockholm. These cities are notorious for having high accommodation prices,...