This week’s featured lady is miss Kate, an accountant with a passion for exploring in her spare time. We share a love for eating our way around the globe, and soon Kate will also be launching her own travel blog, Explorabella! As she explains, travel isn’t something restricted to the rich (in time or money). Even those with a 9-5 can live travel often with enough know-how and gumption. Thanks, Kate, for sharing your story with other wandering women!
Tell us about yourself?
2. Why do you travel?
How do you balance work and travel?
What’s the best lesson you’ve learned from your travels?
I learned how to be minimalistic. I learned that experiences for me has bigger value than things. I’d rather live in a suitcase and move from one country to the next, rather than having a mansion, a designer bag, and a luxury car. I will never let myself being controlled by status and material things. I only have one life to live, and I want to be happy…traveling will always make me happy. Also, since I always travel on a budget, I learned how to be grateful and make the best of whatever I had or whatever I can afford.
Share one of your favorite travel memories.
It’s hard to chose one since I cherish each and every one of my travel memories. But if I have to chose one, it will always be the first time I traveled solo, which is my layover tour of London. Like I’ve mentioned before, London is one of the cities that’s very high on my bucket list before, and instead of staying inside of the airport doing nothing, I braced myself and took the train to explore the city.
Within that short time frame, I managed to go to places such as the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Harrods, and even spared some time to eat some fish and chips. I was doing all of these alone, and I really like it since I own my time and I don’t have to accommodate other’s needs. My confidence level has also skyrocketed. This trip has fueled my passion in traveling solo and I was starting to plan of my next trips after that.
If you could share one travel tip with other women, what would it be?
Don’t listen to the fear-mongering advice of people who hasn’t even stepped foot into that destination. Most people are influenced by media hype, and their advice will always be based off of that. However, it is still important to stay safe and do more research for advices and reviews. The best ones will be from the people who has actually been there. They will be the ones who will give you tips and warnings, but they usually recommend visiting the place in the end. Also, sign up for news alerts as well. Always be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant.
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