About Me

Chelsea Bancroft

Hi there! I am Chelsea Bancroft, the adventurer behind this blog. There are few things I love more than traveling to new places, experiencing new things, and meeting new people.

After graduating from The University of Texas, I took a job in sales at a big tech company. I quickly became very unhappy and unsatisfied in my new 9-5 typical, corporate desk job. So I did what any reasonable person would do: I quit my high-paying job, sold most of my belongings, and bought a one-way ticket to Australia to live as an au pair for a year!

I first started this blog to share my experiences with friends and family back home, but it has turned into something much more than that. I soon began receiving messages from friends and people who had seen my a travels on Instagram or my blog telling me that I’ve inspired them to take a risk and follow their passion, whether that be moving to another country or leaving a job they hate for one that makes them happy regardless of the pay cut. It truly makes my day every time I receive one of these messages. I want to use this blog to inspire people to not settle for the life they feel they’re stuck in (a feeling I knew all too well). I want to empower others to go out and make their own adventures like I have!

In the past 7+ months since I left Austin, I’ve had some pretty great adventures: I’ve snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, taken a selfie with a kangaroo, swam with thousands of fish in Fiji, ridden a camel on the beach at sunset, slept under the most spectacular night sky in the Australian outback, and heli hiked on a glacier in New Zealand, to name a few. I am far more proud of all these things than any deal I found or quota I hit while working in sales.

I hope you enjoy my blog and follow along to wherever my adventures take me. I have some exciting places I’m going to be visiting this year (like road tripping in New Zealand and touring Southeast Asia) and cannot wait to share them with you!

xx Chels

Questions? Thoughts? Want to work together? Drop me a note 🙂

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Love it!!! I’m impressed that you’re able to do it at age 23. While I’ve been a lot of places, it was always as short breaks from my career. Finally at the “old” age of 31, I am saying adios to the stable paycheck and will be doing an extended road trip in the lower 48. Maybe I’ll try to do the expat thing afterwards. 🙂

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