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!