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 year, 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, heli hiked on a glacier in New Zealand, Bathed baby elephants, watched my mom get “attacked” by a monkey king, and explored the floating markets of Bangkok, just to name a few.
I have recently moved back to Austin, TX — my favorite city in the world! I have rejoined the working world, but this time, with a job I truly enjoy and that allows me to be creative! I still want to travel, it just won’t be as frequent as before. Instead, I want to focus on showing you more of what I love about this city that I now call home!
Questions? Thoughts? Want to work together? Drop me a note 🙂