My Story Begins in a Cubicle
Rewind to early 2015 and I was living a very different life.
I was working on Wall Street for a respectable fortune 500 company. It was my first job out of college. On paper, I was what society would consider a successful young professional.
I had a well-paying job, I was living in a luxury high-rise in New York City, and had the funds to enjoy my life as a young 20-something.
Yet, I decided to throw it all away.
To pursue a dream of getting paid to travel the world.
I’d be lying if I told you the decision to give it all up wasn’t scary.
Yet, I knew I was making the right move. All I had to do was look ahead at what the next few years of my life would look like on Wall Street vs. if I took a chance.
The “risky” path excited me more than anything a cubicle and a fancy nice salary can offer.
So I decided to make a change.
I committed to making my dream reality. I read, researched, and networked. All while saving up for a worst-case of flying to South East Asia and burning through savings until I “figure it out”.
Fortunately, I eventually found my answer.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
I found Under30Experiences, a group travel company that specializes in providing life-changing experiences for young solo-travelers.
This new company provided everything I dreamed of. The opportunity to get paid to travel, work remotely, and meet humans from every corner of the globe.
After a few months of working for free on the side, I was offered a full-time position. The job description was to lead solo travelers on adventures around the world. My first test was on the paradise island of Bali.
I took a two-week vacation from my Wall Street job to give this potential dream job a try.
After two weeks in Bali, I handed in my two-week notice the very day I got back.
This was in late 2015.
For over two years, I’ve been getting paid to travel around the world, lead people outside of their comfort zones, and provide guidance for solo travelers.
I’ve been living my dream, working from around the world, and helping millennials grow through the power of travel.
I’ve solo traveled and experienced dozens of countries, cities, and cultures around the world. From the busy streets of Asia to the rainforests of Central America, I’ve met hundreds of people from every corner of the globe.
I’ve witnessed first hand the life-changing power of solo travel both in myself and others.
There is an unspoken tragedy that occurs in many people’s lives. That tragedy is that most people avoid doing things that would improve their lives because they are afraid.
I believe that the biggest reason we’re not where we want to be in life is fear.
Yet, we have much more control and power over our circumstances and fears than we realize.
Thousands of people have read my material and followed my advice to overcome their fears, travel the world, and make positive changes in their lives.
Over the past few years, I’ve invested a lot of time testing solutions. I’m still a student, but I want to show you the how to overcome fears, create positive habits, and ultimately pursue your dreams.
This site is a collection of what I’ve learned through my travels and personal development journey. I present it to you in a no-nonsense way that’s been cleansed of all the airy BS.
If you’ve ever dreamed of solo travel or personal growth, but haven’t taken the leap, you’re in the right place.
I’ve experimented so that you don’t have too.
Let’s get you roaming fearlessly.