WHO IS THE BACKPACK GIRL?
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I'm Kimmi and I would like to think that I am best friends with Carmen Sandiego (the cool traveling comic book heroine).
My travel adventures began in 2012, when I set off for a semi-nomadic life around the world. I first worked as an au pair in Brussels, Belgium. I wanted to stay longer and complete more of my education, so I studied for my master's degree in Brussels. I lived for two years in the heart of Europe and I loved it.
After Europe I headed further east to Shanghai, China to work for two years as a primary school English homeroom teacher. Currently, I am in my second year as a high school Art subject teacher.
I have traveled to over 30 countries and have grown from individual experiences in each place. I have learned to love everyone around the world and have made many life-long friends.
Oh, and I love to always travel with my little green 35L backpack.
THE BACKPACK GIRL GOAL
I strongly encourage others to travel the world and learn from their experiences. My hope is that my outlandish stories, silly tricks, and artistic photos will inspire others to get out there and create their own adventurous life that they have imagined.
Traveling is a privilege that I am so thankful to have at this time. It takes a lot of time, effort, patience, and a little bit of saving money to complete your personal travel goals. Money is important, but as the saying goes...
Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
It's easy to find ways to travel cheaply with the technology at our fingertips. I will show you my ways and how I have been able to travel for the last six years by taking different jobs around the world. There are some low points of loneliness or feeling lost, but many more positive moments of accomplishment, bravery, and exploration of beautifully different cultures and places.
The hardest part of wanting the travel lifestyle is taking the first step towards that dream.