If you thought that loneliness is a way of life for solo adventurers, think again. Travel catalyzes friendship. Few experiences offer the opportunity to connect deeply with others like overcoming language barriers, getting around a foreign country, stepping totally outside your element, and taking in a different culture.
This week, I talk toMeagan Dillinger who is a travel writer and founder of Vaera Journeys about how to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer.
After working as a Travel writer right out of college, Meagan knew that a full time writing position was not the right path for her, so in 2009 she traded in her cubicle for a chance to live and work from anywhere as a freelance travel writer.
Meagan Drillinger and I should have met years ago, growing up in the same hometown, and running in similar circles. When she was described to me as “a travel writer that just started a great company called Vaera Journeys, to inspire women to start their own businesses,” it was music to my ears. Here's her story:
Meagan Drillinger was living the life many young women could only dream about. She was 27 years old and working for a magazine in New York City, traveling to some pretty cool places, and also nurturing a thriving freelance writing career. And then one day her employers forced her to make a decision: stay on at her job full time or go freelance full time. She couldn’t do both.