After growing up in Southern California, Kristin Addis found herself an investment banker who couldn’t ignore the call to adventure. So in 2012, after a year-long recovery from a debilitating shoulder surgery helped her realize she wasn’t satisfied with her career, she quit her job, got rid of her stuff, and chose experiences instead, hitting the road independently to explore without guide books and using just her wits.

Today she writes about what she finds at her travel blog, Be My Travel Muse, covering her experiences on the road and helping others to do the same, in her series So You Want to Be a Travel Blogger.

I’m excited to learn more about how someone can make the bold decision to quit a lucrative career for a much more challenging, albeit personally rewarding, lifestyle – and what solo-travel has meant for her. She even took on the Annapurna Circuit without a guide and in this episode, you’ll hear she did it and how you can to.


What We Cover:

  • How shoulder surgery helped Kristin realize her priority was to see the world, not pursue an unfulfilling career.
  • When she realized she was not going back and that she could create a new career from her blog.
  • Even though she travels solo, she explains how she’s rarely alone.

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Music Credit: Move Slow by Felxprod ft. Jess Abran (Myriad Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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Author Nathaniel

I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a digital publishing brand, a community for the curious and creative, and an agency for influencers within travel. Together we create compelling stories, tools, resources, and experiences for those who travel for more than to see or do things but to find transformational experience beyond their routines.

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