- Serena Star-Leonard has been travelling the world full time for eight years now
- She packed up her life in Bondi when she was 29 to discover ardour tasks
- The now 37-year-old and her husband have visited greater than 28 international locations
- They have produced over 80 documentaries and run a number of profitable blogs
- Serena launched a guide referred to as ‘How To Retire In 12 Months’ in 2014
- Her journey has impressed others to creating the life-style change
Matilda Rudd For Daily Mail Australia
Serena Star-Leonard, 37, spent seven years dwelling in Sydney’s idyllic Bondi Beach earlier than promoting all of her worldly possessions and travelling abroad.
With only a backpack and her husband Johnny, now 40, they purchased a one-way ticket to Venezuela and have not settled down since.
‘When folks ask me how we managed to do it I inform them you simply need to set a deadline.
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Serena Star-Leonard, 37, spent seven years dwelling in Sydney’s idyllic Bondi Beach earlier than promoting all of her worldly possessions and travelling abroad
‘We walked right into a journey agent someday after dreaming of going to South America for years and booked a one-way ticket then and there.
‘We had been set to go away in about 5 months. Which meant we solely had 5 months to promote our belongings, give away the remainder, and go.
‘If we might modified the departure date it will have been tremendous however by having that looming it forces you to kick your objectives into gear,’ Serena advised Daily Mail Australia.
The 37-year-old was working full time within the company world when she determined to commerce up for a cellular earnings when she was 29.
‘I had a terrific job and nice profession prospects but it surely wasn’t what I needed to do with my life. So I ditched it for the enjoyment and slog of self employment,’ she wrote on her weblog in12months.com.
The 37-year-old was working full time within the company world when she determined to commerce up for a cellular earnings when she was 29
Tips on the right way to journey full time
- Set one objective or deadline and follow it. Even if it has to alter the actual fact you’ve got made a dedication will boot you into gear.
- Start running a blog and share your journey with others on-line
- Learn the right way to work properly alongside your companion
- Bring with you solely what you want to survive on – promote luxurious objects
- Start ardour tasks abroad
- Get impressed by individuals who have created the life-style themselves
She began a number of blogs, one for enterprise and one to doc her discoveries, and set about realising her true ardour: charity tasks that make little to no cash.
The now 37-year-old works alongside her husband as a video manufacturing crew and a useful resource to assist small companies develop on-line all whereas travelling the globe.
At the second the pair are based mostly in Ireland however they’ve created greater than 80 documentaries and been to 26 international locations.
‘After that first journey to Venezuela we ended up staying in Latin America for 2 years. We then went and caught up with household throughout Australia and New Zealand for a yr earlier than making our approach to Asia.
‘After that first journey to Venezuela we ended up staying in Latin America for 2 years. We then went and caught up with household throughout Australia and New Zealand for a yr earlier than making our approach to Asia,’ she stated
‘One of the toughest components of our job is discovering good web connection actually. In the highlands of Guatemala the web would not work when it rains. There can be no know-how within the Costa Rican jungle.
‘So once we go to those locations we have to both discover lodging that enables us to make use of our mobiles or we transfer on after awhile.
‘In the tip it is not that worrisome. We spend two days out of each week working and the remainder of the time doing ardour tasks. We do not should be related on a regular basis,’ she stated.
Serena talked about that the larger freedom in travelling additionally offers her time to course of issues like grief with out worrying that she must be again at work the following day.
Serena talked about that the larger freedom in travelling additionally offers her time to course of issues like grief with out worrying that she must be again at work the following day
‘We had a few deaths within the household over current years and this life-style actually gave me the chance to only only a breath and grieve the best way I wanted to,’ she stated.
Most folks Serena will get questions from are nervous in regards to the funds of funding a lifetime of free roaming. But she stated that ought to be the least regarding half.
‘Australia, New Zealand and Ireland – locations we’ve got been based mostly in earlier than – are a number of the costliest international locations on the planet.
‘For one grocery journey in Ireland I might pay for all my lodging and actions for a weekend away in Portugal.
‘Ultimately staying in a single place is costlier than shifting as long as you are doing it with out spending hundreds on a elaborate place to remain for example.
‘We can earn a fraction of what we had been incomes again in Bondi as a result of we do not have to pay for mortgages and payments,’ she stated.
And for folks with children there are advantages to organising overseas too.
‘There are children in each nation! Don’t really feel like you may’t pack up your loved ones and journey away. Most folks suppose they might want to convey greater than they really should.
‘A number of the fabric objects you personal are pointless. Once they’re gone you will realise how little you want to survive comfortably on,’ she stated.
‘We can earn a fraction of what we had been incomes again in Bondi as a result of we do not have to pay for mortgages and payments,’ she stated
Taking step one is as simple as getting impressed on-line by individuals who have made the sort of life-style change you are trying to make your self.
‘Call somebody up every day and ask them about their experiences. That’s partly why I began my blogs – to reply folks’s questions on what I am doing.
Those blogs landed Serena two guide offers which noticed her bestseller ‘How To Retire In 12 Months’ republished in three totally different languages in 2014.
‘The actual secret to creating it work is discovering your worth and providing it to folks world wide,’ she stated.
You can observe Serena’s newest ardour tasks at slavefreetrade.org and fivepointfive.org.
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