Hi! I’m Amanda. Nice to meet you.


I quit my full time job in the wine industry of Northern California in the fall of 2015 to become a full time world traveler. Not a bad gig! I started with a three month escapade around Europe, then hopped over to Central and South America for another three months. After that, I spent four months in Thailand, then continued on to Australia in September 2016. I plan to make my way around the world as many times as I can.

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  1. Josh
    January 31, 2017 / 1:30 am

    Hi Amanda,

    I’m inspired by your story. Like you, I am also a minimalist too. I’m sure you get this question quite a bit, but before you started doing some major traveling, did you save your money up to be able to take off that kind of time? and/or do you pick up small odd jobs or generate income via the internet as you go around?

    I think it is always interesting to hear how people get by with/without money being the primary concern. I’d like to hear your take on it!


    • February 6, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Hi Josh, thanks for your question! Yes, I saved about $15k before I started traveling, and that lasted me about a year. When I started running low on money, I applied for the working visa in Australia and got a job there to start saving again. 🙂

  2. Vinnie
    May 14, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    Hi Amanda, how hard/easy was it to get a working Visa in Australia? Is it a matter of time or cost or is it available to anyone that applies for one! I’d love to do what you’re doing but would be concerned with running out of money and being somewhere that I can’t find or not possible to get a job. What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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