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I’m Kim! Adventurer / Long Term Traveler / Digital Nomad / Free Spirit Lifestyle Motivator
Traveling has always been part of my mindset. I grew up instilled with a desire to see as much of the world as possible so when I graduated university I began my traveling adventures. I believe there is something special about the feeling of freedom that travel encourages. Travel opens your mind to the way of life of others. It allows one to experience incredible fairy tale moments, while teaching valuable lessons of self reliance and self confidence. Over the past 10 years my life has been molded by my travel based experiences. Now I am actively encouraging others to step into the world of adventure to find and embrace their free spirit.
My travel guides will not only open your mind to novel locations that you may have never known existed, but also how to embrace the traveling mindset. From resources on how to extend your traveling and embark on a more slower more long term journey, to guides which will help you actually book your trips. I can teach you how to pack efficiently, travel sustainably and even how to open the door to digital nomadism. Whether you are here to source some inspiration for your next trip or need a little encouragement to take the leap into adventure travel, I am looking forward to helping you navigate your upcoming journey.
Are you the type of person who dreams of adventure? Who smirks at the idea of dancing the night away on a beach, climbing to the top of a mountain, or wandering the streets of a city lost in time? Perfect, me too.
I have always thought of travel as a form of education in a less formal environment. Not only does travel bring us those memories that we definitely smile at, but it provides a series of lessons and appreciations that is beyond compare. Travel has given me independence, self reliance and confidence. It has taught me of alternate cultures, religions, and traditions and it has humbled me with its mountains, jungles, and deserts.
In this website, you will find me sharing all aspects of travel. Beginning with how to start traveling from the mundane but necessary packing options to the more inspiring descriptions of locations, destinations and adventures I would recommend. I can advise on your shorter 1 to 3 week adventure vacations or work with you on strategies for a longer, slower style of travel. My goal is to help you successfully explore the planet to the best of your abilities. I hope to share a mindset of growth, learning and living in the moment.
Just like Bilbo Baggins – “I’m going on an adventure!” That’s the spirit that I’ve cherished ever since I was a kid…and I am proud of it. With hopes to inspire and encourage that same spirit in others, I have created this little piece of travel magic to share my journey and adventures.
Growing up in Canada I was lucky to be born into a family who embraced and encouraged the positives of traveling and so you can see where I got my start. In 2010, I took the opportunity to study abroad in the United Kingdom at Herstmonceaux Castle and ever since then I have been working my way through the world, one adventure at a time. I knew that as soon as I graduated university I wanted to set out on a traveling adventure, to see and experience what I could for as long as possible. After a few years on the road I started Walkaboot Travel with a dream of encouraging others who may be interested to take the plunge into the world of travel.
I have spent the past few years traveling extensively through Latin America. Having gone to school in Europe, I was looking for somewhere new to explore, somewhere that really embraced the backpackers attitude. Here I spent nights wandering through the jungle in Guatemala and days surfing the waves of Bocas del Toro in Panama. I visited wonders of the world including the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, and spent weeks hiking through the rugged mountains of Patagonia. I even managed to find the occasional home along the way. That’s how my travel style moved from backpacking to slow and long term. I kept feeling this urge to learn the language, connect with locals, eat the food and really get down to the nitty-gritty of a culture.
I believe in the concept of living in the moment and embracing the wild and free. Sure that sounds cheesy, but if you know, you know. I appreciate that the idea of travel is both endearing and terrifying. It can be overwhelming trying to decide where to start. That’s what I am here for. I look forward to helping others take the leap into the world of adventure travel; working through the booking process, the packing, and having the courage to step outside of one’s comfort zone. For those who are already experienced travellers, I hope to be able to inspire you with knew locations you may not have heard of, or even to extend your journey by taking on the path of digital nomadism.
The traveling lifestyle has become such a passion for me. I am full of purpose. I know the lifestyle is often considered out of societal norms, but I want to be able to encourage others to develop their own path if this inspires you. I have so much in store for Walkaboot Travel readers. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to help you create a lifestyle, embrace adventure and be inspired by this wonderful world we live in.
Please know, I appreciate each and everyone of you,
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