Kira Michelle Travels, backpacking for beginners

Hello beauties! Meet Kira Michelle, just a regular Canadian girl who fell in love with travel. There is just something about the pure bliss, beauty and enjoyment of visiting exotic lands that could not grow tiresome.

Have You Come to the Right Place?

Before reading on and getting to know a little bit more about me, I want to make sure you have come to the right place.

Are you ready to go on a big adventure? An enormous backpacking trip you’ve always dreamed of. Something you don’t think you even know the slightest idea of how to prepare for?

Sounds familiar. Rewind to December 2017 when I was first starting getting ready for this crazy idea I had, to go backpacking around the world for an entire year. Now, fast forward to the present where I am currently finished my entire year, and ready for to continue the adventures.

Whether you are backpacking solo, or with a friend. Whether you are 18, 24, or 65. Commendations on taking the first step towards taking the trip of a lifetime!

I guarantee this blog will help prepare and guide you. Even if you are just keen for some tips and tricks or some inspiration from my weird and hilarious travel adventures, then you have come to the right place.

“I would love to travel, but I don’t have enough time or money.”

This is my favourite line, but the truth is it’s just an excuse because you are afraid. If you REALLY wanted to take a big trip, you would find a way to do it. Pick up a second job, downsize your house and rent it out, take a sabbatical from work. The point is, it is possible if you really want it. 

I’ve met many kinds of different travellers. From a South African family who decided to sell their house, their belongings and take their two teenagers out of school to volunteer all around the world. University graduates putting off getting a ‘real job’ (like me). Full time travellers who decided to get their yoga certifications, teach scuba diving, or other likewise skills, deciding then to live on a Thai Island for a few years until their next adventure. See, it is possible. Whatever your circumstances.

Why Did I Do It?

For me, deciding to travel didn’t even feel like a choice. I felt more scared committing to stay at my full time job at a marketing agency. Sure it was a good job, but the thought of being their for the next 40 years until I retired, only taking one or two week vacations here and there scared me shitless.

Yet I had no idea what I did want. So I booked a one-way ticket to Colombia in May 2018. I ended up hearing about this nomadic conference in Thailand, met some cool people and actually started to make money online. I started making money using my background in business in digital marketing from the beaches in Vietnam, how cool is that!

Meet Kira

Kira Michelle Travels, backpacking for beginners

Seriously, if I can do it, you can do it. It blows my mind that not everyone WANTS to travel, so if you are one of the people that does, don’t let your fears or worries stop you. Let this blog be a complete guide to helping you travel the world

Follow my journey to South America, Europe, South East Asia, and where ever else the wind might take me.

Don’t hesitate to hit that contact tab up top if you’d like to chat. I will try and answer as soon as possible.

Besides school, working my way through school, and travelling, I am a total beach bum and love everything to do with the outdoors. Especially going hiking, biking, practicing yoga, learning new cultures, and cooking up delicious vegetarian recipes!

Ready to Get Started?

Check out my complete guide book on How to Plan an Around the World Trip, or take a look at some helpful Backpacking for Beginners Resources Here.

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