Hi! My name is Brittany.
If you’ve found your way to this page, then odds are you are probably a little bit like me. I have always loved adventure and travel. It is one of the biggest parts of who I am. When I was younger, I travelled around Australia a lot with my family, and those experiences are still some of my favourite memories. I travelled to New Zealand (my first international trip) in 2015, and ever since it has been a snowballing passion that has gradually turned into this.
A few years ago, I found myself at a point in my life where I was in a phase of monumental transition. While I had stability in my family, friends, and partner, I wasn’t entirely sure what my next steps were outside of these key values. I had just completed my studies and was ready to graduate, our lease was approaching being up, and I had just quit my job at IKEA. I had no idea what was next. One day, my partner Josh brought up the idea of packing up/selling our stuff and moving overseas.
I had no job and I had not yet gotten into my chosen field, however the idea kind of stuck. Over the next few weeks, we decided to leave our first apartment, we packed up our lives, and we booked tickets to Southeast Asia. In what felt like no time at all, we were boarding that first plane to Vietnam. I had no job and no address. We spent the next three months living in Da Nang, Vietnam, and then Chiang Mai, Thailand. We ticked off bucket list experiences, we explored famous spots, and we found hidden gems.
Josh’s job allowed him to work remotely. I knew I wanted the same type of career, one that evolved and shifted around the globe with me, not the other way around. I was fortunate enough that as my savings started to go down, my job search yielded some exciting opportunities. Everything I had ever wanted was coming to fruition before my eyes. Suddenly, I was working with two fantastic digital marketing and online content companies (one of which I still work with today).
The nature of my career (one that I work really hard at every day) means that I can have the best of all worlds. From sky diving off the Australian coastline for my 18th birthday and swimming with gentle giants off the Sunshine Coast, to playing with elephants in Thailand, hanging out with snow dogs in Canada, or riding Hai Van Pass with my partner, I have seen some incredible places and had some unforgettable experiences. I am grateful every day for these moments and I am so excited to keep adding tales and footnotes to my story.
While the remote lifestyle is hard work, no doubt, it is also incredibly rewarding. This is the kind of life I always wanted to live and I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love…and wherever I want to be doing it, too. Travel is a big love of mine, and I knew that I wanted somewhere to record my travel chapters around the globe, whether those chapters are solely my own, those with my partner, and those with my family and friends. This is The Global Chapters…and this is just the start. The best is yet to come.
So, welcome to this little journey. I hope that, if nothing else, my travels inspire you to get out and see the world for yourself. Life is too short to stay inside your comfort zone. Some of the best experiences are only possible if you take that leap of faith. I hope that you create your own global story, filled with all of the chapters that make it simultaneously uniquely yours and vibrantly inspiring. Happy travelling and stay safe.