how did i get here?
It's by far the question I get asked the most. It started in a small office at a local news station, where I worked as a producer after graduating college. I was doing the same thing day in and day out and wanted something more. So I put together my dream itinerary, saved up for a few months and eventually quit my job to backpack Europe. I created my Instagram, Globetrotting Blonde, to avoid bombarding my friends and family with travel pictures and the rest is history!
I was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. When I was 10, I moved to Orlando, Florida with my parents and 4 younger siblings and have since called it home. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a BA in Political Science and Television & Radio Production. I then took a job as a commercial producer at a local news station straight out of college.
After I left my corporate job behind to backpack Europe and began to share my experiences online, I realized how many others wanted to see the world but weren't sure how to do it. Being part of a big family with few resources (hello, third world country immigrants!), I knew the struggle. Since then, I've worked to make affordable travel a reality for more people and have worked with a ton of cool brands along the way.
I believe that 'living life for the weekend' is one of the worst things a person can fall victim to, so I hope Globetrotting Blonde serves as an inspiration for you to follow your dreams - whatever they may be! If those dreams include travel, then I also hope this site can provide some tips and insight on how to make travel an affordable and unforgettable experience.