Coleen Monroe-Knight has been to: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, South Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, San Marino, United States, Vatican. Get your own travel map from Matador Network.
Eleven years ago, I made my first trip abroad as an adult. It was transformative. I also threw up in the airport after security. I am a traveller by nature. I’ve lived on four continents and moved abroad three times. I speak four languages and a smattering of Korean. My closet is full of clothing from all over the world. If I made a cookbook it would have to include Italian, Swiss, French, Chilean, Indian, Korean, Chinese,and Southwestern USA.
It’s closing in on nine years that I have not lived full-time in the USA. My husband is not from my ‘own’ country; our newborn of a family is permanently binational and international.
I firmly believe that travel is essential to personal and global development, and that a life without travel is an empty one.
What about the practical aspects of travel as a lifestyle? No matter where in the world I find myself, I am asked the same questions.
- Why travel, anyway?
- How the hell are you affording this?
- How do I get a passport?
- How do I get a job abroad?
- How do I get a visa?
- What is TEFL?
- How do I get to the Penis Park in Korea?
- What is life like in the People’s Reublic of China?
Behold, I have consolidated.
Here I hope to provide some answers, as well as some hope that travel can be achieved by anyone. Enjoy!
How to Quit Your Job and Move Abroad
How to start a TEFL Career – The Lowdown on TEFL — Coleen Monroe for MatadorNetwork
Six Month’s In Chilean Patagonia
Coleen’s Amazing Feats of Travel (Thus Far)
Women Must Travel Alone
How to save money and travel like a broke backpacker
There Are No Lemons In Korea
Travelling Through Fear
Travel List (Slowly checking it off)
I Was Here (London)
I Was Worried About Moving to China
The specific regions I’ve lived in and travelled through can be found on their own pages through the menu above or right here.
Travel in Korea
Travel in China
If you can’t find the answer to a burning travel question, contact me directly!