Ciara Johnson is a solo female travel blogger, full-time content creator, occasional freelance writer, and founder of Hey Ciara, a travel blog that empowers women to seek meaningful experiences through travel. Since quitting corporate HR back in 2017, Ciara has been solo-traveling the world and works with well-known brands like Airbnb, Bumble, Chase Bank, Toyota, and more, and has been featured in Forbes and Conde Nast Traveler.
In this episode, Ciara and I talk about making the leap from a 9-5 into a full-time traveler, her blogging and branding journey, making money remotely and how she pursued an alternative lifestyle she loves. We discuss why the road to getting where you want to go is not always linear or straightforward and why traveling is the best investment you can make for yourself.
[4:40] Ciara’s travel journey: from the beginning to today
[10:10] Why becoming a full-time travel blogger isn’t easy or quick
[12:43] Resisting the status quo and shaping a lifestyle around travel
[24:00] Why some things you do are a means to a greater goal
[29:25] How quitting your current situation can clear space for more opportunities
[34:44] Prioritizing content creation during her travels and what that looks like
[40:38] Tips on finding self-awareness through solo traveling
[53:54] Responsibly traveling during Covid: Ciara’s mindful approach moving forward
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