Traveling Nine to Fiver’s mission is to encourage others to make travel a part of their lives and get people out of their comfort zones.
The world is a massive place filled with countless opportunities, people. cultures, food, beliefs, sights, and so much more. Unfortunately, most of us don’t take the time to break out of our tiny corners of the world. And sadly, as a whole, the world suffers from this.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
~ Mark Twain
Traveling Nine to Fiver aims to get more people traveling by focusing on how you don’t need to quit your job to be a traveler.
This blog encourages young professionals to look beyond the limitations that can come with a full-time job. To fit travel into their lives with making the most of their vacation time, extending work trips, taking weekend getaways, day trips, and exploring their own backyard with a new eye.
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The Voice Behind the Writing
In 2015, I launched Traveling Nine to Fiver. After five years in the nine to five world, I realized I wanted more than just my traditional job, but that didn’t mean I wanted to quit it. I dreamed of finding a balance as a full-time professional and part-time traveler.
And I’ve done just that!
I live in Northern California, which is why you find a lot of West Coast and California stories here. I spend my nine to five hours working in communications and events for a trade association. During my evenings, weekends, and vacation days I travel and write about it.
In 2016, I spent 88 days on the road. From a two week trip to overnight getaways, I was able to spend a quarter of my year on the road and that doesn’t include any day trips. Since starting my Traveling Nine to Fiver journey I’ve checked off a handful of bucket list items and added a few new ones.
On top of the travel that has come from this adventure, I’ve been able to reach out and encourage others to make traveling a part of their lives. On Traveling Nine to Fiver alone we’ve had over 200,000 individuals visit in the first two years of the site.
Now into my thirties, a decade I’m excited for, I’m continuing to find my balance as a traveler, writer, and professional. Thank you for following me along on this journey.
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