I’m Kirstie Jeffries, digital marketer by day, travel blogger at heart. I’ve left everything behind to travel the world for a year as a budget backpacker (though you’ll read about the occasional splurges!), and I’m loving every moment of it..

Originally from Pasadena, California, I’ve been traveling nearly all my life but caught the travel bug when I studied in Granada, Spain for a month in high school. Since then, I’ve spent three years in Spain, one studying in Madrid and two teaching as an auxiliar de conversación through the Spanish Ministry of Education’s North American Language and Culture Assistants Program in Villarrasa, Andalucía and Alcorcón, Madrid and living in Sevilla and Madrid. During that time, I spent every free chance I had exploring Spain and Europe.

But I wasn’t done with the world! I then lived as an expat in Sydney, Australia for two and a half years. I arrived on a working holiday visa, initially planning to stay for a few months, but I found a fantastic job as people2people recruitment‘s Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist, got sponsored for a 457 work visa, and the rest was history.

Have any questions about travel, expat life, budget backpacking, Australian working holidays/work visas, or the Spanish auxiliares de conversación/North American Language and Culture Assistants program? Interested in collaborating? Don’t hesitate to contact me!

Enjoy as I share my stories, photos, and advice from 65 countries and counting!

Living in Spain