Today I’m interviewing Nubia Younge, expat and founder of the Chronicles Abroad podcast. Born and raised in Boston, Nubia was bit by the travel bug in 2011 when she set out on a 14-day European vacation. She spent the next six years traveling to 35 countries, while being a single mom, working full time and going to school part-time. In early 2017 she decided to donate all of her belongings and pack a suitcase to go see the world…ending up in Chiang Mai, Thailand. During our conversation, Nubia shares the ups and downs of her travel filled life, how she launched herself into living abroad (and why it’s bringing her so much joy) and offers tips and resources along the way.
After the interview I answer two listener questions:
- Is there a particular card/program that seems better/easier to use miles than the others?
- Are there any hacks for getting the most out of your miles such as timing of ticket purchase?
What You’ll Learn
- How Nubia got bit with the international travel bug in her late 20s
- Which online communities helped her start traveling more
- How she traveled extensively despite her busy schedule and responsibilities
- The challenges that came with traveling a lot in a short time period
- Why she decided to pivot and think about moving abroad
- How she ended up living in Chiang Mai
- How she is providing financially for herself while living abroad
- What she loves about living in Asia, and how it allows her to travel even more
- Why she started the Chronicles Abroad podcast
- How living abroad has changed her life
About Nubia Younge
Nubia Younge is an entrepreneur, mother, friend and host of Chronicles Abroad podcast. With over 10 years of experience in travel and hospitality management industry, she is a bona fide foodie and travel resource consultant. Nubia enjoys sharing her passion for food and travel through her social media outlets and has followers from all over the world. She currently resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she spends her days fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation by cultivating strong relationships with other expats. You can connect with Nubia on Instagram and Facebook.
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