Five years ago, whenever anyone asked what I did for a living it was an easy answer.
“I’m an accountant.”
Today, it’s a little more complicated. I’m a dancer, a fighter, a surfer, a blogger, a writer, a traveller, a designer, an author, an artist, a teacher, a student.
Obviously, it wasn’t always like that.
When I quit my job to travel back in 2011, I never guessed it would have led me to where I am today. I taught preschool in Tanzania, studied salsa dancing in Ecuador, survived a martial arts camp in the Philippines, spent a year learning Mandarin in China, studied French in the south of France, got lost, fell in love, came home, ran away again, ate the best and worst food, met the best and worst people, and came out the other end inspired and smiling. Through all the chaos, I found my calling.
I love to travel, I love to teach and I love to tell stories.
In 2014, I started my first blog Bren on the Road. It was a place where I could share my adventures with my friends and family, but slowly grew into a place that attracted readers from all over the world. Today, Bren on the Road gets a million page views a year. It remains a place where I share my journey and personal stories, but also a place where prospective travellers can learn about the art of travel and how to create adventures of their own.
In 2015 I published my first book, Triple Your Travel. The book was the culmination of five years of travel and two years of blogging, and brought together all my travel advice into a comprehensive resource. Triple Your Travel aims to teach soon-to-be travellers the art of budget travel, breaking it down into its component parts and showing people that travel is affordable, accessible and safe, no matter how small your budget.
I wear many hats these days, but I always say that I’m a traveller first and a writer second. Everything else is seasoning. If you’re in need of a wordsmith and want your next story to jump off the page, call me. I’ll be happy to help.