About Tia

Welcome, welcome, WELCOME!

My name is Tia. No prefix. Just Tia. (You’d be surprised how often I get that question). I’m a black American woman on an amazing journey to TAKE THE WORLD!

I’ve always loved to travel, but I was limited to once a year trips to my local beach and maybe a major city. Then, I upgraded, and my once a year local trip turned into venturing to new places like the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. I just KNEW I was doing it! Until, one semester during my master’s program, I was approached with the opportunity to student teach abroad in Germany. SAY WHERE NOW!? I was over the moon excited to experience such an awesome opportunity. 3 months to teach, travel and explore what else was out there besides the great state of North Carolina?

After those 3 months, I was addicted! Sort of like sneaker headz and tattoo addicts get hooked on their thing, travel became mine! I graduated, began teaching and realized that the paycheck to paycheck teacher salary was not going to feed my travel needs. I could barely save due to paying bills (student loans among those 😫). I could only travel to my moms’ house and I just wasn’t happy with that. Don’t get me wrong. I had everything I needed and some things I wanted too I just knew there was a life that was more fulfilling out there for me.

So, when the opportunity presented itself I moved to the United Arab Emirates to live and teach. And here I am 4 years later enjoying life, exploring, traveling and making all of my wildest dreams come true!!!

I have grown an immense passion for sharing how travel can improve your life. I want to show people that travel is affordable and possible.

While following my journey you can expect to learn how to travel on a budget and about my life abroad.

 So, buckle up! And let’s TAKE THE WORLD!!

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