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Welcome to A Travellers Footsteps
I’m just your average Australian girl that caught a taste of the travel bug and just can’t get enough.
With a love for nature and the great outdoors, I am always searching for new beaches, hiking trails and waterfalls near and far. I write about my experiences and give trusted information about destinations around the world, with a focus on solo travel, working holidays and travel tips.
So who is A Travellers Footsteps?
My name is Lucy Frank, an Australian who started travelling the world alone at 18. I created A Travellers Footsteps to share my journey, inspire other people to travel and to provide trusted information to my readers,
Ever since I can remember, I have had a yearning desire to explore the world. Being born and raised in Australia, and originally coming from a country town, I have always been curious as to what else is out there. My first travel adventure didn’t satisfy this feeling, instead, it sparked a growing passion that gets stronger with every place I visit.
After finishing high school, I immediately started studying a Bachelor of Business. In my first semester at University, things just didn’t feel right, so at the age of 18 I sold everything I owned, packed my bags and set off on a solo adventure around the world. This turned out to be the best decision I ever made.
I started in Canada on a Working Holiday Visa, exploring America and Mexico in my spare time. I then returned to the Gold Coast and completed another year of my degree before again deferring to backpack around Canada, America, Mexico, Central America and South America. Again, I returned to the Gold Coast to complete my degree, sneaking in a semester of exchange in Hawaii. I have now graduated with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and Sustainable Tourism.
As I finished my degree, I was convinced I had all the travel out of my system. I began my 9-5 career, but it wasn’t long into it that I realised this lifestyle wasn’t a good fit for me. Every day I would wake up, have a quick breakfast before running off to the gym, arrive at work, sit in the same chair for 8 hours of the day, get stuck in peak hour traffic for 1 hour on the way home, cook my dinner then crash out on the couch before doing it all again.
So after 2 years of full-time work, I have quit my job to chase my dreams of being a digital nomad and travelling the world with no limits.
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali
Thinking about the future excites me greatly. I know I have the ability to do anything I want with my life, and the options I have excite me profoundly, as your future should excite you.
My dream is to travel the world continuously while growing my online business, My VA (Virtual Assistant Business) and develop my blog and online community. As I learn how to travel (and make money doing so) I will share all the tips and tricks with you, so make sure you subscribe to my mailing list.