Go-with-the-flow-travel: Meet Angie
1. Can you introduce yourself quickly in one or two sentences?
I’m Kiwi/Aussie Ange, I’m from NZ but spent half of my life in Australia – hence my friends giving me that name.
2. Angie, I met you checking into Bigfoot Hostel in Leon, Nicaragua, where we shared a room and experiences like volcano boarding, exploring the markets in town, etc. :) Since then, you have been travelling to various places. Where are you at the moment?
I’m at work right now, which in itself is interesting for people who don’t live in Australia. I fly 2hrs to work and stay for a week and then fly home for a week, so I rack up a lot of air miles.
3. Do you have any favourite country/city/place?
I have to say, as much as I have been to some incredibly spectacular places in the world, I love Western Australia – it is my favourite place in the world. It’s a large state spanning about 4000km, in that space we have the best beaches in the world, some of the most rugged breath-taking scenery – it really is the best, if you haven’t been I highly recommend a couple of months spent here!
4. I’m a big fan of go-with-the-flow travel. Do you plan ahead and always know how long you’re staying at one destination or do you prefer not to plan too much?
I do prefer the go with the flow travel style, it gives so much flexibility and when you leave it up to chance everything falls into place beautifully. I did get tripped up with this philosophy on a short trip to Laos recently, if I had have researched it better, I wouldn’t have missed out on a few things I wanted to do! So moral of the story, if it’s a small trip – do some research.
5. What are the 3 most important things you look for in a destination?
I prefer to be warm, so the climate is something I try to check out before I book. Somewhere known for good food and atmosphere is also important.
6. How do you earn money while travelling? Working remotely or do you pick up jobs along the way?
I generally prefer to travel the cheaper countries, that way I don’t need to work while I am travelling.
7. Do you have a monthly budget when you travel? If yes, how do you stick to it? Any tips?
I’m not good at budgeting full stop, but I try really hard when on travels to stick to a ball park figure. Money comes and goes, so I know it will work out in the end.
8. What are the 5 things you always take with you when you’re travelling?
Wet wipes – the perfect shower when there is none, they are so versatile. My hoodie, even in a hot climate – those buses are always freezing and you can cocoon away when trying to sleep. My camera, you can’t beat a real camera. Those are my top 3!
9. What’s the craziest/funniest/most memorable experience you’ve had so far?
I don’t think they need to be disclosed on a public forum, ha! As for the PG events, I’ve been in a bus crash in Columbia, volcano boarded as you mentioned – that was definitely my scariest moment.
10. Where can people follow you on social media?
Photo credits: Angie