Andi on Adventure – in the beginning

Many, many years ago, I fell in love with travel while doing my 4-month college internship in Japan. After graduation, I knew I’d never survive a “normal” 9-5 job. So, I discovered the wonderful world of aviation and spent years taking advantage of the freedom of flying for free! I was addicted!

Many Years later

In 2013, I quit my job in aviation sales, rented out my condo and got rid of my “stuff”. Then I left my life in the US to start over. I didn’t know where and I wasn’t sure how, but I knew I didn’t ever want to regret NOT trying something new.

Where to? Kenya? Ghana? India? Vietnam? The possibilities were endless.

I settled on Hanoi, Vietnam and spent three months as a volunteer teaching English to high school students. This experience allowed me to get over my total fear of public speaking because I knew I had to teach to survive. Speaking English was my only real skill!

It wasn’t an easy road, but through all the stress, fear, and uncertainty of starting over, I hung on to the wise words of Steve Jobs:

“…you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”

I followed my intuition and trusted that it would all work out in the end. After turning down job offers from China, I considered Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand before I stumbled into my new life in Taiwan.

Taiwan was good to me but after four years I knew it was time to move on to a new life – in Nice, France!

My purpose?

Encouraging adventure! I’ll share travel experiences and expat life in France. I hope my stories will entertain you and inspire you to get out there and embrace the adventure of life!

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Jawaharlal Nehru 

Recent Interviews:

The Zeitgeist Journal: 50 People – 50 Places – Andi on Adventure

ExpatsBlog.com: Interview with American expat – Andi on Adventure

The Girl With the Map Tattoo: Around the World in Seven Questions

World Citizens Storycast: Podcast Interview “Not Married, Just Dating”

Four Seas – One Family: Podcast  “What Has Become Normal is Fascinating Again”

Expat Focus: “Reflections on Expat Life


Sydney Fashion Hunter: “15 Spectacular Destinations for your Travel Bucket List” 

For The Love of Wanderlust: “31 Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Asian Temples”

Roar Loud: “20 Something Travel Tips from Travelers Over 40

BoboandChichi: “17 Stories about Random Acts of Kindness from All Over the World”

Backpackingman: “Travel Bloggers Share Some of Their Best Hikes in the World”

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