How I found courage to travel around the world [#YourBigBreak Day 3]

YQ answers your travel questions is part of the #YourBigBreak campaign. Send in your travel questions about quitting your job to travel and YQ will answer them in a video.

Today’s question is from Rachel. She wrote an e-mail with the subject

How did you find the courage to quit your job and travel?

There’s two parts to the question:

  1. How did you find courage to quit your job?
  2. How did you find courage to travel around the world?

In the video, I share how I wasn’t a travel expert in the beginning. In fact, I was a crybaby and was homesick for a very long time. I decided one day that I would stop crying about home. And I did.

But I didn’t start travelling after that. I was fearful of travelling because of the misconceptions that travelling as a solo woman is dangerous. I got over it when I found my travel role model Nguyen.


So my advice for those who want to travel around the world:

  • Find a travel role model
  • Travel lots

Watch the video for the full story.

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What’s your travel story? Tell me in the comments section.

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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