About Me & My Travel Journey
Hi, I’m Lotoya! 💕
I’m a Canadian travel addict who’s been to 37 countries on 5 continents, mostly solo. When I started my travel journey, the idea of solo travel terrified me but since taking the leap, I haven't looked back!
Where it all started
Since I was a teen, I dreamed of travelling but I never actually thought I would. My family wasn't rich and I didn't know anyone that travelled very much. Then, in 2008, I met a woman who I realize now was my travel angel.
She convinced me (after a lot of passionate "arguing") that my dream to travel to Japan solo for 6 months to teach English wasn't crazy at all. Even though it seemed like an insane idea, I took that terrifying leap of faith, and it changed my life forever.
Miyajima Island, Japan
The travel bug bit me
After Japan, my appetite for new cultures, unusual foods and adventure was sparked. I was determined to see the rest of the world. Making travel a priority in my life has led me to some incredible experiences like . . .
|Dancing in the streets during Carnival in Brazil|
|Living on a beach in Ecuador|
|Hiking Machu Picchu in Peru|
|Tracking Rhinos in Zimbabwe|
|Volunteering at a start-up in Cape Town, South Africa|
Creating a travel life
I decided to design a life that's "untethered", meaningful and spontaneous.
After earning my master's degree in 2013, I began my career in E-Learning. I'm currently a freelancer working from anywhere in the world with a good internet connection (and tasty coffee please).
Santorini, Greece with my daughter
Becoming a travel mom
In 2018, my daughter was born. I received a lot of the typical advice about settling down and people doubted my ability to continue travelling with a child.
But I believe the world is our best teacher and I'm determined to share those values with my daughter. Without oodles of cash and with the usual challenges of motherhood, we are seeing the world together.
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Spreading the word
It has become my life’s work to share my travel experiences with the world and to inspire women to create their own travel adventures.
You can choose to take a local solo trip alone for the weekend or take a few months to escape and see the world. As long as you’re living life on your own terms and making beautiful memories along the way!
TRAVEL THE WORLD + WORK REMOTELY = ADVENTURE!
Countries I’ve Travelled To
37 countries and counting. You can do the same!
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