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Girls Gone Working

Ana Goetz
Ana studied graphic design and photography in high school. She soon realized with her love of photography she didn't need to go to university. She started to travel and work as a photographer. Although that’s her big passion, as a curious person, she loves to learn and try different jobs, too. Her latest venture is teaching English is Myanmar.
Aneesa
A fearless and fierce African panda trying to teach cubs in the Middle East while eating her way through the rest of the world! Teaching, traveling, spicy food, photographing, pandas, eating, cycling, and making kids laugh are a few of her favorite things. Follow her blog for a raw account of traveling the world on a 3rd world passport and as someone who lives on the brink of multiple cultures.
Angela Minervini
Angela enjoys traveling, fitness and food! After teaching for 5 years in the UK she had itchy feet and decided to take the leap and teach abroad. She has called Dubai home for the last 4 years where she worked in an international school as a PE and dance teacher, doing personal training on the side. Now she's ready for a new challenge and is off to travel Mexico, Central and South America, whilst personal training online.
Angela Weathersby
Angela is Hawaii born, state-side raised. A lefty who set off into the great, wide world with her ukelele wanting to learn more about fostering community and culture. She now considers Colombia home, but will travel great lengths for a good curry. Watch for her projects by following Colectivo Krioyo, AKASH, or by looking out for her in the Girls Gone Working community.
Aurélie Mika
Aurélie is a 25 year old from the South of France. She started traveling as a child with her parents and hasn't stopped since! She had her first experience working abroad in Australia and since then she's worked all over the world in the hospitality industry. She loves traveling the world and seeing what it has to offer.
Bat-El Galor
Bat-El Galor is a long-time traveler and the founder of Hidden Sidewalks, a high-quality travel and relocation content website. She's a mom of one, initially from Israel. With her family, she has moved abroad twice by now and is consistently travelling around the globe.
Bee Mackie
Bee is an English teacher and freelance writer from New Zealand. She's passionate about travelling slowly and mindfully with an emphasis on meeting new people. She has a degree in journalism and is currently furthering her studies with a Masters in International Development. Her current goal is to keep exploring Asia, ask lots of questions and share some stories to inspire other young travellers.
Bonnie Blake
Bonnie Blake, from Hertfordshire, UK is currently living on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 and has since travelled to 45 countries and has been working in 5 countries in the last 5 years. She loves all of the exotic animals she is able to work with and seeing the differences and similarities in each country.
Bonnie Moroney
Originally from a small coastal town on the east coast of Australia, Bonnie has been lucky enough to circumnavigate the world several times whilst working as a yacht stewardess on some beautiful mega yachts. Bonnie's happiest when cooking for loved ones and having friends over to wine and dine them. With no kids, husband or animals she loves the freedom of being able to travel whenever she can.
Brittany Conyers
Britt is an American expat living in London. After wanting to move abroad for years, she made it happen 3 years ago when she transferred to the UK with her job. When she’s not working, you can find her out exploring British culture & taking advantage of cheap European flights. Britt & her British boyfriend started a podcast called United States of Britt’n (get it?!) where they uncover the hilarious & quirky differences between American & British life.
Brittney Swartzendruber
Brittney is a 22 year old American currently living in France. She loves cooking, gardening, writing, art, spontaneous adventures and of course traveling! She speaks English and is learning French. She has been to every state accept Hawaii and has traveled to Canada, Mexico, England, Iceland and France. This summer she plans to go to Morocco, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
Bryana
Bryana was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She loves music and dancing, as well as learning new languages. She's currently a flight attendant and in love with her job and amazing flight benefits! In her spare time, she's usually reading, writing or exploring new cities! Follow up with her adventures around the world on her blog and YouTube channel.
Candice
Candice has travelled and lived all over Asia for the past two years. She left her home to chase her dreams of travelling the world with a goal to confront her mental health head-on. Since leaving her comfort zone she has learned a lot more about herself, acquired a new language or two, and developed her obsession for coconut coffee. You can usually spot her in a cute cafe but right now she wanders the metropolis of Osaka, Japan.
Chelsea White
Chelsea is a California beach bum at heart, currently learning to love snowy winters. Her first international trip was a college graduation gift touring 9 countries in Europe and she never stopped daydreaming about it. She's volunteered and worked for nonprofits her whole life and thinks the only way she could ever make a living is to make others' lives easier. Keep up with her life in Germany through her husband's YouTube.
Daniela Zamora
After years of never going anywhere, working crazy hours and just fed up with the life she was living, one day she decided to quit her job and venture out to the world. At almost 30 years old, she thought it was now or never. It's been the best decision of her life. Almost 1 year later and 14 countries visited, she regrets nothing.
Denae McGaha
For someone who never intended to be a teacher, Denae enjoys it quite a lot. She got a TEFL certificate to travel the world, and traded the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest for the metropolitan life in Budapest, Hungary. When she’s not teaching English to her adorable kindergarteners, you can find her writing about favorite spots in Budapest and different opportunities for others to study/work/live abroad.
Emily Rose
Emily Rose is a Minnesota native who sold her belongings, got out of her lease, and decided to chase her dreams around the globe! Living out of a suitcase and working around the world, she traveled 26 countries in her first year of her newly nomadic lifestyle. From Oktoberfest in Germany, to the beaches of Mexico and all over Europe- she has worked an exciting array of travel jobs which she now shares on her blog.
Eva Chan
Eva was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. After graduation, Eva moved to South Korea, where she stayed for 3.5 years, for some “Seoul-searching!” Currently she is living in Taipei, Taiwan. If not meeting friends, napping, or reading at a cafe, Eva is always on the lookout for chill music events and the best bubble tea.
Hannah Ruppert
Hannah is just a small-town girl who was living in a lonely world. She took the midnight plane going anywhere. “Anywhere” meant from Illinois to South Korea. She loves to travel the world often, but she always comes back to where her SEOUL is most at home (pun intended). She thinks that ice cream is the solution to everything and is universally delicious.
Haylie Collins
After 22 years of living in Florida, Haylie was ready to try something new when she graduated from university. She decided to leave the U.S. for the first time and teach English in South Korea. Next, she moved to Vietnam where she has taught as a primary school teacher for the past two years. Next stop on the list is Latin America where she hopes to continue teaching Yoga and experiencing new cultures!
Irene Klaassen
The last few years she was infected with the travel virus and decided to explore the world. After volunteering as a nurse 2 times (Thailand and Ghana) she dreamed about working on an island, with sunshine on her mind everyday and getting paid to do so. She now feels so lucky to work in Aruba and to see what the healthcare is like in yet another country. Who knows where her next destination will be?
Jamie Jones
Jamie was born in Canada, raised in the Netherlands. Two and a half years ago, she left the 9-5 behind and decided to follow her dream of traveling the world. Without ever having been to Asia before she jumped on a plane to Vietnam. After teaching English for 2,5 years, she then decided to follow her heart and move to Bali to pursue her passion project, starting her own fashion brand.
Jasmine Murphy
Born & raised in a small town in Canada, she always knew there was more to life. Once she took my first trip at age 16, she couldn’t stop. After working on cruise ships for years, she moved abroad to Spain for a new adventure. Her life is filled with positivity, love, and joy! Find her at a park reading one of her hundreds of books or dancing the night away. She believes time is one of the most valuable things in life, and it’s not meant to be wasted!
Jewelle Bejjavarapu
Jewelle is a certified life coach who helps high achieving, type-A millennial women learn to say NO to people pleasing and yes to themselves so they can create their dream life without any overwhelm or guilt. She and her husband just got back from South East Asia where they were digital nomads for four months. In her free time she loves walking her dog, CrossFit, and reading.
Jocelyn Pollak
Jocelyn is an English teacher/trainer and the co-founder of TEFLPros.com, an award winning TEFL course. She has a passion for teaching English and for training the next generation of English teachers. TEFLPros is a 120-hour fully accredited online course that focuses on practical skills and helping you feel supported and prepared as you begin your TEFL journey. Jocelyn has travelled to 40+ countries and taught English in more than 10.
Kaitlyn Kuffert
Kaitlyn is from Saskatchewan, Canada. After completing undergrad, she moved to Seoul for one year to work as an English teacher. After completing the year she did some backpacking in Asia. She is currently living in Prague and taking every opportunity to travel around Europe on weekends or holidays. She spends her free time at music events or surrounding herself with nature. Whether that means going for a hike or drinking some great Czech beer in a park.
Kat Smith
Kat, our GGW founder, is an adventurous wanderer who packed up and moved abroad 6 years ago. Since then she's been a teacher, tour guide, yacht stewardess and a volunteer in 4 different continents. She now lives on the beach in Da Nang, Vietnam. Her best days are those spent on the beach with her husband, her puppy and a good book. For now Vietnam is home but who knows where the next year will take her!
Katy Guglielmino
Originally a Wisconsin girl, Katy moved out to the west coast after completing college in search of better weather. When her husband approached her with the opportunity to spend a year living in Florence, Italy due to his recent promotion she was excited about the opportunity and began making lists. Now having left her full-time work as a pharmacist back in the states, she spends her days in Italy in pursuit of il dolce far niente.
Katy Liang
Katy is a 20-something-year-old with “the best travel stories”, according to her friends. Always stealthily finding ways to sneak travels into her life, she has scored a train ticket across Canada for three weeks, travelled around Asia while teaching in Taipei, Taiwan for four years, and flown to northern Finland for an epic and very cold master’s degree. She now writes about her travel adventures and thoughts on her blog, Photospired.
Kimberly
Kimberly is an online Freelancer and YouTuber, that enjoys copious amounts of coffee no matter where she is! She documented her journey of traveling to 14 different countries on her YouTube channel. She is now a settled gal in Texas, but Germany is her second home! She also enjoys teaching others about working online!
Kimmy C
Kimmy has lived in 3 countries and travelled to 40 more. She enjoys staying in a country several months at a time to immerse herself in their culture. Listening to stories along the way, she documents the experiences and stories of others on her blog. She believes not all of us are bloggers but we all have a story to tell. She's been focusing on social issues lately to raise awareness for world travellers on what we can do to contribute as we journey through this Earth.
Kyrra Christenson
Kyrra is a curious Canadian who fell in love with travelling. She loves to experience new places, cultures, and food! She most recently spent a year abroad in Japan. Meeting new people and taking pictures along the way, lost in the beauty of the world. Feeling curious? Check out her "lostlife."
Laura Becker
Laura has lived many different lives in her 30 years. From party girl, business woman, business owner, adventurer, wife and now a sailing mum of 2. Each chapter in her life has taught her wisdom and given her strengths that couldn’t be earned without real world experiences, honesty and reflection. She hopes that more girls can build on top of each of their own unique chapters to carve themselves a life that is stimulating, rewarding and full of wonder.
Laura Scott
Laura is the founder of heyday, a new adventure company that runs group trips for like-minded solo travelers in their 30s-40s. As she got a little older, she realized it became impossible to round up friends for trips- between relationships, babies & careers it was never the right time. When she moved to Singapore, she was excited to travel with new friends but there was no easy way to connect so that's why she created heyday!
Louise France
Louise is a tour leader/driver for overland adventure tours. She's originally from Wales but has spent the last 10 years working her way around the world. She has had many jobs at various spots including working at a skateboard shop in Canada, as a snowboard instructor in California and as a tour leader in Asia, Africa and the Americas. In 2019, she started a travel blog to share her journeys and inspire others to have their own adventures.
Marinella Yule
Travel is in Marinella’s blood. She comes from a very active travel family and when she became of age, she didn’t hold back. Backpacking through Europe, South America and Asia as well as long-distance cycling trips through North America, she has been to over 40 countries and numerous states and provinces of North America. Though she calls Montreal home, she is always on the lookout for new experiences!
Mary Alice Haas
Mary Alice attended college in Stellenbosch, S.A., Bengaluru, India, & graduated from University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in journalism & minor in women’s studies. She is known for giving loud women empowerment toasts & boxing whenever she gets the chance. Her passion lies in international education & she recently was a marketing intern in the Philippines. You can find her strumming a ukulele, dancing to 2000’s hip hop, or using her outside voice.
Melissa Nance
When cancer came knocking at her door Melissa starting to see things in a new way. She realized that later is now and that she had to get busy making dreams a reality. She stepped away from her 20 year career as a nonprofit executive director to live the life of a traveling nomad. She talked her husband into a life of travel and they rented out their house, paid cash for an older RV, and set out to travel for as long as they could.
Phoenicia Schwing
Phoenicia is an English teacher, freelance writer, and a travel blogger. When she isn't writing or wrangling three year-olds, she can be found language learning in her favorite coffee shop, exploring the city on her motorbike, at home attempting yet another copycat recipe or cuddling her cat, Puppy. She currently calls China home.
Rachel Sommer
Rachel has been nomadic for four years, after leaving the backpacker trail she started doing artist residencies and working as a social media manager while traveling around the globe. She is dedicated to discovering the best underground must-sees, sharing practical tips for travel, breaking down stigmas of foreign cultures, and inspiring women to finally take the trip they've always wanted to go on.
Rosa Sarmento
Rosa is a digital nomad from Brazil who is crazy about traveling, sushi, and working online. She collaborates with busy entrepreneurs handling time-consuming, day-to-day systems like podcast management, graphic design, and social media strategy.
Saar Patyn
Saar is a Belgian traveler. After living abroad a few years in Europe, she took her "heartfortravel" to the next level by moving to the Caribbean last January. She is currently enjoying the island life as a Dutch teacher in a high school in Sint Marteen. She enjoys island hopping on the weekends and sometimes escaping the island life for anonymity in big cities.
Samantha Terry
Sam is a Georgia born girl in Southeast Asia. Her drive to go abroad began while she was teaching in Athens, GA and had the thought, "I want to see how other kids learn in different countries". So, she packed her bags, heard that she was crazy about a million times and took the plunge. She now lives in northern Vietnam with her husband in the city of Cam Pha. Her happy place is with a good book, her husband and sunshine.
Sarah Green
Sarah is an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. She is originally from outside of Cleveland, Ohio and has been working in Thailand for a couple of years now. She highly believes in doing work that you are passionate about while living life to the fullest. That thought is just what made her drop what she was doing, pack her bags and move across the globe to Thailand.
Saskia Van Riessen
As a Minneapolis-born girl with dual citizenship in the Netherlands, Saskia has loved to travel since she was a girl. This wanderlust has brought her to 24 different countries with childlike wonder. She has soft spots for Rome, where she studied abroad, and Madrid, where she taught English after graduating. Her favorite part about traveling is finding hidden gems – a hole-in-the-wall family restaurant, a breathtaking view or the best gelato in the city.
Scarlett Vogle
Rugby, volleyball, and tag rugby keep her busy nearly every night of the week after work. Acupuncture, the beach, and pool help her relax on days off. While Hong Kong was never on her bucket list to visit, let alone live in, she's made a nice life there in a short time with her many incredible, international friends. She reckons you can find her teaching kiddos what sound ‘A’ makes for the next five years or so before she's off to the next continent.
Sixtina
Sixtina is an expat from Germany. She's all about real local experiences and living in different countries long term. You can find her doing a handstand at the edge of a cliffs, creating memories in a photo box or trying to eat spicy food without crying. She has too many great stories to tell, insider tips and amazing photos to keep them all to herself.
Spencer McIntyre
Spencer is a free-spirited artist and musician. She is passionate about social justice, healthy food, books, cats, travel, and telling authentic stories. She has the soul of a nomad and loves using Workaway to find ethical, grassroots volunteer opportunities around the world. She see's the world and all its people as sacred and wants to enter each experience with a commitment to compassion and shared learning.
Susie Long
Susie spent most of her 20's globetrotting solo with her backpack. Now at 31, Susie currently resides in Madagascar where she serves as an English teacher with the United States Peace Corps. Having left behind a high-stress Boston lifestyle years ago, Susie continues to steady drift in her pursuit of a fulfilling nomadic lifestyle. Susie shares her passion of solo female travel with the hopes of inspiring more girls to roam free.
Suzi Mussell
Suzi is living a dream life. She stepped out of life's conditioning. Quit her job, rented out her house and started living/travelling in her campervan 'Lucy' full time since April 2019. She has travelled to ten countries and is truly living life to its full potential. She's looking forward to her next adventures in Bali.
Taylor D.
Taylor is an ESL teacher currently living in South Africa. She previously lived and worked in Thailand and Malaysia. Traveling for her has been countless life lessons, life-long friends, and priceless memories. Enjoy the journey!
Whitney Reynolds
Whitney is a yoga teacher and children’s book author who offers online Kids Yoga and Literacy classes through the home learning platform, Outschool. Learn more about Whitney, her book, and her Kids Yoga classes at www.yogakid.co.
Wiedaad Jappie
Wiedaad is an Interior Designer hailing all the way from South Africa. A 31 year old gypsying her way through life. Traveling was always a dream of hers as she was so scurrilous to see what was beyond her comfort zone. One day she decided to pack up, take the plunge and never looked back. Her first stop was China, after 3 years there she then decided to move to Vietnam. She lives for adventures, beautiful views and roller blading.
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