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Travel Pro Interview: Felicia Broccolo

Recently I was interviewed by Ankita Seth of Jack of All Fares as a part of her Travel Pro Interview series!  I enjoyed answering their questions and sharing about myself!  Here is a copy of the interview.  Make sure to check out their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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Q: How many countries have you traveled in so far?

Felicia: So far I have been to 27 countries! Some of those countries I have lived in for up to 3 months, and some I have just explored over an 8 hour layover! But all of the countries I have visited have been special to me in some way, and I’d like to visit most of them again!

Q: What countries are next on your list?

Felicia: I am heading to my 28th country, Australia, in just two days! I can’t wait! After that, I can’t wait to travel all of South America. It looks so beautiful and I would love to experience their cultures! But really, all countries are on my list!!

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Q: Where would you go if you could fly anywhere in the world right now? What would you do there?

Felicia: If I could fly anywhere in the world right now, I would go home to California. I am currently living in New Zealand (which is incredible), but I have been away for 3 months which is the longest time that I have ever been away at once. I don’t feel homesick because I have found the greatest people ever to surround myself with here, but I would still love to go home for a few days. My best friend just got engaged, a new dog, and her dream job. I want to give her and big hug and celebrate!

Q: Do you ever take days off from exploring while you’re traveling? If so, how did you spend those days?

Felicia: Traveling can be exhausting, especially when it’s done for months at a time! I have been stuck on a boat all night with no where to sleep, stayed up for days at a time, and slept on more airport bathroom floors than I am proud of. But I would do it all again. Taking days off when traveling is so important and very needed. I loved being in Asia because a day laying on the beach, eating the best fruit in the world, and getting a massage was easy to come by! I also once found a hotel that had Netflix, and was so happy just laying in the room all day. Taking care of yourself, relaxing, and being okay with taking a day off of adventuring is so important!

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Q: How has traveling long term changed your view of home?

Felicia: Traveling has changed my view of home so much. Traveling has firstly taught me to be a happier person, but it has taught me so many other lessons. I am a changed person. I love to do things alone, step out of my comfort zone, and try new things. Home is comfortable, and often doesn’t change. Home is routine, and doing what society says you’re supposed to do. I am so glad that I started traveling and moved across the world by myself because although home is safe, I found my true self away from home.

Be sure to follow along with Felicia on FacebookPinterestInstagram, or on her Blog.

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Author: ciaofelicia

Hi! I’m Felicia. I am a 23 year old traveler originally from Huntington Beach, CA and currently living in Auckland, New Zealand. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton in May 2016. After graduation, I didn't have a "dream career" in mind, so I followed my heart and have been finding ways to make money as I travel the world ever since! I plan to travel and learn more about the world than I ever did in school. Traveling is a passion of mine. I love seeing the beauty of our world through architecture, nature, and people. I love connecting with people without being able to speak the same language. I love being in an unfamiliar place alone and stepping outside of my comfort zone. But I don’t know what I want to do yet. I plan to travel the world for as long as possible instead of "adulting." Until I figure it out, will you go on this adventure with me?

9 thoughts on “Travel Pro Interview: Felicia Broccolo

  1. Love the interview – it’s making me want to get on the road again! Totally agree with the last comment, it’s great to step outside of your comfort zone to figure more out about yourself

  2. The last answer is so very relevant to me as well. “Home is comfortable and often doesn’t change” I really feel you on this and I’m sad that some people view the long term travelling as a way of not engaging, not growing and escaping from poblems. When actually it the other way around!!

  3. Good interview. I can’t imagine having an 8-hour layover and going out to explore then coming back to get on the next plane. I feel like that might be a bit stressful. I guess it depends on how far way the nearest city is from the airport.

  4. So true what you said about taking a day (or days!) off from touring or seeking adventure. When I would go on vacation, I felt pressure (internally) to see and do as much as I could. When I started traveling longer-term, I had to change that in myself and allow myself time to relax and recharge.

  5. It always seems funny to me that Australia is a country and a continent at the same time. It probably is bigger than Europe, and we have here around 30 countries.

  6. great interview. Seems like you’ve gained a lot through travel which is great. I totally agree with self care. It’s fun to go exploring and be on an adventure, but you have to remember to rest.

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