One Gutsy Traveler’s Secret To Doing What She Loves

Caylee Pugh trusts her intuition and it’s taking her places.

Caylee has spent much of her life traveling the world. She’s been a foreign exchange student in Germany, studied abroad in Costa Rica, taught English in Vietnam and now lives in Thailand. Throughout her travels, the most valuable lesson Caylee’s learned is the power of her own intuition and acting upon her gut feelings.

Caylee’s collected insights into people, what success looks like, and alternative lifestyles, all of which make her an excellent life coach. Currently studying design, Caylee hopes to move into the technology space and is an advocate for bringing more women into technology. In our interview, Caylee describes the challenges of living abroad, why she aspires to finding a career that lights her up, and the unexpected benefits of writing her own blog, Gutsy Girl Living.

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Passport to Germany

Willkommen in Deutschland.

This week, we’re exploring Germany through Laurel, Lars, Miriam and Philipp’s experiences. From social media lovers to outdoor advocates, our German community has powerful stories to tell.

Laurel Robbins who heads off this post is an adventure travel blogger and founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel Blog. Laurel lives in Munich, Germany and is passionate about getting people outdoors.

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Bloggers and Digital Marketers: Staff Picks

This week we explore the digital space through the eyes of talented marketers and bloggers.

From speaking to teaching to personal blogging, these community members not only possess the skills they need to be leaders in their field but are also dedicated to helping others. Although Michael, Amanda, Pete and Pam are at different junctures in their careers, they all share a love of communicating online and engaging with people.

Michael Tzortzakis, who heads off this post, is a trilingual (fluent in English, German and Greek) blogger living in Germany. Michael writes a powerful blog about his journey overcoming alcohol addiction that he embeds on his page.

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Elizabeth J. Taylor on about.me

One Woman’s Path to Cultural Immersion and Entrepreneurship

Living abroad, especially in a country where you don’t natively speak the language, is never easy. It’s even more of a challenge if you start a company there. And that’s is exactly what Elizabeth J. Taylor did.

An avid fan of Rick Steve’s Europe (she would fight to watch it on Saturday mornings at the age of eight) Elizabeth took up French as part of her college studies. Required to go abroad for her major, Elizabeth decided to use her last semester at Vanderbilt University to intern and take classes in France.  That small taste of living and working abroad wasn’t enough though, she wanted to live in France full time and really immerse herself in the culture.

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Elaine Wong with Favorite painting on about.me

The Artistic Journey of Elaine Wong

Born in Alor Setar, a small town in northern Malaysia, Elaine Wong grew up with a passion for technology and drawing. “If you were to ask my primary school friends, they would all tell you that my schoolbooks were always full of doodles and sketches.”

Her artworks were featured on classroom bulletin boards and she was once asked to design the school mural. But it was her childhood ambition to work with computers that led to her finding a job in the IT industry and soon she found herself in hospitality systems, going to hotels or hotel headquarters to assess and implement computer systems as well as provide training and support for them.

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