Single Moms Traveling Story…
My name is Beverly, and I’m a travel blogger, worldschool enthusiast, single mom to Bella and more.
Before all this though, I had a nice government job with benefits. In my free time, I taught Yoga classes, danced and spun poi. I traveled when I could, but mostly it was confined to weekends and holidays.
In 2010 Bella my beautiful daughter came into my life and I had a hard time making peace with working full time while someone else watched after her.
Not only that, I began struggling to find time to do my yoga practice as it became more of a race to the bathroom to brush my teeth kinda thing or Do I have time to take a shower? thing.
Traveling was confined to special holidays because I was just too tired to prepare our journey.
I needed more time, more arms and more patience.
It didn’t take long before I knew that I had to make some changes in my lifestyle. The 9 to 5 grind was no longer going to work for me.
The important factors that sparked this were that I wanted quality time with Bella and more me time for myself to recharge.
So, in 2010, I packed our things and we left for Panama to live an alternative lifestyle – one that felt more natural and ultimately more rewarding because the cost of living was lower. I changed from having one career to having several careers, all in which I’ve been passionate about.
What I didn’t know then, but I do know now is that I made the best decision of my life by leaving the corporate world and embarking on a more alternative and rewarding lifestyle.
Over the years, we’ve really enjoyed learning about new cultures, exploring natural environments and eating new foods – we are truly living the life we love and loving the life we live.
The idea for Single Moms Adventure grew when I realized a need for community for Adventurous Single Moms like me.
My blog name states ‘Moms’ not ‘Mom’ because my goal is to inspire you to let go of other people’s expectations and live the life you love and love the life you live, too – whether it be traveling, worldschooling or simply taking that exotic vacation you’ve been putting off for way too long.
More and more these days, I meet single moms raising healthy, amazing kids that travel and live abroad.
In fact, there are over 10 million single moms heading families and 57% of these are millennials.
If you are one of these moms and want to take control of your life, this is the place for you.
Follow us on our journey, where I discuss how to earn money while traveling and living abroad as a single mom, provide resources to get you started, review travel destinations and relate personal insights from our experiences.
Also, check out these Kid-Friendly Itineraries of amazing and popular trips around the world.
And don’t forget to check out our online shop where I’ve designed comfy t-shirts just for you, all inspired by our travels.
Bella has been traveling and living abroad since she was born.
Our first trip together was to Panama, where we lived and slow traveled for 3 years. After Panama, we enjoyed slow traveling in Mexico for a year, and currently, we’ve been worldschooling, traveling as part of Bella’s education.
On the road, there are many opportunities for learning.
When we’re not sightseeing, visiting museums or attending workshops together, we are dancing and singing to native songs, exploring the natural environment or relaxing in a hammock.
We both enjoy going to the park, riding our bicycles, swimming, playing in the sand, jumping on trampolines and, most importantly, spending time with friends and family.
On rainy days, we spend time making arts and crafts, preparing food and playing games. Having a variety of activities keeps learning fun.
Traveling has given Bella an edge on learning.
She picks things up quickly and shows interest in everything we encounter. She’s always asking question after question, which no doubt can be exhausting! I always give her my best, educated answer. I never let one question go by without a thought.
All her ‘why?’ questions are important.
Some nights, we research on the internet and watch movies about things we have been exposed to.
Bella is getting an invaluable education as a world traveler.
Traveling helps Bella build confidence because she’s using her skills in the real world while reinforcing what she already knows.
Check out her videos on Youtube.
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