Justyn (pronounced Just-in) has been traveling full time since 2015. She's mastered travel blogging and pinterest to where she's making a living while traveling, and because of travel. Dream life right? We caught up with her to talk about the details of her life of full time travel, exploring new cities, packing habits, and balancing it all.
Where are you from originally?
I am from Utah!
When did you first know you were a traveler?
I traveled ALL through high school with my dad. The deal was, as long as my grades stayed up, I could travel. After high school my dad helped me plan a solo backpacking trip to Europe and as soon as I landed in Prague I knew this was the life for me. I've spent the past 3 and a half years traveling full time :)
Did your dad travel for work or for pleasure?
What do you do for work?
I work as a Pinterest Manager/Marketer and run a Pinterest Course!
You can take part in my course here: Pinterest Playbook Course - The Ultimate Pinterest Bundle
Tell me a little about where you've gone so far. What are your favorite locations and most impactful trips?
I've been to over 55 countries throughout Central America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The most impactful places that I have even been to include a scooter trip around East Timor, 2 months backpacking through India and a solo backpacking trip through Central America! My favorite place that I have ever been was Japan but that's mainly for the singing toilets and Ramen!
What are your favorite items that you always travel with?
I never leave home without an insulated bottle that I can have water and coffee in. I have specific pants and dresses that can be worn in every culture and I always travel with my own silverware, straws and stuff because I have been to way too many places that have been destroyed with trash (i.e. trash burning season in Asia). I also never leave home without a hat so I can wash my hair less!
Tell me about your packing style:
I carry mostly hiking gear, I'm a Backpacker, and I carry just enough.
What are your future plans? Do you think you will ever stop traveling?
How did you get started as a Pinterest Marketer?
If you had to chose one place to stay for the rest of your life, where would that be?
What advice would you give to a new traveler?
Don't be afraid! Just go! I was TERRIFIED when I left home for the first time by myself but the morning I woke up in a hostel I had instant friends. Travel will completely change your life and it's the number one thing I recommend.
You can read more about Justyn and follow her travels at JustynJen.com. And You can subscribe to Justyn's Course here: Pinterest Playbook Course - The Ultimate Pinterest Bundle