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Hey, I’m Rachel,

founder of The Nomad Natural and I am so excited that you are here!

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After traveling extensively, following my curiosity and the wind, I have discovered more about travel and the world than I ever could have imagined. I’m here to share those findings with you!

Story time:

I don’t have a big, revolutionary story to tell about how I studied for years to work in a cubicle from 9-5 that I learned to hate. Or about how I had to hit rock bottom to realize I needed to find myself overseas. All I have is my own story and as simple as it may be, I hope it will encourage you, a fellow normal person to experience the world and live to your full potential.

You see, my parents hauled me around the US and central America as a small child and by the time I could carry my own backpack, I was absolutely hooked. At about 6 years old, I remember carrying my own pack off a small charter boat onto a tiny island off the coast of Belize. My eyes were wide and full of wonder, my hand in my father’s and at that moment, I realized this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. From then on, I made travel a priority and all through my teens I saved every penny to put towards world exploration.

A few years before I graduated high school, my parents came up with a plan to take a year long, round-the-world trip, and I couldn’t help but tag along. We visited over 20 countries on that trip and were able to push it out past the year mark. My parents stayed on the road for 2 years & encouraged me to get back out there any chance I could get.

Since then I have taken non-travelers across the globe, on shorter trips, lived with and visited friends in foreign places and explored countries solo on long-term adventures. The more I travel, the more I learn and the more inspired I become. Now I have become SO excited to teach you, not just general tips, but HOW to travel. Although I am not a tour guide or travel agent, I am a travel expert and am here to walk you through every step of the adventure that is travel!

The Nomad Natural

. . . is the community you need to uplift, encourage, and inspire your natural lifestyle and adventurous soul!

We (you included) are a collective of adventurers, naturalists, and Earth warriors. We believe in the power of connection with all living things and are inspired by the beauty that surrounds us.

          Some may call us hippies, crunchy, or “woo woo”, but all we are is a group of ordinary humans that seek out the extraordinary of our planet. 

          My greatest hope is that you will use this space as a tool for discovery, growth, encouragement and education. To get inspired to explore the globe, discover a newfound respect for nature, gain a curiosity for other cultures and most of all, learn to travel the world with confidence. 

          I am here to teach you all that I know about travel, connection to nature and an all natural lifestyle. I invite you to join me on this adventure!

Your journey awaits! 

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So, why follow MY blog?

After 43 countries (and counting) my wanderlust is still raging and my desire to help others explore the world in a sustainable way is burning stronger than ever.

Through years of real life experience traveling with family, friends, partners, and solo, years of overpacking and underplanning, years of budget travel and navigating foreign places with foreign languages, years of trial and error, getting it right and wrong, learning from my mistakes and wins, I will say with confidence that I can encourage and educate you on the best ways to make your next trip a success.

The information that I have gathered from a lifetime of international travel and countless hours of research has become invaluable. So much so, that I can’t keep it to myself. I want nothing more than to help a fellow traveler and “average” person explore this world, learn about other cultures, and experience ways of life vastly different than their own. 

I help people realize that travel can be attainable, and doesn’t require a trust fund or lottery winning. I know I can help you meet your travel goals, dream bigger, and get inspired to see more of this beautiful marble we call Earth. 

Let the Journey begin….

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This is where you will find all of the goodness of travel on a reasonable budget! Itinerary ideas, country guides and guided trips!

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I will only recommend the best of the best of books that I have read, personally. Find them here! And check out our perfectly curated courses teaching you everything you need to know before you head out!

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