Meeting samurais in Japan, driving through the Alps, walking around in the exquisite lanes of Indonesia or sitting and enjoying the picturesque view from Faroes? Sounds like a page from your bucket list? If only everybody could exchange places with Aileen Adalid.
Aileen, a travel blogger is living the life we had always wanted to and no, she has no royalty to her credit. The budding traveller, who has already covered stretches of Japan, Indonesia, Croatia and Slovenia is living the life any ferweh would envy.
Aileen who’s just 24 years old is one of the 50 most prominent Travel and lifestyle bloggers in the world. The girl who quit her regular bank job with a meagre saving of $800 savings is now not only living the dream life, travelling and exploring the world but is making big mullahs for the same! Yes, we’d like to know the secret too!
Aileen started her blog ‘I Am Aileen’ travel cum lifestyle blog has previously worked for companies like Unilever before quitting to become a full-fledged traveller. She now earns $80 000 a year for travelling and bringing the places and products to her followers.
With over 12K followers on her Instagram page, Aileen constantly keeps her followers updated on her travel updates.
The 24-year old entrepreneur loves her work and believes in not going by an itenary while travelling. She says ‘Being constantly on the move can ruin anyone’s focus, rhythm, and pace, but I’ve discovered that it can be easily solved by doing slow travel and finding the right balance to how you do your workflow.’
The blogger who contributes 4 hours to her website everyday is earning double of what she would have in her desk job and let’s not forget the free services she’s availed to in lieu of promotion. Sure enough, this girl’s gone with the wind and now going places,literally !