barbara weibelAlthough I’ve been traveling around the world for the past 6 years, my path to this journey wasn’t an escape from a cubicle. Prior to setting off I developed a framework to focus my travels but in many ways you could say I fit a certain mold for this kind of extended adventure. I began in my 20s and am male (except when watching Finding Neverland) but my live chat guest today proves you don’t have to fit a template to follow your dreams.

After 35 years in careers that paid the bills but brought no joy, Barbara Weibel set out on a 6-month round-the-world trip to pursue her true passions of travel, writing and photography. 7 years later, she is still traveling and writing about her adventures on her blog, Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel.

The chat now closed, thank you everyone for participating!

Barbara will be joining us for three hours today to answer any of your questions about the thrill and difficulties of leaving a long, established career behind to travel the world solo. Also, my friends at Sucre will send the person with the highest voted question or comment your choice of their 15 piece Macaroon, chocolate collection ($32 values), or king cake ($20 value; shipping US-only). We’ll see you in the comments below!