Oct. 19, 2021

Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1)

Leaving Corporate America To Become a Full-Time Traveling Family (World Towning Part 1)

Would you ever travel long-term with your family? Have you ever thought of becoming a content creator? In part 1 of this two-part interview, corporate America dropouts, Jessica and Will Sueiro, shed light on why they decided to leave their corporate jobs to pursue content creation and culturally rich travel experiences as a family.


Former corporate America dropouts, Jessica and Will Sueiro, are avid adventurers who have been traveling the world with their free-spirited children, Avalon and Largo, since 2014. After burning out in their careers as a corporate accountant and graphic designer, Jessica and Will quit their jobs to move abroad and start a YouTube channel called World Towning. 

Today, they’ve visited 70 countries in their quest to provide their children with a global education, while building a deeper bond as a family. 

In part 1 of this two-part interview, Will and Jessica shed light on why they decided to leave their corporate jobs to pursue content creation and culturally rich travel experiences as a family. They also get candid about the challenges of raising and homeschooling kids outside of the US and share lessons learned in 7 years of full-time travel. 

Would you ever travel long-term with your family? Have you ever thought of becoming a content creator?

Listen in for tips on travel vlogging, educating kids through global experiences, and discovering yourself through travel.

"Nothing's handed to you on a silver platter when you live outside the box." - Will Sueiro


"After 7 years of full-time travel, we realized we know nothing." - Jessica Sueiro

 

EPISODE 130 TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • How your identity changes when you move abroad.
  • Normalizing full-time travel for everyone. 
  • The concept of "travel addiction."
  • The ups and downs of a long-term travel lifestyle with kids. 
  • Living and working with your spouse. 
  • What it takes to travel the world for 20 years. 
  • How to balance documenting travel with content creation and bonding as a family. 
  • How traditional education stifles creativity and what society de-values creative profession. 
  • Using travel to "take a break from life." 
  • Surviving the pandemic on a boat in France.
  • Fighting through the backlash they received from leaving their jobs to travel.
  • Struggles of workaholism, perfectionism, and US overwork mentality.
  • Forming your identity when you leave the US and letting go of bad habits. 
  • The realities of travel burnout and remote work burnout.
  • Why Jessica and Will started WorldTowning.
  • How they split work and family responsibilities as digital nomads.
  • Hiking AND vlogging 580 miles along the Camino Trail in Spain.
  • What it’s really like to maintain a YouTube channel while traveling.
  • Why and how they learned to edit videos.
  • Discovering hobbies, interests, and creativity through travel.
  • Breaking down gender roles, perfectionism, and societal expectations.
  • Lessons learned from the disruption of the pandemic.
  • How to express yourself as a repressed artist. 
  • How to transition from being an accountant to a video editor. 
  • How to get through creative blocks. 
  • Changing your career in your mid-40's

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • How can you transition from a corporate career to a creative one?
  • How can you start an online business with no experience?
  • What are your tips for balancing work and life while traveling full-time with kids?
  • How were you able to survive the pandemic during lockdown with your family on a boat?
  • How old were you when you decided to leave the US and travel?
  • How do you balance work and content creation with family time?
  • What were your previous jobs and how were you able to transition out of the corporate world?
  • How did you realize you wanted to be content creators?
  • How were you able to overcome the stereotypes of US workaholism and follow your dreams of working in your creative passions? 
  • How do you support yourselves while living abroad? 
  • And much more!

 

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Jessica and Will Suiero

World Towning

Jessica and Will (with their two kids Avalon and Largo), are a family of modern-day travelers and adventurers who are on a mission to change the world, one hometown at a time. They have traveled by foot, RV, backpack, and boat through 70 countries in 7 years. You can follow their adventures on their YouTube channel, World Towning.