Welcome and thank you for visiting my blog! I’m Kristin and I run Being Footloose.
What is Being Footloose?
Footloose [ˈfʊtˌluːs] adj. // 1. free to go or do as one wishes // 2. eager to travel
I love what the term “footloose” means and it describes perfectly what I wish to achieve for myself. Traveling is my passion and my biggest dream. So this site is primarily a travel blog with the aim to inspire you to travel and to show you tips and tricks how you can make the most out of a small budget.
You can expect to:
- Read about some “off-the-beaten path” destinations
- Get tips about budgeting and saving money before and during your trip
- Dream yourself away while looking at pictures of gorgeous beaches, stunning nature and amazing temples
- Learn about local cuisine
- Get ideas for itineraries
- and much more!
And yes, I came up with that name while listening to the song Footloose
I’m 25 years old, grew up in a small town in West-Germany and used to work in Online Marketing. I never traveled overseas with my family, I never participated in a High-School year abroad, I didn’t go to language school abroad, I never studied abroad, I didn’t take a gap year to travel and I haven’t done Work & Travel so far. Although I wished to have done all of that. I did two internships abroad (USA and Taiwan), but even though those were the most awesome experiences, I often felt I missed out on something.
Until the end of 2013, I followed the “traditional” path.
I studied Business Administration, moved from a small town to the capital city Berlin, worked 9-6 for more than three years, lived in a nice 1-bedroom apartment in one of the “cool” neighborhoods (Prenzlauer Berg) and tried to use my vacation days for traveling.
Unfortunately, those days were never enough.
One time, I managed to get away for 4 weeks (South Africa, yay). This sounds like a lot to most people, but it wasn’t enough for me. I wished I had time to visit a lot more places. Like the Victoria Falls. Or take an African Overland Trip all the way up to Tanzania.
I realized I would never be able to fulfill my dreams of traveling while having a full-time job.
There are so many places I want to go to. So many sights to see. So many new cultures to learn about. So many interesting people to meet. So much food to try. I have no idea how I will be able to fit all of that into just one lifetime.
So I made the decision: I quit my job and quit my flat.
I moved my stuff back to my parents house, bought a backpack and a plane ticket. Spend hours on the internet researching about travel destinations.
And here I go: I’m off to Asia!
Stay tuned and follow my adventures And again, thank you for reading my blog, it means a lot to me!