Get to Know Me

Hi! I’m Julie B. Rose, and I write about travel, finance, and the #nomadlife.

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Welcome! I’m Julie. I’ve been a full-time nomad for 2 ½ years!

In 2020, I sold my house and hit the road with my pup, a 6-year-old miniature Australian shepherd named Penny, in search of adventure and a fresh start. We traveled all around the U.S., seeing charming small towns, amazing nature and national parks, and visited my 50th state. At the end of 2021, I quit my remote job to semi-retire and go on sabbatical, so I could travel without the constraints of a full-time job. Our travels over the past few years have taken us around North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico) by car, and for me, Europe by plane. Boy, it’s been a trip (and if you’re new here, you’ll see I don’t hold back!)!

On (and on my social media), I share:

I hope the educational and inspirational material on my blog empower YOU to be true to yourself and implement positive change — whatever that may look like — in your life!

How I got here

After several years of sporadically and periodically renting out my house for vacationers while I traveled, in 2020, I sold my house in Phoenix and most of my belongings in order to live a minimalist, nomadic life traveling 24-7, accompanied by my loyal pup. (Global pandemic be damned.)

This blog was born in 2017, a few months after I had been laid off for the second time in my professional lifetime. My self-worth worn down, and burnt out from overwork and a toxic working environment, I decided to reset and recharge by taking a 1-month trip abroad. On that trip, I met someone who I thought changed the game for me, but it wasn’t too long until he callously broke my heart, after asking me to move to Europe for him. I found a bright side in that the breakup spurred me to start this blog and launch my YouTube channel. Sharing my vulnerabilities, self-discoveries, and practical philosophies on travel — 50 U.S. states, 31 countries and counting! — love, money, and career has helped me re-prioritize, heal, and completely change my outlook on life.

I’ve been at this nomad life journey for a while now, and I haven’t looked back yet (ok, maybe a glance once or twice). I’ve learned so much, and I can’t imagine living any other way and settling in one place again. I remain single, and may be missing a meaningful, stable, and passion-filled relationship — but that’s ok, my life waits for no one (and maybe he’ll find me along the way!).

Over the first 15 months of my nomad life journey, I worked remotely in a high-profile social media position, but in December 2021, I decided to leave my traditional 9-5 for a mini-retirement/sabbatical. During this chapter (Mexico, Europe, and who knows!), I will focus on writing my memoir, on being present in the places I visit, and fully embracing all my interests and passions — like my blog, social media channels, my budding travel coaching business, and keeping connected with all of you — plus, whatever else brings me joy! (Did you know, I’m a singer too?!)

Don’t forget to subscribe to stay updated on all posts and announcements! Thanks for coming. I’m glad you’re here. xoxo, Julie ❤️

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