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Who’s Carly?

I’m an LA-based travel blogger, digital creator, Pangea Dreams retreat leader, and self-taught travel hacker. People that know me describe me as a big ball of energy that wears a smile on my face about 90% of the time 🙂 I’m someone that values freedom, adventure, and human connection over anything in life. Thanks to this job of mine, I’ve built a life where I get to live out these passions everyday, whether I’m home blogging or out in the world exploring. For that, I’m forever grateful!

My Story

My blogging journey all began in 2016, when I set off on a year long trip around the world with my partner, Aaron. I had just graduated college and planned to become a teacher, but knew I needed to see the world before I put down any roots at home. So, I gathered ALL my money, booked a 1 way ticket to Thailand, and embarked on the most life changing year of my life. 20 countries, over 50 cities, and countless flights later- I learned what it was like to truly LIVE in the present moment, and knew that my love for travel would only continue to grow deeper. So here I am, years later, still hustling and carrying out four job titles to make this crazy dream job a reality! But I seriously wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s all apart of the journey 🙂

About Light Travels

Light Travels has gone through quite the evolution over the years! Initially, it was a place where I shared travel hacks and budget guides, in hopes to educate others how affordable travel can actually be. During my year long trip around the world, I ended up spending LESS money than I would have spent living in LA. After coming to this realization, that’s when I knew!! I needed to share all my money hacks and findings with the world- especially with my friends and family growing more and more mystified by my travel lifestyle.

Even though you’ll still find travel hacks, tips, and guides on Light Travels, I plan to embrace a new style of traveling in the upcoming years, which will inevitably affect the posts you see on here! I want to be more mindful about the footprint I leave on this world and want to leave a positive mark wherever I go. That being said….I have a lot of exciting projects in the works and hope I can inspire others to join me on this conscious travel journey 🙂