About the Author

 

"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures" — Lovelle Drachman

Originally from New York, Kaeli also grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, and St. Petersburg, Florida, before moving back to the Big Apple in 2011. In 2017, after five glorious years at Budget Travel and two years as Senior Editor at The Points Guy — the coolest place she's ever worked — Kaeli made the life-changing decision to give up her sweet full-time gig, beloved Astoria apartment and life as she knew it in New York and see the world. The kick in the pants she needed: Turning 30 meant this was her last chance to take advantage of Working Holiday Visa programs in Australia and New Zealand, which allow you to stay in either country for up to a year and pick up jobs as you go — as long as you're 18-30.

Some of her favorite places on earth are Uluru, the Blue Mountains and the Great Ocean Road in Australia; Machu Picchu; Lake Como; and Paris. Kaeli loves hearing Aussie accents, traveling solo and that feeling you get when you're wandering aimlessly in a new city.