Twipper of the Week: Carey Carpenter of @carebearabroad.


 Current City: Prague, Czech Republic – my “homebase” where I reside as an english teacher when I am not traveling.

Total countries visited: 37 Countries! Leaving June 20th for a month of adventure, and will be adding 3 more to that list to make 40 total.

What makes you interesting: I believe that inspiration and motivation comes in all forms for different people. For me, when I travel I have this fuzzy feeling like I’m “home.” I aspire to inspire others trough my traveling to be vulnerable and help them understand that it’s ok to do things out of the ordinary. I don’t travel to impress people, only to impact people!

Age: 28

What is the most impractical item you have ever packed: If there are two words that just don’t go together its “heels” and “cobblestones.” The most impractical item I have ever packed was a pair of heels in Europe! I know as girls we try to be cute and get dolled up for a night out. BUT…heels, cobblestone streets, and Europe just don’t mix. Trust me. To add to that, they are usually heavy and take up a lot of room in your suitcase.

What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: What I enjoy the most is exploring by foot at my own pace with my camera. No specific tour, no plans, no expectations. Just seeing where that destination leads me. You could say a day of true “wanderlusting.”

Where did you go for your first travel experience, and what age: Growing up my family always took family vacations somewhere new every year. But it wasn’t until my first trip abroad without my parents where I truly was bitten by the travelbug. I was 20 years old, in college, and I studied abroad in Brazil, I loved it so much I did another study abroad the following year in Trinidad and Tobago.

What is your favorite app to use during your travels: Right now I really like using the Triposo App for downloadable and offline maps. I also like Trip it because it helps to organize all the flights, trains, airbnbs, hotels, tickets etc all in one centralized place It’s the worst feeding through your email in a country where you cant pick up good wifi to find your confirmation number. It is just set in your calendar and ready to go!

When and where you the most culture shocked: Out of all the places I have been, the biggest culture shock would be Thailand. The lifestyle, the rich culture, the food, the crazy tuk tuk drivers, long tail boats, spearfishing. I mean you just don’t experience that every day!

Next travel destination: Turkey, Israel, and Egypt (Whoo Whoo insert my happy face!!).