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At the age of 41, Stephanie Perry quit her job as a hospital pharmacy technician to take a one year trip to travel on her savings. During her adult gap year, she traveled to 12 countries. Now she house sits around the world and shows other travel lovers how to take a career break on a budget.

Stephanie Perry is an advocate for taking extended time off of work to travel and she believes in pursuing your personal goals while you’re in your prime, not in retirement. In this episode, Stephanie reminds us that we’re never too old to take a gap year and it’s possible to see the world on less than what it costs to stay home.

If you see house sitting in your future, Stephanie can help you get your first booking. Sign up for House Sitter School and learn how to get FREE accommodation when you travel by becoming a house sitter.

Also, learn how to save for travel without sacrificing your other financial goals with my new book Affording Travel.

In this episode we cover:

  • Why Stephanie decided to take a year off to travel the world.
  • How she planned her grownup gap year.
  • How she saved $14,000 in 15 months for her adult gap year.
  • Tips for keeping track of your daily travel budget.
  • How to find short-term rentals and lodging options for long-term travel.

Resources Mentioned

Connect with Stephanie Perry


YouTube: Stephanie Perry

Facebook: @vaycarious

Instagram: @vaycarious

Twitter: @vaycarious

Learn how to get FREE accommodation when you travel by becoming a house sitter with Stephanie’s free Masterclass House Sitter School.

If you sign up with Trusted Housesitters today, you could have a free place to stay for your next vacation!

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Episode 49: Planning an Adult Gap Year with Stephanie Perry