In today’s installment of How I Travel, we talk to Charity, from The Rich Life. Originally from Hawaii, Charity is currently based in San Francisco. When not traveling the world — which she has been lucky enough to do a lot of — she can be found blogging about packing and living a rich life with less.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Charity Yoro. I am a writer, traveler, avid entrepreneur, foodie, and self-proclaimed “practitioner of packing light.” By day, I help to build an awesome community at a coworking space in downtown San Francisco. By night, I write.
What about your travels inspired you to start your blog?
I love storytelling. I find that those are the best souvenirs to collect while traveling. I started my blog (The Rich Life) originally to share my story and also the advice I’ve collected over the years living as a nomadic islomaniac.
So far, it’s been live for well over a year and, with the help of several contributors, we’ve been able to collect a lot of great content on traveling, and living with less.
What’s your travel style and why? (Budget, luxury, digital nomad, etc.)
Light and resourceful. I like to get creative with how little I can pack and how many uses I can find for certain items!
Generally, I also travel on a budget, but know that there are definitely some things, like a great meal, or once-in-a-life-time experience, worth splurging on.
What was your first great travel experience?
My first great experience was probably when I studied abroad in Bangkok, Thailand.
Even though I had traveled before, it was the first time that I really explored a foreign country in depth and over a period of time. It was a passionate, wondrous love affair — and has inspired numerous international trips since! Click to continue…