when life gives you pineapples... it's always a juicy adventure 

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August 6, 2017

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Occupation: Au Pair

Industry: Childcare

Age: 30 (Fun fact: 30 is not too old to be eligible for such an arrangement.)

About Me: Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I’ve lived in New Zealand for five months working as an au pair. My background is in School Counseling, and live-in childcare work proved to be my best choice in New Zealand, a country where I wanted to afford traveling like a true local for a while. For 25 hours of work each week, I’m compensated with room and board and weekly spending money, which has allo...

July 6, 2017

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Occupation: Au Pair

Industry: Childcare

Age: 30 (Fun fact: 30 is not too old to be eligible for such an arrangement.)

About Me: Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I’ve lived in Wellington, New Zealand--in the coastal suburb of Island Bay--for five months working as an au pair. My background is in School Counseling, and live-in childcare work proved to be my best choice in New Zealand, a country where I wanted to afford traveling like a true local for a while. For 25 hours of work each week, I’m compensated with room a...

May 16, 2017

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In the car, I rambled about my year of ups and downs, but again, she pressed, “So why did you want to come here?” I froze. Real reasons weren’t clear in my mind, but it was possibly a combination of an obsession with Trevor Noah, a hatred of winter and stunning pictures of Cape Town on Instagram. I purchased my plane ticket, though, because South Africa is a popular destination for English-speaking travelers, and, I gathered, like an "Africa 101" for first-timers to the continent.

But as my travel funds were running lo...

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MEET DARINA VOLOSHINA

She is the Founder of the Trulo Travel Community on Facebook and creator of this blog. She's an avid traveler who loves to create content and inspire adventures. Join the tribe and say hello!