I had a desire to move to Central America for 15 years. It all started on my first trip to Belize in 1998. I can recall the exact moment as I canoed down the Macal River and the feeling of freedom and awe struck me as never before. I had never experienced anything like it and it literally changed my life forever. I fell in love and wanted more.
I was finally able to make my dream come true. I sold everything I had and quit my 20 year career to move to Costa Rica to work with wild animals at a rescue center. After 9 months, I moved to Panama and raised butterflies. I decided to travel to New Zealand after that, where I worked on a sheep farm for two months. I’ve bounced back and forth between Australia and New Zealand for a year now and will finally settle down in New Zealand and see what follows.
– Stephanie De La Garza