Spreading my wings
in Mexico City
for 2 years.
Hola! I'm Kala Philo
Now that "work from anywhere" is more possible than ever before, are you wondering what it would be like to experience another country in a deeper way than a 2 week margarita-soaked vacay?
Perhaps you are one of the millions of people who now see that life is indeed quite short, and you are building a business online so you can work from anywhere with good wifi.
Hey, me too! I started 5 years ago and what I've learned will save you oceans of time. I took my video, writing and marketing skillz on the road and haven't looked back.
Perhaps you lost your job and you want to take stock of your goals and dreams before you dive back into a job search.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. I am here for you, because I know it is not easy. Someday you will look back on that loss as the biggest favor ever.
If any of the above applies to you, you are in the right place.
I serve ambitious, diverse, unconventional people who crave next level personal growth and networking via immersive experiences working in other countries. I believe that the personal growth gained will likely become an unspoken requirement for career advancement or savvy entrepreneurship.
Why do I do this? Because the world is facing some major challenges. At the same time, with technology and healthcare advances, people in midlife have the ability to create an entire second adulthood. And although the Millennials are my favorite generation, GenX is uniquely qualified to navigate and lead in the turbulence ahead.
This is not a vacation travel website. I write about immersive travel and living experiences - 1 month or more - for midlife professionals who can work remotely or are planning an intentional sabbatical.
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One my earliest memories is snuggling down in the very back of a VW Beetle, watching the sky pass above.
That was only the beginning of chronic wanderlust. I have been fortunate to take some sort of trip almost yearly for most of my life. Even when my kids were young, my favorite thing to do was take them on a field trip or vacation adventure.
Fast forward to my early 50's, I left the nest REALLY empty.
I downsized drastically, selling or donating everything that would not fit in my trusty Honda CRV with 90,000 miles on it.
Later I sold the car to a Buddhist monastery in Northern California (true story) and bought a one-way ticket to Mexico City.
I lived in the fascinating cultural brew that is Mexico City for 2 years and achieved a life long dream of becoming bilingual in Spanish and English. Ándale!
I treasured precious time with my amazing millennial kids and family in Mexico, Iceland, the UK and Europe.
I traveled solo in Ecuador and Mexico, and had soul-bending experiences in Costa Rica and Sedona AZ with good friends.
I hiked in Baja and met the gods of the desert just outside Todos Santos, while pet sitting the world's smartest dog.
I soaked up the Cabo vibe and explored the pirate coves off the Sea of Cortez, at times with a pirate dog who lives on the beach, trying to stow away, sin papeles.
In my case, definativamente no.
TMI? Perhaps. But I share that because I want you to know we are not futzing around here.
And then, 2020.
COVID-19 severed the chain tying millions of people to their cubicle or office.
Welcome to my world of living and working freedom. There are thousands of us out there and millions more coming. I call us Seekers. Not the most original term but it will do for now.
If you had ever dreamed of working remotely, this is your lucky decade, my friend.
As an entrepreneur or wfh employee, the challenge is deciding where to go with really good wifi and a supportive community. For extended stays, there are logistics before you go and when you get there.
For all Seekers, a supportive group is essential because unfortunately, many people, some in your inner circle, will say, " Are you crazy, isn't it dangerous? "
I can help you with all of that.
I'm currently riding out the pandemic from Houston, a diverse, cosmopolitan center with "can do" spirit in its DNA. I grew up in H-town, and its nice to be back, even as I plan my next long-term stay as soon as travel eases up. #Thailand2021
Through this blog and upcoming vodcast, I help bring your dream of immersive living and working in another country to life.
I bring insights from slow travel, a minimalist lifestyle, building an online business from scratch, stories from other diverse seekers, and cutting-edge learning from some of the best mindset teachers in the world to help you on your journey.
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Change is the only thing that does not change. Let's Go!