Jan. 21, 2021

That Thing About Anxiety in a Foreign Country

That Thing About Anxiety in a Foreign Country

In this episode we have a conversation with a woman who suffers from anxiety, a guilt complex, loneliness, and panic attacks, all while being a solo world traveler and podcaster. We talk life as an Expat during COVID-19, and the challenges of being a small travel business owner during a pandemic. Since 2016, Allison Green has hitchhiked through the Balkans, rode camels through the Sahara, boarded down an active volcano, slept atop other volcanoes, gone scuba diving on 3 continents, climbed the highest mountain in Montenegro, gone dogsledding in the Arctic, seen the Northern lights in Sweden, rode a train through Switzerland and gawked at the Matterhorn, swam with sharks in Belize, caved in Guatemala, canyoned in Nicaragua, helicoptered over the Grand Canyon, and hot air ballooned in Cappadocia. You can more about her and her services on my website Beforeyougopodcast.com or on her websites at Eternal Arrival Travel Massive

I’m Anxious About  or Sofia adventures

Allison Green

Guest

My name is Allison Green and at any given moment, I’m likely either thinking about dogs, coffee, wine, Asian food, or travel. I ended up in Sofia after I had been traveling the world full-time for nearly a year and a half. As great as travel bloggers may make constant travel look on Instagram, the truth is, it can get tiring. I was exhausted and in need of a place to settle down for a month and catch up on work. I stayed in Sofia for a month in August of 2017 and I ended up falling in love with the city, vowing to return the following year to make it my base between my travels. And now here I am! I work full-time as a travel blogger, which is just about as fun as it sounds. My “job” has taken me to awesome places and on insane adventures. I’ve hitchhiked through the Balkans, rode camels through the Sahara, boarded down an active volcano and slept atop others in Nicaragua, scuba dived on 3 continents, climbed the highest mountain in Montenegro, gone dogsledding in the Arctic, seen the Northern lights in Sweden, rode a train through the Swiss Alps, slept in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives, swam with sharks in Belize, caved in Guatemala, canyoned in Nicaragua, helicoptered over the Grand Canyon, and hot air ballooned in Cappadocia. I’ve been to some 50 plus countries, depending on how you count it, and my life goal is to — eventually — visit all of them. It’s a crazy lifestyle, but of all the places I’ve gone, Sofia is one of my favorite cities in the world. Every time I get back to Sofia after a while away, I can’t wipe the dumb smile off my face. I look at the mountains and churches and buildings around me and feel amazed that I actually live here. I’m so excited to share with you why I think this city is so freaking special. Find Me at these websites: at Eternal Arrival TravelMassive.com Sofiaadventures.com or my podcast: I’m Anxious About on your favorite platforms