Get To Know Me
I’m Courtney! A thirty-something-year-old travel, foodie and lifestyle blogger for The World In Four Days. In addition to being a jet setter, I’m also a wound care nurse and mommy to the cutest little eight-year-old on earth (IG @reesealvarado)
I started my travel adventures in college after I landed what I thought was the most awesome job of my life. Working for a major airline as a customer service agent.
I took the job with visions of free travel and jet-setting all over the world. Instead, I found myself working long hours and spending more time on standby lists than actually traveling.
After about a year I walked away, and although I did knock a few places off my bucket list, in the end, it just wasn’t for me.
After leaving the airlines I discovered two things.
- Travel can be expensive if not planned correctly and
- It’s nearly impossible to take frequent extended trips when you only have a week or two of vacation time.
Why I Created “The World In Four Days”
I always felt that a vacation wasn’t a “real” vacation unless it was a week or longer. It took me a while to move past this thinking, but after a few years, I quickly came to the conclusion that 4 days in Paris was better than no days in Paris. Once I got into this mindset, the idea of travel changed for me and I started to not think of how long I would be someplace, but instead, focused the adventures in front of me.
I started this blog after hearing countless people say, “I want to go to (insert city, state or country here) but I don’t have the time.” My response to them was always…”Let me show you how”!
Make The Most Of The Time You Have
All of the trips I take focus on short-term travel with itineraries of 4 days or less. On each trip, I will walk you through exactly how I booked it, share money and time-saving tips, and dive into the details of what I did on each adventure. My trips will spotlight ideas for international, domestic, and California staycations and will include ideas for solo travelers as well as families.
I can also act as a travel resource and am available to answer any questions you might have short term travel or travel in general. The best way to reach me with questions is to send a tweet to @worldinfourdays
I hope that you enjoy my travel adventures and that I can inspire you to create your own.