Floor Coverings International Dakota County is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Blogger Influencer Interview Series. Jessica Sueiro is creator & author of popular blog WorldTowning, a lifestyle and travel blog specializing in long-term travel. You can follow Jessica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hello. My name is Jessica and I currently call the south of France home. I was born in the Maine, but I have lived all over the United States, Costa Rica and Ecuador. I am a corporate America drop out who decided to start her own design firm over a decade ago. And then I decided it was time to reinvent and start a business (which just launched February 16th — worldtowning.com)! Most days you can find me working on the business, worldschooling my two kids or taking off on an adventure. I am an idealist who believes in living life to the fullest and staying true to our authentic path, which in recent years has brought us to a full-time, slow travel life.
Why did you decide to travel the world?
For two reasons, Avalon and Largo, our children. We could see our years with them slipping away and we wanted to spend copious amounts of time together before they took off on their own adventures. We wanted them to look back on their childhood as epic and for us that meant traveling the world. We wanted to teach them about all the good across the globe. We wanted to teach them to value memories and people over stuff. And we wanted to teach them to dream big and live their own version of normal. So, we left the US almost three years ago with no end in sight.
Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
I decided to start a blog because I wanted to document our lives for my children. It has definitely changed over the years. It is now a blog that still documents our life, but in relation to traveling the world, worldschooling and being digital nomads. I enjoy the connection blogging gives me to people around the globe. On any given day I may be helping people from three or four different continents realize their dream of traveling the world.
Where do you find most of your inspiration?
I find it thought travel and my children. The world is vast and diverse and seeing it up close and personal is magical. The colors, the sights, the sounds, the human interaction it all makes me feel alive and gets my creative juices flowing. But, my true inspiration comes from my kids. Kids are incredibly unedited, optimistic, creative and so full of life. They inspire me to be a better person, to dream big and to smile often.
Can you explain a recent story or project you’ve been working on?
I have started many businesses over the years, but my biggest project to date is WorldTowning. It is a business I launched in February that marries my love of travel, family and helping others live their authentic travel life. It has been more work than any other business, but well worth it. The business is completely virtual with employees working all over the world in various timezones. WorldTowning by definition is a slow-traveling way of life for curious and adventuresome. The act of taking up temporary residence in foreign places to experience day-to-day life as a local. A philosophy based on the desire to expand one’s view of the world, enhance one’s knowledge of a region and establish lasting community ties. We will be offering the planning services for people who want to spend a year living in a foreign country and being a WorldTowner. Check us out and let us know if you are interested in going WorldTowning.