Jen Morilla, The Social Girl Traveler, is a 26 year old travel blogger from New Jersey. She is a travel blogger with a purpose: Jen believes in giving back to the countries she travels to. She speaks three languages, has lived, studied, and worked in three countries, traveled to 27 countries and five continents, and is now off to Southeast Asia for her next adventure with an impact.
Why don’t you go travel with friends? Why do you have to do this alone?
How do you plan on paying for this?! Why are you leaving us? What are you going to do out there?
Overcoming objections to travel that your parents or family members bring up can be hard. Jen Morilla knew this, and she laid out a plan to deal with it and make her travel dreams happen anyway — setting real goals, taking care of the financials, solidifying why she was going, and how she was going to make a positive impact along the way.
She did this when she wanted to study abroad, when she wanted to do her masters in social entrepreneurship in London, and each time she steps back out into the world to explore.
Now Jen is off traveling in Southeast Asia for the first time, discovering an area of the world her mother called “crazy”. She fundraised in advance to provide water filters through Waves for Water — each filter provides clean drinking water for 100 people for 5 years.
Check out this interview with Jen and find out how you can start traveling with a purpose, too!
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