Kristina Manente

Hi ya!
My name is Kristina and I have a travel problem. I’ve been an expat in one way or another for the past nine years. I caught the travel bug on my first trip out of the country to Barcelona and I just can’t seem to stop. There is simply just too much of the world to see, staying in one place is such a waste!
My first real stint abroad was my junior year of college when I went to London. I fell in love with the city so much, but even more so, I fell in love with how easy it was to get everywhere in Europe from here (and how cheaply!). I went to a half dozen countries in just my four months in London and knew that travel was my one true love. I followed that with five weeks in Israel on an archaeological dig, a year in a fishing village in Japan teaching English with the JET Programme, three years in London doing my MA, and am now approaching my second year in Seoul, South Korea. I had some stints in the USA in between, but it’s now a running joke that I can’t last more than six months in the US before heading off again. I can’t help it, it’s a compulsion.
My grandest adventure abroad was the Mongol Rally, where I drove 10,000 miles for charity from London to Ulaanbaatar. That’s where my travel blog and everything came from. I enjoy writing about places, experiences, and sharing the world with those who may not be able to get out there themselves. And all with a nerdy twist, but I am a full grade dweeb. In order to travel I work a lot and save, or I teach abroad. Hoping to become eventually location independent one way or another! That’s the dream.
You can follow my travels on Instagram and Twitter at @nerdventurists and at You can personally stalk me at @CurlyFourEyes