Author: Kayla Marie

American millennial Kayla Marie has a vision to live life outside the margin. As a creator, her goal is to tell stories and inspire others to live for themselves. She focuses on themes of inspiration, hustle, and travel to promote values that question the status quo.

Life & Inspiration Travel

The Importance of the Vacation

When I view my past travels, never once did I view them as a vacation (except for family trips growing up). It’s a word that I feel denotes the experience of travel. I’m not a vacationer, but a traveler. Ironically, sitting here at the Deep Ellum Hostel in downtown Dallas, …
Galleries Travel

Travel Back: Vibrant Mexico, 2015

I’ve decided I’m done with winter. It not only inhibits my desire to enjoy life (boo!), but it’s beginning to take its toll on my mental and physical health. I’ve wrote less, have been publishing less, and in general feel less motivation to get life done. & for now, I’m …
The Hustle

Young, Broke, & Want to Invest? Why Choose Robinhood

Investing: Something I knew I would always end up doing — it was just a matter of when. And based on the logic of investing, it was time I started at 24. (Disclosure: Robinhood offers a referral program and both of us earn a free stock if you sign-up.) It’s …
Life & Inspiration The Hustle

List it: My Top Three Goals for 2019

It’s that time of the year again — the end of it. With New Year’s coming, I only have three goals for 2019. Instead of resolutions, goals keep me focused on the bigger picture.   While it can be hard to stick to meeting goals, by publishing them, telling people about …
Education Travel

What Happened When I Studied Abroad in South Africa with Klein GO

The first time I studied abroad, I knew I wanted to study somewhere that offered the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. South Africa, with its history and stories, was the place to study for me  — not only learn, but challenge my personal skills and cultural perceptions. Urban International …
Education Travel

My Learning Enterprises Summer In The Panamanian Countryside

When I initially applied to teach English, I knew I was taking a chance to change my world outlook and future goals. The opportunity to teach English in Panama with Learning Enterprises caught my eye over two years ago — flyers were scattered around Temple University, where I attended college. …

Visuals: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

The captivating botanical garden in Cape Town is a wonder, even in comparison to Table Mountain. With Klein Global Opportunities, I had an amazing opportunity to spend a month in South Africa. Of all the though-provoking and adventurous activities we had, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town were a …
The Hustle Travel

How to Book a Spontaneous Trip on a Budget

Ahh, the travel bug — it comes to haunt us all, doesn’t it? A few weeks ago, it influenced me to book a spontaneous trip with any serious consideration. And I did it for less than $150. Unsure of where to travel next and on a budget, I took to …
Education The Hustle

5 Beginner Blog Tips From One Newbie to Another

While I’ve learned a lot from professional bloggers, sometimes it’s good to take advice from people who more relatable. Here are 5 beginner blog tips to guide you on your blog journey! While I’ve blogged in the past, I’m only six months into my professional journey and am learning a …