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Email: nina {AT} whereintheworldisnina {DOT} com

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Interviews, Features, Contributions:

I’m a contributor at the Huffington PostElite DailyiExplore, and Thought Catalog.

I’m been featured in Business InsiderIndependent UK,, and The Sun

I’m an ambassador for Southeast Asia Backpackers.

This is my guest post about living abroad on The Planet D.

Here’s my guest post about Krabi on Hippie in Heels.

Here’s my feature on Krabi for

This is my interview with Everyday Travel Stories, Johnny JetBuddhahood Culture, and Small Business Trends.

This is my interview with Thaholiday as well as my many contributions.

Nomadhead featured my Solo Female Traveler blog post in their magazine/ Mobile app. You can download it for free in the app store. It’s issue 8.



  1. Avi Argaman

    Nina saw the article that you had on Business Insider. Really great advice, stories, and photos that were there and on your website. Sounds like you’re having the time of your life. Wishing you all the best on your travels from another traveler!



  3. Greg

    Just a note, love what your doing and who your inspiring…
    If you’d like too though you can edit your intro page spelling of “here” to hear.

    Thought you would appreciate the peer check.

    • Nina Ragusa

      Thanks so much, Greg! I have no clue where that spelling error you speak of is though. Thanks!

  4. Yoseph Feleke

    Hello Nina,

    I really appreciate your creativeness; that is awesome! I just want to work or teach in any part of the world. I am now living in Ethiopia (East Africa). I have been teaching for the last 12 years in various governmental, private and international schools in different capacities. I am a teacher, procurer, Logistic Officer, Store Manager, Communication Officer, Public Officer and so on. So what do you advise me?

  5. Jessica Bella

    Hello there, Nina. Bella here ☺ I’ve read your article from Elite Daily (here: I’ve been an ESL teacher for almost 3 years now… I live in the Philippines.. If you haven’t heard about my country yet, I recommend that you should come and visit sometime. ☺ Specifically my hometown, Bantayan Island, Cebu, it has got one of the best beaches in the world! like really hehe. But anyways, hehe, I’ve read that you’re also teaching English online and may I ask about the company you’re working for? I’m currently a full-time online English teacher at a Chinese based company, I work from 1pm to 10pm Tuesdays-Sundays, Monday being my day-off. I’m planning to work from home every mornings, since I need to save a lot cause I have a plan to take TEFL classes.

    I just wanna know what company are you working for, so I can give it a shot too.. hehe. 🙂

    The life you’re living right now is like my biggest goal ever! Hopefully someday, I can also teach English abroad, maybe in Singapore or South Korea.

    I’ll be waiting for your reply. Thanks.

    Bella ♥

    • Nina Ragusa

      Hi Bella! That all sounds amazing. The Philippines is possibly my fav country and I can’t wait to visit again! Unfortunately the company I worked for only hires people who from USA, U.K., Australia etc. however there are plenty of other companies out there! Like a lot… So you def have a chance. I’ve also met some lovely Filipinos who worked with me at a school in Thailand teaching English. Have you though about living and working there? You’re welcome to email me if you have more questions.

  6. Ana

    Hi Nina!

    I have been reading your blog and feel really inspired from your story. Teaching English is something that I have been doing a lot of research into and I was wondering if you could guide me a little and let me know which “online schools” or companies you have experience with or know that are most reputable to work for as a virtual English teacher. There are so many different options and companies out there it would give me a little piece of mind if I heard someone’s real experience working for one of these companies. I hope you are having an incredible time in Krabi 😀


    • Nina

      Hey Ana. I wrote a blog JUST on online teaching, check it out! There are plenty of schools to choose from online. You’re welcome to contact me on FB messenger to chat if you need more help.

  7. natasha

    Hi Niña pretty keen on living that kind of life how do I get started
    and what do I need

    • Nina

      Hey Natasha, read some of my blogs in the “work to travel” section. Feel free to Facebook me with any questions!

  8. Justine

    Hi Nina,

    BIG fan of your site! I read it daily at work when I am miserable and dreaming of escape 🙂
    I’d like to follow in your footsteps and teach English in Thailand as well. I was wondering how much you had saved up before you took the leap of faith?

    Thanks so much. Again, you’re a HUGE inspiration!

    • Nina

      Thanks Justine! Personally… I save around $6k. But it was spent on fun times and travel. I got a job only a few days after getting off the plane, so it wasn’t 100% necessary to save that much. I was glad I did though, I have a nice time spending it 🙂 You can make it by with less. Just enough for emergency purposes, like if you arrive at an odd time for a job, or have bills back home to pay like I do…or if you want to get the travel itch out before working or something. Good luck! 🙂

  9. grahame

    Hi Nina

    I’ve been wandering around the world with you on your site. Nice to meet you. I am also a travel writer. I am currently in Cape Town South Africa. I see you have been there too. Did you like it?
    This is just a short note to say hi

    • Nina

      Hi Thanks for stopping by 🙂
      I was in CT for only a few days unfortunately.
      I love SA! I hope to visit again one day.


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