From: United States
Australia, Cambodia, China, Germany, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam
11/09/2019 - 08/04/2020
Hi everyone! I am Erica, originally from New York. I have been on the road for about 4 years now. I work online as an English teacher which is what funds my travels and enables me to continue indefinitely. I like to travel slow and stay in a place for a while and live like a local, work a bit and really get to know the place before moving on. I love to use resources such as Workaway, Housesitting, Couchsurfing, etc. where you really get the feeling of living in a place as the locals do versus just being a tourist.
I am an energetic, easygoing, spontaneous, openminded, and young hearted free-spirit that loves to meet new people. I am a lover of life and believe in enjoying every moment and learning as much as we can about this beautiful planet. I love to keep busy and learn new things, always taking on new projects/challenges to improve myself and my life, along with the lives of others. My current missions include learning massage, acroyoga, Spanish, German and a bit of Mandarin as well. I have been practicing yoga, acrobatics and aerial silks for many years and these are some of my passions. I also love to cook. I love to eat healthy and work out when I can. I love music, dancing, and of course, traveling!
I have been a host on Airbnb, Workaway and Couchsurfing for many years while I was living in Miami. I rented apartments in Miami as vacation rentals and sometimes I took in Workawayers to help with them. So I have quite a bit of experience as a host myself. I have had nothing but good experiences. I love to take people in and help them around my city when I am there and now I am traveling in hopes of receiving the same kind of experiences that I love to give to my guests. I am also a hard worker, quick learner, and very well rounded, having worked many various types of jobs in the past. I am always up to trying and learning new things.
You can check out my Couchsurfing profile here:
or instagram: EricaEscapes
I have completed 4 workaways to date. Three in Europe, one in Spain and another in England, both with families, helping out with the kids and also teaching English/Spanish. I also completed one in Poland, helping out with a festival. The last workaway was in Ecuador, helping out at a hotel.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Accounting skills (bookkeeping, finances)
Spanish and English Language Skills
Erica also has a German passport through her family in addition to her American passport.
Special dietary requirements