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EPISODE NINE - LEILA SMITH - LIVING OFF GRID AND CYCLING TO ROME - BE BOLD

Welcome to Episode 9 - where host Frankie Dewar speaks to Leila Smith , in her caravan in the woods! An awesome place to pop the tent, Frankie cycled to leila’s the night before, and spent the evening chatting through all the cycling adventures, before sitting down to record this episode over a luxury bowl of pimped up porridge. 

 

They talked about: 

  • A snapshot of Leila - Freelance designer, traveller, and someone who lives in a caravan in the woods 

  • How she became Freelance - coming back from travelling and only able to get short contracts 

  • Why Leila thinks you can have a career and travel - and why “quit your job” isn’t going to work for everyone 

  • How her adventures started - working holiday in the USA, Volunteering, Going to Aus for a year “So I didn’t have to turn 30” 

  • Leila’s 10 year retirement plan - how she started, how it works, and how she’s close to retiring 

  • Cycling to Rome - with her dog rolo - having never done a cycle trip before 

  • Following the EV5 route and all the stories from the trip 

  • How she lives in a caravan, how it works, how it started, and how its all going 

  • All the answers to my usual questions on Authenticity, Bravery, and Happiness. 

 

  Before leaving us with this advice to her younger self:“Be bold, and just don’t worry - I would say go on more adventures… but I think I’ve been on as many as I could.”  

Find out more about Leila: 

www.leilasmith.co.uk

Instagram: leila.in.the.woods

facebook.com: LeilaRolo

Frankie’s Links: 

Instagram 

Twitter 

 

Find out more about her cycle trip here. 

 

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