Gareth Leonard was not fulfilled with his office job and knew he never would be.
At 25, he walked away from his comfortable, $50,000-a-year marketing job at a company he helped create and bought a one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"I wanted to do something more with my life," he said. "There was a deep unhappiness. I wasn't excited every day, doing what I love, living a life filled with passion."
He hasn't stopped traveling since. Seven years later, at 32, Leonard makes a living through his travel blog, Tourist2Townie. He not only created the job of his dreams; he's making more money now than he was as a marketing director.
When he first moved to Argentina, Leonard took a job as a bartender to make some cash. The plan was to stay there a year, learn Spanish and share stories with family back home through his website.
After 12 months abroad, Leonard had hoped to find his next business idea. Little did he know he had already started building one.