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Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone?

Hi Friends! My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

Coco Betty Travels About Me

I was born in New Mexico and my family moved to the Middle East when I was 9 years old. That was my first big adventure outside of the United States. For the next 10 years or so we traveled all around Europe, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

 

After high school, I moved to Ukraine to get some perspective and figure out what I wanted to do with myself & my life. While there I discovered my passion for photography & of course I just continued to fuel my passion for traveling.

 

Deciding that I needed to learn more about photography, I went to college at Brooks Institute in Southern California where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in photojournalism in 2010.

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Right as I was graduating I met someone and moved back to New Mexico for them. We fell in love and followed all the steps eventually leading to marriage and a whole lot of unhappiness.

 

Finally, after years of feeling trapped in a troublesome marriage, I escaped to Italy with a friend and found the freedom & joy that I had sacrificed many years before. It took a long time and I am still learning to heal from the pain of that marriage but travel has always been the best therapist for me.

 

I started traveling again more and more and in 2018 I sold almost all of my belongings and have been pursuing my passion for travel & photography ever since. I make my way through different countries photographing my adventures & some amazing people along the way.

Right as I was graduating I met someone and moved back to New Mexico for them. We fell in love and followed all the steps eventually leading to marriage and a whole lot of unhappiness.

 

Finally, after years of feeling trapped in a troublesome marriage, I escaped to Italy with a friend and found the freedom & joy that I had sacrificed many years before. It took a long time and I am still learning to heal from the pain of that marriage but travel has always been the best therapist for me.

 

I started traveling again more and more and in 2018 I sold almost all of my belongings and have been pursuing my passion for travel & photography ever since. I make my way through different countries photographing my adventures & some amazing people along the way.

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Fun Facts

01. I love food especially olives! You can almost always catch me with either food, wine or my camera in hand.

02. I am normally camera shy but have been recently conquering my fears & stepping in front of the camera more.

03. I love naps & believe that every country should adopt a siesta lifestyle.

04. I hate hiking with a passion (I have recently found it isn't as bad as I once thought).

05. I love Superheroes, Harry Potter, Doctor Who & I really enjoy going to Comic Conventions all over the world!

06. I have been engaged twice and married and divorced once. Travel has always been the best therapist for me.

07. I recently sold/got rid of 98% of my belongings to become a full-time digital nomad.

08. I love tattoos and have a ton of them, I love collecting them on my travels.

09. Mac n' Cheese is my comfort food, that and a good bowl of cereal (not just for breakfast).

10. I am a beer & wine girl through and through, not much for cocktails.

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