Dayana Aleksandrova

Dayana is a social media expert and a writer, part of the Matador Network team. She was born in Bulgaria and began traveling solo when she was 16. Dayana spent the formative years of her life in the United States, graduating from Trinity College and doing a number of random jobs including door-to-door sales, banking, and tech. A true millennial at heart, Dayana hated corporate culture so much that she quit the office for good in 2016 and has been working as a digital nomad and traveling the world ever since. You can find out the full story of how she made the transition to a nomadic lifestyle and the most valuable lessons she's learned on the road here.

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