Doreane Raye photographyHello! My name is Sanura, and I was born, raised, and currently reside in Los Angeles, CA. After taking my first international trip in 2015, I returned home forever changed by my first trip abroad. All I could think about was how I could take as many trips as possible, but my Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job said, “Wait a minute!” But I this obstacle was quickly pushed aside once I realized all it would take is a little strategic planning. There was no looking back!

I created I’m Taking Off as a platform to encourage your wanderlust and make travel a priority. I’m sure we’ve all seen our fair share of “I Quit My Job to Travel the World” stories, and that’s GREAT, but it’s not for everyone. I want to show you that with your job and PTO, meaningful, exciting, adventurous travel is yours for the taking and ITO will show you how.


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    Amanda W.
    September 10, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Where have you been all my life? Haha. I feel like I have met me perfect kindred spirit. This blog captures my life exactly: work, school, adulting, all while trying to travel with only a carry-on. Can’t wait to follow you on your journey!

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    November 3, 2015 at 4:25 AM

    Wow.. You’ve a great bio… Keep up the good work.



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      November 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      Thank you so much!

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    Victoria@ The British Berliner
    September 14, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    ‘Looks great Sanura. I can’t wait to see what you have for us.
    Toot! Toot!

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    Karyn Lee-Garcia
    September 11, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Hi! I absolutely love your vibe, mission and focus on travel!! Before I had my daughter and realized how much daycare/preschool was in LA, I loved to travel…frequently. Now, I barely make it out of California. For 2016, I am putting ‘TRAVEL’ on my vision board loud and clear. Thank you for your beautiful offerings here! – Karyn, http://www.karynleegarcia.com

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    September 9, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Hey Sanura,

    I just came across your blog from Oneika’s site. I like what you have to share and that you, Oneika, and Tausha all show how you can have a full time job and still enjoy time of to travel internationally. 🙂 Looking forward to more posts, photos, and yummy eats.

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      September 9, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for stopping by and paying my blog a visit! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed what I’ve shared so far and I hope you stay tuned. I’ll be sure to keep the post, photos and treats coming! 🙂

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    August 27, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Hi Sanura,

    Firstly, thank you for commenting on my blog! I appreciate the support! Also, I love your blog and that you are also someone who works and travels. If you’re interested, I would love to include you on my site as a “Globe Getter” (http://www.theglobegetter.com/globe-getters/). Let me know if you’re interested! If so, I can send you the questions.


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      August 27, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      No problem, I love your blog! And it would be an honor to be featured your site! Feel free to send over the questions! 🙂

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