Ever dreamed of quitting your corporate desk job to pursue your passions and your love of travel? You’re not alone. According to a recent Harris Poll for Airbnb, 64 percent of U.S. workers say they would leave their current job for one that allowed them to be more involved in things they are passionate about.
Airbnb set up its new Experiences platform to respond to just those people: Would-be entrepreneurs who want to leave the corporate world behind and follow their dreams. And in turn, these Airbnb Experience Hosts help travelers get to know a destination at a deeper level by allowing them to connect with a local.
Here are four women who have successfully made the leap. These newfound entrepreneurs tell what it took to quit their jobs and pursue their passions — and why they aren’t looking back.