I’m Andrea Cabassi, born in Parma in 1975 (you can calculate my age). Ex corporate manager, now I travel and write books. In 1998 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic bowel autoimmune disease classified amongst the IBD’s (Invisible Body Disabilities).

I’m a food scientist and change, travel and curiosities have always been my passions. In the free time of my past 9-5 jobs, I realized I have a creative mind.

In 2015, turned 40, I had an amazing position at work and a so-called ideal life, but I wasn’t happy. I was stuck in social expectations (study, find a job, get married, have kids, and so on). So, despite my disease, I gave up my old life to catch a flight and “follow my gut”. Or maybe the colon?

The first step of my new life was a corporate position in Dubai, but I soon realized it was the prelude to my real inside metamorphosis. Getting to such a change and living it was sensational, but also really hard. I talk about it in my book Let me insist – I changed my life at 40, with the idea I could help other troubled souls (like mine). 😉


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And then… I found the courage to quit my job and use my savings to realize my big dream: to leave with a one-way ticket and make my way by events, encounters, curiosity and instinct.

The result was an overland trip, together with my disease and the rest of the world, through South America, which I crossed entirely from south to north in 299 days, by foot, hitch-hiking and public transport.

After such an experience, I chose to stay away from the corporate world, instead I started a process with the goal of generating a new form of income which would sustain my new lifestyle, be ethical and make the world a better place. I then spent 4 months in Italy writing and training to become a life coach.

Since the beginning of July 2019 I’ve been on the road again. The first stops have been Thailand and Indonesia then, who knows. Follow my social networks to stay updated about my adventures. And remember to follow your dreams!



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