Hello and Welcome!

My name is Candice Walsh – but you can call me Candie.

I’m a 20-something freelance writer, living and working my way around the world. A Newfoundlander born and bred, you’ll currently find me stretching my location independent legs in Berlin, Germany.

You might remember me from CandiceDoestheWorld.com, my initial travel site born out of a need to document my journeys. The thing is, I’ve grown. But CandiceDoestheWorld.com didn’t grow with me.

My life is more than travel and adventure, sort of. Sometimes my life is reading good books and drinking a lot of beer on a Tuesday afternoon just because I can,dammit.

Once upon a time, I had a more serious lifestyle that drove me into miserable fits of rage. I worked 9-5 as a technical writer for a deep-sea technology company before being laid off two years later.

I took that opportunity to build a lifestyle for myself that better fits my passions.

Some of those passions include beards and nachos, but since I can’t capitalize off either one of those, I now write about travel and lifestyle and everything in between.

I have a BA in English with a minor in Classics, and a diploma in Professional Writing from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. I just completed my first manuscript with Humber College. I’ve been freelancing for five years and have been working remotely for just as long, all around the world. I’ve been published everywhere from BBC Travel to CBC to MatadorNetwork.com. You can find my work in my Portfolio page.

FreeCandie.com is everything I aspire to be: free. Living life on my own terms and having a ridiculous amount of fun in the process. Man, I’ve seen some things. And if I inspire you to do the same, then I’m happy! If I haven’t, well, that’s cool. Can I crash on your couch?

Instead of travel only, FreeCandie.com is all about living a life worth living…whether it’s travelling the world non-stop, painting hardboiled Easter eggs for a living, or drowning in a vat of puppies. I’m not going to tell you to quit your job and travel the world, because it’s not for everyone. But it is for some. And dammit, it’s not always about the money.

free candy fun facts
I didn’t leave my home island of Newfoundland until I was 21, and I went straight overseas to England for six weeks.
I have the largest extended family ever, with 12 aunts and uncles on both of my parents’ sides, and a ridiculous amount of cousins.
I used to want to be a ballerina/animal rescuer/typewriter person. I once won a national writing contest thanks to an essay about how I wanted to save all the dogs in the world.
Books are my favourite things in the world and I want to own a Beauty and the Beast library someday.
I like strawberries, but not strawberry flavoured things. The same goes for banana and grape. Basically I don’t like artificial flavouring.
My dream someday is to own a happy little home in Newfoundland, with a house full of cats and dogs and horses. Well, maybe the horses will be outside. I don’t know.
I’m a natural redhead and I wear the ginger badge with pride. I also get emotional over the perfect plate of nachos and I do not apologize for my insanity.