Rachel Upshaw is a vagabond-writer who has dedicated 2012 to expanding her horizons and broadening her perspective. So far this has included befriending two cats after a lifetime of being a dog person and quitting her job to live on a friend’s couch in Colorado. Rachel is doing her best to avoid being re-shackled to Corporate America, and instead pursuing how to make a living by doing what she loves, e.g., watching House Hunters International marathons; stalking strangers’ wedding photos on random blogs; and Pinning a million recipes she’ll never make. Interested in investing? Besides Denver, she has lived in Austin, Berlin and New York. For more over-sharing, visit her blog at www.guidetomenhattan.com or on Twitter @racheltxnyc.