My 2016 Full-Time Travel Expenses

For the 7th year in a row, I'm publishing my full-time travel expenses! Here's an uncensored breakdown of every penny I spent in 2016, traveling full-time.

My 2016 Full-Time Travel Expenses My 2016 Full-Time Travel Expenses

5 Countries and 30,000 Miles: This Was 2016!

2016 started off in one way, turned left, got flipped upside down, then messed up in the blender. Here's how it all came out in the end:

5 Countries and 30,000 Miles: This Was 2016! 5 Countries and 30,000 Miles: This Was 2016!

Giant 2016 Travel Gear Roundup: Don’t Leave Home Without…

I tested out a boatload of travel gear and services this year, and here is the cream of the crop, from packing tools to clothing, books, and more!

Giant 2016 Travel Gear Roundup: Don’t Leave Home Without… Giant 2016 Travel Gear Roundup: Don't Leave Home Without...

Travel Packing: How (and What) to Pack for Full-Time Travel (Vlog Ep. 3)

Travel packing is an exercise in creativity and selectivity. I've often said that anything worthy of… [more]

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WELCOME TO THE PROFESSIONAL HOBO!

by Nora on September 25, 2016

Welcome to The Professional Hobo! Check out this video to meet Nora Dunn (that’s me!), and find out what the last 10 years of full-time travel have been like.

Can’t see this video? Click here to watch it on YouTube.

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My 2016 Full-Time Travel Expenses

by Nora on January 16, 2017

Since 2010, I’ve annually published my full-time travel expenses; an uncensored breakdown of all my expenses for the year, demonstrating that the travel lifestyle is much more achievable than most people think. (At the end of this article you’ll find links to full-time travel expenses reports from previous years).

2016 full-time travel expenses

2016 was an odd year for me on many levels. Luckily it was more than sustainable financially, due partly to the fact that I didn’t move around too much. The pace of travel that I kept this year (although boring for some) is very comfortable for me, and ultimately sustainable (financially and otherwise).

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In this series, we’re exploring the various careers of world travelers, and how they make ends meet financially while living abroad. Yes, financially sustainable full-time travel is possible!

 

Nat and Rob, of Love and RoadNat and Rob are a Brazilian couple who decided to swap the “normal marriage life” for an endless adventure around the world. In 2014 they sold their stuff and became full-time travelers; so far they’ve visited 39 countries and have no plans to stop. With passion and determination, they changed their career and followed their dreams. Love and Road is a life project, a travel blog with inspiring ideas and travel tips, a unique way to explore the world, discover new cultures, meet new people, and write good stories.

But blogging isn’t the only way they earn their living; read on for the specifics of how they fund their most excellent travel lifestyle.

 

How long have you been living/working on the road, and where have you traveled to?

We have been on the road since April 2014, trying to balance work, fun and new experiences. So far we have been in 39 countries and counting but since we started the Love and Road Project, our travels have been around Europe (from Portugal to Turkey), with a side trip to Morocco, and Southeast Asia.

It has been two years that we are chasing the summer, so we decided to add an extra challenge to our nomadic life and since Christmas, we’ve been on a freezing journey through northern Europe.

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5 Countries and 30,000 Miles: This Was 2016!

01 | 02 Canada

2016 started off in one way, turned left, got flipped upside down, then messed up in the blender. Here’s how it all came out in the end:

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Financial Case Study: Will Hatton, Former Jack-of-all-Trades Turned Blogger

12 | 26 Financial Case Studies

Will Hatton has been traveling for 9 years and has earned his living many different ways in that time. Now he’s a full-time travel blogger. Learn more here!

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Facing Hardships While Traveling (VLOG Ep. 4)

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Facing hardships while traveling sucks. I’ve sure had my share of bad stuff happen! In this month’s vlog, I discuss how to deal with hardship on the road.

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Financial Case Study: Dariece and Nick (Goats on the Road), Bloggers

12 | 12 Financial Case Studies

Dariece and Nick have traveled full-time since 2012, and have seen some amazing places, paying for it all with their blog Goats on the Road. Here’s how:

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Financial Case Study: Samantha and Yeison, Travel Bloggers

12 | 05 Financial Case Studies

Samantha and Yeison are based in Costa Rica and travel the world with their lucrative blog My Tan Feet. Find out more about their lifestyle and biz here!

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Giant 2016 Travel Gear Roundup: Don’t Leave Home Without…

11 | 28 Featured

I tested out a boatload of travel gear and services this year, and here is the cream of the crop, from packing tools to clothing, books, and more!

Read the full article →

Travel Packing: How (and What) to Pack for Full-Time Travel (Vlog Ep. 3)

11 | 21 Featured

In this vlog, I show you what I pack for full-time travel – and how I pack it. Learn travel packing tips and techniques, and watch me cram it all in my bag!

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