Apprenticeship Update: BIG Changes for The Professional Hobo

At long last, here is an apprenticeship update about my work with a shaman in Peru. Unfortunately, it's not pretty. Big changes coming my way....

Apprenticeship Update: BIG Changes for The Professional Hobo Apprenticeship Update: BIG Changes for The Professional Hobo

18 of the World’s Fastest, Highest, Longest (etc) Things to Do

Here are 18 of the world's fastest, highest, longest, deepest, happiest, smelliest, most dangerous - and more - things I've done:

18 of the World’s Fastest, Highest, Longest (etc) Things to Do 18 of the World's Fastest, Highest, Longest (etc) Things to Do

Earning Income While Traveling: My 2015 Income

Earning income while traveling can take many forms, and can accommodate many lifestyles. This post is an example of how it can be done.

Earning Income While Traveling: My 2015 Income Earning Income While Traveling: My 2015 Income

Financially Sustainable Travel: My Cost of Full Time Travel in 2015

Following is an uncensored breakdown of my cost of full time travel in 2015, which included life in Peru and travel to 6 countries.

Financially Sustainable Travel: My Cost of Full Time Travel in 2015 Financially Sustainable Travel: My Cost of Full Time Travel in 2015

 

hobo update: bye bye Peru

Bye Bye Peru…..my final view of the Andes

Those of you who have followed my journey in recent months and years will know that I had established a home and lifestyle direction in Peru that was everything I had ever wanted, and more than I could have imagined. The place, the people, the work…I could go on. (But I won’t).

So when all that came to an end, eventually necessitating my departure from Peru entirely, it left me, kind of…well…broken.

But I have indeed moved on from Peru, and you’ve been asking for an update, so here it is, in all its glory. Greetings, from Florida! Here’s what’s going on.

 

Starting Over: Travel’s Inherent Lessons

Although I’ve been a full-time traveler since early 2007 (almost 10 years!), in some ways this recent shake up felt like starting over again, and I’m wrestling with similar issues to what I faced 10 years ago; relearning travel’s inherent lessons all over again.

Stuff

Minimalist that I am, I did some nesting (ie: accumulation of stuff) in Peru. So on leaving, I had to reevaluate what I had and get rid of a bunch of it. (See Also: How do I Sell Everything to Travel?)

This shit ain’t easy! I had fallen back into deriving (some degree of) happiness from having meaningful and pretty things around me (along with a wardrobe that far extends beyond the capacity of any suitcase), and I had to grieve certain departures as I made some tough decisions about what could come onwards with me for my unknown adventures.

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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!

 

Christopher ManyChristopher Many of Gates to the World, born in New York City in 1970 to an American father and German mother, has always had a knack of breaking conventional norms and following his own dreams. More than anything else, he wanted to find out what lies “beyond the horizon”. After completing an apprenticeship as a boat builder in Bavaria, Christopher lived modestly at various locations, alternatively working and backpacking through the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Australia. In 1997 Christopher set off on his first motorbike world trip with Puck, his Yamaha Ténéré, and rode from Germany to New Zealand via India. Three years later he returned to Europe, found a job in Scotland, and began to save up for his next venture: a round-the-world voyage with an ailing Land Rover he bought for only £700 (a little over $1,000). He named the Landy Matilda, and between 2002 and 2010 they journeyed together for 3,000 days through 100 countries. His book about this trip, Left Beyond the Horizon – A Land Rover Odyssey, became a bestseller in Germany, and was recently released in English. In 2012, reunited with Puck and with his partner Laura Pattara, Christopher left Europe and headed towards Australia. Right Beyond the Horizon – A Motorcycle Odyssey will tell the story of his most recent four-year adventure, and will be published in September 2016. The future? That’s anybody’s guess. Only one thing seems certain: even after 19 years on the road, Christopher has no intentions of settling down with still so much to explore on our wonderfully strange planet…

Read on to discover how Christopher earns his living as an author!

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Trekking Mount Pitusiray, in Peru

by Nora on July 4, 2016

I’ve done a lot of hikes in Peru. A lot. (I’ve listed a selection of hikes I’ve written about at the end of this post). But my overnight trip to Mount Pitusiray ended up being one of the best treks yet.

Mount Pitusiray

See that castle-looking pointy mountain in the background? That’s Mount Pitusiray.

Mount Pitusiray was great for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was that it would be the last hike that I would share with my friend Laura, and our guide Miguel. Almost 2.5 years prior when I arrived in Peru, we three met and shared our first trek together, to Machu Picchu.

Over the last couple of years (and hikes), Laura and Miguel and I became great friends. And although Miguel isn’t going anywhere, both Laura and I have departed Peru (in different directions, for different reasons), and we’re not sure if we’ll ever meet in Peru again. (See also: Apprenticeship Update: BIG Changes for The Professional Hobo).

Seeing that I like full-circle experiences, to both start and end this Peruvian chapter of my life with these two people, trekking in the mountains, seemed nothing short of the sort of poetry I’ve come to expect out of life.

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Financial Case Study: Brittany and Charlie – Amazon Affiliates

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Brittany and Charlie of The Trading Travelers fund their full-time travel lifestyle as Amazon affiliates. Find out more about their lucrative career here!

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Financial Travel Tip #128: Checklist of Things to Do Before Long-Term Travel

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Preparing for long-term travel is very important to ensure your trip doesn’t go awry. Here are some things to consider to hit the road smoothly and happily.

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Financial Case Study: Leif Harum – Website Manager

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Leif Harum has been on the road forever, and earns his living managing multiple websites with various income streams. Find out more about how he does it!

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Apprenticeship Update: BIG Changes for The Professional Hobo

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At long last, here is an apprenticeship update about my work with a shaman in Peru. Unfortunately, it’s not pretty. Big changes coming my way….

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Financial Case Study: Tricia Krohn – Seasonal Work

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Tricia Krohn pays her way around the world with seasonal work, and gains all kinds of amazing experiences in so doing! Here’s how she does it:

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Coffee Drinking Rituals Around the World

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Who knew that the simple brew of coffee could be enjoyed in so many different ways around the world? Read on to find out how to drink coffee like an expert!

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