Baños Ecuador: I Came, I Saw, I Bought a Hotel for $29

Baños is the adventure capital of Ecuador, with so much to do. Read on for a chance to win a beautiful eco-lodge guesthouse there! No, really. Click here!

Baños Ecuador: I Came, I Saw, I Bought a Hotel for $29 Baños Ecuador: I Came, I Saw, I Bought a Hotel for $29

Earning a Location Independent Living: My 2016 Income

This is my 6th year of publishing my income while traveling full-time. Read on for a full breakdown, along with a business plan for 2017!

Earning a Location Independent Living: My 2016 Income Earning a Location Independent Living: My 2016 Income

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!

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.

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Eek! There’s a huntsman in my car. (spoiler alert: it was a lot bigger than this little fella)

When I started this vlog, it was at the suggestion of a reader who said I should start a “storytelling podcast”. But for many of the first half a dozen or so episodes, I got sidetracked by all kinds of “useful” topics like What to Pack for Full-Time Travel, answering reader questions about Facing Hardship While Traveling, tips for Traveling Alone as a Woman, and more.

So this time, I wanted to just tell you a story. It’s part comedy, part horror flick, and part metaphysical drama. It’s the story of the huntsman in my car.

Now, a huntsman is a spider in Australia – one of the few non-venomous creatures there (which is good), but also one of the ugliest (which is bad). I was scared of going to Australia altogether for many years solely due to a friend’s story of a huntsman encounter, so when I eventually gathered up the courage to go, I was wary.

I came to actually like these grotesque creatures during my year and change living in Australia…..until…..well……I won’t spoil the story. Watch it below!

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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!

 

Anna is a travel writer, blogger and digital marketing consultant who quit her job in the UK in December 2012 and has been traveling full time across India, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe ever since, traveling slowly, independently and on a budget. Anna shares her tips and experiences of traveling and making money on the road on her blog Global Gallivanting to help and inspire others to make full time travel their lifestyle choice too. Her blog has also become a ‘go to’ site for inspiration and practical tips about traveling in India.

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

After 18 months of intense saving I quit my job and left my life in the UK in December 2012 and have been traveling full time ever since. I knew I wanted to go somewhere as culturally different as I could get so I chose India, after that I travelled through Southeast Asia and then spent a year living and working as a bar maid in an Outback pub in Australia before traveling around Europe.

Even though my first trip to India was challenging, I was just captivated by the diversity and life of this crazy country and have spent most of the last two years exploring India further, writing about my experiences and am now based in Goa, India. I wrote more about my journey to my life of full time travel here.

 

Please describe what you do for income.

For the first two years of my travels I lived off savings, worked and volunteered in exchange for accommodation, lived in a campervan and worked temporary jobs in hospitality. Now I am able to support my lifestyle with a combination of travel blogging, freelance writing and consulting, most of which has been possible through my blog. I’ve written in more detail about how I afford to travel full time here.

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Financial Travel Tip #130: Travel Insurance you Already Have With Your Credit Card

04 | 10 Financial Travel Tips

Before you get travel insurance, or flight or car rental insurance, make sure you know what you might already have with your credit card. Here’s your guide!

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Financial Case Study: Carlo and Florence, Content Generation

04 | 03 Financial Case Studies

Carlo and Florence have an extremely lucrative content generation business that allows them to live whatever lifestyle they want, wherever they want.

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Financial Case Study: Aaron (NomadsNation) – Jack of Many Trades

03 | 27 Financial Case Studies

Aaron of NomadsNation has done seasonal work, taught English, and online work to sustain his travels for 5 years. He shares a TON of great info here!

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Baños Ecuador: I Came, I Saw, I Bought a Hotel for $29

03 | 20 Ecuador

Baños is the adventure capital of Ecuador, with so much to do. Read on for a chance to win a beautiful eco-lodge guesthouse there! No, really. Click here!

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The #1 Misconception About House-Sitters and Lifestyle Travelers

03 | 13 Life as a full-time traveler

After two offensive conversations with well-meaning people, I realized there is a BIG misconception about house-sitters and lifestyle travelers. Here it is:

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Financial Case Study: Conni Biesalski – Travel Blogger

03 | 06 Financial Case Studies

Conni Biesalski is a travel blogger who makes an admirable income purely from travel blogging. Find out more about her careeer and lifestyle here!

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Traveling Alone as a Woman (VLOG Ep. 6)

02 | 27 Video Clips

Traveling alone – especially as a woman – can be challenging, and more than a bit intimidating. Get tips, experiences, and inspiration in my latest vlog!

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