My Sordid Attempts at Finding Love on the Road

Much as I hate to admit, finding love on the road isn't easy. Here's a summary of the relationships I've had in the last 10 years, and why they didn't last.

My Sordid Attempts at Finding Love on the Road My Sordid Attempts at Finding Love on the Road

Visiting the Andes: Ecuador or Peru?

If you want to visit the Andes mountains, do you go to Ecuador or Peru? Here's an analysis, based on the last 3 years of living between both countries.

Visiting the Andes: Ecuador or Peru? Visiting the Andes: Ecuador or Peru?

Learning to be an Ayahuasca and San Pedro Shaman

How I stumbled into learning to be an ayahuasca and san pedro shaman in Peru then Ecuador. Notes on shamanism, being a healer, and what's next for me.

Learning to be an Ayahuasca and San Pedro Shaman Learning to be an Ayahuasca and San Pedro Shaman

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

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.

They say Tsukiji Fish Market is a must-see destination for anybody visiting Tokyo. And I like fish. So….it was kind of a no-brainer.

Tsukiji Fish Market fish for sale!

They also say (“they” are full of great advice) that seeing Tsukiji Fish Market is best done in the company of a local, who can give you an inside scoop for the dazzling array of things I guarantee you’ll otherwise be totally clueless about. So, when I was contacted by Local Guddy to try out their service, I took them up on their offer to connect me with Kumiko, the “local guddy” for Tokyo. (By the way, Local Guddy didn’t ask or pay me to write about them, but I had such a lovely time I can’t help myself. Local Guddy is one of many services (another example is Global Greeter) that connect local guides with travelers, and I highly recommend these inexpensive and customized tours).

me and Kumiko - my Local Guddy guide

That’s me and Kumiko, my local guide (who wore a kimono! I love her)

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Intercultural Love in Japan

by Nora on July 17, 2017

As an addendum to my post about Love on the Road, I’ve been looking at the art of intercultural love in Japan (not that I’m getting any – this exploration is merely of the curious variety).

Although Japan is known to be a fairly homogenous country, Tokyo sees a wider mix of cultures, with the highest number of expats in the country (by far) living in Tokyo. So, it stands to reason that the most intercultural love in Japan happens in Tokyo. This serves my exploration below very well, given that Tokyo is my current house-sitting home.

intercultural love in Japan

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Life in Japan (Vlog Ep. 11)

07 | 13 Japan

Shortly after arriving in Tokyo, I met up with a friend who lives here and turned on the camera so he could tell me what life in Japan is really like.

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Financial Case Study: Jessica and Will, WorldTowning Founders

07 | 10 Financial Case Studies

Jessica and Will dropped their careers and 6-figure incomes to start WorldTowning. They prove that you have to put in long hours to start, but it pays off.

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Old World Tokyo, in Harmonica Alley (Vlog Ep. 10)

07 | 06 Japan

Harmonica Alley in the Kichijoji area of Tokyo is combines old-world Japan with a modern cosmopolitain feel. Well worth a visit! Here’s more info and video.

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My Sordid Attempts at Finding Love on the Road

07 | 03 Featured

Much as I hate to admit, finding love on the road isn’t easy. Here’s a summary of the relationships I’ve had in the last 10 years, and why they didn’t last.

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Business Crisis for The Professional Hobo! (Vlog Ep. 9)

06 | 29 Life as a full-time traveler

Business Crisis Central at The Professional Hobo! Guess what? Screwing the pooch for the last 3 years has hurt me. Here’s why, and what I’m doing about it:

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Financial Case Study: Ryan O’Connor, SEO Consultant and One Tribe Apparel Co-Founder

06 | 26 Financial Case Studies

Ryan put his lucrative SEO consulting biz on the side to found One Tribe Apparel. Learn more about his career on the road and how it has led to happiness!

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Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo – Jumping Into the Deep End (VLOG Ep. 8)

06 | 22 Japan

Shortly after arriving in Tokyo, I jumped into the deep end by visiting Shibuya crossing: the world’s busiest intersection and an iconic Tokyo experience.

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