My Introduction to Cuenca, Ecuador

I recently arrived to Cuenca, Ecuador, where I'm house-sitting for a couple of months. Here's some basic information & first impressions of this cool city!

My Introduction to Cuenca, Ecuador My Introduction to Cuenca, Ecuador

Anatomie Travel Clothing Made Me Throw Out My Jeans

Anatomie travel clothing has long been my favourite stuff for full-time travel. Here's what I learned after visiting their headquarters in Miami:

Anatomie Travel Clothing Made Me Throw Out My Jeans Anatomie Travel Clothing Made Me Throw Out My Jeans

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

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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Stairway to Freedom (Vlog Ep. 1)

by Nora on September 26, 2016

Somebody once said “Happiness is like an orgasm. Think about it too much, and it goes away”. I’m beginning to think Freedom works the same way.

I recently did Natalie Sisson’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge. Because, although I embody the lifestyle many people would associate with freedom, after 10 years of being proverbially homeless, and after a recent life shakeup, I’m feeling a wee bit lost.

Freedom means something different to every person, and I’ve come to realize our definition of freedom can change as we progress through our lives.

And right now, I’m kind of looking for the next “big thing” for me to sink my teeth into, and to give me that extra dose of inspiration to get out of bed each morning.

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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!

 

Danielle and Mat, freelancersDanielle and Mat are a couple of minimalist nomads and freelancers from Ottawa, Canada who have been exploring long-term travel since 2012. They work online so they can earn an income on the road, and they keep their expenses low by house sitting and road-tripping in their camper van. They started the Exploring Alternatives blog to share their experiences, and they also share videos on their YouTube channel about people who are living alternative lifestyles.
Danielle and Mat have financially supported their full-time travels in a few different ways, making them true freelancers; here is their very inspirational story of how they’ve managed to stay on the road.

 

How long have you been living/working on the road, and where have you traveled to?
We sold our house in 2012 and have been nomadic for almost four years now. We like to travel slowly and live like locals so that we can really experience each new place we visit. We’ve backpacked in Costa Rica, California and Thailand, we’ve attended month-long artist residencies in Colorado, Iceland, Berlin and Barcelona, we’ve worked as house-sitters in Australia and in the Pacific Northwest, and we’ve road tripped in our camper van across the US and Canada.

Please describe what you do for income.
Our income source has varied over the past four years. The first year, we financed our travels with the money we earned from the sale of our house, and we also spent some of our savings.
When we got back from that first trip, we picked up two jobs each and worked our butts off for six months to save enough money to hit the road again. Mat worked at a cafe and for the city, and I got a contract at a not-for-profit organization and also worked at a health food store.
Following our six-month stationary working stint, I (Danielle) secured a location independent job working for a friend’s online store, and Mat picked up graphic design contracts and made paintings and sculptures to sell when we went home to visit friends and family. [click to continue…]

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My Introduction to Cuenca, Ecuador

09 | 12 Ecuador

I recently arrived to Cuenca, Ecuador, where I’m house-sitting for a couple of months. Here’s some basic information & first impressions of this cool city!

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Financial Case Study: Erika Bisbocci – Flight Attendant

09 | 05 Financial Case Studies

Erika Bisbocci lives a semi-nomadic life, working as a flight attendant, and traveling extensively on her time off. Here’s her career and lifestyle details!

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6 Location Independent Career Myths

08 | 29 Life as a full-time traveler

Having a location independent career is liberating beyond measure. But, there are some restrictions and misconceptions about this way of life. Check it out:

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Financial Case Study: Sasha and Rachel, Grateful Gypsies

08 | 22 Financial Case Studies

Sasha and Rachel (Grateful Gypsies) have earned money in many ways to support their full-time travels, including being paid to live in Bali! Here’s more:

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Financial Travel Tip #129: Save BIG Using a VPN for Flight Searches

08 | 15 Financial Travel Tips

Did you know you can save thousands of dollars on airfare by using a VPN for flight searches? Seriously. Thousands. Here’s how:

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Financial Case Study: Erin and Simon of Never Ending Voyage – Online Entrepreneurs

08 | 08 Financial Case Studies

Erin & Simon (Never Ending Voyage) have been traveling for 6 years, earning money as online entrepreneurs. Here’s how much they make and how they do it!

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