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

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

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.

A few years ago, I published a Financial Travel Tip about Providing Onward Travel Tickets. In it, I detailed some of the hassles I’ve had at airports and immigration desks, in some cases not even being allowed to check in for my flight because I didn’t have an onward ticket. Such are the woes of traveling the world on one-way tickets, not knowing the departure date or next destination.This freedom of agenda is a gift for the lifestyle traveler, but a curse when facing airline check-in agents and immigration personnel.

Since then, I’ve had even more hassles, and also come up with a few more strategies to get around the onward ticket requirement. One of these strategies has been made possible by a new influx of services that provide “rentable” onward tickets. Here’s the scoop:

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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!

 

Sam Wood, Blogger and Freelance WriterSam Wood is a 31-year-old queer, poly, vegan guy from the UK. He loves learning foreign languages, science fiction, street art and a good vegan burger! And of course travelling, which he blogs about on his site, Indefinite Adventure. He earns his living through freelance writing and blogging. Learn more about his lifestyle and career here! 

 

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

I became nomadic in 2010 when I started teaching short, intensive English courses around Europe. I did that on and off for six years, during which time I travelled mostly within western, central and northern Europe during my time off, but also in the Middle East once in 2011 when I visited Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. In 2013, I took most of the year off from teaching to travel around South America with my husband when we visited Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. (Nora’s Note: You can read more about this in their week-in-the-life post on my site here!) 

In 2014, we made the decision to set up a home base in Berlin, but have travelled a lot around Europe and beyond from there since then. In late 2015 and early 2016, we travelled to Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan and right now we are in Mexico.

Please describe what you do for income.

On my blog I accept advertising mostly in the form of sponsored posts and I also do freelance content writing and ghostwriting.

(See also: 10 Rules for Earning Income as a Freelance Writer, and Want to Make Money Blogging? Start Here)

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Learning to be an Ayahuasca and San Pedro Shaman

05 | 08 Ecuador

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.

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Financial Case Study: Joanna, Online English Teacher

05 | 01 Financial Case Studies

Joanna supports her life abroad as an online english teacher. That’s right – no more being stuck in the classroom! Learn more about how she does it here!

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There’s a Huntsman in my Car! (VLOG Ep. 7)

04 | 24 Australia

In this month’s vlog, I share a story about the huntsman in my car. It’s part comedy, part horror flick, and part metaphysical drama. Have a look!

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Financial Case Study: Anna, Blogger, Freelance Writer

04 | 17 Financial Case Studies

Anna Phipps travels and works location independently as a blogger and freelance writer. And she shares top advice for people interested in this lifestyle!

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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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