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

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

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.

After nine months (on and off) living in relatively rural Ecuador, and ultimately three years living rurally in South America, I landed in the very NOT-rural Tokyo for a two month house-sitting gig. Just a few days after arriving, I met a friend who took me to Shibuya Crossing – an iconic experience in this iconic city; throwing myself into the deep end of Tokyo, which is the most populated metropolitan area in the world.

Shibuya Crossing

Visiting Tokyo is a bit ironic for me; a woman who claims to not like cities very much. But Japan as a country has long fascinated me, and the enticement was not only free accommodation, but also that my home in Tokyo would be in a suburb outside of the chaos of the main city. The promise of a quiet neighbourhood with parks and green space (and a house with a yard!), yet still in the thriving city of Tokyo, was enough to get me on the next plane.

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Beaches, boardwalks (or rather, broad-walks), vintage decor, international cuisine, art galleries, dance studios, and a chill vibe; these are among the many reasons why Hollywood Florida is a lovely place to spend some time. Oh yeah, and the weather. How could I forget the weather?

Hollywood Florida

No, I didn’t cut my hair; this is an old pic of me in Hollywood Florida. I’ve been coming here for years!

Long before I started traveling full-time, I made a few trips to Hollywood Florida to visit a dear friend. After hitting the road, I passed through the area many times, and in the last year I’ve spent quite a bit of time there; because of my friend and her ferocious hospitality (even in my absence she continues to refer to the spare room as “Nora’s room”, my makeshift office space as “Nora’s office”, and even the mango tree in the backyard is mine), I would even dare to say that Hollywood Florida has become a bit of a home base for me. (The biggest danger to my visits there is that she never wants me to leave, and has threatened to appropriate my passport).

But I’ve never written about Hollywood, because when I go there, it’s usually just to see my friend and be on “vacation” (an odd concept for a full-time traveler). So when I recently spent a week and change there with a friend who had never visited Florida, I found myself playing “tour guide”, and realizing I would be amiss not to tell you more about Hollywood Florida.Hollywood Florida beach

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Financial Case Study: Alesha and Jarryd (NOMADasaurus), Bloggers

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Alesha & Jarryd of NOMADasaurus have been on the road for the last 10 years. Their blogging business more than supports their global lifestyle in all kinds of great locations. Check it out!

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Visiting the Andes: Ecuador or Peru?

06 | 05 Ecuador

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.

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Financial Case Study: Johnny FD, Dropshipping, Publishing, Affiliate Marketing

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Johnny FD went from less than $1,000 in the bank to more than half a million. Learn about his nomadic career in dropshipping, affiliate marketing, and more!

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Financial Travel Tip #131: “Rentable” Onward Tickets

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You often need an onward ticket from your destination before you can even get on the plane. Here’s a cheap and easy strategy to provide one:

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Financial Case Study: Sam Wood, Blogger and Freelance Writer

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Sam Wood earns his living as a freelance writer and blogger while basing in Germany and living/travelling around the world. More on his lifestyle 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

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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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