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

Earning Income While Traveling: My 2015 Income

Earning income while traveling can take many forms, and can accommodate many lifestyles. This post is an example of how it can be done.

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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!

 

Grateful Gypsies

Sasha and Rachel are a married hippy couple from the US who met at a music festival and got engaged at a Phish concert. They write about life in China, teaching English, gap year travels, and of course live music on their site Grateful Gypsies. They earn their living in a variety of very interesting ways (getting paid to study Balinese culture? Sign me up!); read on to see how they do it!

 

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

I [Sasha] moved to Beijing in the summer of 2008 to teach English, and then after a year back home Rachel decided to join me in early 2010. We spent 3.5 years living in the Chinese capital, during which time we traveled to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, and even Mexico for a music festival (yes, we flew all the way there from China).

During our gap year trip, we revisited some countries and tacked on a few others along the Banana Pancake Trail across SE Asia. I’ve also been to a few European countries and Rachel has been Down Under, but all of those trips came when we were much younger.

 

Please describe what you do for income.

I’ve been an on-again, off-again ESL teacher in China since I first moved there in 2008. I also took on so many random side jobs it’s laughable, including acting as a “white guy in a tie.” I was paid to simply put on a suit and sit in on business meetings, even though I had no idea what was being said in the meeting and had no actual business there.

Since 2010, I’ve also been running a handful of language and culture blogs for a big language company back home. I’m also currently taking part in a scholarship program, where believe it or not the government of Indonesia pays me to live in Bali and study the language and culture (it’s not much, but that’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?).

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I’ve been using VPNs (virtual private networks) for a few years now, to protect my internet activity from malicious onlookers when I’m on anything other than the most private and secure of WiFi connections. (Which means, given my travel lifestyle, I use VPNs a lot).

(Confused already? For VPN basics and recommendations, see: Financial Travel Tip #96: Using a VPN Service)

What I didn’t realize is how I could harness the power of my VPN for flight searches and save up to thousands of dollars. Thousands of dollars! Seriously!

I ran across this infographic on the ExpressVPN website, and felt like I’d stumbled on the holy grail of flight search techniques. Check it out:

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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!

 

Never Ending VoyageErin McNeaney and Simon Fairbairn are a digital nomad couple who sold everything they owned and left the UK in 2010 to travel the world forever. They write about their slow travels around the world, the delicious vegetarian food they eat, how to pack light, and the ups and downs of nomadic life at Never Ending Voyage. They are the creators of the iOS app Trail Wallet, which helps travelers stay on budget. Here’s more about how they pay for their full-time travel lifestyle!

 

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

We’ve been working on the road for over six years. In that time we’ve travelled to over 30 countries—mostly in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

 

Please describe what you do for income.

When we first started out, Simon did freelance web design and development, but after a few years, he gave that up to create his own iOS apps. This gives us more freedom to travel as we don’t have client deadlines to worry about. His main app is Trail Wallet, which is an easy travel expense tracker. We created it for ourselves to help us stay on budget, but it has now been downloaded by 80,000 other travellers. (Nora’s Note: When I had an iPhone, this was one of my favourite apps. I’m getting another iPhone soon, and I’ll be very happy to be reunited with this app! Here’s my review.)

We run the travel website Never Ending Voyage, which makes money from affiliate commissions, advertising, and sponsorships. I very occasionally do freelance writing.

We also still own a house in the UK. We originally wanted to sell it, but the market crashed, and we couldn’t get a good price for it. The rent covers the mortgage and expenses, but it doesn’t bring us any extra income at the moment. We are probably going to keep it as a long-term investment, though. An agent manages it, so we don’t have to be involved.

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Anatomie Travel Clothing Made Me Throw Out My Jeans

08 | 01 Featured

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

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Financial Case Study: Kathryn O’Halloran – Romance Writer

07 | 25 Financial Case Studies

Kathryn O’Halloran travels full-time and works as a romance writer. She publishes everything herself, so it’s an interesting career. Learn more here!

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Hobo Update: Relearning Travel’s Inherent Lessons

07 | 18 Florida

Even though I’ve been traveling almost 10 years, my departure from Peru required that I relearn some of travel’s inherent lessons. Here’s what I’m doing.

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Financial Case Study: Christopher Many – Author

07 | 11 Financial Case Studies

Christopher Many’s been nomadic since 1997, as an author. Authors don’t make a ton of cash, and Christopher shows how slow full-time travel costs way less!

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Trekking Mount Pitusiray, in Peru

07 | 04 Peru

My trek to Mount Pitusiray was not only a poetic close to this Peruvian chapter of my life, but it was also one of the best. It’s also a mystical mountain and solar clock, that casts famous shadows once a year.

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Financial Case Study: Brittany and Charlie – Amazon Affiliates

06 | 27 Financial Case Studies

Brittany and Charlie of The Trading Travelers fund their full-time travel lifestyle as Amazon affiliates. Find out more about their lucrative career here!

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