Travel Resources

 

Would you like to learn the art of full-time financially sustainable travel? You’ve come to the right place! Before you do anything else, check out my FREE extensive guide, which will give you all the tips, advice, and ideas you need to get started on your own long-term/full-time travel adventure:

How to Travel Full-Time in a Financially Sustainable Way

 

Books

 

Working on the RoadWorking on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom is all about designing the life and career of your dreams. It’s inspirational no doubt, but even more so it’s practical – outlining careers (both location independent and “on the ground”) that you can explore, lifestyle options, budgets, checklists, insurance, tools for the road, and much – much more.
I’ve also interviewed dozens of people of various backgrounds who are successfully living and working on the road; singles, couples, and families of eight who are all doing it and share their advice and experiences with you.

 

How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World covers the five modalities of free accommodation: Volunteering, Couch Surfing, House-Sitting, Home Exchanges, and even Living on Boats.
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Tales of Trains: Where the Journey is the DestinationTales of Trains: Where the Journey is the Destination is a 180-page narrative about what it’s like to do some of the world’s most epic long-distance train rides, including the Indian Pacific and The Ghan in Australia, The Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Beijing, the world’s fastest train, and a whole host of much (much) slower trains as well. It covers over 42,000 kilometres of train travel through 11 countries, in 44 days.

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Here’s a collection of articles I’ve written (on this site and others) that should inspire, assist, and motivate you in making your own travel plans. Visit this page regularly, as I’ll keep adding new resources.

If there’s something specific you’re looking for, go to the left-hand sidebar and scroll down to the Search and Categories sections. If you can’t find it there, click on the Contact page and send me a note – I’ll point you in the right direction! 

Enjoy, and bon voyage!

 

Travel Planning

 

Getting Started

How I Became The Professional Hobo (Part I: The Dream, The Decision)

How I Became The Professional Hobo (Part II: The Logistics)

Preparing for Travel Abroad: Gathering and Traveling with Official Documents

The Ultimate Packing List for Full-Time Travel

Planning Tools and Ideas 

How to Get Free/Discounted Flights (Ideally in Business Class)

How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World

16 Useful Travel Applications and Websites 

10 Tips for Landing the Perfect House-Sitting Gig (plus a discount for TrustedHousesitters.com membership)

 

 

On The Road

Where I’ve Been (and maybe some ideas for you)

My First Four Years of Full-Time Travel (2007-2010)

What I did in 2010 (9 countries, unknown kms/miles)

What I did in 2011 (13 countries, 73,000 kms)

What I did in 2012 (8 countries and 20,000 miles)

What I did in 2013 (12 countries and 29,000 miles)

What I did in 2014 (7 countries and 34,000 miles)

Cost of Full-Time Travel

My Cost of Travel in 2010 (Hint: Less Than You May Think)

My Cost of Full-Time Travel in 2011

My Cost of Full-Time Travel in 2012

My Cost of Full-Time Travel in 2013  

Managing Finances on the Road

Financial Travel Tips – I have over 100 Financial Travel Tips that explore all elements of finance and travel, from planning and saving, to how you manage finances and official documents abroad, to earning income, to saving money, and more.

 

Earning Money While Traveling

Scroll through this resource to get some great ideas for how to earn money while traveling:

Financially Sustainable Travel Part 1: My 2011 Income

Financially Sustainable Travel Part 2: Income and Expense Choices

Financially Sustainable Travel: My 2012 Income

Financially Sustainable Travel: My 2013 Income

Travel, Work-Life Balance, Time Management, and the Paradoxes Within

Under 30? Plan for a Working Holiday Abroad

How to Become a Professional Blogger

 

Bonus: What Life on the Road is Really Like

Brace Yourself: Travel Isn’t all Roses and Lollipops (a roundup of some of the crazy things that have happened since I started traveling, from romance gone wrong to natural disasters, hospital trips, travel fatigue, theft of my passport, and more) 

Life as a Full-Time Traveler (a collection of posts for you to peruse about what life as a full-time or long-term traveler is like)

 

 

Travel Links

And for a great collection of other Travel Sites and Blogs, check out this page chock full of useful Travel Links!

Have you read my books yet? Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom is a massive resource to get you living and working on the road in no time. Tales of Trains: Where the Journey is the Destination is an epic armchair read, and How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World shows you how I managed to save over $63,000 in my first five years of travel alone. Check them out!