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.

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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!

Ryan O'Connor, One Tribe Apparel

Ryan O’Connor grew up in Philadelphia wanting to play guitar in bands. When that didn’t work out he got into online marketing and SEO knowing it could be a path to working for himself and traveling. On his first trip to Thailand in 2014 he started One Tribe Apparel to complement his SEO consulting business. Read on to learn more about how Ryan combines his passion with business and lifestyle traveling, and how his visionary approach (replete with a temporary dip in income) has led to more happiness.

 

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

I’ve been living and working on the road for almost four years. I started in August of 2013 with a trip to Zihuatenejo in Mexico and since then I have lived in California, Thailand, Philippines, Ireland, England, Vietnam, Bali, Colombia and I’m currently in Mexico City. Those are all places I’ve stayed for at least a month but I’ve had other short stops along the way.

 

Please describe what you do for income.

My background is SEO (search engine optimization) and when I started traveling I was only doing freelance client work. On my first trip to Thailand in 2014 I co-founded One Tribe Apparel and that’s been my main project since. At first I was doing 20 hours per week consulting and 20-25 on One Tribe Apparel and now I’m down to about 5-10 hours per week consulting.

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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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Hollywood Florida: My (Kind of) Home Base

06 | 19 Florida

Here are some of the reasons why Hollywood Florida is my (kind of) home base, and what you can expect if you come visit Hollywood yourself.

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

06 | 12 Financial Case Studies

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

05 | 29 Financial Case Studies

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

05 | 22 Financial Travel Tips

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

05 | 15 Financial Case Studies

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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