Financial Case Studies

Feeling voyeuristic? Want to hack into the lives and lifestyles of other travelers and see how they make a go of traveling as a lifestyle? Well then, these financial case studies are for you!

In this financial case studies series, I feature fellow full-time travelers who are making ends meet on the road with their portable career. There’s a huge range of careers, incomes, and lifestyles out there; an ever-growing amount as more and more people embrace the nomadic lifestyle as a way of being.

In this series, travelers bear all – discussing their careers, their incomes, their lifestyles, and the perks and challenges of it all.

Financial Case Study: Robyn Hartzell, Scuba Diving Instructor

Robyn Hartzell - Scuba Diving Instructor

Robyn Hartzell’s intended 12-month career break grew into a 32-month sabbatical, after she got into Scuba diving along the way and became a scuba diving instructor. Here’s how and where Robyn (known as Robyn Around the World) traveled and worked as a scuba diving instructor, and what it’s like to dive around the world.

Financial Case Study: Joanne Amos, Wandering Wordsmith

Jo Amos, Wandering Wordsmith

Joanne Amos is a Wandering Wordsmith who has been running two interrelated businesses while traveling the world full-time for the last three years. In this case study she shares some honest observations and great advice about her career and lifestyle as a wandering wordsmith.

Financial Case Study: Kim and Ryan Desmond, CodingNomads

Kim and Ryan Desmond, CodingNomads

Kim and Ryan Desmond are the cofounders of CodingNomads, a traveling coding bootcamp helping aspiring digital nomads learn career-changing tech skills while on an international trip. Learn more about how they live their own lives abroad educating an empowering others to do the same through CodingNomads!

Financial Case Study: Kara and Nate, YouTube Professionals

Kara and Nate - YouTube stars

Kara and Nate are among the increasing ranks of people making a full-time income from YouTube. They blur the lines of work and play by creating daily YouTube videos about their full-time travel adventures around the world. And they make good money too! Check out how Kara and Nate earn their YouTube living.

Financial Case Study: Lauren Juliff, Blogger, Author

Lauren Juliff, author and blogger

Lauren Juliff is the author of How Not to Travel the World (great book btw), and a travel blogger who has found an amazing work-life balance that allows her to work just half the year. I’m envious of her lifestyle, and plan to take a few pages from her book (literally and figuratively).