In this article, I share 12 truths about travel, one truth learned for each year of my full-time travel career thus far. 12 years of pictures included!
Life as a full-time traveler
Life as a full-time traveler is a bit of everything. It's complex, ever-changing, exciting, and even nerve-wracking at times. In this series you'll find a variety of posts that follow my personal journey of life as a full-time traveler since 2007, through 55+ countries.
Come along with me! Discover why slow travel makes my heart sing, watch me pack and tell you about my best packing tips, learn from my travel blogging mistakes, and even dissect my year-over-year income and expense breakdowns.
But remember, life isn't always pretty - on the road or off it. And sometimes, life's challenges are even harder while traveling. I mince no words and give you the real scoop on topics like finding love on the road, having my passport stolen, surviving near-fatal accidents, natural disasters, and (much) more.
Here it is for better (and) worse: Life as a Full-Time Traveler!
2017 was a year of new experiences and surprises. I visited 10 countries (seven of which were in Asia and almost all new to me). I started off in Ecuador “doing shaman things”, and ended up house-sitting in Japan, chilling in Bali, going crazy in India, and 10 countries later, finishing up in Thailand.
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Feed your inner voyeur and watch this funny video blow-by-blow of a day in the life of me house-sitting in Tokyo. Also, a huge summary of my 7 weeks in Tokyo Japan.
I’ve had a “crisis of dislike” with Japan – which has quite taken me by surprise. But it has amounted to these reasons why I could never live in Japan.
Much as I hate to admit, finding love on the road isn’t easy. Here’s a summary of the relationships I’ve had in the last 10 years, and why they didn’t last.