Chiang Mai is well set up for digital nomads to spend a few months at a time enjoying its cheap comforts and luxuries. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to find an apartment in Chiang Mai quickly and easily.
I started traveling as a lifestyle long before lifestyle travel was "a thing". The same goes for becoming a digital nomad, and also a vlogger. (Hell, the terms "digital nomad" and "vlog" hadn't even been invented yet). This Video Clips archive is testament to that.
See, shortly after I started traveling full-time (in 2007), I turned on the camera. With a former career in television, I figured I could put together some decent and fun videos.
I didn't really.
I mean, in the initial years, there were some okay videos, but to be honest most of them were crap - in quality, or content, or both.
I continued producing videos (thankfully of increasingly better quality) over the years, but without any regularity. Ironically, some became YouTube hits, like my video trying the Swedish delicacy/horror Surstromming, or hanging out with a kangaroo in Australia that wouldn't stop following me around (and trying to hump me).
More recently, I started up a Travel Vlog (episodes of which appear both here as well as in a dedicated category/page). Thankfully you'll see that the production value makes these video clips much more enjoyable to watch. So....please browse, and enjoy!
And please....check out my YouTube channel (which has even more videos than you'll find here), and subscribe if you like what you see!
Join me for my last few days aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train, chillin with the maharaj at Laxmi Vilas palace, singing in Ellora Caves, and even trying out some Bollywood moves!
Traveling with the Deccan Odyssey is more than just a luxury train ride; it’s like a cruise on rails, except better. Here’s what we did in Udaipur India – a full itinerary of impossibly cool activities.
What does the most luxurious train in the world look like? It’s epic. Join me on the Deccan Odyssey in India, for the ride of a lifetime! I even take you on a full video tour of the joint. You won’t believe your eyes when you see what this train has on board.
Despite being totally freaked out about my first trip to India, I had a pretty soft landing in Jaipur. Join me on my adventures landing in the lap of luxury, then walking through the famous Pink City of Jaipur India!
This Ubud Mashup is a visual depiction of my five weeks in Ubud Bali; walking the streets, eating the foods, and stumbling on a few special surprises.
Join me as I take a Balinese Cooking class in Ubud with a lovely mother/daughter duo who share their Balinese cooking and family secrets with me!
CUTE MONKEY ALERT! I had to walk through the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud all the time during my first month in Bali. Here’s why people thought I was crazy for doing it. Oh – and see pics and vid of cute monkeys!
The Ubud Market in Bali is a maze of vendors selling wares useful to beautiful to tacky as hell. Walk through with me and learn how (and why) to negotiate.
At the end of Sept 2017 I evacuated from Bali; Mt Agung threatens to erupt any moment. Here’s why I evacuated, and maybe overreacted, but stand by my decision.
Here’s what brought me to Hong Kong, why I loved it (to my own surprise), and why I need to return. Short and sweet Hong Kong mashup video included.
I’m a talentless hack as an artist, but I took a Balinese painting class. Watch what happened, and learn about the philosophy behind this beautiful art.
The Campuhan Ridge Walk is a slice of nature, a mere 10 minute walk from the hectic centre of Ubud. See for yourself in this post (with directions) and vid!
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.
Before I knew what was happening, I was in a kimono doing raunchy dance moves with thousands of people, in Tokyo Japan. Welcome to New Bon Odori!
My day on Mount Takao near Tokyo Japan started off delightfully, and ended miserably. Don’t do what I did. Here’s what NOT to do on Mount Takao!
Why on earth would I go to the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo? Because Anthony Bourdain told me to. And quite frankly, he wasn’t wrong. I’m still laughing!
Owl cafes in Tokyo: I came, I saw, and I’m unsure whether they’re cool. Here’s the good and the bad, along with some food for thought about animal captivity.
I met a friend to go to an okonomiyaki restaurant that was recommended. Good thing the journey is the destination, cuz it took us an hour to find the place!
Shopping in foreign countries is the best sneak peek into the local culture. Join me while I go shopping in Tokyo to a department store and supermarket!
Akihabara in Tokyo is where things like anime, manga, maid cafes, and all things otaku are sacrament. I found it a disturbing insight into Japanese society.
Find out why Tsukiji Fish Market is a must-see Tokyo destination, and learn the best way to do it. Then, watch me stroll the market in this week’s vlog!
Shortly after arriving in Tokyo, I met up with a friend who lives here and turned on the camera so he could tell me what life in Japan is really like.
Harmonica Alley in the Kichijoji area of Tokyo is combines old-world Japan with a modern cosmopolitain feel. Well worth a visit! Here’s more info and video.
Business Crisis Central at The Professional Hobo! Guess what? Screwing the pooch for the last 3 years has hurt me. Here’s why, and what I’m doing about it:
Shortly after arriving in Tokyo, I jumped into the deep end by visiting Shibuya crossing: the world’s busiest intersection and an iconic Tokyo experience.
Traveling alone – especially as a woman – can be challenging, and more than a bit intimidating. Get tips, experiences, and inspiration in my latest vlog!
The Peru travel lifestyle is a very different thing from life in the USA and other western countries. Here are some of the challenges (and gifts) of each, as discussed in this month’s Travel Vlog!
In this vlog, I show you what I pack for full-time travel – and how I pack it. Learn travel packing tips and techniques, and watch me cram it all in my bag!
What is The Professional Hobo all about? Here’s a video of Nora Dunn with the scoop on her last 10 years of full-time travel!
Here’s the summary of my epic European 8 country, 3 week Global Travelers adventure.
I must return to Corsica, but not for all the lovely reasons I list here. It was simply love at first arrival.
With only 24 hours, Kiev was a push….but I think you’ll agree I did a pretty good job! Please enjoy this cultural and culinary post and video.
There’s no way you can “do Berlin” in two days. But I did the best I could; here are some of the highlights, along with another quirky 1 Minute video!
Copenhagen in like a modern-day fairy tale. Here’s why, with some interesting facts, a quirky video, and lots of pictures. Enjoy!
Travel brings about lessons; lessons you can’t anticipate, and ones that you rarely sign up for. This is what happened to me in Oslo.
Dear Amsterdam: I should have known you’d work your charms on me. Despite my best efforts, you got me – hook, line, and sinker.
It was a perfectly sunny weekend in Glasgow, with a side of touristy and a dose of good humour. Check out my action-packed 1-Minute Glasgow video!
London is growing on me, the more I visit this huge city full of anything and everything.
Both in Vietnam and ultimately in Grenada, I’ve gotten my groove on with the almighty scooter. Here’s a tribute – and a video scooter tour of Grenada.
Here’s a video recap of my 2012 full-time travel adventures, covering 8 countries and 20,000 miles.
One random day, I came across a random street parade in Grenada. Check out the photos and video of this colourful event!
My recent visit to London was redeeming. As always, travel experiences are about more than just the destination! Check out my double-decker time lapse.
Here’s a peek into Swiss life and culture and daily life through a series of random observations that come together to paint a picture of sorts.
Myself and a million of my closest friends danced our feet off at Street Parade; Zurich’s largest annual event. Here is a photo and video essay.
Amidst an odd summer in Switzerland, I stumbled onto a surprising Swiss National Day celebration in a small mountain town. Here’s the scoop (and a short video).
Here’s my first solo mountain climbing attempt, with a funny video of my ascent – and decent – towards insanity, with an awesome time laspse and outtake. Enjoy!
Grenada’s unofficial national pastime is Liming. I cracked the code on liming, and made a 2-minute documentary about it. (No fruit was damaged in the process).
Here’s a small photo essay and video of widely celebrated Easter Sunday on the beach in Grenada; with kite-flying, people-watching, and even foam parties!
Sunset beach in St Martin is most dangerous beach in the world. I wasn’t sure I’d survive the experience, but I did – and brought you video proof.