Week-In-The-Life Series

This week-in-the-life series features the “daily grind” of full-time travel for other travelers. As you’ll quickly learn, every traveler – and every day – is very different.

A Week-In-The-Life of Todd and Lauren: Globetroopers

Todd & Lauren of Globetrooper at the summit of Mt Kiliminjaro

Todd & Lauren and left their jobs, not to travel, but to build a business. Since they were building a travel business, it was a great opportunity to test-drive the ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle. So after developing and launching Globetroopers, they left their home in Sydney, Australia, for a life of … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Leif: The Runaway Guide

Leif Harum of The Runaway Guide, playing harmonica

When Leif (creator of The Runaway Guide) was 16, he ran away from home and explored much of Europe and the Middle East without a penny to his name. He’s most recently undertaken intense budget excursions to India, Eastern Europe, Nepal, Thailand and Japan. While living and studying at the … Read More

A Week-in-the-Life of Jeannie: Nomadic Chick

Jeannie of Nomadic Chick

The Nomadic Chick is born: While planning a full escape from her corporate-tour-of-duty, Jeannie Mark’s job suddenly quit her.  In June 2010, she set off to explore the world, find stories and grow exponentially.  She recently spent three months volunteering at a small village in India with Child Haven, a … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Sean: The Aspiring Nomad

Sean, The Aspiring Nomad

Sean King grew up in Hartley, Australia, and while it was (and still is) a beautiful place, it’s an isolated town on a giant isolated Island. It left him yearning for something a little different. So a few months ago he bought a backpack, picked a starting point, and started … Read More

A Week-in-the-Life of Erin & Simon: Never Ending Voyage

Erin & Simon

Erin & Simon of Never Ending Voyage sold everything they owned and left the UK in March 2010 to travel the world forever. They recently spent two months renting an apartment in Medellin, Colombia, getting lots of their location independent work done. Please enjoy this week-in-the-life of Erin and Simon, … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Dalene & Pete: Hecktic Travels

Dalene & Pete

After Dalene and Pete suffered a number of personal tragedies in 2007, they realized that life was way too short to be stuck in unfulfilling careers and in a too-large house filled with *stuff*.  Hecktic Travels was born when they quit their jobs, sold everything, and have been traveling since … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Chris in South Korea

Chris Backe is the blogger behind Chris in South Korea, which focuses on travel and life in Korea. Chris has visited at least one new place, event, or festival every week since he arrived in Korea back in March 2008. Please enjoy this week-in-the-life of Chris, living in South Korea … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Johnny: OneStep4Ward

Johnny Ward

Johnny Ward (OneStep4Ward) had his life planned out – study finance, graduate, spend a year abroad, move to London, become an investment banker, get rich and drive a Ferrari. He got stuck on the abroad part. Since graduating in 2006 Johnny has lived, worked, volunteered, studied and backpacked through 50 … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Dani and Jess – Globetrottergirls

Dani & Jess

Globetrottergirls are Dani and Jess, a German-American travel writer and aspiring photographer who left their adopted home in London in April 2010 to become location independent, working on a freelance basis for their UK-based employers. They started their journey in the United States where they traveled 70 days through California, … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Akila and Patrick: The Road Forks

Akila & Patrick

Traveling around the world was a vision for Akila and Patrick that turned from a three-month trip to a multi-year lifestyle.  Akila writes for online magazines and blogs and is working on a novel, while Patrick consults for his software design firm doing software architecture and grant writing. They left … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Marcello: Wandering Trader

Marcello of Wandering Trader

Marcello (also known as the Wandering Trader) has always taken extended vacations, but eventually he decided to get away from it all more permanently and left for Sicily.  He now travels the world by spending 2-5 months by creating a base and then taking weekend excursions to all the tourist … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Craig Martin: Indie Travel Podcast

Craig Martin

Craig and Linda Martin have been traveling around the world full time since February 2006. The middle of 2010 finds these two Kiwis on the tracks between Berlin, Germany and Utrecht, Holland while they work on their company, Indie Travel Media Ltd producing websites like the award-winning Indie Travel Podcast. Please … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Dave: Dave’s Travel Corner

Dave Thompson

David Thompson is an International travel writer and prolific traveler who has been writing professionally since 1996. California raised, he co-founded a collegiate Solar Racing Team which designed & built a solar car from scratch. Since then, he’s been adventuring all over the world and sharing his words of wisdom … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Jason and Sharon: Life After Cubes

Jason Demant and Sharon Duckworth (Life After Cubes) quit their Silicon Valley jobs last year to travel throughout Asia. Initially planning on a 1-year career break, they quickly realized that wasn’t going to cut it. So while traveling, they’re also trying to build an online business to keep their travel … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Martijn: Highs and Lows in Honduras

Martijn Reintjes and his girlfriend rented out their home in Holland for the year and left for Central America (including Honduras) and the Caribbean. She wanted to follow her dream of volunteering as a child psychologist and Martijn decided to turn his game design studio in a location independent enterprise. … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Kirsty: Volunteering in Haiti

Kirsty left Canada in 2001 and has been traveling, working, and volunteering abroad ever since. Of the past two years, she has spent 11 months doing disaster relief work in Bangladesh, Haiti, and Indonesia. Please enjoy a week-in-the-life of Kirsty as she returns to Haiti to volunteer her time with … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Becky: Teaching in China

After settling down for far too long, Becky Ances and her husband Ryan decided to abandon their comfortable life for the unexpected in China. They initially signed up to be English teachers for 6 months but enjoyed it so much they extended it for a year. Please enjoy a week-in-the-life … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Sherry: Ottsworld

Sherry has been blogging about her travels on Ottsworld for 3 ½ years.  She quit her corporate job and traveled (primarily solo) around the world to over 23 countries, armed with her camera.  Recently she spent the last year living in Vietnam experiencing the ups and downs of expat life … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Russell: On The Road to Find Out

Russell Slater is a freelance journalist currently hopping on a bus, eating a baguette and listening to his walkman. It’s no surprise then that he likes writing about travel, food and music. He is a regular contributor to Uruguay Now, Brazzil, Matador Travel and A Different League, writes occasionally for … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Saben and Lin

Saben and Lin are two twenty-somethings backpacking around the world on a tight budget. Leaving the cube farm and the class room (respectively) they left with a vague plan and a small savings account that has turned into an adventure crossing 5 continents and over 20 countries. You can check … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Kim: Cutting Edge Law

Kim Wright of Cutting Edge Law lived a nomadic life through her entire adulthood, with well over 40 addresses to her name. There were always good, rational reasons for the moves – bigger houses, new jobs, divorces, etc. A happy empty-nester since 2003, Kim has seen a total of 16 … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Rosie in Spain

Having lived in London (England) all her life, Rosie has traveled extensively through America, Europe, Asia & Africa as a solo female visiting some 32 countries. She met her partner (Paul) on a singles holiday (the one & only package she ever took!).  After Rosie’s 33 years in retail banking … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Corbett Barr: Free Pursuits

Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr is an entrepreneur and blogger who has spent the past seven months on a road trip with his wife through Mexico and the Western U.S. and Canada. You can find him at his namesake website where he writes about lifestyle design. Please enjoy a little insight into what … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Brian: No Debt World Travel

Brian Peters of no debt world travel, in hong kong

After spending years in corporate America and then being laid off, Brian took the opportunity to jet off to foreign lands instead of picking up the want ads. He traveled around the world, visiting 4 continents, seeing new cultures and making new friends. Below, please enjoy a week-in-the-life of Brian … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Cherie & Chris: Technomadia

Cherie and Chris of Technomadia are a nomadic couple in their mid-30s who both gave up their homes to embark on a full-time “technomadic” adventure in a small solar powered travel trailer, with a kitten no less! They live, work and play full time on the road, embracing nomadic serendipity … Read More

A Week-In-The-Life of Sue: Road Schooled

Sue of Road Schooled at the Grand Canyon

Sue started traveling solo in America when she dropped out of a chemistry PhD program at the University of Minnesota, packed up her car with camping gear, and hit the road to….somewhere. Her website Road Schooled (since debunked) is about what she has learned on the non-traditional road. Below, please … Read More

Week-In-The-Life Series: Nomadic Matt

Want to know what the average week looks like for a full-time/long-term/expat traveler? You have come to the right place, my friend. Welcome to the first of what will be a regular week-in-the-life series! First, some background information: There is a lot of mystery around the daily routines of  long-term/full-time … Read More