In this Financial Case Study 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!
Deborah Benbrook has been living on the road since February 2011. I first “met” her online in 2013 and was so inspired by her lifestyle that I interviewed her for my site about how she and her husband traveled the world full-time landing jobs along the way. I also more recently featured her experiences and tips in my latest book Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom.
Now, Deborah is working on a new project, getting dogs in Thailand off the streets and providing homes for them around the world. Read on for more info about how Deborah makes ends meet with this career abroad!
Where have you lived and traveled to?
Travelled around North America, landed a job in Chile, then travelled around South America before getting another job. Travelled to NZ and worked there, now in Thailand and on second job in 2.5 years. (Editor’s Note: Find out more about the jobs she had around the world and how she got them here: How to Land Jobs Along the Way While you Travel).
Please describe what you do for income.
I rehome street dogs in Phuket to all over the world for Soi Dog Foundation.
How many hours per week do you work on average?
How much money do you make?
£12000 a year with Soi Dog Foundation.
I also sell my photography via stock libraries and this provides an income of around $500 a year.
Do you make enough money to support your lifestyle?
Yes, just to stay where we are in Thailand.
What is your vision for the future of your lifestyle on the road?
My vision is to keep finding other work in other countries…if I don’t stay where I am!
Want to know more about how to design your life so you can earn money while traveling the world? Check out Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom!