Travel Resources

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Would you like to learn the art of full-time financially sustainable travel? You’ve come to the right place! Before you delve into these awesome Travel Resources, check out my FREE extensive e-course, which will give you all the tips, advice, and ideas you need to get started on your own long-term/full-time travel adventure:

How to Travel Full-Time in a Financially Sustainable Way


Selected Books

How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World book cover

How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World covers the five modalities of free accommodation: Volunteering, Couch Surfing, House-Sitting, Home Exchanges, and even Living on Boats. 

Tales Of Trains by Nora Dunn The Professional Hobo

Tales of Trains: Where the Journey is the Destination is a 180-page narrative about what it’s like to do some of the world’s most epic long-distance train rides, including the Indian Pacific and The Ghan in Australia, The Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Beijing, the world’s fastest train, and a whole host of much (much) slower trains as well. It covers over 42,000 kilometres of train travel through 11 countries, in 44 days.


Here’s a collection of travel resources articles I’ve written (on this site and others) that should inspire, assist, and motivate you in making your own travel plans. Visit this page regularly, as I’ll keep adding new travel resources.

If there’s something specific you’re looking for, go to the sidebar and scroll down to the Search and Categories sections. If you can’t find it there, click on the Contact page and send me a note – I’ll point you in the right direction! 

Enjoy, and bon voyage!

REMOTE WORK, and my Awesome Travel & Remote Working Interview Series (new to the site in 2021 is a section about remote work with resources and tips, as well as an interview series where I speak with ordinary people who have extraordinary travel lifestyles and remote careers)

TRAVEL PLANNING

Getting Started

How I Became The Professional Hobo (Part I: The Dream, The Decision)

How I Became The Professional Hobo (Part II: The Logistics)

Things To Do Before Traveling Abroad: A Simple Guide to Visas, Documents, and Other Important Things

Travel Vaccinations: How to Decide if You Should Get Vaccinated

How to Manage Your Money: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Planning for Travelers – with advice on how to assess your financial situation before traveling, how to organize your finances before you hit the road, handling debt, and much more. 

Virtual Mailbox: The Easy Way to Get Mail When You Travel

Cell Phone Travel Basics: International Phone Plans, SIM Cards, and More

Travel Hacking Resources

All my long-haul flights are in business class, for less than the price of an equivalent economy ticket. Here’s how I do it: 

How to Use Frequent Flyer Miles Effectively

Here are my Fav Travel Credit Cards (for U.S. residents)

Travel Freely, as recommended by The Professional Hobo
If you want to get started travel hacking or you are looking to make it easier to manage your travel credit cards, I recommend Travel Freely. It’s the easy way to earn free travel by using your credit cards intelligently.


Trip Planning Tools and Ideas  

The Creative Guide to Getting Free or Cheap Accommodation Around the World – Including house-sitting, volunteering, living on boats, home exchanges, and much (much!) more. 

Best Travel Websites: Super-Useful Sites You’ll Use All the Time 

25 of the Best (Must Have) Travel Apps

How To Travel On A Budget: 14 Creative Tips That No One Talks About

46 Hidden Travel Costs You Can Avoid To Save Money (like airline fees, hotel fees, & more)

Travel Security: How To Keep Your Finances, Data, & Identity Safe On The Road

The Complete & Easy Guide to Insurance for Travelers

Booking Accommodation I don’t always get accommodation for free. When I have to pay for it, I use Booking.com to search, reserve, and pay for my accommodation. It’s easy to search, there’s a massive range of properties available, and in many cases I don’t need to pay in advance. Once I used the service a few times, I unlocked “Genius Perks” which gets me discounts, perks, and more! 

Booking.com


Recommended Travel Gear

The Ultimate Packing List for Full-Time Travel

The Best Carry-On Backpack for One Bag Travel

Checked vs. Carry-On Luggage (and Why Checked is Best)

Best Luggage for Long-Term Travel: Backpacks vs Rolling Luggage

My Search for the Perfect Travel Sandal

My Travel Capsule Wardrobe: Best Wrinkle-Free Travel Clothes for Women

Best Travel Clothes for Men, No Matter Where You’re Traveling (+ 4 Items You Need from Western Rise)

Anatomie Designer Travel Clothing Made me Throw Out My Jeans

Do you like Travel Gear as much as I do? I review a whole bunch of travel products and services every year. Learn about the best of the best here!

Nord VPN - the Best VPN Service virtual private network
Don’t forget to sign up for a VPN service! Essential for connecting to any WiFi networks when you travel – AND at home! I use and endorse NordVPN. And at a couple of bucks a month for their 2 or 3-year plans, they’re among the cheapest. I encourage you to sign up too!

I have over 175 passwords, and I don’t know any of them. And it’s perfect.
I am a HUGE fan of LastPass. I can generate, store, share, and auto-fill secure passwords. It works across all my devices.

I can share log-in information with employees through LastPass without actually sharing passwords.

I also store other sensitive information like my driver’s license, credit cards, passport, insurance card, etc.

I rest assured my passwords are secure with the Security Challenge.
I can find out if any passwords have been compromised and change them.

Between LastPass and NordVPN, my devices and surfing habits are 100% secure, no matter where I am in the world.


ON THE ROAD

Staying Healthy While Traveling – Natural Preventions and Cures

The Ultimate Guide To Traveling with Money

Don’t forget travel insurance! I always have it. I use Safety Wing for long trips because it covers pandemics (pre-pandemic I used World Nomads). 

Learn more about best travel insurance for long-term travel and remote workers here.


Where I’ve Been (and maybe some ideas for you)

My First Four Years of Full-Time Travel (2007-2010, including Canada, Hawaii, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, USA, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Nepal)

What I did in 2011 (13 countries, 73,000 kms, including New Zealand, Canada, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, China, Vietnam, Grenada)

What I did in 2012 (8 countries and 20,000 miles, including Grenada, St. Martin, BVIs, USA, Switzerland, France, England, Canada)

What I did in 2013 (12 countries and 29,000 miles, including Grenada, USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Ukraine, France, Panama)

What I did in 2014 (7 countries and 34,000 miles, including Panama, USA, Canada, Peru, Spain, Gibraltar, Italy)

What I did in 2015 (6 countries and 35,000 miles, including Peru, Colombia, USA, Costa Rica, Canada, Bolivia)

What I did in 2016 (5 countries and 30,000 miles, including Peru, USA, Canada, Ireland, and Ecuador)

What I did in 2017 (10 countries and 29,000 miles, including USA, Ecuador, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand)

What I did in 2018 (6 countries and 32,000 miles, including Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Canada, England, USA)

What I did in 2019 (6 countries, including USA, Guatemala, Canada, Poland, Latvia, Finland)

Earning/Spending/Managing Money on the Road

Wondering about the cost of full-time travel, or how much money you can actually earn on the road? Here’s a decade or so of my annual expense reports and annual income reports for you to peruse. 

Travel Lifestyle Guides – These are massive guides dealing with all aspects of lifestyle travel (and finances thereof). This is your starting point to learning the ropes about all of it. You’re welcome!

Financial Case Studies – This amazing series profiles fellow full-time travelers and the careers that allow them to live and work on the road. In this series, they bear all – including their income and expenses!

Making Money While Traveling

7 Surefire Ways to Earn Money While you Travel

How To Start A Travel Blog: an Epic In-Depth Guide

How to Go Location Independent: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Filing Taxes as a Digital Nomad: Everything You Need to Know

BONUS: What Life on the Road is Really Like

Brace Yourself: Travel Isn’t all Roses and Lollipops (a roundup of some of the crazy things that have happened since I started traveling, from romance gone wrong to natural disasters, hospital trips, travel fatigue, theft of my passport, and more) 

Life as a Full-Time Traveler (a collection of posts for you to peruse to discover what life as a full-time or long-term traveler is like)

REMOTE WORK, and my Awesome Travel & Remote Working Interview Series (new to the site in 2021 is a section about remote work with resources and tips, as well as an interview series where I speak with ordinary people who have extraordinary travel lifestyles and remote careers)

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