Would you like to learn the art of full-time financially sustainable travel? You’ve come to the right place! Before you do anything else, 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:
Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom is all about designing the life and career of your dreams. It’s inspirational no doubt, but even more so it’s practical – outlining careers (both location independent and “on the ground”) that you can explore, lifestyle options, budgets, checklists, insurance, tools for the road, and much – much more.
I’ve also interviewed dozens of people of various backgrounds who are successfully living and working on the road; singles, couples, and families of eight who are all doing it and share their advice and experiences with you.
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.
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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.
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Enjoy, and bon voyage!
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.
Planning Tools and Ideas
How to Use Frequent Flyer Miles Effectively (All my long-haul flights are in business class, for less than the price of an equivalent economy ticket)
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.
46 Hidden Travel Costs You Can Avoid To Save Money (like airline fees, hotel fees, & more)
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!
Recommended Travel Gear
Top Gifts for Travelers in 2018 (Wiivv Custom Travel Sandals/Insoles, Tinggly Gift Collections, Free Spirit 30L Adventure Backpack, Tripod for Travel, Kinzd Passport Wallet, Western Rise Men’s and Women’s Clothing)
Best Travel Gifts for 2017: Packing Cubes, Dresses, Trackers, and More! (The Ultimate Travel Dress, expandable packing cubes, Eagle Creek compression sacs, Chipolo tracking device, Fat Chick Goes AWOL, Flexiroam global data SIM)
Giant 2016 Travel Gear Roundup: Don’t Leave Home Without… (Ultimate Travel Jacket, ROLO and TUO packing aids, Tieks, Revolve Dress, Anatomie designer travel clothing, Sudio Sweden wireless earbuds, RFID tools, J-Pillow, VPN, and more)
9 Perfect Travel Gifts (2015 Edition) (Kinivo blutooth headphones, SteriPEN Ultra, Best Travel Pants ever, Ambronite, Hoboroll/SegSac packing tools, Encircled Flipside Leggings, and more)
Awesome Travel Gear, Gizmos, and Services (2014 Edition) (Ultralight filter water bottle, ion5 Solar Ionic Toothbrush, VPN, Evolve Top, Compression Socks, and more)
Perfect Travel Gifts (2013 Edition) (Hoboroll, Passport Wallet, Adventure Towel, Travel Adaptor, Headlamp, Packable Daypack, Wheeled Backpack, Chrysalis Cardi, and more)
ON THE ROAD
Don’t forget travel insurance! I always have it. I use World Nomads.
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)
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
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)