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Life of Digital Nomad Travel Bloggers -2019

Ben and Katie - two wandering soles

Many assume digital nomad journey bloggers live the dream; a life of everlasting journey, your job is sitting on the seashore, motels, espresso outlets and in airport lounges together with your Macbook displaying the world what you’re as much as whereas an envious planet funds your adventures (properly most individuals marvel how the hell do these guys generate profits). The truth could be very totally different with its challenges like several job and it’s actually onerous work. Dwelling out of a backpack and sleeping in a special mattress each night time isn’t all the time straightforward.  Only a few out of the hundreds of backpackers that begin a weblog find yourself making a dwelling as digital nomads. I used to be stunned interviewing a pair of full-time wanderers what number of are certified professionals coming from rather a lot of duty; engineers, legal professionals, scientists and extra. We talked to some of the most important journey bloggers immediately; residents from everywhere in the world; America, Australia, South Africa and extra. In these interviews we talk about once they began running a blog, what they did earlier than, nice nations for work and journey, what number of nations have they traveled to, highlights of 2018, plans for 2019.

Katie Diederichs – Two Wandering Soles

Ben and Katie the enjoyable, adventurous, American couple behind Two Wandering Soles have traveled to about 50 nations since quitting their jobs as an engineer and English instructor 5 years in the past. Some of the highlights for 2018 included dwelling in a camper van in New Zealand and a few superb liveaboard diving in Asia. Their purpose is to journey responsibly.

Ben and Katie – Two Wandering Soles

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

This can be a considerably tough query to reply. As we speak we make our whole revenue from our weblog, nevertheless it wasn’t all the time that approach. We each give up our “career jobs” 5 years in the past in early 2014, and have been “on the road” ever since. Alongside the best way, we labored totally different jobs around the globe and in addition earned cash on-line by doing freelance work and educating English by way of video chat. So I suppose you possibly can say we’ve been on and off digital nomads for five years, and full time digital nomads for about 2 years.

Did you’ve got one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Sure, we each had careers and a reasonably snug way of life earlier than we determined to go adventuring around the globe. Ben was an engineer together with his MBA and had an excellent job. And I had labored as a highschool English instructor in Miami earlier than shifting again to my hometown and dealing in graphic design at a job I beloved. In contrast to many individuals who give up their jobs to journey, we didn’t hate our jobs or the place we have been dwelling. We simply craved journey and realized that if we didn’t do it then, we in all probability by no means would. Although we began our weblog immediately, it wasn’t till Four years later that we truly began contemplating ourselves “full-time travel bloggers”.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

Neither of us grew up touring internationally. The truth is, we have been each 21 years previous once we received our first stamps in our passports. However during the last decade, we’ve been privileged to journey fairly a bit. Ben has visited 48 nations and Katie has been to 49. (Sometime we should go to Argentina collectively so we’re even!)

As  Working Nomads, what was your base for 2018?

Chiang Mai, Thailand and Canggu, Bali have been our long-term bases throughout 2018.

Why is that this good Digital Nomad Cities?

Although each cities are very totally different, we determined to base ourselves there for primarily the identical causes:

  1. Robust group of different digital nomads: this implies good web, co-working areas and networking occasions
  2. Availability of short-term leases: it’s potential to seek out reasonably priced and furnished flats for a number of months at a time
  3. Low value of dwelling: each locations are comparatively cheap, making them preferrred locations for individuals beginning to earn money on-line
  4. Good meals: each Chiang Mai and Canggu have unimaginable and reasonably priced meals (an important issue for us!).
  5. Way of life: Whereas each cities are fairly totally different (seashore vs. mountains), they’re each unimaginable locations to stay with tons to do, alternatives to participate in a group and reside a wholesome way of life.

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Thailand, South Korea, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Indonesia, New Zealand

In 2018 we travelled to 11 nations, 7 of which have been locations we’ve been to earlier than. This was fairly cool as a result of we hold saying how we need to return to locations, and this yr we lastly did.

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

  • 2018 introduced extra good reminiscences than we will rely, however listed here are some of our favourites:
  • Taking a ship journey between Panama and Colombia by way of the San Blas Islands
  • Attending to scuba dive a ton on two totally different liveabaord journeys – the Similan Islands in Thailand for three days and Komodo Nationwide Park in Indonesia for five days!
  • Having household go to us in Bali and touring collectively for two weeks
  • Dwelling in a campervan and street tripping throughout New Zealand
  • With the ability to go to household and associates at house within the US Four occasions in a single yr
  • Reaching (and exceeding) running a blog objectives we set for ourselves, and making a enterprise that may be a constructive voice within the journey business.

Travel plans for 2019.

This upcoming yr could be very a lot nonetheless within the works, however we will probably be ringing in 2019 with household and associates in our house state of Minnesota. And after tons of thrilling journey plans in the long run of 2018, we plan to return to Chiang Mai for some much-needed time to delve again into work. We’re nonetheless checking out the remaining of the yr, nevertheless it’s positive to incorporate some thrilling ventures!

Will Hatton – The Broke Backpacker

Will, initially from the UK, resides the dream of  penniless world wanderer, beginning a weblog about his bizarre adventures, visiting nations many don’t even know exist, working odd jobs to remain on the street, turning into well-known and have the monetary freedom to do no matter you need. This frugal journey grasp is in the present day one of probably the most profitable working vacationers on the market. It will be an enormous yr for The Broke Backpacker opening his personal hostel in Bali and educating others to turn into digital nomads by way of his Ditch Your Desk venture.

Will Hatton thebrokebackpacker.comWill Hatton thebrokebackpacker.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

4 years

Did you’ve got one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Earlier than beginning my journey weblog, I used to be touring the world on $10 a day working odd jobs in farms, bars, hostels and wherever I might discover them! I’ve labored dozens of shit jobs however have by no means had any profession aside from working on-line for myself.

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

I’m unsure – greater than eighty, lower than 100.

As  a Working Nomad, what was your base for 2018?

For 2018, I spent 4 months in Chiang Mai and 4 months in Bali.

Why is that this a very good base for digital nomads?

Each of these locations are AWESOME for digital nomads – Chiang Mai is by the far one of the best place to bootstrap when you’re getting one thing off the bottom and have restricted funds. Meals is reasonable, individuals are good, WiFi is sweet and there’s tons of different digital nomads beginning on the market too. Bali has a extra superior entrepreneurial crowd – individuals who have already made progress on-line and may afford the upper dwelling value. I actually love each these locations however I’ll based mostly in Bali for the foreseeable future as I want the life-style there – and I’ve simply purchased land the place I’ll be opening a hostel.

Nations traveled to in 2018

Turkey, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Iran.

Highlights of 2018

Rising my visitors my 1200%. Rising one revenue stream by 5500%. Getting to some extent the place I not have to work my ass off and may give attention to ardour tasks in 2019. Launching Ditch Your Desk – a free useful resource on learn how to earn a living on-line. Swimming with manta rays within the Komodo islands. New greatest on my Cut up Jerk. Assembly many superior individuals, and going into enterprise with some of them. With the ability to spoil my household.

Plans for 2019.

2019 is shaping as much as be an superior yr… I’ll be opening my first hostel in Bali, unleashing a prime secret challenge aimed to turning plastic waste into revenue and spending time with these I really like in Bali, while focussing on my health. For the primary three months, I’m touring round South America – Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – earlier than heading to Bali to work and reside for eight months (with journeys in between). I plan to spherical off the yr exploring New Zealand by Campervan – that’s the plan!

Kristin Addis – Be my Travel Muse

Kristin writes be my journey muse a journey weblog for the adventurous, cultural experience-seeking, off the crushed path-loving traveler.  She does rather a lot of mountaineering, diving and lately began freediving, in 2018 she dived the unimaginable Raja Ampat and freedived with humpback whales in Tonga! She places so much of concentrate on solo feminine journey to assist solo women to comply with her intrepid journeys.

Kristin Addis-bemytravelmuse.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

6 years

Did you could have one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

I beforehand labored in mergers and acquisitions for 4 years working my approach up from an analyst to an affiliate place.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

I don’t maintain a precise rely however someplace within the mid-50s.

As  a Working Nomad, what was your base for 2018?

My base has been Berlin for the previous 5 years (I’m initially from Southern California). Nevertheless I’ve lately determined to offer it up and go nomadic once more after solely being in my condominium for a number of months out of the entire yr. Appears foolish to carry onto it.

Why is that this a very good Digital Nomad Metropolis?

It’s organized, issues work in a well timed method, the web is quick sufficient, the lease isn’t too costly, it’s a world metropolis with nice meals, and the tradition is implausible too. There’s not a lot draw back, apart from the climate and lack of seashore or mountains!

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Peru, Germany, USA, Tonga, Japan, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, will end with Aruba.

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

Undoubtedly Raja Ampat in Indonesia and Tonga. I really like the ocean and scuba diving in Raja Ampat was unimaginable, as was freediving with Humpback whales in Tonga. These will probably be arduous to prime.

Travel plans for 2019.

New Zealand’s south island, some extra USA exploration, again to Tonga for positive, and I’ll be taking a gaggle of 16 ladies climbing in Patagonia in March. Past that, it’s all a thriller.

Anna Faustino – Journey in You

Anna, a instructor from the Philippines, met Tom Rogers a British engineering within the sand dunes of Mune in Vietnam whereas they have been each backpacking in South East Asia in 2015. Like many digital nomads they began an journey journey weblog to maintain touring and fund their vagabonding way of life. At this time Journey in You is one of the most important journey blogs on the earth with over 500 000 month-to-month readers. In 2018 they walked to Everest Base Camp, loved so much of tapas and wine in Spain and guided many different bloggers to comply with of their workation footsteps.

Tom and Anna adventureinyou.comTom and Anna adventureinyou.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

Coming as much as Four years now.

Did you’ve got one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

I labored as a instructor within the Philippines, Tom studied aerospace engineering and labored for an web begin up.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

Anna has been to 36 nations and Tom 40.

As  a Working Nomad, what was your base for 2018?

We have been touring for many of 2018, however briefly arrange base in Las Palmas and Barcelona in Spain.

Why is that this a great working station for Digital Nomads?

We beloved the meals scene in Spain and loved the entire tapas and wine tradition…perhaps a bit of bit an excessive amount of 🙂

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, UK, Portugal , Poland, Spain, Czech Republic, Morocco, Germany, Croatia

Are you able to give us some Highlights of 2018

Climbing Everest Base Camp was in all probability one of one of the best issues we’ve achieved this yr. We additionally launched a running a blog course, (The Running a blog Quick Lane) which up to now has helped tons of of individuals begin creating wealth from their blogs which is an enormous aim for us. We’re aiming to assist a minimum of 300 individuals begin incomes a full-time revenue from their blogs this yr via funnels and e-mail advertising.

Travel plans for 2019.

We now have arrange base in Chiang Mai for now and plan to remain right here for at the very least 6 months as we did rather a lot of touring final yr. With that being stated, we’re planning journeys to Japan and India earlier than discovering one other base in Europe for the latter half of the yr.

Megan Starr – Megan Starr.com

Megan, creator of the eponymous weblog meganstarr.com is a long-standing-globetrotter that has traveled to about 100 nations (90 one thing and counting). A hardcore traveler that loves historical past, structure, craft beer and occasional, this US citizen was born to wander the globe.’ I write about what I do know.’ ‘I write about places that remind me why I love traveling.’ I rely greater than 20 nations visited in 2018, need to know extra about this fascinating location unbiased blogger?

Megan in Belgrade, meganstarr.comMegan in Belgrade, meganstarr.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

 Whereas I don’t actually think about myself a digital nomad however extra a ‘location independent’ employee, I assume by definition I’m a digital nomad. I might say the final 2 or three years though I’ve had a location unbiased job for almost 6 years at this level.

Did you’ve got one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Did you’ve got one other profession earlier than turning into a  blogger. Yep! I’m a digital marketer by career.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

Simply shy of 100. Perhaps about 96 or 97?  I don’t actually hold monitor however I are likely to return to locations and never go anyplace new today so the quantity isn’t actually growing.  My solely new nation this yr was Azerbaijan.

What was your base for 2018?

Germany, technically… however I’ve solely spent a month there all yr. I spent round three months in Central Asia and two or so months in Armenia. – Absolutearmenia.com her new venture in Armenia

Why is that this an excellent base for digital nomads?

Germany isn’t…. I’ve it as a base for different causes.  However since I will probably be partially based mostly in Armenia in 2019, I undoubtedly can advocate it as a very good base for digital nomads.  Wifi is accessible from in all places and pretty quick, the fee of dwelling is reasonably priced for foreigners, and the individuals are out of this world.  The wine and meals can also be distinctive.

Nations traveled to in 2018.

I’m possible going to overlook some however I’ll do my greatest! Germany, Finland, Åland Islands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal, USA, Eire, United Kingdom, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Italy, Romania, and I’m positive there are a number of extra I can’t recall.

Are you able to give us some Highlights of 2018

Planning and establishing a tourism enterprise in Armenia (launching quickly!), witnessing the revolution in Armenia in April, heading again to the Faroe Islands with a tremendous pal who can also be a journey blogger, talking at a tourism convention in Kazakhstan, and making quite a bit of new buddies in some of my favorite journey locations.

Travel plans for 2019.

 To date, nothing!  Nicely, I’m going to be based mostly half time in Armenia and can be working arduous on a enterprise there with a superb pal… so I’m going to dedicate myself to that absolutely.  In any other case, I hope to see extra of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and my regular haunts.  I additionally hope to get a Russia three yr visa so I can drop out and in of the nation very often.  I additionally love the Azores and can possible find yourself again there exploring deeper.

NOMADasaurus – Jarryd Salem

Alesha Bradford and Jarryd Salem are the married Australian couple behind the favored journey journey weblog Nomadasaurus. They’ve been travelling the world collectively since assembly in a hostel bar in Vancouver in 2008. The last word sluggish vacationers Alesha and Jarryd have been maintaining a nomadic existence, exploring ‘off the beaten track’ locations for over a decade, creating the primary journey journey weblog in Australia. In 2018 they spent so much of time touring round South America and Kyrgyzstan and are wanting ahead to operating their very own excursions to Kyrgyzstan this yr.

Nomadasaurus-Us-Lemaire-Channel-AntarcticaAlesha and Jared nomadasaurus.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad.

Been a digital nomad for five years now, travelling for almost 11.

Did you’ve one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger.

We’ve had a lot of jobs, however by no means a profession. We’ve all the time simply accomplished any job that we might discover to maintain us on the street. From development to bar work, hostels to door-knocking gross sales, our precedence was all the time journey over a profession.

What number of nations have you ever been to.

No concept, we’ve by no means counted.

What was your base for 2018.

We spent about 5 months utilizing Sydney, Australia as a base, and the opposite 7 months travelling full-time.

Why is that this a great nation to work from as a digital nomad.

The usual of dwelling in Australia is superb, and there’s lots of nice issues to do, nevertheless it’s not nice to make use of as a base for digital nomads. It’s costly, the web sucks and there isn’t an enormous group. That being stated we nonetheless beloved it, and our aim was to have enjoyable, hang around with pals, get match and work on the enterprise, not essentially spend all our time in co-working areas making an attempt to reside as low cost as potential.

Nations traveled to in 2018. Australia, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan, Canada, US, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Highlights of 2018. Operating our first ever Kyrgyzstan excursions, re-visiting our previous house in Canada, and exploring South Georgia within the subantarctic.

Plans for 2019. We’re going again to Canada in February for a winter marketing campaign, and we’ll be based mostly round Sydney once more working with a couple of Australian shoppers. Aside from that we’re heading again to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to run extra images and journey excursions. We even have a couple of different surprises lined up.

Megan Jerrard – Mapping Megan

Meg began her fashionable weblog Mapping Megan about 12 years in the past to doc her travels. Individuals liked following her adventures and alongside the best way her weblog became a full time profession. She most popular working location unbiased to an workplace desk, not utilizing her regulation diploma as of but. Together with her husband, photographer Mike, they lived a nomadic way of life for a pair of years, however are presently based mostly in Australia doing extra brief journeys. They’re planning some extra journeys round Australia and South East Asia for 2019!

Megan mappingmegan.comMegan – mappingmegan.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad

Making a full time revenue by way of running a blog since 2015.

Did you’ve one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger

I used to be a college scholar earlier than turning into a blogger, and accomplished a double bachelors diploma in each Journalism and Legal guidelines. The meant plan was to finish my Graduate diploma in authorized apply and grow to be a household lawyer (I had been working as a paralegal in a household regulation agency all through college), although the month after commencement I moved to the USA (married an American). My Australian regulation diploma wasn’t acknowledged in Florida, so I started cocktail waitressing, and dealing on constructing a weblog. By the point we returned to Australia three years later, the weblog had turned my full time revenue, so there was not any want to pursue a profession in regulation. As an alternative of a nook workplace, my workplace now modifications month-to-month; it may be within the Galapagos Islands one month, or Antarctica the subsequent!

 What number of nations have you ever been to?

I say 50+ as I ended counting round that mark. As I continued to journey it turned much less necessary to me to maintain rely, and extra about specializing in high quality experiences within the nations and locations I did go to, even when I solely visited 1 per yr as an alternative of 50.

 What was your base for 2018

Australia

 Why is that this an excellent nation to work from as a digital nomad

Nicely, web speeds aren’t precisely the perfect! However there are such a lot of unimaginable journey alternatives inside Australia, and you would simply spend a lifetime based mostly right here and nonetheless not have seen something. In phrases of ease of motion, it’s an extremely protected nation, and really straightforward to navigate your self, whether or not that’s by way of roadtrip, catching a flight. Infrastructure is unbelievable, and cities really feel like communities; the angle all through Australia could be very laid again and pleasant.

Nations travelled to in 2018

New Zealand and Australia

 Highlights of 2018

A three week street journey all through Central Australia; we drove into some pretty distant areas and camped out which was a wonderful alternative to disconnect and spend time within the outdoor.

 Plans for 2019

Discover extra of Australia; we’re taking a look at Four weeks in every of Perth, Cairns, and Darwin. And may begin some island hopping to start out discovering some of Australia’s many, many islands! There’s a visit to Tokyo in January, Morocco in March, and Vietnam and Cambodia proper now scheduled for June.

Nathan Hake – Travel Lemming

Nate Hake writes at TravelLemming.com, a journey website targeted on exploring rising locations around the globe. A graduate of Yale Regulation Faculty, Nate has been touring the world full time since 2016 and in that point has visited over 40 nations throughout 6 continents.

Nate Hake - Travel LemmingNate Hake – Travel Lemming

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

Over two years, although I had a transition from long-term traveller to digital nomad throughout that first yr.

Did you could have one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Yep, I used to be an lawyer who labored as a trial litigator in a big company regulation agency in Denver, Colorado. Which meant I truly obtained to argue in courtroom, which was superior, but in addition meant so much of very lengthy hours!

What number of nations have you ever been to?

67 and counting. Gotta catch ’em all!

As  Working Nomads, what was your base for 2018?

I spent the majority of the yr in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, principally in Playa del Carmen.

Why is that this a superb Digital Nomad Base?

Mexico is an superior place for therefore many causes. First, People and lots of nationalities get a 180 day visa upon entry, which makes it straightforward to remain for longer durations. Second, it’s a reasonably reasonably priced place however nonetheless provides the advantages of a developed nation like high quality housing, a great transportation community, and strong Wi-Fi. Plus, there are such a lot of superior issues to do in Mexico: from beautiful seashores, to having fun with the wealthy tradition, to historic archaeological websites, and bustling cities. It’s one of my favourite locations on the planet!

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Mexico, Nigeria, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

I feel the spotlight for positive needed to be attending a 1,000 individual conventional Yoruba wedding ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria. It was for a Nigerian good friend of mine from regulation faculty, and all of us dressed up within the lovely conventional seize. At on level within the wedding ceremony all the buddies of the groom even needed to be a part of him in prostrating earlier than the mom of the bride, and asking for her hand on his behalf, as half of the ceremony. What an superior expertise!

Travel plans for 2019.

I put out an annual listing of one of the best rising journey locations over at my weblog after which maintain an internet ballot of readers to pick a winner on every of the 6 populated continents. I’m serious about doing one thing somewhat loopy this yr and simply going to all of the winners (I don’t even know the place that will probably be but!).

Jules Hatfield – Don’t Overlook To Transfer

Jules Hatfield from Melbourne, Australia and his American associate Christine write the Journey Travel and Accountable Tourism weblog – Don’t Overlook To Transfer they’ve been touring the world since 2012. They each have Masters levels, have been to over 40 nations and spent quite a bit of time working and browsing in Bali in 2018!

Jules from dontforgettomove.com in Bali.Jules from dontforgettomove.com in Bali.

Nation of residence.

As of 2018 I’ve residency in america, as my associate Christine is from California, however we spend rather a lot of the yr touring. We cut up our time between California, Australia, Bali and the street.

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad.

I first began touring full-time in 2010, lengthy earlier than I transitioned to being a digital nomad. After years of backpacking South America my girlfriend and I figured it was time to start out studying how one can make journey financially sustainable, so we began a weblog. We began our weblog mid-2013 and have since been capable of make it our full-time job.

Did you’ve got one other profession earlier than turning into a  blogger.

After graduating with a level in Worldwide Relations and a post-grad in schooling I turned a high-school English and Historical past instructor in Melbourne for 4 years. I liked educating and the rewarding challenges it introduced, however my love for touring and exploring led me again to discovering a long-term answer for making journey a profession.

During the last fie years I’ve additionally been concerned in quite a bit of non-profit work, as each Christine and I are enthusiastic about worldwide improvement. We each accomplished our Grasp in Worldwide Improvement in 2017 and have spent lots of time volunteering with grassroots non-profits all through our travels.

What number of nations have you ever been to.

I ended counting a longtime in the past, however it’s in all probability someplace within the 40s. As a traveler I wish to spend longer quantities of time in fewer nations, to actually get a really feel for the tradition and other people.

What was your base for 2018.

I began the yr visiting household in Australia earlier than making a base in Bali, Indonesia for Four months. By mid-2018 we got here again to California to semi-base ourselves out of San Francisco for the rest of the yr. Within the final half of 2018 we’ve additionally been out of the nation for at the very least two months on work journeys.

Why are these good digital nomad places?

 During the last 5 years my favourite place to be a digital nomad has been Bali, Indonesia. Positive it’s crammed full of different expats and digital nomads doing the identical factor, however you’ll be able to’t beat the mixture of good climate, scrumptious meals, having a group and, most significantly, superior waves! I’m a surfer, so for me that may’t be beat! There are such a lot of superior spots to surf round Bali and neighboring island Nusa Lembongan. Bali has additionally been nice to community with different digital nomads, particularly journey content material creators and influencers like ourselves. This networking has led to nice discussions and concepts on future tasks.

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Australia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, United States, Mexico, Guyana and Dominican Republic.

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

From a piece perspective we had a killer yr, virtually tripling our 2017 revenue. Our journey media model continues to develop and we’re getting acknowledged as an actual authority within the sustainable tourism / giving again area. In This fall 2018 we labored with some actually huge corporations on journey giving again initiatives (JetBlue and LifeStraw) and have already secured yr lengthy partnerships for 2019. Personally, I beloved having extra of a house base in 2018 after years of shifting each couple of weeks. Being in Bali for 4 months gave me time to benefit from the issues that I really like in life, like browsing, driving motorbikes and constructing a group. I acquired time to work on my private improvement, in addition to bodily health and private properly being. It was an amazing yr!

Plans for 2019.

Type of just like 2018. We’ll begin the yr in Australia, earlier than retuning to Bali for a couple of months. Round mid-year we’ll return to america for a marriage, earlier than sticking round for a number of extra months to see how work pans out. Or perhaps not, that’s the sweetness of our job, we’re solely ever an e-mail away from an superior journey! In November 2019 Christine and I are getting married in Mexico, in order that’ll be rad. We’ll in all probability throw in a number of different journeys right here and there and let the street take us to our subsequent journey!

Work clever we’ve acquired some thrilling tasks arising, just like the launch of our podcast collection in early 2019, so be on the look out for that!

Kate & Jeremy Storm – Our Escape Clause

Jeremy & Kate have been full-time vacationers since Might 2016 and are on a mission to seek out as many adventures as attainable across the globe. Writing Our Escape Clause this younger American couple has traveled 49 nations and a few of their adventures in 2018 embrace Scuba diving in Mozambique and climbing within the Italian Dolomites.

The Storms ourescapeclause.comThe Storms in Czech Republic –  ourescapeclause.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

2.5 years

Did you could have one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Yep–I used to be an insurance coverage adjuster, and am now a full-time blogger. My husband was (and nonetheless is) a software program developer by commerce along with partnering on the weblog with me.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

39

As  Working Nomads, what was your base for 2018?

No base! We have now spent the yr as full-time nomads, however we did spent a month every in Bologna, Istanbul, Rome, and Cape City!

Why are these good Digital Nomad Cities?

All of the cities we selected to quiet down in briefly this yr had their advantages–crucial ones being scrumptious meals, nice climate, and–most significantly–wonderful obtainable wifi.

Nations traveled to in 2018.

We hung out in 15 nations this yr, some of them greater than as soon as: the USA, Colombia, Portugal, France, Germany, Turkey, Italy, San Marino, Bulgaria, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique, Hungary, Czechia, and Austria.

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

Highlights of the yr included going scuba diving in Mozambique, spending a month “living” in Rome, mountaineering within the Italian Dolomites, visiting the penguins of Boulders Seashore in South Africa, revisiting some of our all-time favourite cities like Paris, Budapest, and Florence, exploring Istanbul for weeks on finish, and taking a Christmas-market-themed journey via Austria.

Nomad journey plans for 2019.

In 2019 we plan to spend tons of time in Europe, hopefully visiting the remaining of the Balkan nations that we haven’t had an opportunity to go to and testing the Baltic states! We additionally hope to go to the Center East no less than as soon as (Oman is on our minds in the meanwhile), and make it to Central Asia (probably to Kazakhstan).

Like yearly of being a digital nomad, although, we’re positive our plans will utterly shift in shocking methods all year long!

Pilar Noriega – The Way of life Hunter

Pilar, the creator of The Way of life Hunter, is a Mexican expat presently dwelling in South Africa. She has a level in Actuarial Science and labored as a technique advisor earlier than turning to a nomadic way of life. She has participated in volunteer tasks in a number of nations and purpose to encourage others to journey the world by way of her way of life weblog. Based mostly in Cape City she traveled throughout South Africa and Europe in 2018.

Pilar Noriega - thelifestylehunter.comPilar Noriega at The Popeye village in Malta – thelifestylehunter.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

2 years

What number of nations have you ever been to?

25

Did you might have one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Administration Advisor (I studied Actuarial Science after which labored at Bain & Firm, one of the highest three administration consulting companies on the planet, then labored on a consulting challenge in Zimbabwe after which turn into a blogger, travelled and obtained to South Africa)

As  a Working Nomad, what was your base for 2018?

I used to be based mostly in Cape City in 2018, however traveled rather a lot.

Why is Cape City a great Digital Nomad Metropolis?

There’s a lot to do with many of vacationer actions in South Africa

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Europe (Austria, Belgium, Verify Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Spain), Africa (Egypt, Tanzania, and South Africa)

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

Established in Cape City and grew rather a lot my weblog going to lots of excursions, staying in luxurious resorts, consuming in good eating places and going to trend exhibits. Received my first article revealed in FlySafair inflight journal.

Nomad journey plans for 2019.

Make extra journeys and uncover Africa

Alan Cuthbertson – Frequent Traveller

Ros and Alan Cuthbertson are Australian journey bloggers of their late 50’s. With a few years of journey expertise in  Frequent Traveller they document their journey adventures to assist others of an analogous age with the time and obtainable assets to get extra out of journey. Visiting 13 nations on three continents from their base in Thailand in 2018 they definitely gave many youthful nomadic bloggers a run for his or her cash.

Ros and Alan Cuthbertson - Frequent TravellerRos and Alan on the Charles Bridge in Prague – frequenttraveler.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

We’ve got been digital nomads for Four years.

Did you have got one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Sure, Alan was an IT Supervisor and Ros was a Incapacity Help Employee.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

We’ve got been to 42 nations and counting. There’s a lot extra of the world to discover.

As  Working Nomads, what was your base for 2018?

We base ourselves in Chiang Mai Thailand a well-liked vacation spot for digital nomads.

Why is that this a very good Digital Nomad Metropolis?

Thailand is a superb nation to work as a digital nomad, the web is reasonable and quick, we love the tradition and the espresso is fairly good too.

Nations traveled to in 2018.

We had a busy yr visiting Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, The United Arab Emirates, Finland, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, The Czech Republic and the USA of America and we liked each minute of it.

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

Some of the highlights of 2018 have been visiting picturesque mountain villages and enjoyable with spectacular views of Lake Geneva from the city of Evian in France. Discovering the Spa cities and historic castles of the Czech Republic. Spending time in New York Metropolis as a solo feminine traveller whereas Alan captured the sweetness of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley in New York State.

Travel plans for 2019.

Our 2019 plans are to discover extra of South East Asia, go to Japanese Europe earlier than heading to the USA for a street journey.

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Lexi Forest – A Scenic Discover

Lexi Forest writes A Scenic Discover, a journey weblog that focuses on scenic journey; predominantly vivid landscapes and spectacular cityscapes. Lexi is Australian, she principally traveled round Asia in 2018 from her base in Malaysia. Seeing 100s of elephants driving round in tuc tucs in Sri Lanka and Scuba diving with thresher sharks within the Phillipines have been some of her highlights this yr.

Lexi Forest - ascenicfind.comLexi Forest – ascenicfind.com

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

I began three websites Four-5 years in the past, however it’s solely been up to now yr that I’ve been capable of help myself with them. By the point my educating contract led to December final yr I used to be capable of cowl all of my dwelling bills from the websites alone.

Did you might have one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

Sure, I taught English in Asia for 2 years. Earlier than that I used to be at college. I used to be running a blog for many of that point, however didn’t earn sufficient to go full time.

What number of nations have you ever been to?

25

What was your base for 2018?

I used Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as my base in 2018. I spent 5 months there in complete, in between journeys.

Why is that this a very good Nation for Digital Nomads?

Malaysia is probably not as in style as Thailand for digital nomads, however it’s nice for a quantity of causes.

Value of dwelling is comparatively low cost, web is quick and since Kuala Lumpur is a flight hub its straightforward to fly to a number of locations in Asia fairly cheaply.

Additionally it’s very straightforward to get round Malaysia with the use of Seize (just like Uber) and groceries are fairly low cost (though so is consuming out).

Nations traveled to in 2018.

China, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Australia

Highlights of 2018.

My highlights of 2018 principally revolve round diving within the Philippines. I obtained to dive with thresher sharks, inside wrecks and do the sardine run.

Aside from that I went safari loopy in Sri Lanka and simply noticed over 100 elephants.

Plans for 2019.

I’m planning to take 2019 rather a lot slower.

I went again to Australia to go to household because it had been over 2.5 years since I’ve been residence (I taught English in China previous to with the ability to help myself on-line).

I’m most probably going to maneuver again right here completely, as whereas I beloved dwelling in Asia for the previous few years, I’ve actually missed residence.

I began a brand new weblog late this yr and I’m hoping to duplicate some of the success I’ve had with my different websites. So 2019 shall be a mixture of working arduous on-line, and catching up with family and friends.

after which there’s us..

Campbell Louw – Stingy Nomads

I’m from South Africa and have been touring most of the time since 2012, on the finish of annually I say ‘next year I am going to get a grown up job again’. My associate in crime Alya used to journey about three months a yr to flee winter in her house nation Russia. We met whereas browsing in The Philippines, 5 years later we’re married and nonetheless touring. We began the weblog to share the right way to journey on a price range, now we principally journey chasing actions and write about particular hikes, dives and different adventures.

How lengthy have you ever been a digital nomad?

We now have been touring collectively for five years, whereas touring Alya did some English educating on-line and I labored as a Scuba teacher. We determined to start out the weblog and purchased the area identify 2.5 years in the past. Throughout a 2 week boat journey taking place the Amazon river, we got here up with this running a blog plan and purchased the area once we arrived someplace with web entry. Again then we have been touring on a really low price range, making an attempt to hike, climb and dive superb locations with out spending cash, we camped quite a bit and thought the tongue within the cheek identify ‘stingy nomads’ go well with us. We knew nothing about running a blog or net design and even after a yr of running a blog how individuals generate profits from this was nonetheless a thriller. We learnt by way of Google and Fb teams, nomads for a pair of years however I might solely classify us as actual digital nomads for just a little greater than a yr now.

Alya and Campbell. Stingy NomadsAlya and Campbell. Stingy Nomads

Did you will have one other profession earlier than turning into a blogger?

I used to work as a analysis scientist with a PhD in biotechnology. Alya had a profession as a linguist, she has a Masters diploma in linguistics and speaks a pair of languages, that is very useful when touring!

What number of nations have you ever been to?

About 55 nations every and spherical 40 collectively.

As  Working Nomads, what was your base for 2018?

We spent about Four months working between journeys in our house nations in Cape City and St Petersburg. We additionally tried to do some work whereas strolling by way of Spain.

Why are these good Digital Nomad Cities?

Each are reasonably priced, with good web and lots of espresso outlets. In Cape City we love going to the seashore, browsing, operating on Desk Mountain or Blouberg Seashore when not working, in St Petersburg there are various superb parks and museums to discover.

Nations traveled to in 2018.

Spain, Portugal, Thailand, Russia, South Africa

Are you able to give us some Workation Highlights of 2018

We walked Four totally different Camino de Santiago routes by means of Portugal and Spain this yr strolling over 2000km and sleeping in additional than a 100 beds. We additionally did some good Scuba diving in Thailand.

Travel plans for 2019.

We’re nonetheless planning 2019, nevertheless it we shall be again in Spain to stroll one other Camino de Santiago route, do some mountaineering in Nepal and Canada, and plan to make use of Bali as a piece base for some time from the place we’ll do some diving and browsing round South East Asia, hoping to lastly make it round to Raja Ampat. We need to make extra movies in 2019, please comply with our Youtube channel!

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