Posts Tagged ‘long-term travel’

The Professional Hobo

In 2006, Nora Dunn decided to trade in her comfortable life as a financial planner to travel the world with her partner, Kelly. Their travels have taken them through the United States, Canada, Thailand and Australia, amongst other places.

5 Things That (can) Suck About Long-Term Travel

In my last article, I talked about the highs of travel. While travel is a mostly amazing experience, nomadic living is not always glitter and gold. In fact, if you spend enough time on the road, something bad is bound to happen. Murphy’s Law is never wrong and eventually you find that there are plenty of lows to go with your highs.

3 of the Best Things About Long-Term Travel

As a perpetual nomad, I spend a lot of time traveling. Extended time on the road will leave a person with innumerable highs and intolerable lows. I’ve been moving now for two years and in that time I’ve seen a lot. One of the benefits of travel is that you are constantly experiencing new things and not a day goes by where I am not awed.

The Unconventional Guide to Working for Yourself (E-Book Review)-

Chris Guillebeau has just released The Unconventional Guide to Working for Yourself, the second ebook in his series of Unconventional Guides (his first was a guide to discount airfares I reviewed last month).

In the new guide, he shares how you can set up a small online business to earn at least $200 a month.

About Chris: If you’ve ever dreamed of travelling long-term while living off a small perpetual income, you need to know this about Chris: he’s on a mission to visit every country in the world over the next five years, and has visited 100 so far. He doesn’t have a “real job”, but he’s been working as an online entrepreneur for 10 years. He speaks with a voice of experience, not only as an online entrepreneur, but also as a traveller.

How Travel Redefines Home

When I first left the country, I was an angry girl; ashamed of my country, annoyed with American tradition & culture, disregarding of my family history, disappointed with my education, and I was no longer on speaking terms with religion.

It was the story of the young shepherd, Santiago, in The Alchemist that filled my spirit with an insatiable fire to move, and specifically to buy my first open-ended ticket to what would eventually accumulate into seven years of adventures abroad. But I still vividly remember the moment when I closed that little book and said, with noted disappointment, to myself, “Wait. The boy ends up where he began?” It was foreshadowing on my life that I was just barely smart enough to note with a squinted and suspicious eye.

How To Travel As Long As You Want Without Going Broke (Interview)

So, you’re pumped. You’ve just learned that $5 a day is all you need to travel forever, and you know it’s for you.

But now you’re wondering: How will you get that $5 a day? And what if you want to earn a little more than that, so you can be a little less frugal or travel in more expensive place?

Wade has been on the road for 9 years, in which time he’s made his way through 40 countries and across 5 continents. Last year, I talked to him about why he’s been travelling so long; this time, I decided to find out how he does it. Or, more specifically, where he gets the money to be able to travel perpetually.

Is $5 a Day Really Enough?

Last week, I wrote about Andy the Hobo Traveler, and his inspiring motto: If you earn $5 a day, you can travel forever.

That article received a strong reaction, and not just from people who were inspired by Andy’s approach to long-term travel. Others were skeptical. One reader, J Nizzle, commented:

“5 bucks a day. I think that is totally possible. If you don’t mind those living conditions. How long can you sleep on the ground? Or better yet in some seedy places that work with a 5 dollar budget. What is the quality of food you are eating? How about not showering for a few days?”

Earn $5 a Day? You Can Travel Forever

“If you can earn $5 a day, you can travel forever.”

That’s Andy the Hobo Traveler’s motto, at least. And he can talk: for close to 11 years, Andy has been perpetually travelling the globe, with no intention of returning home.

For most of us, travel is a finite experience. Our trips may be long, but they always have a Point A and a Point B: a beginning and an end. Most of us return home; some people relocate to a new home; but we always arrive home.


SoulTravelers3 are a family of three on a slow, open-ended travel adventure throughout the world.


A perpetual pilgrim wanders the world, sharing her experiences with beautiful, reflective prose. Christina’s travels have taken her through Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.

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