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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 50 countries. www.indianajo.com is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  3. Scotty Elliott
    Scotty Elliott at | | Reply

    I still can’t believe I could make money from writing about something I enjoy doing or from writing anything on the internet for that matter. Unlike most people my age (53), I’m pretty tech savvy but when someone tells me theirs money to be made from anything involving the internet= Are you a Nigerian princess? 🙂 I’ll be following all the links & tips you’ve given, thanks again Jo, I’m due for a “sea change” & good luck with your future travels. 🙂

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  7. Franca
    Franca at | | Reply

    Thank you so much Jo for putting this together, it’s very helpful and in some ways it puts order to my messy mental idea of working and travelling. I need it 😉

  8. Scott @ VacationCounts
    Scott @ VacationCounts at | | Reply

    Great advice for those that want to be self-employed and live and travel in different countries. Most of us do not want to wait until retirement to start traveling. Prioritizing work versus travel is key.

    Another way of approaching work+travel is to replicate your work-life-vacation balance but in a new country. What I mean is to travel to a foreign country and rent a place to stay (for a year if you are legally allowed to be resident that long). During your one-year abroad, work and take vacations as you would back home. Work during the week and take off on weekend breaks. Celebrate the national holidays. Give yourself 5 or 6 weeks of vacation days each year (or whatever is financially feasible) and only travel during those periods. This plan can make it easier to get freelance work done and not have to juggle working and traveling at the same time.

    Happy Traveling…
    -Scott, VacationCounts – Take More Vacation Time Off

  9. Sam
    Sam at | | Reply

    Wow, this must have taken ages to put together! But I’m so glad you did – super helpful. For me, it’s the concentration thing that gets me most. I’m very sensitive to noise, and trying to write when people around me are speaking English is almost impossible. If they’re speaking another language it’s fine! I found that article on taming your mammoth really worthwhile reading too, by the way. Definitely advice to live by!

  10. Stefan Arestis
    Stefan Arestis at | | Reply

    And to think you used to be a lawyer 4 years ago! Really impressed and look up to you. We are slowly learning the importance of what we call admin days – turning into weeks in some cases.

  11. Corinne
    Corinne at | | Reply

    Jo, I think these tips work for blogging…anyway you do it!

  12. Andrew Cowen
    Andrew Cowen at | | Reply

    Such wisdom…thought provoking, professional and inspiring.

    i believe travel has really helped you find your true self…if you ever pass Rotterdam would love to see you again.

  13. jessie
    jessie at | | Reply

    uhh nice tipps! something i needed right now!

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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