On The Road Again – The Path Back To Nomadic Life

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“I don’t think it’s for me,” I say to the estate agent as I poke my head into the en-suite.  She takes it to mean that I don’t want to buy this house. But I can’t help feeling like I’m saying something more profound. That this – the home owing and the fixed location and the … Read more

Reverse Culture Shock After Being a Digital Nomad

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If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I left the UK in 2010 and have been roaming the globe, living the digital nomad lifestyle ever since. You’ll also know that a ridiculous knee injury in the British Virgin Islands has put me on less glamorous British National Health Service waiting list for ACL reconstruction. … Read more

10 Myths About Travel Blogging for Money

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Think you know the truth about travel blogging for money? Here are 10 myths…and the reality. Working as a digital nomad and travelling the world is the modern-day dream job for those with wanderlust  particularly if your vision of a travel blogger is someone who spends all day sitting on the beach, interspersing their tanning with … Read more

15 Best WordPress Plugins for Blogs

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I seem to spend a lot of time talking about the best WordPress plugins for blogs, particular people who are just starting out. So, to save me some jaw ache, it’s time I made a proper list. If you’re in the early stages of starting a travel blog, you may want to check out my … Read more

How to Work and Travel – 20 Tips For Digital Nomads

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Last week marked 4 years since I set off to travel the world. Year 1 was a hedonistic year of pure travel indulgence. Year 2 was the year I decided to see if I could make a go of work and travel as I tried my hand as a freelance writer – you can read … Read more

The Challenges of Going From A Gap Year to Digital Nomad

I recently wrote about why I don’t regret quitting law to travel and it seemed only fair, as I make my final preparations for my next travel plans (where I’ll be heading back to Latin America for at least the rest of the year), to present the flip-side of the story because long-term travel isn’t … Read more

Why Your Shouldn’t Regret Quitting Your Job to Travel

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It was my birthday this week. It’s a date that always prompts a bit of navel gazing, and this year my thoughts were focused on my career. I’ve never been the kind of person who draws up and maintains a five-year plan (my commitment issues are too great). However, even it I had, there is no … Read more

Blogging As a Business – 10 Steps to Pivot Your Hobby Blog

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You’ve been hobby blogging for a while but your big dream is to quit your job and become a full time content creator. It’s terrifying, but it is possible. Yet, here’s the thing. You’re going to have to do things a little differently. Here are 10 steps to help you pivot from hobby blog to … Read more

Why Being A Freelance Writer Isn’t Always A Dream Job

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“You’re a freelance writer, that’s amazing!!” I hear this a lot but there came a point, after a year of being a freelance writer for various online websites, all I could muster was a disenchanted shrug. I’d quit law, travelled the world and decided to try my hand at a new career – freelance writing. … Read more

10 Pro Tips For How To Start A Travel Blog

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So, you’re off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip (or even just a jaunt to the next town over) and want to start a travel blog? Here’s what I wish I’d known before I began my travel blog. 1. Define Your Purpose People start travel blogs for many different reasons. Mine was initially set up to keep … Read more