As full time travelers, the main we question we get asked is – “How can you afford to travel permanently?” House Sitting is of course the answer!
Frequent travelers have unquestionably been through airports that they still have nightmares about, but there are a number of facilities worldwide that will do more than exceed one’s expectations.
What one gets out of their travels can be quite a personal experience. Some people travel to ‘find themselves’. Some people travel to experience different cultures and customs. Some people travel to see the wonders of the world or the iconic landmarks. And for some people, travel for the feeling of freedom it gives them.
The other day someone said to me “I wish I could do what you are doing”. And my reply – “Why don’t you then?”.
My pre nomadic life wasn’t a bad one. I was content with the path I had taken. I was running a successful business that I enjoyed; I had a great relationship with my husband (although not technically married, after 14 years together and traveling non stop for 365 days together, ‘boyfriend’ doesn’t quite cut it); And we lived in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. Life was… nice.
Being a permanent nomad brings you many joys. You travel the world; You meet amazing like-minded people; You can go wherever you want, whenever you want.
For me, the best part about being a nomad is the exhilarating feeling of freedom it grants you.
They say your life can change in the blink of an eye. For us it wasn’t a blink of the eye, it was boarding a flight on a one-way ticket that completely changed our lives.
We had no idea we were starting a whole new phase in our lives as we boarded that flight from Perth to Los Angeles on March 5th 2012.
Traveling without a travel budget is like traveling blind. You need to know what travel style you can afford if you want to travel long term.
Before I became a full time traveler I had read hundreds of travel blog. I loved reading their stories and most of the time I would nod in agreement. But there was one topic I never could quite understand or agree with; the negative posts about cruises.