Tag: Australia

Why Helpx Still Excites Me 4 Years Later

It’s been 4 years since I’ve traveled full-time using Helpx.net, but after curiously poking around on their site again, it looks like things have only grown and gotten better and better for them – and for the travelers who use their site. You might remember this throwback post: Workaway vs. Helpx: Which do you use

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How to explain gaps in your resume because of travel

I have over 15 versions of my resume on my hard-drive. Being on-the-go full-time for 4 years was an incredible experience, but I am not independently wealthy. I had to work along the way to finance my travels. Many of those jobs were in the hospitality industry which exist worldwide. My experience is all over

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How to travel as a couple and not kill each other

If there’s one takeaway from the book and movie Into the Wild I will always carry with me, it’s this: “Happiness is only real when shared.” When I first starting traveling, I trekked solo for the better part of 2 years. It was great! I was able to come and go as I pleased, see

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Overcoming the Four Letter Word

Nothing’s certain. Nothing’s perfect. The time is now. So often before I took the leap of faith and starting traveling around the world solo, I wanted all the stars to align. In my mind, I fancied every aspect of my life lining up in perfect harmony so that it would make sense to quit whatever

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Heading West: The Great American Road Trip Commences

Jon and I souped our truck and finally put the Northstar 850 SC slide in camper on top. It took two days to pack everything we own (I thought not much, but after cramming everything into every little crevice, it turns out we have a lot of crap) and finally hit the road. We started

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A Day at Wivenhoe Dam, Australia

We packed up a barbie, some chairs, an inflatable kayak and we were off, driving on the left side of the road on the other side of the world. I had just arrived in Australia, my first out of country experience, and I was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed for who I’d meet, where I’d go and

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The uncertainty of the travel flow

Traveling opened up about a million cans of awesome, and almost as many cans of worms. This year alone has been my greatest success. I conquered continents. I traveled here, to there, to here and to there again. A lot of people ask me, “What are you running away from?” I like to answer, “It’s

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Life as a full time traveler

I’ve been traveling full-time for almost eight months. I’m humbled by all the experiences I’ve had. This has been the best year of my life in so many ways. My mind’s been opened to the big wild world, and it’s love, my friends. Couchsurfing around the world, camping on remote beaches and calling wherever I

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The cost of travel besides MONEY

I”m not shy about giving out details about my personal budget, because, believe it or not, just like you, I had to work for my money. I still work for money and I will continue to work for money. So many people have it wrong. It’s not all about the money. Admittedly, I drained my

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