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Everything I know about sponsorship for adventurers

Throughout the years, I’ve gotten quite a few requests for information about sponsorship for adventurers. How does one go about lining them up? What’s realistic? In this post, I’ll tell you everything I know about sponsorships – I hope this helps. Overall, I would say there are five main truths one needs to be aware [...]

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Facing the Finances of long-term travel

One of the questions most people have when considering long-term travel is about the financial side of it all. We know we need to have the money available, but the logistics of finances of long-term travel can be a convoluted mess to try and sort out. I’ve written about this a few times, but I [...]

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10 Ways to stay on the road longer than you can imagine

Today I would like to introduce you to the Polish duo Agness and Cez, travel companions and founders of eTramping.com, a blog focusing on cheap travels under 25 bucks a day. They have been enjoying their lives on the road since 2011 trying to inspire another to follow their steps. Here are their best tips [...]

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Will you find a way to make it work? Or reasons why it won’t?

You know the drill – I’ve hammered on the financial side of this dream stuff enough. If you want to make it happen badly enough, you’ll do what it takes to figure it out. If you don’t, you’ll make excuses why it won’t work. It’s up to you, really. I’m not the only person saying [...]

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7 Truths of location independence

I know a lot of people with location independent income streams and am always amazed at how diverse they are. The only constant is that we all rely upon our interests and strengths and somehow manage to monetize them. Overall, I think there are seven truths you’ll need to embrace in order to develop an [...]

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How to afford an extended journey

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “How could you afford an extended journey like yours? How much did it cost? How much would I have to save to travel long-term?” That is a hard question to answer. Trying to say how much an extended journey costs is a bit like trying to [...]

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How to organize finances for extended travel

Organizing our finances for extended travel was probably one of the most difficult aspects of our journey. How can we arrange it so we have access to our money from all over the world? How can we pay our bills from Timbuktu? How do we even know how much and to whom we need to [...]

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How do travel bloggers support themselves when they are old and gray?

I came upon an interesting post today – one that made me think. Okay, I get how full-time travellers support themselves. They get sponsorships, volunteer in exchange for accommodation, they teach English, work odd jobs, travel slowly, they sell photography and ebooks, make a bit of money freelancing or from their blog… but for those [...]

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How to get international teaching jobs

“How can we get international teaching jobs?” That’s a question I hear on a regular basis. My husband and I are both professional teachers and spent twelve years teaching in international schools. We first moved overseas to teach in 1993, and spent two years teaching in Alexandria, Egypt (I taught 3rd grade, he was our [...]

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5 steps to location independence

I know many of my readers dream of living a location independent lifestyle. Here are five things to think about when planning to make location independence happen. Today’s guest blogger is Ryan Gibson. For many of us, the path to true happiness and a lifestyle we adore is one that allows us to live for [...]

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How to save money on lodging while traveling the USA

Travel can be expensive or it can be cheap. It all depends on your priorities. For most people, the most expensive part of travel is getting from point A to point B. The second most expensive part is paying for a place to sleep every night, but there are plenty of ways to minimize those [...]

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7 Secrets Travel Agents Don’t Want You To Know

As a former travel agent, I’ve learned a thing or three about finding the best deals. The truth is, many travel agents do have tools (and connections) to help them find the best deal anywhere. They’re also armed with industry knowledge of routes, hubs and the best supplier for each. But you know what? Many [...]

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Becoming Location Independent: Where do I start?

For many dreams, having a source of income that does not revolve around physically being present in a certain place is a must, but creating that situation can be difficult. It may seem, at first glance, as an impossible task, but I believe we’re all up for reaching our own personal unreachable star. I’ve met [...]

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Are You a Mileage Hoarder? It is Time to Show Your Family the World

I’m worthless when it comes to airline points. In fact, I’ve opted for a cash-back credit card rather than deal with points. But Justin, proud papa of the InACents family, knows the ins and outs of accruing those points. Here he’s got some ideas about actually using them. I am a self-proclaimed travel hacker. I [...]

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Debt: The #1 Dream Killer

I hear so much about debt in this country and, truth be told, I’m puzzled. I don’t understand how anyone can put themselves into the massive amounts of consumer debt this country is known for. It seems to me that debt is the main dream killer in our country. I get that sometimes the debt [...]

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How to finance long term travel (with advice from many bloggers)

How to finance long term travel? It all comes down to priorities. The other day I was talking with a friend. “I would love to travel like you do,” she said, “but there is no way I could afford it.” She was decked out in designer clothes and Coach handbag and I knew she drives [...]

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