The way I see it, there's no reason to wait if slow travel sounds like your dream life. With an online income like freelance writing, you can make a home out of wherever you happen to land.
My husband, Tim, and I had our first big adventure in the mid- to late-90s when we backpacked around the world through 66 countries. Before we set off, we sold Tim's graphic design business and all the big bulky equipment that went with it...
My strategy was simple: I would pitch myself as a professional copywriter for international companies who want to reach the English language market.
Louisa makes money from her knowledge of all sorts of eclectic interests, whether she's in California or her home in Mexico. All she has to do is host a workshop.
Sheilagh discovered Bocas del Toro, Panama, through International Living. The Caribbean archipelago, with its golden-sand beaches, convenient location, and low cost of living, makes it perfect for anyone searching for an island of their own.
When Todd moved to Ecuador to live the good life, he needed a way to make money. So, he tapped into a billion-dollar growing industry where one can make an average of between $27,100 and $73,100 a year.
Carmen proves that anything is possible when you take a leap of faith and start a new business venture in the right destination abroad. With a few monofins and some needle and thread, she created a business in Tulum, Mexico, where dreams come true.
Known as the “Silicon Valley of Mexico,” Guadalajara reinvented itself as a major center for research and development, programming, design, and other high-skilled tech occupations. This new boom has given it a thriving economy and a growing international community.
Digital nomad Carol Barron has used her “go anywhere” income to visit places like Nice, France; the Algarve, Portugal; and Florence, Italy. But the adventure doesn’t end there.
Bonnie Raniewicz and Jai Segal fell instantly in love with Ajijic the moment they landed in the magical Mexican village in the fall of 2017. They recently opened an inn where they host yoga classes, weekend retreats, and community fundraisers.