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When leaving the UK in August 2016, if you had told me we’d get to the point where I’d be writing an end of the year round up of 2017 while still tr...
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30
Dec
2017

Our 2017 - Travels, Blogging, House Sitting and Earning Money Online!

When leaving the UK in August 2016, if you had told me we’d get to the point where I’d be writing an end of the year round up of 2017 while still travelling and blogging, I wouldn’t have believed you. We’ve taken trips like these before, trips where we quit our jobs and packed our…

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It’s been a fantastic four months living in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern landlocked city in the mountains. We visited Chiang Mai for the first ti...
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7
Jan
2017

Leaving Chiang Mai and Our Next Travel Plans

It’s been a fantastic four months living in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern landlocked city in the mountains. We visited Chiang Mai for the first time in 2012 as we travelled from the southern islands to the northern border with Laos. Back then, we stayed in Chiang Mai for just five days but it was enough…

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In the previous two Digital Nomad Desires posts, I mentioned that Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is the digital nomad capital of the world. We’ve been i...
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22
Dec
2016

Digital Nomad Desires: What is Dropshipping? Is it For Us?

In the previous two Digital Nomad Desires posts, I mentioned that Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is the digital nomad capital of the world. We’ve been in Chiang Mai for nearly four months now and have met plenty of successful online entrepreneurs. From attending dozens of digital nomad meet-ups and talks, we discovered that a large…

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For all the 10 years we’ve been travelling the world, Shelley and I have had this on going fear of hiring a motorbike. In Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we a...
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10
Nov
2016

Why We Have Our Motorbike Rental Fear

For all the 10 years we’ve been travelling the world, Shelley and I have had this on going fear of hiring a motorbike. In Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we are now, hiring a moped is hugely popular with travellers and expats. In fact it’s popular all over South East Asia. It’s not surprising as it’s by…

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It was a strange feeling getting off that Sri Lankan Airlines plane and spending the first few hours of our much-anticipated trip in Negombo. We’d been waitin...
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24
Aug
2016

Back on the Road and Feeling Overwhelmed

It was a strange feeling getting off that Sri Lankan Airlines plane and spending the first few hours of our much-anticipated trip in Negombo. We’d been waiting to get back on the road since we came home from our previous year around the world back in 2012. We couldn’t wait for all the amazing rewards of long-term…

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I discovered a Swedish word this week that perfectly describes how both Shelley and I are feeling with only a week to go until we jet off for our next adventure...
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9
Aug
2016

A Week To Go Until Take Off. How Are We Feeling?

I discovered a Swedish word this week that perfectly describes how both Shelley and I are feeling with only a week to go until we jet off for our next adventure. Resfeber: the restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins when anxiety and anticipation are entangled together. The Anticipation is Strong We,…

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I must have somehow been bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Growing up I always enjoyed family holidays to Europe and parts of my home country. I got...
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5
Aug
2016

Getting Bitten by the Travel Bug and Why That's OK

I must have somehow been bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Growing up I always enjoyed family holidays to Europe and parts of my home country. I got just as excited as a child as I do now. I especially loved the holidays to warmer climates. In fact my first was when…

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We don’t have a grey hair on our bodies, we don’t use walking sticks to get about and we have just a few laughter lines on our faces. However, we’re still...
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21
Jul
2016

Early Mini Retirement - Why Everyone Should Do It

We don’t have a grey hair on our bodies, we don’t use walking sticks to get about and we have just a few laughter lines on our faces. However, we’re still able to regularly take a temporary early retirement. To give up work and do all the things we want to do. Not have to…

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We live in a society that’s obsessed with consumption and we constantly seek out instant gratification. We seem to always want the latest product, even though...
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29
Jun
2016

Reasons Why People Should Spend Money On Experiences

We live in a society that’s obsessed with consumption and we constantly seek out instant gratification. We seem to always want the latest product, even though we’re completely satisfied with what we already have. Houses, cars, latest gadgets and high-end fashion are all items that we’re pressured to buy. Advertisers are experts at convincing us…

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