Nomadic Chick

My Story: I was stuck in an unsatisfying desk job and courting a growing resentment towards the North American lifestyle. After swearing to change my life on a file folder, I sold my earthly possessions and set off in June 2010. My journey will traverse the banks of the Ganges to the tin shanty towns of Manila. My ultimate dream is to combine two pastimes: traveling and writing. Where could I end up? Hopefully a travel writer and full-time digital nomad. What transpires will be eye-opening, precarious and liberating. Read along as I emerge from my caterpillar shell. Because frankly, a dose of the unknown may be just what I need!

How I Got to this Point: It all began at age nineteen. After toiling at a daycare job, I found myself with a healthy bank account. My inner self fantasized about volunteering overseas, tasting exotic foods and experiencing cultural exchange, but the external pressures won. Travel to Spain or buy a car? Naturally, I picked the car. First wrong turn complete. Next, I decided post-secondary education was essential because everyone else did it. That’s where I met my partner.

Eleven years later I traded him in for mounting debt and chronic back pain. The North American milestones that are supposed to bring happiness made me miserable. Worst still, my joy for life was sapped. Wake-up call noted — it was time to close my eyes and jump into the rabbit hole.

The Purpose of this Site: Here I was with a bold idea to abandon cubicle existence, the next step was to hit the Internet for inspiration. Many travelogues emboldened my shaky will, but I couldn’t help noticing a scarcity of blogs devoted to someone like me, a single lady on the cusp of forty, ready to leave everything she’s known. The signals I receive are: You’re crazy. And too old.” “Don’t you have a mortgage, 2.5 children and a job you love??” “Woman, you are a red alert mid-life crisis!”. This site grew from a desire to motivate myself, as well as others. Hopefully it touches those people who are afraid to take the leap. If you discover this site, feel encouraged — most of all — realize that long term travel is doable at any age!

Around the World in 80 Girls

My name is Neil Skywalker, I’m 34 and I’ve been traveling around the world for quite a while now, 26 months to be precise. So far I visited 32 countries in a row and am currently in Bolivia.

Many people ask me why I travel for so long and I still don’t know the answer myself , so far I can say that I was really bored with everything in my home country ( The Netherlands / Holland ) Bored with family and friends , work and especially my own (love)life. I was looking for some adventure and also to improve myself in every way possible. I sold everything I owned , my house ,my car and everything else, I bought a train ticket out of the country and been traveling ever since.

I’ve been meeting many people and they asked me if i wrote down my travel experiences. So I decided to create a travel blog and I decided to change the topic of my travel blog from just traveling to traveling and picking up girls, something I have become quite good at these last years.

On this site I will share my adventures and x-rated stories. Although I didn’t start as a total AFC (Average Frustrated Chump) like most PUA’s (Pick Up Artists) I’ve been a regular dude for most of my life, having girlfriends and steady relationships but never satisfied in any of them. I always had to urge to do better in this part of my life. So I just left everything behind. Month after month I learned more and more about the techniques of picking up girls and started to enjoy that part of traveling the most.

The coming months I will post as many blog posts as possible backtracking most of my trip. As I have almost no knowledge of creating websites it will be a slow process of getting this blog up to speed. Most of my time I spend on traveling, sleeping, drinking and of course picking up girls.

The Travel Chica

Welcome to The Travel Chica site. I'm Stephanie, and I am a 29-year-old woman born and raised in Ohio. I am taking a sabbatical to travel solo through Central and South America, and this site is where I will share my experiences with friends, family, and you.

I will be writing about independent travel and my attempt to live simpler, consume less, and experience more. I hope to introduce you to new places and experiences, inspire you to go out and explore the world, and perhaps provide a little entertainment.

Why Haven't You Been to Africa

Hi, my name is Roni Weiss. I created this project.

In May 2011, I went to Africa Travel Association‘s 36th Annual World Congress in Dakar, Senegal as a New Media Journalist. Over the course of the conference, it was mentioned many times that there is a perception problem in Africa. Part of the reason is that people just don’t get a full picture of what’s happening oceans away.

The hope of this project is to bridge the gap between perception and reality regarding life and travel in Africa. The money that comes in from tourism and business will help Africa grow.

Not everything is perfect in Africa, but can you say it’s perfect where you live, either? Perhaps there’s more to the African picture than we’re aware. The Been to Africa project is a means for us to learn about it together.

WorldWalk - Peacetour Around The Earth

Backpacking around the world on foot in six years. This means 25.000 miles (40.000 km) on five continents: Europe, Africa, the Americas, Australia and Asia. Two brothers—Ferenc and István Ivanics—walk 15-25 miles a day to reach their goal: to arrive home. To arrive home after going around our planet Earth, to arrive home after meeting many different people in many countries. People who live in different cultures, in different environments. People who have one very important common wish: peace. Peace, that is the final goal of the WorldWalk project. And the key is friendship and brotherhood, this is the message they'd like to share, try to tell everybody, every person living on our mother Earth. This is a more or less no budget adventure, the brothers are looking for temporary jobs or the support of the community, this is like a hobo trip. This way they meet many-many local people, and can share their message.

WorldWalk Team is formed by the Ivanics brothers. They are the WorldWalkers, they are the ones walking around the Earth. They are experienced hikers, and also experienced extreme hikers. Ferenc cycled around Europe with a friend, but without money. A couple of years ago István repeated his brothers performance, he travelled around Europe alone with a moped, and also without money. They have walking experiences too: Ferenc taken a walking tour in the wild forests of Monte Negro's mountains, István walked through Monte Negro and Serbia from the Mediterranean Sea to their home in Paliæ. Visit the page of Ferenc Ivanics and Istvan Ivanics.

Runaway Juno

I am Juno, born and raised in Seoul, Korea.

I named my blog “Runaway Juno” after my name, but I am not actually ‘runaway’ from anything.

Currently work at Engineering company as a mechanical engineer and live in Seoul, for now. However, sincerely, traveling is my ultimate passion of life. So I want to call myself as “A travel blogger who designs the world.”.

Since I took a first step into the world of ‘backpacking’, I knew this is going to be a big part of my life. And, I was right. If you are meant to be with something, there’s a sign you can’t describe it by words. That is travel to me.

I opened Runaway Juno for sharing, learning and keeping up my dream of traveling the world. Because it is a part of my life. The joy, thrilling moments, excitement, adventure and most of all, the life.

I plan to be a travel blogger for a while, so this is kind of a dream come true. I have to thank so many great bloggers out there now. They taught me, inspired me and made me intimidated a little but most of all I really appreciate to them. You know who you are!

Travel Junkies

"We are a family of three living in the Pacific Northwest. Our plan is to quit our good career jobs, sell everything, and head off on a 2+ year round the world adventure while home schooling our daughter.
Why we would do something like that? While growing up we were told that the road to happiness is to go to college, get a good job, get married, buy a house, have children, and save for retirement. Well, we have done all of that, and yet, our life still does not feel complete. We yearn to do something amazing during our lifetime and to give our daughter the best childhood that we can. The problem; we are working 40+ hour weeks and only seeing our daughter for an hour in the morning, two hours in the evening, and on weekends. Not nearly enough time to do anything amazing, nor spend the quality time that a parent should spend with their child. Something needs to change!"

The Oasis of my Soul

"There is no turning back… there is no Lifestyle that would ever compare to this one. A bad card was dealt almost now 7 years ago which only seems as yesterday, when my only Child, my Buddy, my Friend was called away at the young age of 26. This is my “therapy”, this is my “promise” to Lance to go on, to again not give up, this I feel my last episode of my own Life.
This is my Journal, it is just another Life story with it’s steps awaiting one by one toward healing, toward sensing what was only a blurr just a few years past. What was once a narrow path has widdened joined in by so many Friends and aquaintances lifting us up every step of the way. The World is so full of beautiful people, don’t let anyone tell you of the contrary. Spirit? well… we have grown together 24/7, he has become my Life as I know vice versa is also true. We are one now, he is quite the rider in his own sidecar and such a ham when wearing his goggles and helmet. Our destination is unknown, it is the Journey that matters, it is our own growth that sits above it all and guide us through the many moments acquired these days. We pretty much try to follow the weather, North in the Summer and South in the Winter. We have been fortunate to aquire some Land in Texas, near Big Bend, I call it “The Oasis” and it’s giant Fire Ring is the Center of my own Universe where Serenity, Peace and Love reigns within the Spiritual Space we spend some time of the year, sheltered from the harsher elements North of us. Cooking, riding the motorcycle and sidecar rig, my dog Spirit, my Dear Friends, photography, writing, reading, roasting and drinking coffee, camping, sailing, movies… no television and Life itself… all of the above fills up our moments, one at the time."

Live Uncomfortably

"Hello all, I’m Derek

This is my blog and “live uncomfortably” is my motto. These simple words are what I now base my life and everyday decisions around.

Living Uncomfortably is doing the unaccustomed everyday to break the cycle of routine and boredom. In my eyes, this is the only way to grow and develop as a person. We must push ourselves each day to do things that aren’t necessarily within our comfort zones.

This blog will document my experiments and experiences using the words “live uncomfortably” as my guide."

Todd's Wonderings

"You are probably wondering, who is Todd, how can he travel so much, doesn’t he have a job? Well, the short answer is I’m a guy who left home over 11 years ago. With the exception of graduate school I have been living abroad ever since.
Not satisfied with that answer? Here’s a slightly longer version.
I am a conflict resolution and human rights expert who has lived in Japan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka, most currently Kosovo, and visited over 30 countries. I began my wanderings 11 years ago as an English teacher in Japan. I fell in love (with the country), stayed for five years and then finally moved on to international development work.
I am also a travel writer, working on my first book, and draw inspiration from the decidedly offbeat areas of the world I find myself in. This website is a way to share my travel experiences, destinations and advice."

The Lost Girls

"we-three friends and media professionals, Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner-left our jobs, boyfriends, apartments and everything familiar behind in New York City to embark on a year-long search for adventure and inspiration. Journeying across four continents and more than a dozen countries, we shared our experiences with other aspiring vagabonds on our website, In 2008, we signed on with HarperCollins to turn our tales into a travel memoir, which hit shelves in May 2010. Soon after, the entertainment rights to the book were purchased by Warner Brother Studio and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and is now in development as a scripted television series."

Uncornered Market

"Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott: two American kids, turned mid-career professionals, turned travel junkies. More than four years and 65 countries later, we're still traveling around the world…and still married.

We have been described as adventurers, adaptable professionals, and – most recently – as full-time travelers. Our passions: creativity, personal development, technology, public diplomacy and street food. And yes, we do believe there is a common thread woven between them all.

In December 2006, we left our secure jobs and comfortable lifestyle in Prague, Czech Republic for a creative sabbatical: traveling the world, taking photographs and sharing stories about people from all walks of life."

Art of BackPacking

"I left the corporate world May 2009 to take on an epic journey to travel around the world. I realized though that the world is pretty big and that this journey would take much longer than expected. Since then, I’ve lived a nomadic life in different parts of the world.

I’m Michael Tieso. I’m 25 years old with a serious case of the travel bug.

What am I doing? Enjoying what life has to offer. Making every day worth living for. I’ve been traveling and living in different parts of the world since May 2009. I attempt to make a living off the internet doing whatever it takes to make a few extra dollars."

Far Out Of Office

They define themselves two lost things wander out of their cubicles and into the world.

"we’re Elizabeth and Cheryl, a couple of Singaporean girls who in our past incarnations were a lawyer and a penguin, respectively. We’ve both decided to leave our careers for a year to get lost around the world (don’t ask us where, we wouldn’t know)."

The Art of Non-Conformity

Chris Guillebeau write about his travel life on his very well done Art of Non-Conformity site.

"I am a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. The mission of AONC is to help people live unconventional lives, make their own choices, and change the world."
He tweets at @chrisguillebeau

No Debt World Travel

This is the blog of Brian Peters
"One guy's attempt to travel as far around the world as he cheaply can".

Nomadic Matt

"I’m a twenty-something vagabond who has been on the road regularly since 2005. I’m a native of Boston, Mass but, now, everywhere has been my home. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, I decided to leave the rat race and explore the world so I finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, I set out on an adventure around the world."
I like the Nomadic Matt Travel Tips page!

The Family Without Borders

The story of a Polish-German family round the world.

What to do with your life when your small daughter turns 6 months? We decided to continue our lives the way we have always dreamt about. [...] The Family Without Bordersfor all who believe thatwantmeanscan”. And that having a baby widens your life, not narrows itlike traveling!