The thoughts in this post are not new, there are many people thinking the same thing, everything is a regurgitation in one way or another, but taking the time to consider the thought (instead of “like” or “share”) and relate it to your own experience and create new actions in your life, or new combinations of thoughts...
AUGUST 8, 2016 These days, my desire to be informed is conflicting with my desire to remain sane. American politics, racism, oil spills, ISIS, shootings, kidnappings… it’s enough to make you want to stop the bus and get off. So next month, I am doing just that: Getting off a plane and onto my Super Sherpa, and I’m riding the Great Divide, an...
Yay! A new adventure is in the works! I’ve been chatting with Steve Travels a bit about the possibility of riding together, so after a few messages back and forth, we decided to meet up in Florida, where my Super Sherpa is wintering, and ride the whole East Coast up to Newfoundland and Labrador. Steve is from Alberta and has not yet...
I must say, this place I am staying is not the most inspirational of spots, but that is good for getting things done, less chance of distraction. Or is it? I can enjoy myself in any situation, and adapt quite well to all sorts of weather and climate, either hot or cold or anything in-between. No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes....
In early 2014, I quit my job, sold and gave away everything I owned and set forth on the life adventure of becoming location independent.
It’s about thinking of yourself as part of a unified engine for creating a better world and a better future for humanity. It’s about resisting everything that divides us and uniting beyond petty ideas of borders, nationalities and religions.
What do I stand for? Peace, understanding, collaboration, multiculturalism, lifelong learning, love, epic adventures, acceptance, and all of this, right now, in this moment.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
It’s a lifestyle I chose to have more freedom in my work, and life. Being location independent means that I am not tied to any one place in order to work or receive an income. Since most of my work skills revolve around the internet, the easiest way for me to become independent of a working location, is by taking my work online. Thousands of people are now doing this with their careers, allowing them more freedom to move and travel around the world as they work.
“Global nomads’ lifestyle is characterized by high mobility. They travel from one country to another without a permanent home or job and their ties to their country of origin have loosened.They might stay in their destinations from a few days to several months, but at the end they will always move on. Many of them practice minimalism in order to support their frequent moves. Rather than on money and possessions, they focus on experiences, happiness, and well-being. Most of them work only when they have to. Their jobs are location-independent such as IT, writing, teaching, and handicraft.“
Challenging the Norms
Home ownership, accumulation of stuff, nationalism, and the idea of being rooted in one place is a normal Western standard.
However, since my lifestyle also depends on the current world order—and a passport, I’m in a paradoxical situation: to practice mobility, I must have a home territory. A paradox it may be, but I’m happy to call Canada my “home” country and strive to live within the vague tax systems and residence laws in order to keep life as simple as possible.
I get a lot of questions about “how do you do it” so this site is here to share my experiences, and eventually put up all the little tips and tricks that help make this lifestyle worthwhile, and I’ll even include some budget information and whatever you need to look at ways that you can challenge the norms, and live a life worthwhile. Vita Vitalis.Read More