How I Stay Organized While Traveling & Working

How I Stay Organized While Traveling, Working & Being A Fool

Derek Personal Stuff, Work & Travel 72 Comments

I have two brains. There is my work brain and my travel brain. And the truth is that these two brains are not the best of friends. As much as I have tried over the years, I can’t seem to force these two brains to get along too well. The way it works is that, at any given time, I …

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Guide to Travel Blogging

Wandering Earl’s Guide To Travel Blogging…Sort Of

Derek Everything Else, Work & Travel 134 Comments

It’s been some four years since I wrote my first blog post on this site. Four insane years. When I clicked the “Publish” button on that very first post back in 2009, never could I have envisioned the wild ride that this website would lead me on. Never could I have imagined that a silly thing like a blog could …

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Make Money Online

How I Make Money Online To Support My Travels

Derek Personal Stuff, Work & Travel 136 Comments

Ever since 2008, which is when I decided to stop working on board cruise ships, something I had been doing on and off for several years prior, I’ve known no other work but the kind that can be done on the internet. But at the same time, I understand that saying “I work online” doesn’t really give others much insight …

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Inspiring Travel Stories

Ordinary People & Their Inspiring Travel Stories

Derek Everything Else, Work & Travel 28 Comments

Ever since I arrived back in Bucharest some ten days ago, my level of motivation has been at an all-time high, so much so that even the gray communist-style apartment blocks scattered all over this city seem inspiring these days. Where does all of this motivation come from? As I often state as my answer to many questions….it’s all about …

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Work Around the World

42 Ways You Can Make Money and Travel the World

Derek Popular, Travel Tips & Advice, Work & Travel 390 Comments

Have you ever asked yourself, “How will I possibly make money while traveling?” or “How will I survive on the road?” or maybe “How can I can’t start traveling when I don’t have much money?”. Chances are that these very thoughts have indeed crossed your mind (they cross all of our minds at some point!) and there’s also a chance …

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Berat, Albania

How I Can Still Afford My Life Of Constant Travel

Derek "How To" Travel Guides, Travel Costs, Work & Travel 100 Comments

The most popular post on this blog has been “How I Can Afford My Life of Constant Travel”, a post I wrote back in April 2011. The idea of that post was to offer better insight into exactly how I’ve earned my money over the years, approximately how much I’ve spent while traveling and basically, how I’ve managed to maintain …

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Great Ocean Road, Australia

Do Long-Term Travelers Prepare For Retirement?

Derek Perspectives, Work & Travel 71 Comments

There seems to be a general belief that anyone who decides to travel extensively or to give up the traditional 9-5 lifestyle in favor of a life that focuses on the achievement of one’s goals, is at least in some small way acting in an irresponsible manner. After all, such a person is trading the stability and safety of a …

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Working in Florida

There’s Nothing Wrong With A 40-Hour Workweek

Derek Perspectives, Work & Travel 109 Comments

Four-hour workweeks, two-hour workweeks, zero-hour workweeks…that’s what it’s all about, right? After a little research, anyone looking to break out of the traditional path in life, especially those of you who want to do some traveling, will undoubtedly discover an abundance of websites and people declaring that a life involving just a few hours of work per week, or even …

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Johns Hopkins University

Do You Need A University Degree To Travel Long-Term?

Derek Travel Tips & Advice, Work & Travel 103 Comments

The quick answer to this question – do you need a university degree to travel? – is of course a big fat ‘no’. It’s not as if you’ll be asked for your university diploma when entering a new country and you certainly won’t need to show proof of extended study in order to check into a hostel or hotel. But …

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US Passport

Long-Term Travel: Does Nationality Play A Role?

Derek Perspectives, Work & Travel 83 Comments

Let me ask. Is it easier for me to travel extensively because I am from the USA? I personally don’t think so. However, I tend to receive the occasional email from people who feel that creating a life of travel would be significantly more difficult for someone who is not from a Western, English-speaking country. I certainly understand how that …

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