Me on the Great Ocean Road

How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel

Derek Popular, Work & Travel 1346 Comments

I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? Where does the money come …

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My New Laptop & An Offer From Travel Blog Success

Derek Work & Travel 16 Comments

Today I write to you on my brand new laptop. As reluctant as I was to give up my previous machine, one that surprised and shocked me repeatedly due to its remarkable ability to over-achieve like no other laptop that I had ever owned before, that whole spilling lemonade on top of the keyboard incident really left me with no …

Digital Nomad

It’s Okay To Be A Non-Digital Nomad

Derek Perspectives, Work & Travel 97 Comments

Yes, I know. I am indeed a Digital Nomad myself. It is true that the majority of my income these days is earned online and without my laptop, I simply wouldn’t be able to maintain my nomadic lifestyle. Of course, that probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to most of you, because, after all, if you spend even …

A Farewell to Ship Life

Derek Personal Stuff, Work & Travel 141 Comments

My bedroom no longer sways in the night and I no longer work to the melodies of a three-piece Latvian orchestra in the background. Oddly enough, I now seem to wake up each morning in the same location where I fell asleep the night before. Nobody is cleaning my room every day, washing my windows (which have now transformed from …

Queen Elizabeth of Cunard Line

An Afternoon Meeting With A Queen

Derek Australia, Work & Travel 23 Comments

Walking down George Street towards Sydney’s Circular Quay, I stopped dead in my tracks the moment my eyes unexpectedly fell upon her. And before I was able to continue moving in her direction, I needed several deep breaths and a nod of reassurance from myself that I could handle being any closer. Only somewhat convinced that I would not break …