Digital Nomad and travel blogger…best job in the world, right? Get paid to travel the world and write all about it – sounds wonderful, l where can I sign up??
Yes, I am sure this is a wonderful job, but that’s not what I am or what I do. Sometimes, I wish I was, but I actually have a wonderful job that allows me to travel and most importantly, maintain traveling cheaply, while also keep this diary up to date.
When we are traveling this year, we are using a company called Work.Away. If you haven’t heard of this company before, check out the link above as it is truly a wonderful organisation. Myself and Leo are ‘workawayers’ which means we are travelers interested in cultural exchange and learning but will help out for a few hours a day in exchange for food and accommodation, with visits lasting anywhere from a few days to a few months. So far, we have secured work in pretty much the most magical place on this planet - the Galapagos islands where we will work there for 1 month. We are also in the process of finalizing Colombia and Costa Rica for June/July this year before we start the process again for Africa in November on wards.
This allows us to travel cheaply and stay for free, whilst making a difference to the communities we visit. We can utilize our existing skills in Tourism and help various companies along the way. I whole heatedly think this idea is wonderful as I know there are so many people in the world who just need help and if we can be more than just tourists then why would we not go balls deep and give this opportunity 100%!
The next travel experience that we will have is House and Pet sitting through Trusted House Sitters. If you love animals & adventure, then for just $130.00NZD a year this platform allows you to sign up as a house and pet sitter where you can apply to look after people’s pets and homes all over the world! We have a lot of friends who have used this site and after much research this one, although slightly more expensive, gives the most comprehensive support and information.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, then use this code RAF246957 and you will receive 25% off your membership – you are welcome! It also helps us out too as it allows us to travel for longer and will help to increase our membership validity, so we thank you in advance too!
These are 2 fantastic ways to travel cheaply and stay for free along the way while making your experience meaningful and not being your average tourist. So, moving on to my actual job; I work for a company ‘Stray Travel’ as their digital sales co-ordinator. For the past 5+ years this has been my passion and I am blessed as I work remotely and plan other people’s travels! This is the only time in my life that having ‘high functioning anxiety’ comes in handy as it always allows me to put in 100% effort to a job that’s not based in an ‘office’. See, sometimes anxiety can be a good thing. It can motivate you to finish your tasks, work harder for a goal and it can alert you when in dangerous situations - hence why I describe myself as 'thriving'. Oh ...and It helps that this truly the best job in the world!
''If you are in thriving mode, you are focused on your big dream goal and you keep making baby steps towards it. Your big dream is clear and even if you don't know the exact path, you can see what the next step is. You don't let obstacles get in your way. You simply find the easiest solution and keep moving towards your big goal.'' - Rachel Kate Rose
I can plan and book all your New Zealand, East Coast Australia and South East travel through our adventure bus network focusing on 'off the beaten track' locations and true travel experiences. So, if you have any questions then get in touch! It’s actually the one thing I can say I am an expert in and you can check everything out here.
Are you traveling the world and working while at it? What do you do? Let's share stories!
Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!