Lee and I just finished backpacking across Canada from the West Coast to the East Coast, and it was a thrilling three months filled with adventures, new friends, and never-before-seen sights. We made it all the way to St. John’s, Newfoundland and this is where we have decided to stay for the winter. Newfoundland is a truly gorgeous place, but …
What is the difference between “going travelling” and “going on a holiday”? What are the attitudes and perspectives which are unique to long term backpackers in comparison to those who book all inclusive package resort getaways?
Do you travel, or do you go on holiday? Many people would say that there is a distinct difference between the backpacker who spends 6 months working their way across New Zealand, and the holiday goer who lounges on the beach in Tenerife for 14 days. But what exactly is the difference? What makes one trip a holiday and one …
Whether you are a travel writer working on a story about a remote village in the Austrian Alps, a blogger documenting your travels through New Zealand, or you simply need to finish some homework or job duties during your travels, chances are you will need to learn how to work on the road. It can be really challenging to get …
In Part 1 of this series we talked about managing the multiple income streams of the freelance lifestyle, and in Part 2 we listed some ways that you can actually make money as a travel writer. Welcome to Part 3, where we will discuss how you can improve your writing skills so that your work is of a higher caliber …
This summer, Lee and I rented an apartment in Portugal for 3 weeks in an attempt to learn more about the working/travelling lifestyle of a Digital Nomad. We wanted to see if we could pull in a full time income from my freelance writing work, while still enjoying the beautiful Algarve coast surroundings. In short, the experiment was an absolute …
In Part 1, we discussed how to work hard and establish yourself in the travel writing profession, and the “multiple stream” nature of freelance income. However, you might still be wondering what sort of ways travel writers actually make a living, and where you can get started. Read on to the second part of our “How to Become a Travel …
If you enjoy writing and love to travel, the life of a freelance travel writer is an absolute dream. Imagine travelling all over the world and having amazing experiences, while getting paid to express them in words and share them with others. As a travel writer you will often get lots of sweet perks, such as free hotel stays, exclusive …
The days where intrepid travelers voyaged across land and sea with little more than a compass and the position of the stars to guide them are long over, and so are the days when the loved ones of these brave adventurers waited weeks or even months for a letter stating that they were alright and had not been bitten by …
We are currently two thirds of the way through our stay here in Quarteira, and it’s time for another update on the Digital Nomad Experiment. Our goal for this experiment was to be able to spend three weeks working remotely in a beautiful holiday location in Portugal, to see if we could balance working and traveling to create our ideal …
The Digital Nomad Experiment is our first trial with living a totally location independent lifestyle. Our goal is to learn more about the balance between working and travelling in this dream lifestyle followed by so many travel bloggers, freelancers, and lifestyle designers. As we work remotely in the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal, we are blogging about what we have …
It has now been one week since we arrived in the Algarve and began our Digital Nomad Experiment. We have rented an apartment in Quarteira, Portugal, a beautiful beach-side town, to see if we can work remotely here while creating a balance between seeing the gorgeous scenery, soaking up the sunshine, and still getting our work done!
We at Global Goose are excited to bring you an interview with travel blogger and incessant wanderer Fraser Balaam from floatingspheres.co.uk. Read on to discover how he started writing to impress a girl and how sleeping under a bus stop on a spontaneous hungover trip to France helped him discover the thrill of venturing beyond his comfort zone.
Greetings from the hot and sunny Algarve! We are currently 5 days into our Digital Nomad Experiment and we thought we would give you an update as to how things are going so far. Our goal for this experiment was to be able to spend three weeks working remotely in a beautiful holiday location in Portugal, to see if we …
Our latest interview is with Kate from adventurouskate.com, and this American girls’ story can really inspire those who are sitting at home dreaming of worldwide adventures.
Our Mission: Can we work and travel simultaneously to create our ideal lifestyle? For a long time, Lee and I have been talking about the possibility of becoming Digital Nomads. Inspired by so many of the creative lifestyle designers out there, we dream about living a life where our work doesn’t tie us down to any location and our technology …