Beyond not being tied to an office freedom of location means that the work I choose needs to be sustainable while moving around often. Travel is expensive, it is a privilege, and takes money to do it. If I’m able to travel, but my income goes away as a result, then we won’t be able to enjoy travel in the long term.
This year my family started our semi-nomadic life taking advantage of our freedom of location. We’ve worked diligently for our family of 5 to be able to live, work, and school from anywhere in the globe with an internet connection.
June brings the end of the school year and graduation time. All over the country students will walk a stage and get a piece of paper signifying the end of one season of life and the beginning of another. After the ceremony and the celebration these students will then be asked the same question: ‘So what are you going to to do now?’
We’re four weeks into our trip to Europe and having a fantastic time. Tomorrow we’ll head to Paris for 4 weeks after spending 3 weeks in Berlin. The first week of the trip was spent in London and I knew it was going to be a time spent packing in as many sights as possible time so I didn’t try to get into a work groove. The time in Berlin was going to be slower and less jam packed with tourist stuff so I would work here. Also, I’ll need to work in order for our goal of long term travel to be sustainable.
Over the past few weeks there are a few things that have stood out as very important for anyone trying to run a business from the road. One of these will come from a change of habit, two require pre-trip research and one is a good idea wherever you’re located.