So I’m Liz Carlson and welcome to my blog, Young Adventuress; a no-filter, vaguely chronological space filled with stories and misadventures about my travels over the years with some musings about life thrown in for good measure. I’m that cliché “ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey” if one is allowed to say her own life is extraordinary at 33. Basically, I travel a lot. Usually alone too, that way I don’t have to compromise. A friend once described me as cynical but kind in equal measure, a disturbingly accurate bio. If you’re a fan of chaos, brutal honesty, sarcasm, and girls who think they are wittier than they actually are, then you’ve come to the place. No, no, don’t run away just yet. I got my first taste for traveling when I was 16 years old. On my own, 12 years and 50 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. After living in Spain for the past few years and returning home for a stint, I then quit my job and moved to New Zealand and I've been here ever since. Follow my misadventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world. I started this blog over ten years ago in 2010 when I was getting ready to move to Spain to teach English and procrastinate on life. I’m sure you can relate. I thought my path would take me to graduate school to become a medieval history professor (raises eyebrows). Instead, I turned out to be a professional nomad (read: hobo). My parents are, of course, thrilled. On my blog, you will find the most marvelous collection of stories of my travels, my misadventures (of which there are many), and things I generally find interesting (also many). Creating and experimenting are important to me.
Natalie Sisson is a New Zealand entrepreneur and adventurer who currently lives on her dream lifestyle property in her home country, and the rest of the time out of her suitcase, traveling the world and running her business and going on adventures. She’s a bestselling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and a sought-after speaker, having spoken at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells, Problogger, FinCon, Social Media Marketing World, SociaLight, and more, and the Huffington Post named her one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. She has a dedicated community of Freedomists who have been following and engaging in her work since 2009 through the Suitcase Entrepreneur established in 2009, and more recently through her Quest for Freedom podcast and vlog at nataliesisson.com. After eight years in the corporate world, Natalie Sisson left her high-paying job that was sucking the life out of her creativity and ability to put a dent in the world, and flew off to another country to play World Championship Ultimate Frisbee and start her first business. After cutting her teeth in the entrepreneurial world as a cofounder of a technology start-up, she went on to take her blog, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and turn it into the thriving multiple six-figure lifestyle business she can run from just a laptop and her smartphone. Driven by her desire to obtain what most value so highly but few achieve—ultimate freedom—she spent the first two years hustling like crazy, making the same mistakes most new business owners do, and learning a lot of hard lessons before she developed the blueprint to building a thriving online business and her dream global lifestyle. Now, Natalie teaches thousands of entrepreneurs around through her online programs, workshops and retreats. She is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs uncover the life-changing habits, tools, routines and mindset to experience more everyday personal and professional freedom, so they can truly live the life they desire, while running a profitable business they love. Natalie is a contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post and has been featured in many other publications and media outlets including 60 Minutes, Yahoo Finance, The Guardian, the Daily Mail, The Sydney Morning Herald, American Express Open Forum, Mashable, Visa Business Network, Social Media Today, and PayPal. Originally from New Zealand, Natalie has traveled to seventy countries to date and lived on five continents, won a gold medal in World Championship Beach Ultimate Frisbee and smashed a World Record in Dragonboating with the Sisterhood. Natalie has grown The Suitcase Entrepreneur into a thriving online community of thousands of men and women and lots of happy readers and customers. What she really live for is helping people create a business that lets them truly live their ideal lifestyle and chase all the adventure and freedom they could ever want.
Digital Nomad Wannabe was created by Sharon, an Australian married mom that was able to build an online business that enabled them to become digital nomads. Sharon’s passion is travelling, and she does it as much as possible, having visited over 90 countries. She also loves reading about travel, which is when she first started hearing the term "digital nomad". Sharon decided in 2013 to make an online income. This was reaffirmed further when she quit work in mid 2014 and left Australia indefinitely with her husband, with the idea to work full time on building up an online business and earning enough money to give them the freedom and flexibility that they craved. Actually, Sharon is focus on helping others on her website Digital Nomad Wannabe, and sharing her knowledge about her business, so anyone can have the same success with blogging as she has. She emphasizes that her income comes from travel blogging and niche sites. All the content she writes about in her website is because it has worked for her, and not just in a theoretical sense. Digital Nomad Wannabe is constantly working on its craft on old and new sites which Sharon created in her quest to build an online business. She also has a podcast, Make Money Blogging with Digital Nomad Wannabe, free tutorials and training, a Facebook group an affiliate marketing online workshop, and a blogging membership site where you can learn PROVEN strategies to increase the traffic and income from your blog.
Work From Anywhere, Any time on Any Device and Set Yourself Free! Stuck in another airport, on the way to yet another business meeting, the founder of WFA Life, Andy Willis, picked up Tim Ferris’ book, The 4-Hour Work Week. The tag line – Escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich – attracted his attention. Whilst not a revolutionary concept, the notion of being able to ‘live anywhere’ and ‘work less’ suddenly hit home. Though his conference business was successful, it dawned on him that he was trapped in it: tied to his desk when he wasn’t travelling between events, with all the knowledge, systems and procedures in his head. He knew he wanted more, to live more; it turns out he was ready to seize the day. Making the transition didn’t happen overnight, but he knew that for anything to happen at all, he just had to start. He made it his mission to work out how he could do more of the things he loved, travelling and cycling, whilst still feeling successful. The Working From Anywhere (WFA) concept began to unfold. Over a period of years, he tried and tested every communications platform, project management tool, collaboration tool, email program, and file storage device. He worked out systems and procedures and methods to allow him and his team to work effectively, from anywhere. As friends and clients began to notice his trips to France getting longer each year, curiosity was piqued. How is it that he was always travelling, enjoying life, and yet still running a great business? Little by little, he began to teach others what I’d done and how they could do it too. He distilled the process into a 5-step system which anyone could implement, regardless of business size or industry. It simply required a willingness to embrace change and the notion that life is for living now, not when you retire. He soon realised that this process, this way of living, could be his new normal, his everything. So, he wound up his conference business and WFA Life was born. Now there’s a program, a book and an experience for anyone who wants to join the revolution – to seize the day and make time for life.
World Nomads is a team of global citizens, customer advocates and creative storytellers. Since 2002, we have been protecting, connecting and inspiring independent travelers like you. We’re obsessed with travel, and passionate about helping you explore your curiosity and gain a deeper understanding of the world. To us, travel is not just an opportunity for adventure, but a way of life. It is this mindset that we work to fuel and support - whether you are on the road or exploring your backyard. For those of you who know this need to experience and engage with the world, welcome to our tribe. Like you, travel is in our blood and exploring is our way of life. Our mission is to help you get the most out of your adventures and support you when things go wrong. Our community of locals and travelers share their advice and adventures to help you find inspiration and research your next destination. We’re here to support you to explore your boundaries. We offer simple and flexible travel insurance and safety advice to help you travel confidently. Because we believe in giving back to the places we travel to, we also enable you to make a difference with a micro-donation when you buy with us. Let us help you plan your trip with our free downloadable guides, responsible travel insights and recommendations from our global Q&A community. Read, watch or listen to our travel tips and nomad stories to inspire your next destination. Want to become a better travel storyteller? Take your travel writing, photography or filmmaking skills to the next level with advice and techniques from experts or in the field on a travel scholarship.