Embrace the Open Road…With an Online Income

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Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 17, 2016 in Uncategorised

Jan Davis writing on geographic independence

Digital nomads…they’re the folks with online, portable careers who can work from a cabana in Hawaii, an RV in Nevada, or while visiting family who live across the country. The beauty of the digital age is that you’re not tied to one location, which gives you options.

Of course there’s a time to settle down, plant crops, raise children and grow roots. But if you’ve done all that – or it’s not in your plans – don’t you deserve to enjoy a little freedom?

There are many opportunities and experiences beyond your neighborhood. In today’s world you can live, work, and thrive anywhere you choose. On a homestead, in the city, an RV, or in a foreign country.

You could…

  • Follow historic route 66 from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Experience the wilderness while traveling the Alcon Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Alaska.
  • Live on cruise ships, seeing the world from the waters and ports along the way. Cruise the world and visit places like the Bahamas, Cozumel, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Alaska. Shop at local markets in each port, and enjoy the local cuisine and customs.
  • Travel overseas… experience beautiful European capitals, warm, affordable places in Latin America, exotic Asian country sides, or experience a southern hemisphere sunrise.

Your opportunities are endless. Plus, you can travel from place to place with peace of mind and income from your own business.

So what is keeping you right where you are, geographically? Do you even like the place? Or do you just stay because you think it’s the “norm”, so you settle.

Maybe it’s time to let go of this perceived “norm”. The ideology of growing deep roots, staying put, even if it means giving up opportunities and adventures. Maybe it’s time to live your life, where you choose to.

Breaking free from a geographical location may be more psychological than you think, so if you have a deep desire for freedom, you can take steps to overcome the mental blocks.

Connect with others before you ever leave home. Join chat rooms where travelers hang out, follow travel blogs, and engage with others who are already living your dream. You can begin right now, from the comfort of your home.

Networking with others gives you first-hand knowledge about hot to get traveling, the best routes, places to visit, and retaining your income. You’ll create a base of people who support, understand and embrace your choice to live in different places.

Leaving one place isn’t the end, but a continuation of your journey. Stay in touch with the folks back home but remind yourself this is your adventure, then go.

Hold your memories dear, knowing each person and place you’ve connect with makes your life richer.

Becoming geographically independent gives you freedom, and options you deserve, right now – not 10 years down the road.

Editor’s note: Jan Davis hosts the website Everyday Homesteading.

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