The Evolution of Financially Sustainable Travel and Remote Careers – Nora Dunn

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Travel is comparatively easy now with all the information at our fingertips, but this was not always the case. In this episode, we speak to OG globetrotter Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo about how her nomadic journey started more than a decade ago when technology was not as advanced as we know it.

In hindsight, things were different back then. It wasn’t just travel that was boosted by technology but also job/business opportunities. Nora shares how she gave it all up in the early days and went in search of a new life. We dive deep into perception changes through travel, as well as how it is much easier to build a remote career today. Find out insights about the business of blogging as well as what might be installed for the future of digital nomads and remote workers. 

Nora’s Checklist of 10 Things to Do Before You Travel Long Term

  • 01:10: Risking it all for a different lifestyle
  • 10:16: Experiencing different cultures in India
  • 18:53: Can you have travel burnout?
  • 25:56: Hostels vs Airbnbs. Locals vs Travelers. How to hang with different groups with traveling.
  • 35:52: The finances of travel
  • 41:03: The evolution of blogging

  • 53:20: Changes in the content game with richer media channels
  • 55:21: Adapting your business models to consumer behaviors
  • 57:59: Lifestyle design
  • 1:06:56: Future changes in travel lifestyle, remote work and global landscape
  • 1:12:16: Quick fire travel and remote work tips from Nora




Book Your Flight

I usually use a combination of 2-3 of the following search engines to find cheap flights: Skyscanner, Momondo, Google Flights

Find Your Accommodation is my usual platform for finding accommodation options as they have one of the largest selections. Hostelworld is great for booking hostels. For more private or long term accommodation, Airbnb is my go-to platform.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important for to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances. I usually look at a few insurance companies depending on my travel needs.
  • SafetyWings for Travel Health Insurance
  • IMG Global for added Insurance when doing activities outside of usual coverage
Packing for your trip? Check out the packing list for ideas on what to bring

For more travel resources, check out my resources page for best platforms and companies to use when you travel.

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Welcome To NomadsUnveiled
This is Rax. For over a decade, I have traveled to over 60 countries - from a budget backpacker to a business traveler, expat and then a digital nomad. You can find insights and perspectives from myself and other world travelers that will inspire your journey of discovery.


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