WTF is a “Digital Nomad”?
It’s someone who is location independent and uses the internet to perform their job. They typically wonder from place to place, to incorporate travel into their normal lifestyle…aka nomadic.
You must a trust fund baby, right?
Gawd no. I grew up on welfare. My mom made enough to buy tv dinners, the occasional Debbie snack and had enough left over to usually pay the electric bill. I chose not to follow in her legacy.
How can you afford to travel so much?
I make money, duh (see next question on how I do that). lol. I keep my bills to the minimum and don’t have typical bills like rent, utilities, other bullshit which makes it much easier to roam the world. I spend money on experiences, and less on material possessions. When I am in the US, everything I own fits in my Sprinter Van, aka my “Mobile Office & Adventure Van” that I am slowly converting into an RV. My travel destinations overseas are usually determined by the cheapest flight, a business conference, good weather, or just plain o’ randomness. Oh and travel hacking…get on that bandwagon. Beat the banks at their own game and get lots of free flights/hotels for spending money on shit you already buy. #winning
How do you make money?
I am a Product Designer. I help clients take their apps/websites from concept to a reality. I also find holes in current products where it could potentially increase in revenue. All my clients have been word of mouth or find me organically on the web. Interested in learning more? Contact me! I also make a small amount of money from this blog through affiliate links. I only include products that I like.
Where have you traveled to?
I hope to travel to all 194 countries in the world!
Do you travel by yourself?
Yaass! I believe in constantly pushing myself to do things out of my comfort zone whether it’s new languages, cultures, places, experiences or adventures. It results in me become a better version of myself.
I meet lots of amazing people while traveling. Many are like-minded digital nomads, backpackers, and/or long-term travelers that I can almost always connect with right away. I make more friends while traveling than I do back home.
A common response that I get when I say “yaass, I travel alone” is…”Oh, you are so brave”. Why the fuck am I brave for traveling alone? I want to respond with something like… Do you go to Walmart alone? Yes? Oh, your soo brave! lol.
What does ZIPPYZEALOUS mean?
In short, this is what it means to me…
Zealous: full of life
What are your favorite books?
The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
The Road that Has No End by Tim Travis
Vagabonding by Bolf Potts
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Webs of Influence by Nathalie Nahai
How can I support you?
The best way to support me is to share my blogs with the world! The more people that like my blogs the more famous-er I’ll get! JK, I don’t give a shit about being famous. I just wanna share some giggles, useful/informative information, and inspire some peeps! If you are feeling super generous you can always donate some phat stacks for my travel fund. ;P Send me a message for details!