52 Places that Made me Become Location Independent

Before I found out about lifestyle design, location independence, digital nomad lifestyle or whatever you want to call it, I wanted to work from anywhere and live anywhere. Traveling has always been on my blood. My dad used to travel all year long when I was young and we never lived for more than 2 years in one location.

I haven’t had the opportunity to get on a plane or take a trip longer than a four hour drive in five years. Looking over some pictures on flickr inspired me to start thinking about travel again. They might inspire you too.

I borrowed most of these pictures from flickr; I found some great artists. It’s unbelievable what people can do with a little $1,000 camera.

Because of all these images these artist took, I’m inspired to discover new places in the next 10 years. Take a peek, maybe they’ll make you want to work from anywhere in the world and mix things up a little in your life.

Turkey- Hagia Sofia

Hagia Sofia at dawn by Oberazzi


Destination Marrakesh – Morocco by patrickmayon


sydney by EmBe79


South Africa, Cape Town Sunset by Mediatejack


Postcard from Madagascar Alex 77


Dining Area – Sabi Sabi South Africa by Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve


Africa 1987.1 by anoldent


State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia by ∙Andrew∙


otranto, italy by paolo margari


the colosseum by forthrock


La Tomatina (25.08.2010) / Spain, Buñol by flydime


Monaco Oceanarium by neilalderney123


Sanctuary of Santa Luzia – Portugal by caese


The Parthenon, Athens by Christopher Chan


Castelu Peles, Sinaia, Romania by Chodaboy


Approaching London by Stuck in customs


Sunrise over Farm – HDR by Etrusia UK


Stockholm Cathedral by linkahwai


10 seconds late by ‘PixelPlacebo’


National Museum in Prague by theodevil

Austria-St. Gallenkirch

Austria – St. Gallenkirch / Silvretta Montafon (Silvretta Nova) by vtveen


Lago Pehoe y Los Cuernos by twiga269

Buenos Aires-Argentina

Buenos Aires by Gustavo Brazalle


Salto de la mano by coba


Rio de Janeiro/RJ (Pão de Açucar) by dih =)


Machu Picchu, Peru by szeke


Plaza San Francisco by Kevin Lebianco


Cabalgata – 52 Feria de Cali 2009 by corfecali


(un) stress by HRC


The Treetop Temple Protects Kyoto by stuck in customs


Geeks On A Plane resident Tai Chi & Kung Fu master on great wall of China by kk+


Dessert Fun by Moe M


Bali : Sanur Beach Painter : by zoompick


Indian House Boat by Dido


krabi by matt caplin


Langkawi Sky Bridge by Jim Boud


Aurora Borealis – Bear Lake, Alaska by Trodel


Swanky Beach Bar by CasadeQueso


Downtown Dallas from the Flower Market by Stuck in Customs


New York New York in Las Vegas by werkunz


The Blue Yonder by .craig


My Kind Town by Stuck in Customs


Music City by thomashawk


solace by katiew


Presidents North Carolina Gave the Nation – Union Square in Raleigh, NC by joanna8555


A 1400 year old Angel by reellady


Oak Alley Plantation by Gaensler


waves by papalars


Atardecer en el Horseshoebend, Horseshoebend sunset by Vvillamon

New England

Newport Bridge by rawhead


Textbreak by moriza

San Francisco-California

San Francisco – Cable Car HDR by Maschinenraum

So, did you like them? I’m currently discovering ways to work from my home office and sharing it with others, so you can also make the switch to a location independent life too, if that’s what you want. Most of the information you’ll find here will be related to lifestyle design, digital nomads, location independence, and ways to build your online business so you can live the life you dream.

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Any images you’d like to share, that inspired you to travel? Share them on the comments, just be relevant and post legit links, pretend this is your home. How would you treat it?


Travel Hacking: Earn Frequent Flyer Miles, Become a Travel Ninja or Just Fly for Free

travel hacking cartel reviewHey everyone, if you didn’t get the memo yet today was the launch of the Travel Hacking Cartel by Chris Guillebeau.

note: If you’re serious about learning how to get free flights, first class upgrades and stay in hotels for free this is a good time to hop on and get a 14 day trial for only $1. Yup, that’s a buck to get a test drive.

About two years ago me and my girlfriend started looking for ways to search for ways to travel the world that would make it affordable to us.

We started with a plan of visiting Italy, India, Indonesia and Costa Rica, all beautiful places. We obviously knew it was expensive to get away to anywhere in the world from the U.S.

To say the least, after doing some research we weren’t to happy with the figures that we came up with adding all the flights, hotels, food, and miscellaneous expenses. We were disappointed and thought, man this sucks! How are we going to do it?

At that time I was working a normal corporate job making the average income, and covering all the expenses at home and while traveling, we knew we wouldn’t be able to do it. I’m sure some of you know what I mean.

My biggest problem was that I didn’t know where to look for or what to do to be able to make my travel goals come alive.

All this was before I knew anything about Travel Hacking.

The first time I got introduced to that word was when I read the 4 four hour week blog. Tim Ferriss talks about it there and on the book. I was so excited when I was learning that you could go on a round the world trip for pennies-on-the-dollar.

That’s when I got the hope that we we’re gonna be able to follow the dream that’s never left us.

Different people around the web have figured out ways to travel far far away around the globe for less then a price of one ticket.

Travel Hacking has been around now for a while, there’s even a book on it. (highly recommended) But now there’s a better thing than the book, The Cartel

Welcome to the Travel Hacking Cartel

Chris has come out with the ultimate membership-based community for people into free and discounted travel. He’s learned ways to get free travel that a lot of us are unaware of, letting him earn over 1,000,000 miles per year.

He’s really the poster child for Travel Hacking and I don’t think I know anyone else with quiet the knowledge on this niche besides him.

I just became a member this afternoon and I plan on working towards free travel for me and brit to Italy. After you join you’re gonna see that most of the points you earn will be while being home. And he’s made it super simple to get updates by email or text about deals. love this!

The World’s Craziest Guarantee

You see a lot of programs offer your typical 30-day money back guarantee right? Not this time, I think Chris has gone nuts or something, or maybe he’s just extremely confident on the membership and I am too.

He’s says: “Follow our Deal Alerts and spend at least 30 minutes a month working the system, and you’ll earn enough Frequent Flyer miles for one free plane ticket every quarter (25,000 miles), or four a year (100,000 miles).”

How the Cartel Works?

It’s really simple, you’ll get to jump online login into the membership and look for updates on ways to get deals or you can set it up to get email or text messages when something comes out immediately.

He basically gives you what you need to know to go take advantage of the opportunities when they break. Oh and a little tip, if you refer-a-hacker you get free travel rewards too.

As I’ve mentioned, just about a few hours ago the Travel Hacking Cartel opened up. There’s only 1000 seats waiting to be filled it it’s not to late already. It’s only a buck for the 14 day trial, and after it’s filled it’s only going to be through referral.

Get your spot in the Travel Hacking Cartel while there’s availability and begin hacking your way around the world today.