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“Escape the Rat Race” Case Study – Matt Kepnes – Nomadic Matt

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Matthew Kepnes runs the award-winning budget travel site Nomadic Matt. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, Matt decided to quit his job, finish his MBA and head off into the world. His original trip was supposed to last a year. Over a decade later, he is still out there roaming the globe. His writing …

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“Escape the Rat Race” Case Study – Nate Hake – Travel Lemming

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Originally from Denver, Colorado, Nate is a recovering corporate lawyer turned travel blogger, digital nomad, and entrepreneur. His travel blog, TravelLemming.com, focuses on promoting emerging destinations around the world as a solution to the problem of overtourism. He also founded a small B2B software company, Collection Harbor, and has done some freelance writing work along the …

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Should You Ditch Your “Normal” Life to Travel the World? Here’s How to Decide

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It’s a HUGE decision. Leaving your comfortable life behind (or putting it on “pause”) to explore the world is life-changing. It’s not a decision you take lightly. I wrestled with it for MONTHS before finally pulling the trigger.  And while I love watching people step outside their comfort zone to live a life of adventure…the …

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How to Pull the Trigger, Buy That One-Way Ticket, and Start a Life of Travel (Even If You’re “Not Ready”)

“Babe, you sure? Like 100% sure? Cuz there’s no turning back after I click Purchase…Say ‘yes’ and I’ll do it.” My heart fluttered. I was terrified. I knew this was it. Buying this one-way ticket would be a defining moment in our lives. I was one click away from the point of no return.  No …

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“Escape the Rat Race” Case Study – Megan Jerrard – Mapping Megan

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Megan is a 31-year-old travel addict, an outdoor adventure enthusiast and adrenaline junkie with an incurable disease called “the travel bug”. An Australian lawyer and journalist, who gave up both career options to pursue the digital nomad lifestyle, her passion for traveling and writing overtook her desire to sit in a corner office, and instead, …

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18 Best Travel Blogs To Help You Escape the Soul-Sucking Rat Race

“UGGGH! MY BRAIN HURTS! Mitch, there’s like eleventy-million travel blogs out there—how do I know who to listen to? I just wanna learn how to ditch this soul-crushing 9-to-5 so I can go explore the world…is that too much to ask?? Oh, and I don’t want FLUFF either. (Ain’t nobody got time for that). I …

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“Escape the Rat Race” Case Study – Nora Dunn – The Professional Hobo

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Nora Dunn – aka The Professional Hobo – packed up her life and sold everything she owned (including a busy financial planning practice) in 2006 to embrace her dreams of long-term immersive world travel. She’s as surprised as anybody that she really truly made a go of it and traveled full-time for 12 years! She …

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67 Resources That Reveal the Cheapest Ways to Travel (Even if You’re Broke)

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Raise your hand if you’re like me. (seriously, lift up your hand.) You’d love to travel the world… Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures… Go on a life-changing adventure… But unfortunately, all that costs money—money you don’t have. After all, you’ve got student loans to pay, a retirement to save for, adult drinks to buy…where are …

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