Work Remotely Live Remotely is about sharing my passion for adventure planning
How to use this travel blog
Need help adventure planning? I've got your back.
Throughout the ups and downs of traveling to 20 different countries I've learned what works and what doesn't when trying to explore new places far from home.
I started the Work Remotely Live Remotely travel blog in 2020 as a way to share my travel experiences with others. What to see, where to go and how to do it.
The amount of time, research and energy that goes into planning the perfect trip can turn a lot of people off to the idea. And if you're trying it for the first time you're probably realizing how much of a time suck it can be. But that doesn't need to be the case!
I hope you use Work Remotely Live Remotely like a cheat sheet for traveling the world. In school it's frowned upon to copy your classmate's work, but here.. it's encouraged!
Rest easy knowing I've already spent hours, if not days, combing through content online, watching videos and exploring these destinations myself to deliver only the best recommendations on what to do and see.
If you're more interested in video travel content, don't worry, I've got you covered. Be sure to check out my travel blog channel on YouTube as well!
Now that we covered the basics of how to use this blog - don't forget to sign up for my mailing list!
Signing up for my mailing list is the best way to ensure you never miss a travel guide, activity video, or new ideas of places to visit!
Once you've signed up for my mailing list I'd recommend browsing my Travel Resources page. Here you'll find content that can help you save on airfare, book your first trip abroad, prepare for lengthy day hikes, complete your remote work set up and more.
If you're more interested in finding some travel inspiration then I'd recommend heading over to my blog and browsing some of my recent posts.
And don't be afraid to reach out with a specific question about anything on this site. I try to be responsive as possible! Social media is a great place to ask a question or head over and submit a form on the contact me page.
If you're interested in working together on a drone photography project be sure to check out some of my photography work.
What's up with the name?
If you've made it this far you might be wondering, why did I name this blog Work Remotely Live Remotely?
The COVID pandemic disrupted the world as we knew it in many profound ways. Sadly, for many this meant the loss of loved ones. Many others faced mental health struggles, economic hardship, never ending lockdowns and other unforeseeable challenges.
For me, it also instilled a completely new perspective on how life was meant to be lived. I now knew, and fully appreciated how quickly all of the good stuff in life could be taken away.
No longer could I be satisfied sitting at the same desk, in the same office building, spending 50+ hours a week toiling away in the same spreadsheets, day after day.
By mid 2021 I had spent well over a year working remotely and when our company mandated us back into the office I knew it was only a matter of time before I finally burned out.
If I could work remotely, why couldn't I live remotely as well? Did I really need to be back in the office?
I didn't need to be on the road all of the time, but I knew that the few weeks of vacation each year that my current career afforded me wasn't going to satisfy the level of passion I had for travel and adventure.
At that point (mid-2021) this blog was little more than a hobby and consisted of just a few posts. My YouTube channel consisted of just three videos.
By late 2022 I was completely burned out on my current career and I knew it was time for a change. For the first time in my life I felt the grip of anxiety and depression starting to set in and I owed it to myself to figure out a long term solution.
I had two options at that point.
I could look for another corporate job that would allow me more remote work flexibility so I could travel more freely, or I could take the leap and focus my time and energy on turning Work Remotely Live Remotely from a hobby into a full time business.
The former seemed like the more logical choice, but I knew that path would only satisfy my new outlook on life for so long.
So in early 2023 I decided to pursue my passion instead of settling back into another corporate role. I cut ties with my employer of 13+ years, where I had started as an intern back while attending the University of Cincinnati college of business to pursue travel blogging as a full time endeavor.
Sure this journey won't be easy, but it also won't be as difficult as trying to be happy in a circumstance that no longer aligned with my passions in life.
There a billion quotes out there about following your dreams, but they all pretty much boil down to the idea that the only way you can really fail yourself is to never give those dreams a shot.
And that's just what I intend to do!