TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Wednesday 27th, January 2010


Walking the Plank

Walking the Plank at Ariel's Point

Dear Friends & Fellow Travelers,

Hello and how is your 2010 going so far? Ours started with a BANG at midnight New Year's Eve as we watched the fireworks all along White Beach from a beautiful trimaran just off the coast of the island. And now we're writing this after a 2 week whirlwind visit from our son on winter break from college.

To welcome Calvin to the Philippines we spent some time in Makati/Manila where we did a bit of shopping and supply-gathering and even saw Avatar in IMAX 3D. On our return to Boracay we celebrated his 21st birthday with some of our young local & expat friends.

After an additional week of island activities we capped his visit with a trip to the beautiful Ariel's Point for some cliff diving. It was a great reunion, but especially for Jon-Jon & Julian who really enjoyed the time with their big brother; playing, sharing, being read to, swimming, just being close...

Next week Kathryn will be in Sydney, Australia to teach. It will be the first time we've been separated in 9 months, but as always we know we'll be fine. The time will go by quickly and we'll all be back together well before Valentine's Day. On the 16th, Kathryn will be leading a FREE Master Practitioner Class. Read on to learn more.

Abundant Travels,
            Jon & Kathryn

Outdoor Feasts on the Cheap

corn frit shrimpThe world has a rich tradition of cheap outdoor eating. No, we're not talking al fresco dining. We're talking stands and trucks and carts. Here on Boracay, we're quite fond of... Read More >>

Careers for the Portable Lifestyler: Making a Living by TraveLiving

kite boarderIt seems like the buzz surrounding blogging and Internet marketing is finally dying down. While it is true that if you got in early, you may be doing extremely... Read More >>

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Become a Master Practitioner

KA LidAre you a born leader? Do you captain your own ship? Are you a private practitioner? Do you work with people one on one or do you facilitate groups? If any of these... Read More >>

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Outdoor Feasts on the Cheap

corn fritter with shrimpThe world has a rich tradition of cheap outdoor eating. No, we're not talking al fresco dining. We're talking stands and trucks and carts. Here on Boracay, we're quite fond of the Greek stand that delivers steaming gyros to your beachside lounge. And New York has a veritable buffet of "street eating," that's delicious. Remember the Soup Nazi truck on Seinfeld? Los Angeles has its tradition of wiener mobiles and taco trucks, famous to the point that now, you can have your party catered by an authentic Mexican taco truck.

One of the best outdoor experiences we've ever had (and still miss) is the hawkers markets of Malaysia, our fave being the one in Batu Ferringhi on Penang, where we'd get pizza for the boys, Kathryn usually had Indian, and Jon tried everything else on offer for about USD$1-$2 per person - and that included appetizer, entrée, drinks & dessert! It was a collection of little stands serving every cuisine imaginable with tables set up in the middle of it all, an informal food court. Order, pay and they deliver to your table when ready.

The trick to getting safe, good street eats is to look at the crowd. If the restaurant is popular, the turnover is high enough that you know the food isn't old. And no frequented vendor can risk getting people sick, so their hygiene will be acceptable. The sense of smell is for the purpose of determining what will be good for you and what not, so rely on your nose as well. Always look for local - natives know their own cuisine the best. And eat what's at hand: the freshly caught fish when you're near an ocean (though most of us are veggies and eschew fish), the fruit off nearby trees that's peeled on the spot and what's grown in the place's own fields.

Eating out doesn't have to cost a fortune, and trying new things is one of the delights of the Portable Lifestyle. So do partake of roadside fare when you can.

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Careers for the Portable Lifestyler: Making a Living by TraveLiving

Kite BoarderIt seems like the buzz surrounding blogging and Internet marketing is finally dying down. While it is true that if you got in early, you may be doing extremely well sharing information and facilitating other businesses web traffic. But if you are still looking for that perfect career to fit in with your own Portable Lifestyle, here are a number of jobs that are perfect for a nomadic existence.

Being an expat in a developing country has its share of blessings such as inexpensive food, shelter, and general day-to-day expenses. But if you're looking for work, there is always the problem of an already saturated and usually underpaid native workforce. That is, unless you can prove you are an "expert" or have a "specialized skill" to share with locals and vacationers alike.

We've seen firsthand how people who were initially "only visiting" changed their path into full-fledged expatriate careers. Within our small community on Boracay we have the scuba instructors, Darcy and Mint (the latter who came to the island with NO diving experience only to fall in love her first week here). There is also Barry & Michael who have created a very nice tourist information pamphlet and website. And then Antony, who when we first met had just gotten a gig as a flame-spinning bartender after having only been here 2 days!

There are many other businesses with expat managers and executives flourishing here as well: the two international schools (one of which our boys attend), the Island's solitary department store, and the five-star Shangri La Resort.

Whatever it is you do, or whatever it is you WANT to do, opportunity abounds. You just have to let go of any past expectations and go with your own flow. If you have a passion, the right career will knock you off your feet. But then, that's a good thing.

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Become a Master Practitioner

KA LidcropAre you a born leader? Do you captain your own ship? Are you a private practitioner? Do you work with people one on one or do you facilitate groups? If any of these things apply, sign-up for Kathryn's Free Master Practitioner Class: Success Tracks and discover several ways to structure a successful practitioner or private practice to suit your life.

Free Master Practitioner Class: Success Tracks
Tuesday, February 16th 2010: 6 - 7 pm PST
7-8 MST, 8-9 CST & 9-10 pm EST (New York)
Available Anywhere by Telephone or Internet

In this free teleseminar you will:

  • Discover how to handcraft the career you want
  • Identify your block and get beyond it
  • Tools provided to help you make a leap
  • Discover the SECRET to "making a wish" and watching it actually happen
  • Tips on how to set up the situation you want
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Plus, for the first time, in June, Kathryn is leading a 4 day teacher training course for a handful of those who want to become a Certified Love Attraction™ Coach. Yes, that's true. In addition to living a Portable Lifestyle, Kathryn is also a successful love guru! If you are ready for an amazing and fulfilling career, you can find out more and sign-up here: www.kathrynalice.com/mentoring. We're offering multiple payment options for convenience and now our full-pay discount has been extended through the end of February!

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