TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Wednesday 9th, March 2016


Sky Walker Alice Tompkins
Snowmobiling with Friends in Mammoth

Dear Fellow Traveler,

Happy March! After a somewhat eclectic winter, spring is finally on its way. Green grass on the hills, flowers in bloom and Little League baseball are all reminders that the sun is coming back.

What a perfect time to start planning for travel. If you want to change things up this year and take your Portable Lifestyle™ plunge or even just that summer trip you've ALWAYS wanted to take, read on.

Abundant Travels,
             Kathryn & Jon

4 Tips for Living the Nomad Life

Homemade R.V. The Dos & Don'ts: Living the nomad life is the dream. Working from street side cafes in Hanoi one week and then packing up...   Read More >>

5 Ways To Make Money Online

Make $ Online So You Can Travel Whenever You Want: Think two weeks off a year is ridiculous? You aren’t alone. As technology...   Read More >>

Destination Spotlight

Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands - Caribbean
We fell in love when we spent over a month on these prosperous islands south of Cuba...   Read More >>

Kathryn's Love Breakthrough Intensive

Love Breakthrough Fri-Sun, March 18th - 20th, 2016:
Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean
Sign up NOW before it's TOO LATE...   Read More >>


Forward to a Friend

Forward Do you know someone who might be interested in a Portable Lifestyle?
Forward this email to a friend.

back to top

In this issue #37


4 Tips For Living The Nomad Life

The Dos And Don’ts

VIP for Free Living the nomad life is the dream. Working from street side cafes in Hanoi one week and then packing up for a Balinese bungalow the next can be your reality. However, succeeding at the work/life balance takes time and attention and can sometimes be more draining than you imagined.

If you are ready to embark on a nomadic existence, pay attention to these Dos and Don’ts.



Do  Make Daily "To-do" Lists
If you are already a natural planner, this will be no problem. If not, then you really need to buckle down and plan at least the first two months out on the road. Where you are staying, your budget, and your work plans. This will help cut down your stress immensely.


Don't  Accumulate Too Much Stuff
You move around by definition and while it may be tempting to decorate every new home, you can’t allow yourself to get weighed down. One backpack should do so get familiar with the difference between a want and a need and learn how to detach from material possessions.

Do  Reverse Schedule
When you work from home, it’s sometimes difficult to turn your "work mode" off. It’s easy to fall into the trap of working from the time you get up until you go to sleep, thus requiring the reverse schedule. Schedule out each day to include dedicated times for recreation. Dinner with a friend, an hour of reading a good novel, work them in every day to avoid burnout.

Don't  Forget To Ground Yourself
Just because you love to be on the move doesn’t mean that you won’t miss "home" every now and then. Take some time to ground yourself and contact friends and family for a chat or splurge on a visit. If you’ve been living amongst different cultures, take a day or two every month to just sit inside and watch your favorite show, or eat some comfort food wherever you can get your hands on it.

back to top


5 Ways To Make Money Online So You Can Travel Whenever You Want

Think two weeks off a year is ridiculous? You aren’t alone. As technology advances and more and more businesses are running online, employees are ditching the office, grabbing their laptops and heading out the door.

If you want the freedom to work from a bungalow on a Thai beach or trade coffee breaks for hiking breaks in the Swiss Alps, here are some ways that you can make your money online.



Freelance a Skill
There are hoards of freelancing websites on the internet that can connect you with people in need of your particular skill. From writing, editing and language translation to voice over recordings, digital marketing and web design, you can create a client base and start making cash.

Drop Shipping
This method essentially requires you to play the middle man between companies selling a product and buyers. For example, if you choose a niche like furniture, you will need to create a website and then find multiple furniture distributors who are willing to sell through you. When buyers visit your website and make a purchase, you will need to contact the distributor and have them send the buyer the product. There is a lot of upfront work, but it becomes quite low key as time goes on.

Language Teaching
No matter the language you speak, there is probably someone out there who wants to learn it. Find a language platform online like Italki.com and start giving online lessons for a fee.

Create a Product
It could be an e-book to sell on Amazon, an educational course to sell on Udemy or a physical creation to be sold on Etsy. Think about your skills, what you could create and how to market it.

Run a Blog/Website
A travel blog, a cooking website or a niche page about playing chess-whatever it is, write quality content, market via social media and use affiliate links to earn commission when readers purchase products and services from your site.

back to top


Destination Spotlight

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands

We fell in love with the Cayman Islands when we spent over a month there. These islands are south of Cuba in between Jamaica and the Yucatan Peninsula (super close to Florida), so they're easy to get to.

They're prosperous islands with much to offer. We rented a condo right on the gorgeous 7 Mile Beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches. We spent hours in the waters right in front of our villa. Here are the things we loved the most about this special country in the Caribbean.

•  One of the few places where you can snorkel right off the beach and see amazing reefs, sea life
    and turtles

•  The history and the beautiful architecture throughout make it a charming place to visit

•  Turquoise waters and white sand ring all of the islands

•  Stingray City is not to be missed. These are naturally-occurring sand bars
    close to shore  where  fishermen  from centuries ago  would  stop to clean
    their catches. Stingrays would come visit to enjoy the droppings. You can
    boat there and swim with the stingrays that continue to hover at the sand
    bars

•  Margaritaville  - -  if you've got kids,  this fun restaurant chain is always a
    good  time.  The  one  on  Grand  Cayman  offers a  long waterslide,  pool,
    great food, amazing views and fun games

•  Rum Point   - -   a  great  place  to  laze  away  the  day  with  water  sports,
    shops, restaurants and great snorkeling that includes starfish

There are many more things to enjoy on these charming islands. It's one of the places where you can find paradise easily!

back to top


Don't Miss The Love Breakthrough Intensive
Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean
Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th

Turks & Caicos

Are you ready to get out of the cold and into the warm tropics? Join Kathryn March 18th through 20th for a special 3-day-event in Turks & Caicos designed for a small group of people looking for their love breakthrough. We're almost full! Click HERE for more info and to register for this awesome event!

Find out MORE about The Love Breakthrough Intensive

back to top