World Travel

I’d like to start with a humble apology.  I really haven’t posted much in the last month.  There are many excuses I could make.  Instead I’ll simply say that I wanted to enjoy a month-long trip in Europe; without feeling pressure to do work.

Darth VaderyThis leads us to the topic for today’s article…

Much has been said about the concept of the Internet Lifestyle.  For some, it seems like a dream come true.  With a laptop and a wireless connection you can work from any spot in the world.  Take a look at any advertisement for a ‘home based business’ product.  Odds are you’ll see shots of ordinary folks “working” while living in a warm, tropical paradise.

With all that said, I think there’s a dark side to this lifestyle.  What’s not talked about are the many hassles that occur while running a business out of a backpack.

I’ve traveled for about 11 months in the last two years.  That’s 46% of my time working while being on the road.  During this time I’ve learned that are certain negatives to this lifestyle: [click to continue…]

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Last Monday marked the completion of my seven month journey through Europe.  This trip was an incredible experience where I learned a lot about myself and what I wanted to do moving forward in life.

Today I’d like to talk about these lessons.  Some of them are unique to my situation – While others will hopefully provide some guidance in your own life.  I can’t say the entire trip was positive.  But both the good and bad moments provided a ton of lessons that’s helped me grow as a person.  So let’s talk about eighteen things that I learned since April:

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I’m writing this post from Bratislava, Slovakia.

To be honest, I was a little hesitant to come here because the only things I knew about this place come from a few movies: Hostel (Parts 1 and 2) and Eurotrip.

Both portrayed this place as an example of a backwards, “evil” Eastern European city.  The truth is this is a great city, full of cool and interesting people. [click to continue…]

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Growing up, I used to love watching videos on MTV. (You know before they stopped playing videos) My favorite type was always the ones that showed the musician(s) in an exotic location doing something cool, while playing a song. [click to continue…]

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Traveling Solo TipsIt’s widely known that the best part of travel is sharing memories with other people.

So what do you do if you’re traveling by yourself?

Well, the simple answer is you make friends.

The problem is it’s hard for many people to form friendships when they’re solo and outside their comfort zone. [click to continue…]

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9 Travel Abroad JobsAs most of you know, I’m a self-employed America who live the “lifestyle lifestyle,” traveling through Europe for 7+ months.

(To learn more about this, learn how to start a new life.)

In addition to maintaining the Steve Scott Site, I run my own affiliate marketing company.

It allows me to work nearly anywhere in the world as long as I have the ability to carry my laptop with me and connect to the internet.

Since embarking on my trip I’ve received emails from several different people that are also interested in visiting other countries. The common denominator of the emails was suggestions on how to survive financially while being away from home. Although it’s what I do for a living, running an online business is not the only way to support yourself while traveling—in fact, I’ve met quite a few people with unique work abroad jobs.

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Realize your travel dreams – How to find time

July 8, 2010

This is the 2nd post in the two-part guest series provided by Marthe of the Mausumi blog. In the last article she discussed how to afford to travel. Today she gives some excellent about where to find the time. Again, I think she gives a lot of helpful tips that anyone can use to get the most out of their travel dreams…

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Realize Your Travel Dreams – How to Afford It

July 1, 2010

This is the first edition of 2 part series brought to you by Marthe of the Mausumi blog. Here she provides some excellent advice about how to afford to travel to places you’ve always dreamed of seeing. I’m pretty excited about these posts because it dispels the myth that you need to be rich and have lots of free time in order to see exotic, cool places. Marthe explains how traveling is a lot more feasible than you probably think…

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Steve’s Sunday Selections – June 20th, 2010

June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s day to those in the U.S.! Here’s another collection of great posts in our weekly edition of Steve’s Sunday Selections…

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Trip Update #2- Cagliari and Villasimius

June 19, 2010

Thought I’d give you another post about my seven month trip through Europe. As I mentioned in the last update, I had to fly home for a couple of weeks and spend time with family. But a week ago, I was back in Madrid, ready to pick up where I left off.

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The Perfect “Office Space” for Work AND Travel

June 9, 2010

I took this picture the other day, while sitting in Newark Airport waiting for my flight to Madrid:

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

June 7, 2010

There’s a Sheryl Crow song called “A Change Would Do You Good.” I don’t remember the rest of the lyrics off the top of my head, but a lot of people take Sheryl’s advice to heart and decide to buy a new house or rent a new apartment in a different city when things get tough in their current location. They hope that a new environment may help soften the blow of their problems.

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