“What makes you different is you aren’t just a vagabond, sleeping on floors and spending no money…You are traveling with your business, with your dog. You rent apartments. You live in different places. You had us all over for a dinner party. You show people who don’t want to live like vagabonds that travel, even long-term travel, is still possible.” – Elisa, Italy
I’m a writer, humorist, and content strategist living life with no fixed address. I run my business, snuggle my puppy, and live my everyday life while traveling full-time. In Paris one day and Mexico the next.
In 2010, I started my own business. And in 2012, I realized that, as a content strategist and writer, I can live and work from anywhere. So I reduced and stored my stuff, sold my car, packed a bag, microchipped my dog, and took to the road.
In the mornings, I help clients solve sticky content problems. I write articles. I tell stories. In the evenings, I try to get under the skin of each new city, exploring, eating, hiking, and making new friends.
I like to settle into a place for a month or two—reveling in the nuances of its language, its culture, its underlying belief systems. I like to wander the streets and hiking paths, stumble over my foreign thank yous, savor the local fare, and listen to inspiring people tell their stories over a hot cup of tea. I want to know each place like an old friend, see it through unrushed, inspired eyes.
Traveling slow allows me to make client work my priority while still indulging in my passion for new cultures, foods, and adventures.
My traveling pooch is called Luna, after the character in Harry Potter. I found her in 2009 and she changed my life. Now, she’s therapy trained and bursting with personality. And she goes with me just about everywhere.
When she’s not training, Luna enjoys bringing me my slippers, licking any book I might happen to be reading, and hiding behind me anytime a cat comes near her. Because all cats must surely want to eat her or give her a bath.
It’s called And, Also, My Palms Are Sweaty. It’s about love and dating misadventures on two continents. And I wrote it because I want to make you laugh, make you think, and let you know that you’re not alone. Life and love are ridiculous. For all of us.
Maybe you want to start a business. Or to spend a luxurious month in the Italian countryside eating fresh pasta and taking strolls through fields of sunflowers. Or to build a flexible life so that you can pursue whatever your passion may be in your spare time.
It’s for you that I write this blog. I want to make you laugh, to give you practical, useful information about travel and business and dog-friendly spots. And, ultimately, I want to inspire you. I want you to know that your dream of moving overseas or starting your business or working part-time so that you can spend more time with your kids…it’s all possible, with a little planning and a lot of heart.
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So when you click on a link, you're probably supporting my travels and writing and all that jazz (thank you!).
(Don't worry, I still won't promote anything I don't love.)