Erin McNeaney Neverending VoyageErin McNeaney and Simon Fairbairn sold it all to travel indefinitely.

In 2008, they took a year to go to travel around India, South East Asia, Australia, the South Pacific and the US, and after seeing and doing so much in just a year, they couldn’t stand to return to their lives in the UK. So, rather than put off travel for someday, they made that day March 1, 2010, and left to spend a year in South America, with just carry-on backpacks and no end in sight.

Together they’ve defined what living means to them and created a life of travel they write about on their popular travel blog, where they document their journeys, the challenges, launching a travel app, and embracing the untethered life as a digital nomad couple.

I’m going to talk to about Erin about why they made travel a bigger priority in their life, and how they do it.

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What We Cover:

  • How Erin and Simon escaped the drudgery of their everyday lives in England to become digital nomads.
  • How Erin discovered the world of digital nomads and how she saved up, sold everything and got into the lifestyle within 9 months.
  • What Erin and Simon do to support their life of perpetual travel.
  • How living on the road can be cheaper than staying at home
  • Erin and Simon organize their lives between travel periods and work periods, in which they stay put.

Explore Further:

Erin’s Best Travel Advice:

  • The First Step: You’ve just got to go.
  • Money Saving Tip: TrailWallet, their own travel app to help you track your savings
  • Packing Tip: Find that bag, maximum 40-50 liters, that you can carry on. Then limit yourself to that bag.
  • Favorite Internet Travel Resource: Happy Cow, to help you find vegetarian restaurants around the world.
  • Favorite Travel Book: The God of Small Things: A Novel, by Arundhati Roy
  • Favorite Travel Gear: Her Kindle
  • Weirdest Food: In Japan, Konnyakyu (Devil’s Tongue)

Music Credit: Imogen Heap – Wait It Out (Artec Remix), Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.