The Travel Lifestyle eBook by Nate Hake of Travel Lemming (previously called Travel Lite) promises to teach aspiring travel entrepreneurs step by step, how to go traveling around the world, setting up a business online and even operating an independent travel agency in 2021. That’s right, you read that right: you can quit your day job in a few years and become a full-time travel entrepreneur. The Travel Lifestyle eBook is designed to get people from a “fly by night” and scam artist mindset who are looking to make a quick buck off of unsuspecting travelers who really need travel advice to the wrong places, to a solid, sound travel education and mentoring system that are affordable and effective. This is one of those rare finds: an e-book that has everything you need to know about travel, and it’s for under $30. Let’s take a look at what it covers.
First, look at the cover: it looks like something out of a James Bond movie. A blond girl in a white dress with a briefcase and a monogrammed leather jacket stands on a mountain top, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. On her head is the logo of a travel agency she wants to open in south America. Her mission is to look like a lady of leisure, to blend in with the local culture, to experience the locals, and to be as charming and helpful as possible. She also wants to look like she has a flare for languages (she is from the United Kingdom), which will help her negotiate her way through Latin America and other parts of the world where English is not the first language.
The author, Nate Hake, comes from a background as a professional travel writer and virtual assistant. He also loves the Slow Travel Movement, and he wanted to share his passion for the subject with the general public. He now offers a free eBook on his travel lifestyle techniques and chooses to use the nomadic lifestyle when he travels. The Slow Travel lifestyle, he explains, “is all about leaving the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and living in a tent or yurt for part or the year, depending on what you’re going to do. It means you can have your own adventures and still make money.”
This eBook offers practical advice on finding the right travel partner, developing a proper business plan, negotiating travel visas and making the most of the limited time you have to get away. It also has sections on creating your work online profile that will help potential employers determine whether you’ll be an asset or a liability on their company. Finally, there is a short primer on creating your own network of local travel companions. This short book, according to Hake, “gives people who travel a realistic idea of what’s involved in making a successful travel lifestyle. It’s not just about working remotely in a fancy job but actually creating a business that gives you both the freedom and earning power you dream of.”
A more specific look at the travel lifestyle offers insight into what to do if you are dissatisfied with your current job and looking for something a little more exciting. According to career coach Jennifer Lee, “Life travel is not for everybody. If you want a change of pace, or if you just want to see a different part of the world, then it is possible. If you want to reinvent yourself, if you’re ready to try something new, then a full-time travel lifestyle might be for you.”
The travel lifestyle described in Hake’s and Lee’s books is not for the faint of heart. But don’t let that scare you off! The authors offer thorough descriptions and practical tips on how you can start from scratch and make it work for you. If you are looking for ways to make money while traveling, taking a traditional nomad lifestyle might be a good choice, but those who prefer to work remotely and experiencing the world through other people may find the nomad approach to be their best option.
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