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8 Travel Bloggers talk about how they combine their travel blogging careers with other passions.

I ave already talked about how I have been combining my career as a Volleyball Blogger and being a Travel Blogger. I knew that I couldn’t be the only blogger doing two things I love at the same time. That is the reason why I decided to ask them about how they combine travel blogging career with other passions. This is what they have to say about it:

 Fabio Virgi – Travel Blogger and Digital Marketer – Fab Meets World

Fabio Virgi - fabmeetsworld.com

Being a digital marketer I’m able to work from anywhere I want, so long as there’s an internet connection anyway!
My journey as a travel blogger started when I was in full-time employment; I asked my boss if I could reduce my hours and work remotely for a month (which he kindly accepted), and I went off to visit 4 countries in 4 weeks which was such a thrill. I was able to earn money from my day job, run my tech blog called Let’s Talk Tech and start planning out my travel blog called Fab Meets World too.
Once I got a real taste for that “digital nomad” lifestyle, I left my job to become self-employed and now I’m a freelance marketer which allows me to earn money and run my blogs from wherever I am. I’m glad I made this decision. I love technology and especially travel, so being able to run sites that focus on those two things is an amazing feeling and a way to advanced on a travel blogger career.

Sarah Reichenbach – … Snowboard Teacher – My Gipsy Soul

Sarah Reichenbach - www.mygipsysoul.com]

Snowboard teacher by day, blogger by night, or actually more like snowboard teacher in winter, traveler in summer and fulltime travel blogger about the wonderful combination. I actually think this is the perfect combo! I love spending time in the snowy mountains, teaching others one of my all time favourite activities and having a ‘normal’ life for part of the year where I can work during the day, cook dinners, sit on the couch and stay in the same place for a couple of months, getting to know a new town, ski-resort and group of people. And then I put all my winter-gear in storage, pack a small backpack and take off to explore sunny destinations, enjoy beaches, relax in hammocks, go for hikes, sleep in a different guesthouse-bed every night, find a new exciting place to eat wonderful local food every day and visit cultural sights. The world is such a beautiful place and I love exploring it one winter-resort or sunny destination at a time.

Sally Cochrane – … Travel Agent – Safe Travels By Sally Blog

Sally Cochrane - www.safetravelsbysally.com

My work allows me to attend travel launches and events which gives me great content to write about on my blog and boost my travel blogger career. I also get to attend ship inspections on a regular basis and go on a ‘family’ trip each year. A ‘family’ is like an educational trip where you travel with other travel agents hosted by tourism boards, airlines or hotels. It’s not really work! The best part about my job is getting feedback from clients about destinations I haven’t travelled to yet.

Esther Sanye – … Nomadic Researcher – Triptoadventure

Esther Sanye - triptoadventure.wordpress.comI’m a researcher on sustainability and I love my job. As an international career, I have been traveling a lot. I have not only lived in 4 different countries during my master and my PhD, but I also perform between 3 to 5 work trips for conferences or field work every year. Beyond direct trips, being an international researcher has also allowed me to know people from all around the world and I just recently visited a friend in Malaysia that I met a couple of years ago during the PhD. Besides, I’m a nomadic researcher, so I will go where I have something to research, no matter where :)”.

Lauren – … Teacher – The Traveller’s Guide By #ljojlo

Travelling As A Teacher - The Traveller's Guide By #ljojlo

‘I can hear it now ‘Oh, you are a teacher? No wonder you get to travel! You get holidays like every 10 weeks.’ Well, to be honest yeah we do. So yes, holidays means I am not required to go into school and yes I don’t physically have to be in front of students teaching, unfortunately for me though I still work, I just do it remotely. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t prefer to work on a banana lounge, cocktail in hand, enjoying the tropical sunshine? That is how I spend my teaching holidays! Due to my workaholic nature, I still check emails, I still help my students via online communities but I do it all while I am exploring a new country and its incredible culture. Now, this isn’t for everyone! Lots of people don’t like to mix business with pleasure. For me though it is how I operate my travel blogger career combining it with teaching and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’

Sadhvi Mythili – …Doctor – BeautyBrainBliss

Sadhvi Mythili - beautybrainblisss.com/

 I am a travel blogger and a Doctor. Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Psychiatry. When I think about it, given the busy schedule and hectic work, it seems impossible even to me. Except for 20 days of casual leave and 14 days of educational leave I work for all the other days including Sundays and public holidays. I need to do case presentations, seminars, thesis work and need to fight with books as I have to give exams also.

To keep my wish for travel alive and to keep my blog updated, I had to give up few things and had to make few sacrifices. The last filmI watched was in Oct, 2015. I do not go to malls or theaters. Buying everything online, including groceries I save time. I don’t even attend parties or functions. I do things like photo editing while I am in Hospital when I get time between patient to patient or while I attend boring lectures. For holidays, I plan to places with overnight journey time from the place I live. In my plans, 3 days are mor than enough. I use educational leaves also and plan a trip when I go on an Educational tour.

I even have to plan finances as I  live on just my stipend and have to pay my fees also.

Katie Dickinson – … Hospitality Worker – The Budget Backpack

Katie Dickinson - thebudgetbackpack.com

In the “concept” phase, integrating travel blogging into my life felt like it would be a seamless fit. The company I work offers reciprocal stays with other hostels in our US network, so I figured I could make it a point to see some top-visited US cities and blog about how to do it on a budget. My plan was to use $200 as the baseline amount for a weekend in whatever city; subtracting the amount I saved for having free accommodation (and, yes, I calculated taxes in, too!). This usually left me with somewhere between $110 and $130 for fun and food.

I was proud of my concept and glad to put my English degree to use; however, the major hiccup I encountered was that I knew nothing about building and running a website or brand. Whoops! There were a lot of early days, late nights, reading articles on the treadmill, and frantic Youtube tutorial searches. I had to live by the mantra: “You have the same number of hours in a day as Beyonce”—and I found a way to make it work.

Most of my breaks, I spend them reading books and interacting with blogs I enjoy. I keep a notebook in my backpack for post ideas. I’m thankful for and inspired by the supportive blogger community; without which I might’ve thrown in the towel.

Karolina and Patryk – … Entrepreneurs – KarolinaPatryk.com

Karolina and Patryk - karolinapatryk.com/

We make money online for a living and blogging is our passion. Working in an commerce business, selling products to retail customers all over the world. We love our job and it actually helps us traveling. We can work from any place on the world, we are not bounded to any city or country. Being a digital nomad is the best profession a traveller can have. It is not easy though to divide our time between making money, blogging and traveling. We create a weekly plans every 7 days to make our travel blogger carreer and all of it work.


Are you also a Travel Blogger combining your passion? Tell us a little bit about it!

8 Travel Bloggers talk about how they combine their travel blogging careers with other passions.

Brenda: + 31 years old + Puerto Rican + Viajera Boricua + Master in Cultural Tourism + Foreign Language Major + Hispanic Studies Minor + Portuguese + Italian + Russian + Literature Freak + ♥’s Indie Music + Volleyball Enthusiast + Tricolor do Morumbi(SPFC) + San Antonio Spurs +

Comments:

  • April 20, 2016

    Great article – I blog and also work as a financial consultant for a big four accounting firm in the UK…. It makes it difficult to keep up with the blog posts when work is busy, and I’d love to have less responsibility to be able to travel when I wanted – not just around client commitment. But having said that – my day job lets me visit lots of interesting places – most recently Saudi for work, but also I have the money to make those holidays really interesting, so far I’ve been to Iceland and skiing in France this year and soon off to Vegas and Miami (and not as a backpacker this time!)

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  • Kat

    April 20, 2016

    I’ts interesting to hear about the lives of travel bloggers. I think that, for many, a digital nomad lifestyle is key to having a constant stream of income and still managing to travel to different places around the world. I don’t know if the same can be said for me because I love my job as a software engineer and my boyfriend, who is my regular travel buddy, also loves his job in an animation studio. I think that us travel bloggers have our own ways to find this balance.

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  • April 20, 2016

    Thanks for having us here Brenda!

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  • April 21, 2016

    A very interesting post, nice to know how travel bloggers are balancing and blending their careers with their passion for travel and blogging. All of their stories are inspiring.

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  • April 21, 2016

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to talk about my work 🙂 Great post!

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  • April 22, 2016

    Great feature! Not all travel bloggers need to quit their job just to travel. Some can do it both. Thanks for showing that this is possible. 🙂

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  • April 22, 2016

    Thanks so much for sharing our stories Brenda. It’s awesome to learn about the different ways people juggle the traveling lifestyle! 😬✈️🌍

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  • November 14, 2016

    This is very interesting! Here I am thinking that most travelbloggers just either do some kind of self-sustaining works or having much more flexible works compared to me. It’s surprising to see some of those people featured here actually have pretty demanding jobs!! I’m inspired. I’m working full time and also blogged about my travels and other lifestyle interest. I’ve been to South Korea couple of times, countries around SEA, and I’m having Japan, Australia and couple of other places coming up next year in plan~ wish me luck!

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  • Helen

    October 13, 2017

    Interesting piece – particularly the doctor. I’m actually thinking of taking a sabbatical for a few months to get my blog up and running (ironically not to travel, but to do everything else!). I write full time (not on travel) and so only have weekends to blog – and it’s not quite enough time to do it all.

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  • January 19, 2018

    Many remote jobs still require you to work a certain number of hours per day – and sometimes even a specific set of hours per day, so I am sure it’s not easy. I am really impressed.

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  • February 28, 2018

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to talk about my work.Great post!

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  • April 26, 2018

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  • May 10, 2018

    Thank you for the insightful write-up. Teaching remotely sounds like a fantastic idea, I will definitely be doing some research on this.

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  • May 12, 2018

    This was really inspiring! I’m working full time plus getting a blog up and running, and seeing how all these other bloggers are making it work gives me hope. Thank you!

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    August 26, 2020

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