2019 | A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FULL-TIME TRAVEL BLOGGER (Full 12 months Assessment!)

Here is an insider have a look at my 2019 as a full-time journey blogger, together with bucket listing journeys & the pleasant small moments in between. I supposed to make an epic cinematic montage however life had different plans when my arduous drive broke and I misplaced 50% of my 2019 video recordsdata! Nonetheless, this is a enjoyable very “me” journey recap scrounged collectively from iPhone clips, pictures, rogue boomerangs, and the surviving clips from my Sony A7iii. I am sorry your entire factor is not brilliantly top quality, however when life provides you lemons……. squeeze them right into a bizarre, pixelly lemonade? Proper? …… Proper?

Inquisitive about me and what I do? Scroll down for some FAQ about what I do for a residing and the way I fund my travels, and preserve scrolling to the underside for Instagram handles of the creator associates proven on this video ⬇️


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What’s your job precisely?
When you’ve discovered me on YouTube, my #1 ardour and child is my journey weblog (https://happytowander.com/), which I’ve had for over 5 years! I am nonetheless very new to YouTube, however my web site reaches thousands and thousands of individuals yearly, and managing it’s my full-time gig. I additionally personal a number of different web sites too, so I assume my obscure job title can be ~* DiGiTAL MeDiA specialist ~~*.

How do you fund your travels?
After engaged on it for thus a few years, I now have the privilege of incomes a full-time revenue from my journey weblog (with some further trickles of revenue from my different websites). I might discuss for ten years concerning the many various methods I generate an revenue via my web site, however the principle sources are via advertisements (my web site is filled with them, which I actually hate, however it pays too effectively to surrender!), affiliate revenue (I get a fee when individuals purchase issues I like to recommend) and sponsors/purchasers who pay me to create video/written content material for them or signify their firm/vacation spot not directly.

As a journey blogger, do you get to journey totally free?
As they are saying, there is not any such factor as a free lunch! Whereas I did work with many locations and types on an alternate foundation early on in my journey running a blog profession, nothing was ever free within the sense that I all the time labored for it. Truthfully although, nowadays, I pay my very own means on most journeys as a result of I feel it is much less trouble and I really like my freedom/independence. I am very privileged that I can do this due to the cash I make from my weblog. Infrequently although, I do receives a commission to create content material for firms/locations throughout which bills are lined, and (on choose events), I do nonetheless settle for sponsored journeys and experiences after I suppose it is a good match.

The place are you from?
I am initially from Vancouver, Canada and am now based mostly in Munich, Germany.


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1. ‘Stranger from the Web’ – Sophie: https://www.instagram.com/sophieannenadeau/
2. ‘Vegetarian good friend’ – Susanna: https://www.instagram.com/wanderingchocobo/
3. ‘Good friend I visited in Porto’ – Yishyene: https://www.instagram.com/smallcrazy/
4. ‘Good friend I visited in Hamburg’ – Jordan: https://www.instagram.com/jordanbwagner/
5. James Corden taping buddy #1 – Lia: https://www.instagram.com/practicalwanderlust/
6. James Corden taping buddy #2 – Sally: https://www.instagram.com/passportandplates/