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Dec 20th 2011 10:52AM My boyfriend is a former foreign service brat and I have always considered going into the FS myself, so I will definitely be following along with this series!
Aug 13th 2010 12:58PM I agree. My boyfriend has a location-specific job, and it is his high salary that allows me to have a lower income from being a freelancer. Out of respect for our relationship, I only travel a few months a year, but I'm happy with that balance. However, I often get an attitude of "that's not good enough" from travel bloggers, and it annoys the hell out of me.
Aug 13th 2010 11:51AM I agree with you here. I often feel that those who are involved in the full-time travel lifestyle are often involved in it because they don't really have anything else meaningful to be involved with.
Aug 13th 2010 11:46AM Yes! I find it absolutely offensive when I have other travel folks tell me that the answer to my problems is to go abroad. Sure, I'd love to quit my job and move to Thailand, but I work for just above minimum wage and don't exactly have a job where it's possible to save much of anything at all. I think it's no coincidence that many of the "abandoned my job to travel" folks came from at least semi-high-paying fields like marketing, business administration, etc.
Aug 13th 2010 11:41AM Great post! I've shared similar sentiments on my blog before. I think that a lot of full time travelers forget that stationary folks can have just as full a life as travelers do. I have very time-intensive hobbies that I love and that I share with friends, a boyfriend and two cats that I love, and a small but cozy home to share with them all. I love to travel for months at a time, but I also recognize the value of what I have at home. I think that many travelers feel so at home on the road because they don't have anything worth staying back for. It makes me kind of sad, really.