The idea of getting paid while traveling was always a dream of mine, but one of those dreams that sounds too good to be true.
I will never forget the day, just a few short months after I had married my husband, when he told me that we were soon going to travel the world and move to Costa Rica.
I thought, "Ya right"...
Move to Costa Rica and travel the world... It all sounded like a dream. It sounded magical and like something that you read about and hear about but that only happens to people who are lucky.
So I told my friends, and they too had the same reaction. "Cool...you should go for it", was the typical responce I got.
But Adam kept on telling me we were going to do it. He kept on telling me that we would travel the world...
Then one day I came home from work and Adam told me that he was going to Thailand. He had been selected to be in a reality show which would show case the lives of entrepreneurs who were choosing to live life on their own terms.
The guys hosting the show were all young, traveling the world, and getting paid while doing it.
"Ok", I thought, "I have to go. I have to know that this is real. I have to meet these people who are really doing it...getting paid to be a vegabond."
I think I really just needed to see that other people were doing it in order for me to believe that we could do it too. I needed to meet people who were like me and who had the same dreams as me before I felt like I could start to live that dream...my dream...
So, we packed our bags and headed to Thailand and the entire experience was nothing short of magical...
I rode elephants through the jungle...
I rode on a catamaran in the sea...
But most importantly, I met other people who were doing it...
I met other people who were traveling the world... I met Vegabonds who were getting paid!
Right there and then, I knew that life would soon be different. I knew that life was different. I knew that I too would be traveling the world, moving to Costa Rica, and living a life that I had always dreamed of!
As soon as I got home I soon realized that there were so many people just like me, people who were sick of the daily grind, people who were sick of living paycheck to paycheck, and people who wanted to live life on their own terms so they could do what they loved.
In Thailand, I met Tanner and Lindy. They are a young couple from Canada who shortly after leaving Thailand moved to Bali.
Tanner worked in Real Estate and Lindy worked for an oil company. Not only did they move to Bali, but just recently they spent the entire winter snowboarding in Big White Canada, doing what they love.
Then I came across Sandy Leveque. Sandy is a former Huffington Post blogger and Women's Rights Activist who was physically getting sick from all the stress that her profession was causing her.
So, she sought out other ways to earn an income so she could do what she had always wanted to do... travel.
Sandy has now been traveling throughout Europe for about a year, living in Southern France and she now just recently moved to a small city in Portugal.
Then there are The World Wide Webbs. I met Ashley and Jamie Webb when Adam and I moved to Costa Rica. Ashley had previously worked in real estate and Jamie stayed at home and home schooled their three children.
There I was, up on the mountain in the middle of the jungle and I got a friend request on Facebook from Jamie Webb. She and her family were also traveling the world and had just moved to Costa Rica.
She and Ashley wanted to connect with Adam and I and they moved up on the same mountain where we were staying for a few months with their amazing family.
And last but certainly not least, there are Rhonda and Brian Swan. I met Rhonda and Brian just this past May in New Orleans.
Rhonda and Brian are a couple who were very successful with their corporate America jobs but weren't feeling successful with the direction of their life.
They wanted to have kids but never wanted to put a child into daycare so they sought out other ways to earn an income so they too could travel the world and have been since 2008.
These two have been traveling now for 68 months with their daughter who has never had to go to a single day of daycare; all while getting paid.
So what's the point? Why am I telling you all of this, and why should you care?
Well, I'm sharing these stories to let you know that it's possbile and that it's real.
I'm sharing these stories to give you examples of real people with real struggles who made the dream come true.
I'm sharing these stories because I too was just like you...
Wanting this dream to happen, wishing this dream would happen, but not really believing that it could happen...
But guess what, it did happen and it is continuing to happen.
This year alone, Adam and I have lived in Costa Rica, Sunny Florida, Holland, and we are currently living in Belgium.
WE ARE TRAVELING THE WORLD!
So how have we all done it?
Simple, we've leveraged the use of the internet. We learned a new skill set and have been helping hundreds along the way.
We all got started with this simple system and have used it to share our passion with people just like you and just like me who have a dream but just don't know how to get there.
And here's the best part, you too can get started with this same system, the same system that has allowed all of us to be vegabonds while getting paid.
And it all starts right here. With this simple blog. By sharing your message, your vision, and your passion with the world through the use of a blog.
It really is that simple.
So what are you waiting for?
It's up to you to make your dreams come true...
It's up to you to make the decision that now is your time to start living your dreams...
And you owe it yourself to NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!
P.S. This blog has enabled to quit my job so I can travel the world. Click here to get started with the same blog and I will be in touch with you soon.
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