For the past 4-years, I have been living as a “Digital Nomad”. Earning a living on the internet, and living in new and different countries every few months. Despite the temporary nature of this lifestyle, I focus on slow, meaningful travel.
I choose the country or city that I want to live in based on a personal project or bucket list item that I plan to accomplish. I feel that the experience of a new city, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures continually force me to learn, grow and see the world differently.
My aim is to capture and share these experiences, as a way to inspire The Freedom Fighter community to take action and find the magic that exists in all of our lives.
How to find perfect digital nomad accommodation in any city in the world One of the tricks of long-term travel is to monitor your living costs. Depending on your income and your monthly requirements, making sure that you don't overspend each month, means that you're...read more
"You're from South Africa?" the immigration officer asked me through the glass window as I approached the counter. "Yes, I flew via Istanbul", I replied. The man then made a call on his cell phone and within a few seconds, a surly looking man in an immigration uniform...read more
For the last four months, I've had a "coming soon" page on my website. I initially built the original Freedom Fighter site when I realized that my life, how I travel and how I make a living where suddenly the same thing. Finding alignment in these areas of my life is...read more
As I write this I'm told by the first officer that I'm at 30,000 ft above mean sea-level. I'm on an airline that I've never heard of travelling to a country that I've never been to before. Unless there are unforeseen delays I'll transfer in El Salvador, and in 4 hours...read more
"... it's a cycle of four thousand six hundred and forty-seven kilometers", the words lingered in the air as I tried to get my head around the number. That was five months ago when I met a friend Warrick for a coffee and he told me about his cycle trip from...read more
https://youtu.be/xN4DiXLgZFs Today is 14 days since the four cyclists, two support crew, a jeep, and a ford ranger left Johannesburg with an ambulance escort and about thirty friends cycling some of day one of o71-dayday adventure with us. It's also been two weeks...read more
By the time you read this I'm probably going to be an hour or 2 into my 10-week cycle from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro. It's been months of planning and with just a few hours to go (as I write this it's 18:30), the complete lack of worry has turned into some...read more
A quick apology: The last blog I sent you contained a link to something called the Paradise Pack. The blog post went out after the special offer for the paradise pack had already expired (technology gremlins). Apologies. A few weeks ago, while having coffee with...read more
As we venture down our path in life, there are many things that we know that we should be doing. Be kind to others. Push beyond your comfort zone in order to grow. Spend some time each day exercising. Floss your teeth. Sometimes we reach a stage in our lives where we...read more
Someone that I know recently watched a proper "chick-flick" and they said that they really enjoyed it. They said that a lot of what they had been through in their life recently was similar to how the events unfold in this movie. One part of the movie which stood out a...read more
Returning home to South Africa after an action-packed 18 months of traveling around Europe and Asia, I can easily say that it's been the most amazing 18 months of my life. The decision to pack up and leave initially wasn't easy. In fact, making the choice up front was...read more
"I went to Pai for three days and ended up staying a week". This is something that you read when you do any research on the small mountainside town of Pai, Northern Thailand. So in sticking with tradition - I went to Pai with enough clothing and a plan to go for two...read more