Start Freelancing and Travel the World: How Kayla Quit Her Job to Travel and Write

When Andrew and I decided to leave Denver to drive from Canada to Patagonia, one of the first orders of business was to figure out how I’d make money. I decided to start freelancing and see if I could make it as a writer while we traveled. Here’s how I did it. 1. I started freelancing part-time, right away. I …

June Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Oh… yikes. We did it again. This month we spent over twice as much as we expected. There were a lot of big expenses this month, thanks to car repairs, Barley’s injury, and paying rent for June, July, and half of August all at once. To be fair, Andrew actually had enough spare cash that he put an extra $1,000 …

Car Issues Drive Us from Montana to Washington

I don’t know why more people don’t live in Montana and Idaho. Seriously! These places are amazing. It’s cool in the summer and there are lakes all over the place. No cactuses and lots of amazing smells. The hills are huge and the rivers are clear. I loved it! A Border Collie’s View of Montana We stayed with some of …

May Finances Overview: The Cost of Being a Digital Nomad in the US

When we put together our El Perro Tambien finances for May, we took into account some spending differences that we noted in April. Whereas in April we almost doubled our projected expenses (gulp!), we were only $166 over for the month of May. So, how much does it cost to be a digital nomad in the US? In May, we …

A Day at the Lake Superior Sea Caves

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The water is frigid, gently slapping the side of our slender sea kayak. I keep brushing my fingers against the waves as we paddle towards the Lake Superior sea caves off the northernmost tip of Wisconsin. The air is a balmy 88 degrees Fahrenheit, but Lake Superior is the world’s biggest refrigerator, staying cool all summer. I’ll share all of …

How to be an Outdoorsy Digital Nomad in Las Vegas

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To be perfectly honest, being a digital nomad in Las Vegas is almost too easy. The city is cheap, the nightlife is crazy, and the rock climbing and hiking is close by. Perhaps because I spent less time in Las Vegas than in Salt Lake City, I don’t have as much to say about being a digital nomad in Las …

April Finances Overview: Digital Nomad Costs in Utah and Nevada

When we put together our travel budget, we expected the month of April to cost us about $3,627 total. It’s April 29 as I write. I’m going to see how our actual April finances stack up against our original financial projections. Spoiler alert: we almost doubled our projected April expenses due to some surprise splurges on big-ticket items. On the …