Living in Malaysia on Less than $25 per day - Johor Bahru and Singapore

Living in Malaysia on Less than $25 per day - Johor Bahru and Singapore

We are a traveling nomad family that lives on a budget of $1,000 per month per adult - which is roughly $32.88 per adult per day. The expenses outlined below are for 2 people and are in United States dollars (USD). Without further ado, here is our Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Singapore budget breakdown and how we lived on less than $25 USD per day per adult.

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Successful Blogging - Researching Effective Content

Successful Blogging - Researching Effective Content

Researching Effective Content

Now, you’ll want to start generating quality content - blogs that are very detailed and comprehensive on a subject - about things that people are searching for.

One of the main reasons that blogs fail is because new bloggers believe that they can just write about anything and that it will work…

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Living in Thailand on Less than $28 per day - Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Living in Thailand on Less than $28 per day - Bangkok and Chiang Mai

We are a traveling nomad family that lives on a budget of $1,000 per month per adult - which is roughly $32.88 per adult per day. The expenses outlined below are for 2 people and are in United States dollars (USD). Without further ado, here is our Bangkok and Chiang Mai budget breakdown and how we lived on less than $28 USD per day per adult.

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Successful Blogging - Building Your Website

Successful Blogging - Building Your Website

To get started, you will need a website, a domain name (a unique name for your blog), a theme for your site, and you should make sure it is designed in a user friendly format.

Choosing a Website & Blog Host: Most bloggers start out with the free WordPress sites (those are the WordPress.com sites); However, if you want to earn more money from your blog at some point, you’ll need to convert from a free WordPress.com site to a paid version at WordPress.org - otherwise you won’t be able to make any money from ads. For this, you’ll need a hosting solution. One of the cheapest ways to get started is…

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The Easy Path to a Successful Blog - A Full Step-by-Step Guide - Introduction

The Easy Path to a Successful Blog - A Full Step-by-Step Guide - Introduction

The Free Nomad Guide was designed to help people become successful as a blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, influencer, or other type of digital nomad. In this section of the Free Nomad Guide, we focus our attention on making the path to becoming a successful blogger as easy as possible. We remove all of the mystery by providing a clear and logical step-by-step process that both increases engagement and maximizes your revenue much quicker than…

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Make $1,000+/Extra Each Month! - 5 Ways to Earn Money by using Social Sharing

Make $1,000+/Extra Each Month! - 5 Ways to Earn Money by using Social Sharing

One of the main reasons that people don’t travel is because they simply don’t have the money to do it. So, it’s no wonder that people ask us how to save money to travel. Our #1 biggest piece of advice is to increase your income by earning side money in some way – and the EASIEST ways to do that are by using the newest social sharing apps out on the market today. But, this advice applies to ANYONE that needs extra side money – even if it’s not for travel. So, why not add some extra income to your pockets every single month? Our favorite way - that earns the most and takes the least amount of time to set up - is by…

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Traveling the World on $2,000 per Month - Perception vs. Reality

Traveling the World on $2,000 per Month - Perception vs. Reality

When people say that they are going to travel the world for an entire year, the perception is that they’ve saved up a LOT of money to be able to afford it. That makes sense considering that The Motley Fool states that the average American is spending $1,928 for a week-long trip (per person). If we did the math, that would mean a full year of vacation would cost $100,256 PER PERSON - yikes! And, probably impossible unless you were super wealthy - thus the assumption that people think that we are rich (because we’ve been traveling the world for well over a year now). Well, the truth is, we have been spending no more than…

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Bradley's May 2019 Update

Bradley's May 2019 Update

Personal thoughts and feelings about traveling long term:
If you travel long enough, you may find yourself with another traveler. If you start out traveling solo, that might be in the form of a partner. As a couple, we ended up having a baby while…

Eat Wander Explore business update:
We feel like we are finally starting to figure out how to generate money from our blog now that we have been working it for over 400 days. Some of the things that we’ve found work best are…

Our Family update:
Yes, we had a baby boy in Cape Town, South Africa while traveling and we’ve had to learn a number of new tricks as we’ve traveled to Thailand and Malaysia since he joined us in…

Other Random updates:
It is always a welcome experience to visit a country that speaks English and has a movie theater with English movies as well. It helps give us a little…

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One Year of Traveling the World - Digital Nomads and Travel Family

One Year of Traveling the World - Digital Nomads and Travel Family

Reflecting on 365 days of continuous travel, having visited 17 different countries on 4 different continents, doing most of it while pregnant, and having a baby in a foreign country. Cheers to another year of adventure!

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Bradley's January 2019 Update

Bradley's January 2019 Update

Personal thoughts and feelings about traveling long term:
Traveling long term has proven difficult. It is difficult when we don’t get to hang out with friends and family on a regular basis like we used to do. We feel like we...

Eat Wander Explore business update:
Initially, our plan was to spend the first year getting our blog to the point where it could generating enough income to make up that 44% completely in year two. We can honestly say that, after 10 months of working it...

Our Family update:
If you don’t know by now, Jenny and I are going to be having a baby boy in only a few weeks! That is super exciting for us, but it also means...

Other Random updates:
We have been cooking more since we arrived at our 2-month home in Cape Town. We baked some Oatmeal Craisin cookies (our traditional Christmas cookie of choice), some Belgian Liege waffles, and even some vegetable...

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Jenny's January 2019 Update

Happy New Year!

First off, thank you so much for your support as we travel and work to make travel easier for everyone. We really appreciate it more than words can express. 2018 was a year of new experiences, learning, and growth. 2019 is adding a family member to our adventures as we continue to explore new places and continue our work to make travel easier for all.

We’re starting the new year off with bi-monthly personal updates. We’ll share stories from our travels, the ups and downs of working on the road, and travel tips. Expect to get them every two weeks with Jenny and Bradley rotating as the authors. To kick off the year, here’s Jenny’s update:

 

“I hate wearing clothes.” – Jenny, January 5, 2019

Don’t get the wrong idea, it isn’t that I want to become a nudist! It’s just that at 35+ weeks pregnant, even the stretchy pants or flowy dresses feel too tight and uncomfortable around my ever-expanding belly. I have purchased some maternity clothes but don’t want to get too many as I still need to be able to pack all my belongings and worldly possessions into my suitcase when we leave Cape Town.

Speaking of packing – how does one pack for a nomad baby? As first-time parents, I think we WANT to purchase everything that we MIGHT possibly need for every imaginable situation. But as somewhat minimalist travelers (plus being on a tight budget), we’ve been forcing ourselves to really think over every possible purchase and only get the absolutely necessary items. Okay, to be completely honest we may have purchased a couple of extra adorable outfits because they were just too cute. I mean, how can you resist pajamas with baby sheep?! But other than that, we really did our research and came up with a list of items we’ll be bringing with us while we travel with a baby. We’ll be posting our list on the blog soon, so keep an eye out for it!

Last month, we celebrated Christmas by gifting experiences instead of things and went on two safari game drives. You can view our gallery here. While it was wonderful to go on the 2+ hour drives and see the animals freely roaming, it also made us appreciate the quality of experiences we had available when we lived in central Florida. With Disney’s Wild Africa Trek, Busch Gardens safari + giraffe feeding, and Brevard Zoo’s rhino encounter, we were fortunate to learn about and interact with many African animals. I love that travel can both open your eyes to new experiences in other places, AND help you to appreciate things that you may take for granted at home.

We also met up with a friend of a friend in Hermanus – about an hour away from Cape Town – and got to experience a local braai. A braai is essentially a South African barbeque, but the meats are prepared with different spices and fillings than what we’re used to from the US. They were all delicious, and my favorite one was the sausage with cheese in the middle.

It was great to meet up with friends – or even friends of friends and hang out in a home for a day. We’ve been traveling for just under 10 months now, and we’ve been fortunate to meet up with friends or extended friends about every other month. My parents will be coming next month to Cape Town and I’m excited to show them around the area we’ve been in for the past couple of months. Especially the penguins! After our baby is born, we’re planning to go to SE Asia for at least a few months. Let us know if you’re interested in meeting up with us!

 

If you read this far, you’re a rockstar. Again, thank you so much for following along on our adventures and helping others travel more. Let us know if you like these types of updates and what you’d like to have included. Look for Bradley’s update in a couple weeks!