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The Joy of Working from “Home” While You Travel

Have you ever wanted to ditch office life and hit the open road? It has never been easier to work while you travel, so now may be the best time to pursue the dream of living your life on the road. With readily available internet and digital payment processing like PayPal or Square, travelers have never had more freedom. You can write about your travels, capture breathtaking scenes in photos, and then see them immortalized—all while supporting your traveling habit.

Mandy Lea is a teardrop enthusiast, veteran traveler, and nuCamp ambassador who makes her living by being creative on the road. Mandy is a professional photographer and blogger who lives and works out of her TAB Boondock. Using the teardrop as a mobile “home base” gives her the ability to pursue her passion and experience the wonders of the natural world. Mandy’s photos of destinations such as Death Valley and the Grand Canyon are the best testament to this truth.

If you aren’t naturally inclined to write or take photos, don’t fret. There is a world of other travel-related jobs for the wanderlust, including seasonal positions at campgrounds and resorts. Don’t know where to start? Online freelancing sites like Upwork offer a vast array of projects, and for those who want to enrich their lives with multiple layers of adventure, Workamper News boasts openings for interesting and unusual positions like chuck wagon cooks and actors in Wild West shows.

If you already have your own established business, you can continue to make money on the road doing what you have already been doing as a homebound entrepreneur. Taking your business to craft shows, swap meets, and fairs can lead to more sales and new customers.

If you aren’t ready to take the full plunge, sell your house, and live entirely on the road, you can dip your toes in and go part-time. And if you’re concerned that a life on the road is one of isolation, don’t fret. The teardrop community is tight-knit, so even when you’re far from where you started, you never have to worry about being alone.

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