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We’ve been following Nora from The Professional Hobo for years now and she was a huge inspiration for us when we first got started travelling full-time and trying to sustain our travels by working online.

We recently (and finally!) had the chance to meet her in person when we were both in Toronto at the same time, so we sat down and asked her all about her digital nomad lifestyle.

In this interview, she talks about 2 of the key things that make financially sustainable travel possible: reducing your expenses, and finding a way to earn money as you go.

She also talks about the challenges and rewards of the lifestyle, including surviving 3 natural disasters, 3 tropical diseases, the theft of her passport, and much more.

Some of the resources she mentioned in the video are super helpful and we’ve included links below so you can check them out:

How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World eBook:

Financial Case Studies from Long-Term Travellers:

Nora’s Annual Expense & Income Reviews:

Follow Nora on Social Media:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Interview by Mat of Exploring Alternatives

Travel Footage & Photos from Nora Dunn

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Nora Dunn


Exploring Alternatives says:

You can follow Nora's epic travels on FB and YouTube 🙂

Ajit Singh Kang says:

The more I travel, the more I see that the people are same all over the world! Totally agree with Nora! Travel is the best antidote against prejudice!

jennyredbeans says:

She was not traveling. She was living a year or two in each country. Much like military folk….. Not new

Midwest RV Meander says:

great video

Adventures with mel says:

Such an inspiration and with all her travel experience she learned so much about herself and every culture.

mayang anggarani says:

wonderful video

Swaby The Globe Trotter says:

Amazing! Just amazing!
So much info! I love it

liliya schubert says:

How can you call it a free accommodation if you are exchanging your labor in return?

The Spiritual Pilgrim says:

Thanks Nora for sharing your story and helping us learn how to do it! Much love 😀

Sarah Blinco and Cooper Dawson says:

Hey guys really inspiring interview thank you.

Jen Rao says:

Wonderful video as usual, Mat + Danielle! This has me itching to hop on a plane soon 🙂

Jessie Madanat says:

What about your retirement??

raymond cheang says:

Awesome tips to travel on full time basis

umme kawsar alam says:

What a life!!!!

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