Author: Kristin

How to ditch your 9-5 and make money while sailing the world

One of the top questions people get when they quit their jobs to travel the world by sailboat is this: how on earth do you afford it? This is also a question I ask myself, as someday, I would really like to be able to travel full-time and bring in some sort of sustainable income. It’s not an easy road, but I think with determination, tenacity and creativity, it can be done. I decided to get some answers to this question by interviewing two women who successful quit their 9-5 jobs and learned how to make money while living...

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How I built my blog using Divi as a total beginner

*This post may contain affiliate links.¬†Please read my¬†disclosure for more info. When I first looked into how to start a blog and have a professional website, I was startled by the price of web developers. One quote was over $3,000! Being recently unemployed as a radio news reporter, there was no way I could afford that type of rate. So, I decided to take things into my own hands and find a theme that would work for someone who doesn’t understand blog design whatsoever. I feel like an absolute dummy when it comes to designing blogs. I first started...

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Man gives up home near Seattle to become on-the-road minimalist

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. This summer, book editor Jim Thomsen made a drastic decision. He moved out of his apartment on Bainbridge Island near Seattle with nothing but a car full of stuff and plans to hit the road as a minimalist. Maybe for good. “The cost of living on Bainbridge Island is going way up as the inventory of rental housing goes way down,” the former newspaperman told me over the phone. “A general recovery in the economy is triggering a rise in real estate prices across the board.”...

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5 tools you must have when starting a blog

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information When I first started a blog back in 2008, blogs were simple. They were more like journals than websites, with a scrolling home page, and posts lost into a long abyss of content, never to be seen again. Now blogs resemble news websites, with many posts on the home page. When I started my blog this year, there was so much to learn! I’ve listened to countless podcasts, read tons online, and am still doing research. I don’t think the learning part of blogging will ever...

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5 questions I’m always asked about living in a Prius

When we go on road trips, Tom and I really like sleeping in the Prius. Not only does it save a ton of money on hotels, but we don’t have to deal with bed bugs and nasty sheets. The last time we stayed in a hotel was in 2016, and it cost $120 and was disgusting. There were stains and hairs on the sheets and the floors were dingy. We’d rather stay in our own space, even if its tiny. We started living in a tent and in Tom’s Toyota Prius back in 2015, when we both moved out...

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