Have you ever dreamed of leaving the 9-5 rat race, traveling the world as a digital nomad, finding yourself, and becoming a better person for the experience?
If so, read the book Eat, Pray, Love.
But if you’re in the mood for some random, irreverent tales about European adventures in cities like Paris, Prague, Dublin, New York, Budapest… Pull up a chair and stay a while!
My name is Keith.
If I’d know you were dropping by, I would’ve put on a tie.
I live and work remotely, moving to a new European city every month or so.
This is a log of my journeys around Europe, sprinkled with some useful information about how to do the same thing without breaking the bank or losing your mind.
If you can’t learn from my mistakes, at the very least, you can laugh at them.
Traveling Europe. So you don’t have to.
After leaving Ireland in 2010, and working in countless Irish bars in New York for 5 years, I started working as a copywriter at a startup in SoHo. But I got itchy feet after a year.
I needed to get traveling again, beginning with the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through Spain.
With a heavy heart, I gave my notice. My (smarter, less impulsive) Creative Director had another idea, though:
“What if you work for the company as a remote contractor and travel too?”
Well. I hadn’t expected that.
Suddenly, I could literally get paid while I traveled around Europe.
It seemed too good to be true.
I decided I would write a blog of my travels for posterity. Posterity is the term bloggers use when they’re worried no one will like their blog.
Big plans. Small suitcase.
With little more than a suitcase, a laptop, and a wife, my journey through Europe began, starting in Paris. If there is one moral from my story, it is this:
Quitters always prosper.