Published on June 14th, 2012 | by Ivan Widjaya
Traveling the World as a Digital Nomad Family: Soultravelers3 story
When you read, listen or watch video about living and running a business location independent, you might say “Yeah, right – those people are singles or couples without children! They are responsible for their own life. How about a family of four?” “Well, that’s only for a select few – Robert Scoble and some other famous digital nomads – it’s not possible for me.”
Well, I’m happy to say that you will be disappointed! Indeed, it IS possible living and running your business while traveling the world with your family.
A success story: Soultravelers3
The nickname Soultravelers3 refers to an ordinary family of three who has been living a digital nomadic lifestyle for years. Their stories are featured by many – The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and many others – including featured as a case study in Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek.
The very ordinary family embarks for a digital nomadic journey, choosing to life, work, and school anywhere in the world! School? Indeed, when it all began, the traveling family consists of mom, dad and a 5-year-old girl.
When people say they are crazy, the Soultravelers3 family says the live a real life. They use laptops to connect with friends and family; the couple’s daughter does home-schooling, even learning piano online with a teacher in the US while living in Spain. Wow – what a life!
What if I don’t want to do it?
Well, maybe traveling the world won’t be ideal in your case; maybe world travel is not your passion; no worries! To the very least, you have the freedom of doing whatever you like locally while going out for vacations with your kids without worrying anything about how your business can be run without you on-premise.
I am happy to say that I’m working at home right now, having all the freedom in doing whatever I want, whenever I want. Whenever I decide to go traveling, all I have to do is just take my laptop or tablet, and off we go. I can go out with my wife and kids whenever I want; we can go anywhere on every school vacations.
I chose to work from home, not traveling the world 24/7 because I do have my own reasons – one of them is due to the fact that I’m not ready for considering home schooling for my kids. But at least I don’t live on a life-deferred plan, and I hope you are willing to try to break free from your limiting mindset.
So, are you ready?