Hi! My Name Is Justin
Software Developer & Travel Blogger
Who Am I?
I have been remote for almost 2 years, travelled to 44 countries in my 28 years of life. I don’t come from a family with generational wealth, neither am I rich by any means. But my love of travel fueled a drive in my towards entreupenership and preparation, to setup my life to be a digital nomad.
I was always a bit of a floater growing up, with different groups of friends, but never feeling like I belonged. At it felt like a weakness. Until I had the opportunity to travel abroad, while in highschool, thanks to my parents working extra hard and for EFTours, a program that allowed for monthly payments towards a trip through school.
My eyes were opened, being flexible and not tied to something, could be a good thing. But how.. how could I continue travel. I started with selling candies in highschool, becoming an event ambassador (raves), and buying and reselling electronics (online auctions and ebay) in college, to save towards this dream. I choose computer science as my career, knowing it was one way towards being a digital nomad. I would learn programming in school and use udemy for further learning. Thats when I began my blog, and realised, that I could make sites for others too and get paid for it. So I began freelancing on upwork. I had my adult job and my freelance work.
During this journey, I learned 1. Prepare for your dream: study, freelance, save, plan 2. Travel doesnt have to be expensive: Petsitting, couchsurfing, volunteering 3. Network: you arent alone, others have the same dream, find that community
I am currently in the Phillipines exploring, looking for friends, and travel buddies. While trying to put more effort in networking and working on my travel blog.
We all have different drivers. My focus isn’t to become a famous travel blogger, but instead to share stories and inspire you to dream for more. We all have different ideas for how we want to live our lives. Right now this is my dream.
Inspire People To Explore
Start A Travel Agency
Open a Hostel
Top 3 Countries I visited?
I have a few friends in Japan that helped me fall in love with the country. Not only did I make amazing memories but really enjoyed how active everyone was. I happened to travel during the Pokemon-Go craze, and I loved to see everyone catching their Pokemon and having a good time. Another reason I loved japan was all the festivals! During summer anywhere you go there is something to celebrate, its a great way to enjoy life.
I loved the culturally rich Bangkok, and its endless shopping malls. I had some crazy adventures in Thailand. From getting stranded with no money with a stranger. Going to the Fullmoon party with a new friend, for him to get all his stuff stolen (he found his passport *whew). And partying in Pattaya, where I almost fell of a hill, while parking my scooter.
Ever want to see a winter wonderland? Go to Iceland during the winter. From riding a superjeep, viewing frozen waterfalls, and taking a dip in a hot spring. My visit was one of the most enchanting, serene, and expensive.