I am always fascinated by full-time travelers, and not to criticize at all, I usually find that the backpacking, hostel, budget travel aspect of most full-time traveling just doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t need five-star dining all the time (I love street food) I do like a nice (private) roof over my head.
Turns out there is a whole group of bloggers out there who are full-time traveling luxuriously. People like Nicole of Suitcase Stories, who as a house-sitter, have stayed in beautiful places all over the world for the last four years and doesn’t look like she will be stopping any time soon!
I wanted to introduce you to Nicole the travel blogger because later this week I am going to share more about Nicole and her status as a modern-day entrepreneurial nomad.
Let’s meet Nicole!
When and how did you become a traveler?
Travel has always been a passion of mine but my travel days truly started in January 2012 when I left Australia on a one-way ticket to explore the world, and have been traveling full time ever since.
Where do you love to travel?
Everywhere! I definitely love big cities (like Paris, London, and NYC) but I also love beaches so the Caribbean is one of my favorite places to travel to.
Most memorable travel moment:
The day I left Australia in 2012. I’ve never been more excited, more scared and more joyous at any time of my life!
What won’t you travel without?
My husband 🙂
A day isn’t complete until I…
Have laughed at least once. Have been grateful for all that I have. I have a bubble bath with a glass of wine!
A quirky daily habit of mine is…
I do a “happy dance” every morning. It makes me feel good and it’s a great way to start the day 🙂
Travel essential – 3 things you always travel with
Laptop – I can’t work and earn money without that baby! My husband – He carries all the heavy stuff! My journal – I have a daily ritual of writing in my journal.
Name one thing people would be surprised to find in your travel bag:
A juicer. Yes, I travel with a juicer so I can have my green juice every day!
Perfect travel day from start to finish.
Wake up to the sounds of waves crashing on the beach. Do a few hours of work (which isn’t work because I love what I do). Go out for a nice lunch then explore whichever region I’m in. And then either stay out and enjoy the nice evening weather or go ‘home’ and watch a movie or read a good book.
What are your favorite food cities? What restaurants do you go to in each?
I’m not sure I have a favorite because I pretty much love all food! Food is one of the reasons I love to travel – to experience different cuisines.
What has travel taught you?
Travel as taught me to be patient, to slow down. It’s also taught me to be tolerant, and grateful for everything I have.
Best and Worst place you’ve been to and why?
I haven’t been to many cities that I’ve really disliked. Best place would have to be Paris. Why? It’s Paris, need I say more!
What’s one location on your bucket list?
Tahiti! It’s been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and I’ll get there one day!
Hotel: Anything 5 star
Mode of Transportation: Flying (cause its the quickest)
Travel snack: Anything with sugar
Travel Gear: Samsonite suitcases
Travel App: Hotel Tonight
Travel Book: Any travel memoir
Travel Mag: Conde Nast
Travel Movie: Eat Pray Love
Song on your smartphone: Uptown Funk
We are going to see more of Nicole later this week. I will be doing a second interview with her about life as a modern-day entrepreneurial nomad.
How about you? What would you like to know about Nicole?