In 2014, I put down roots in Colorado, but here’s my full story for anyone interested…
As a location independent freelancer, I combined my love of travel with a forward-thinking approach to traditional website development.
In 2009, I quit my job as a front-end web developer in Washington DC to spend a year traveling through New Zealand.
At first, I left the web world behind, working sporadically on a free-range chicken and pig farm, a sailboat, a wine bottling factory, a pizzeria, and as a seasonal kiwifruit picker – and every minute I wasn’t working, I was exploring the lush green landscape and mountains of Fiordland National Park. I wrote about that experience here.
I’ve since returned to the web world
I’ve settled in Boulder, CO with my wife, Daniela, after an extended period of work/travel through Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few months exploring Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. And prior to that, I spent a significant amount of time working from a few different places in Perú – from the ancient Incan city of Cusco to the chaotic but exciting capital of Lima – as well as the south of Chile, where the beautiful Patagonian landscapes were a constant distraction from my computer.
The “digital nomad” period of my life was a spectacular opportunity, and I continue to enjoy traveling to new places whenever I have the chance!