How will I earn money while traveling?

3Saphan Bhumibol at Dusk – Bangkok, Thailand – Photo: Mike Behnken via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Saphan Bhumibol at Dusk – Bangkok, Thailand – Photo: Mike Behnken via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

When I suggest to people that they should consider giving up the 9-5 grind in the U.S. and slow travel (staying weeks or months in a location), some respond by saying something like “I’m not rich, how am I gonna make money of I’m in ____?” (fill in the blank with the country of your choice).

My response is “Why can’t you do the same thing there that you do here?”. Continue reading