A special interview with Chris and Danika Garlotta
Haven't been home in almost 3 years
Where is Home?
"The world! - We literally travel full time and haven't been "home" in almost 3 years"
With these two, I skipped my usual one on one questions and jumped straight to the main course...
What's your story? From quitting jobs and being on the road forever?
In her blog, Danika says;
"On October 9th, 2013 we were having cocktails at the Cavalier in SF and between a Scotch Egg and a Old Fashion cocktail, my husband said “let’s take a sabbatical.” It was so random and unexpected, I though he just liked the word sabbatical. I rolled my eyes, said okay and moved on to my chicken dinner. Several cocktails later, it was decided, we would take the next 6 months off and travel around the world."
Chris and Danika took there first flight to Italy and have rented there house in San Francisco. Now travelling the world while currently in Argentina.
We literally take our luggage from one airbnb apartment to another
How often do you travel?
We travel full time...and have been doing it for almost 3 years. We literally take our luggage from one airbnb apartment to another or one hotel to another
How do you choose the places you want to see?
Some are bucket list items that we've dreamt about forever - like Machu Pichhu, Alaska, Paris, Maldives and others are less known places that have been recommended, like Malta, Palermo and more
Do you make money while traveling?
CHRIS: I help businesses plan, design, and launch websites and web applications. This includes everything from helping to figure out what the product will do, the strategy, what features it will include, the design, and how its’ implemented.
I also maintain a web application I founded a few years ago called ZingSale.com which allows users to create price alerts for any product sold on Amazon. Basically when the price drops on a particular item, you get an email letting you know.
DANIKA:I work with businesses to help identify their social media strategy and get it going, or to help them get back on track with actionable content. This includes everything from coaching employees and giving them tools and feedback to actually creating and designing social profiles for companies. I also do marketing design - creating banners, landing pages and other marketing collateral for a handful of clients.
What profession(s) would you associate yourself with? And what advice would you give to someone wanting to join the same?
We're digital nomads and professional bloggers. Chris is a self-taught website developer/designer and Danika has an extensive marketing background. Our advice, is to learn some skills and find a job you can do remotely
We've been to over 100 cities and 30 countries
Your top 7 places so far and how many countries have you visited so far?
We've been to over 100 cities and 30 countries....Our favorites in no particular order
Top 7 Places
That one factor that you love about traveling, which actually keeps you wanting to travel more?
There is just so much to see! We cant get enough
A Thank You Note for Chris and Danika
While you are living the dream life craved by millions and passing through cities and countries like a fresh breeze, here is a special thank you note for you two.
It takes courage to live the life on the road and I am absolutely amazed by what you have achieved. Hope you travel 100 cities more and share your experiences like always. Until next time, have it safe and enjoy to the fullest.
With Best Regards