where are you from? - Originally from the San Francisco Bay, specifically the Silicon Valley area
how long have you been away from home? - Slow traveling started when I became full time self employed in 2010, but went to 4 colleges and left home in 2004.
what do you do? - My wife and I publish information products, kindle/print books, apps and other media. I manage a lot of the back-end, optimizing, split testing, PPC, managing our team of outsourcers, etc. She handles content creation and publishing. I do some client work, but my time is most valuable spent on our projects, so I keep focused there.
where are you currently? - Currently roaming the NW of the USA… In Boise Idaho today. A good friend had a wedding I was in, in SF a month ago, so we came back from New Zealand/Australia (via Hawaii for a few weeks), got a car and decided to spend a spring/summer roaming North America.
where are you going? - Seattle, Vancouver BC, Whistler BC, Colorado, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, then Sedona, Az for a few months to catch our breath before a trip to either Asia or Central America for winter… Slim chance I’ll try Florida out for the winter, but I’d like to see more of Mexico and Costa Rica!
what has been memorable for you so far? - SUP surfing ‘The Cove’ in Maui at sunset with my wife… Giant sea turtles popping up for air all around us for hours, no one else at the break and hip high, mushy rollers… We giggled like schoolkids while we caught wave after wave until we were dead tired and it was dark, and then surfed the same wave all the way to shore under the moonlight coming up over the Haleakala volcano, looking at each other like ‘Is this real’. The pink and orange sky as the sun set over the island of Lanai… Warm water, sandy bottom, reflection on the water and the moon rise lead by the warm Hawaiian breeze made for an absolutely amazing evening.
will you go home anytime soon? - The definition of the word ‘home’ is a bit abstract for me at this point… Looking into the idea of a home base like @jonmyers mentioned… But even that is feeling more like a few 3 month furnished rentals I return to once a year on a loop… Sedona -> Costa Rica -> Mexico -> Hawaii … But the call to see more of the world continues to lure me to new far away lands There is always this thought of “Well _______ is great, but what about _________”
what have you learnt during your time as a nomad? - Patience