About what we were, what we are and what we want to be.

I’m Valen and I travel with Jesper, the sexy blonde guy in the pictures and also my life partner (I know, lucky me).

I was born in Colombia 31 years ago and life and time made me also Spanish (in my heart and on my passport), I’m and the technical side of this blog and website, I am the numbers, I am the budget.

Jesper is German and he is already 33 y.o, he is the human part of this blog, a social worker by soul, he talks to everyone -even without saying a word- has infinite patience, loves to work with wood and in his owns words “speaks Spanish without accent” (which we both know is not true).

 

How did a Colombian-Spanish girl and a German guy together?

Good question… Life happened and we crossed paths in a Christmas market in Edinburgh (this beautiful city was also our home for a couple of years). We were both working there.

Since then we share life, travels, adventures (and misadventures) we laugh a lot, we cry sometimes and we move all we can.

Six months after that lovely meeting point we decided to leave on a 6 month trip through South America, 7 years later we can say it was not such a bad idea.

Are you reach? How can you travel that much?

We are rich if we consider nothing is missing in our lives, we have a roof on top of our head and food on our table every day, but no, we are not spoiled kids, we are not millionaires and we have not inherited a fortune.

We travel slow.

We enjoy the road, not just the destination, the little villages, the lakes, the dirt roads, walking, kayaking, bicycling… If you travel slow you spend less and you also have time to figure out what to do without having to rush.

We are flexible and spontaneous.

This allows us to adapt on the way, travelling full time can be hard, even harder is trying to keep a closed plan for it. As happens to life, plans change and we just adapt.

Check our travel philosophy to know more about how we travel and our lifestyle.

 

And how do you earn money?

Have you ever heard about digital nomads?

Well, that’s sort of what we are, we travel and work on the way, we have our own clients with our small Marketing and Design agency. Some of our clients are on a monthly basis and we carry on beautiful projects with them, some of them are just punctual and need some specific help.

We spent about 20 hours a week working on the agency, the rest of the time we spend in other projects such as this blog. Valen also has another company that connects bloggers with tourism companies Hispanic Travel Bloggers and a blog in Spanish for digital nomads nomadadigital.org

What we know for sure is that living on the move is cheaper than living in a big city (at least a European one).

We have been travelling non-stop for the past 3 years and we plan on doing so as long as we enjoy it.

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