Creating your freedom through travel

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Celebrating Stella!

Stella is a wife, a mum of one adorable little boy, an accomplished NHS worker, and owner of a private business and clinic. 

Although she seemed to have it all, she felt that something was a miss. 

She adores travel

She adores experiences 

She adores freedom 

And most importantly she values creating a life worth living for her family and securing their financial future.

I mean can you blame the girl?

Stella started her home-based travel agency and her travel marketing business in mid 2020 and within a few months 

Not only did she manage to save on her own travels 

Not only did she manage to earn an income back from her own travels 

Not only she created residual income that comes in on a monthly basis whether she does the work or not

Not only did she empower young women to create their income and freedom through travel

She actually created her own version of freedom by quitting her job and working her businesses being location independent, on her own terms and to the timetable of her liking.  

Travel Earn and Live life Like never before

She did it in little pockets of time around her busy life

She did it because like anyone of us she travels and people around her travel

She did it with a small social media following because word of mouth is powerful

She did it because in her own words “it’s a no-brainer, we all do it any way we might as well get paid for it”

 

Join me in raising a glass celebrating Stella and her newfound freedom through travel.

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Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

I traveled along the Romantic Road in Bavaria Germany, my travel story on that trip is coming out soon.

I landed in Frankfurt and traveled from there to Wuzburg the first stop along the Romantic Road.

While in Frankfurt I simply couldn’t miss out on the opportunity of staying at the Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel.  A 5-star lush luxury hotel part of the Jumeirah hotels chain.

Since I’ve recently done my Jumeriah Beacon training, which is a free short course I can access, learning about all the luxury Jumeriah resorts around the world, I knew what their gem hotel in Frankfurt had to offer, and I would have been mad to miss out on experiencing a stay there. 

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

It’s a 5-star hotel but it’s not your ordinary 5-star hotel, Jumeirah Frankfurt is a lavish hotel of urban sophistication in the heart of Frankfurt. One of the tallest buildings in the heart of the city, so when you are promised a panoramic view, you get don’t just get a panoramic view, you get the view of a whole city at your toes!

 

The only hotel in the city that can offer a view of the drop-dead gorgeous Frankfurt skyline, view of the mountains in the distance, and the lush urban sunset.

Each room is decorated with original artwork. Your breakfast is served with golden honey from their own skyline beehives, so are the drinks at the bar, just ask the bartender for their latest cocktail or mocktail. Their restaurants offer signature dining that you can request to be delivered to the comfort of your room.

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

The hotel has its renowned Talise spa, I haven’t tried it personally (due to COVID restrictions) but from the service that I’ve had and seen in the hotel, I can trust it would deliver well on its promise of being an oasis of tranquility. There’s also a top-notch fitness center, that you can use to burn off the calories from all of the gorgeous food you’ll be having.

The hotel has a superb location right in the heart of the city and right next door to its bustling shopping district, you’ll never be too far from shopping, dining, or an exploring experience.

Yes, all of that comes with a hefty price tag, but I won’t be a savvy traveler if I didn’t have a way up my sleeve to circumvent that! I booked a deluxe room, however to my pleasure that was upgraded on my arrival to a panoramic suite #sograteful.

Do you know that big glass corner office with an amazing view that they keep showing in American movies, the one that almost everyone in the company wants to have? Well, the suite I got was miles bigger and better than that!

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

A corner suite with windows floor to ceiling on almost two of its sides giving you the feel of you walking on a ledge with the whole city under your feet… The bed was situated in a way that you’d go to sleep above the city and wake up with the sun rising over it.

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

The bathroom, well that was nearly the size of my flat! You’d walk in and there’s a dressing wardrobe, a rainforest shower, his and her illuminating marble sinks, a TV built in the mirror, another massive mirror, the bathtub, and a separate toilet. You’d walk in the bathroom from the bedside and come out of it from the living side of the room… Spectacular design!

Oh, yes the toiletries were from aromatherapy!

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

Two TVs, because one apparently wasn’t enough, one above the bed and another in the living area. A very pretty glass desk with a lush suede chair and a Jumeirah iPad, a minibar, a Nespresso machine, and a massive original piece of art decorated the rest of the suite. Oh, and you get signature design slippers to keep your toes toasty.

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

On one of the evenings of my stay, the general manager of the hotel led a private skyline tour, after having drinks at the bar.

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel

The lovely melt in your mouth swiss chocolates and beautiful fresh flowers you see up there were a complimentary surprise from the front desk to welcome my arrival.

Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel
The Jumeirah hotels and resorts chain is spread across the world… I do have my eye on all of them and I’ll be sampling them very soon, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Maldives, Bali, Bahrain, Italy, London, Mallorca, and many more.

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How to work from anywhere in the world? The glory and behind the scences

working from anywhere in the world

Working from anywhere in the world sounds lucrative, doesn’t it?

Taking strolls on a sunny beach in between your meetings.

Swinging in a hammock while replying to emails.

No need to fake a background on your e-meeting because you already have a real rainforest behind you.

Drinking cocktails by the infinity pool at the end of your day.

Working online and traveling the world sounds a delight. We see it more and more, once a digital life seemed too far away but now working from anywhere in the world is becoming the norm as we embrace the laptop lifestyle and the delights it brings.

But how do you do it? I’ll share with you tips to get started.

And what are the drawbacks? And how to get around them.

working from anywhere

20 years ago people would laugh at the notion of remote working, they couldn’t imagine it possible, many things in our workplaces required our immediate presence. Technology wasn’t developed that much either.

Fast forward to a decade ago and the term location independent starts to surface.

A global pandemic sweeps the world and very few places retain having to go to work to do the work and the majority of people knowingly or unknowingly, employed or self-employed have become in a way or another the so-called ‘Digital Nomads’.

Some decided to embrace it and work flexibly from anywhere in the world, while others still find comfort in being a stay-at-home work from anywhere person.

For the desk- bored, adventurous, and unfulfilled person it all sounds like heaven.

Making an income while traveling the world … sheer bliss, right?

But how do you go about it?

And what do you need to be aware of?

Going about it starts with an internet connection.

Hence the term #wifiwages was born!

All you need is to be connected through the world wide web while being anywhere in the world.

Your clients, customers, community, or even employer can be miles and miles away from you and you can still make it work and earn those wages.

Most I would say have their own business, traveling the world and having the amazing experiences it has to offer is always nicer when you can dictate your own working hours and working days.

Online entrepreneurship, investment, coaching, blogging, being a marketing specialist are some of the options to look at to truly live the digital nomad lifestyle.

Although they all share the freedom lifestyle, they are not all the same.

working from anywhere

Some choose to travel to 3-4 locations a month, others choose to stay longer at their destinations, some like to stay home and enjoy flexible working around their families and travel a few times a year (more frequently and more freely than they would at a job).

You need to examine the options, pick or better yet design the freedom lifestyle that suits you.

We can’t deny work from anywhere in the world is becoming the norm…

A recent Gallup survey of 15,000 adults found that 

What happens behind the scenes when you are working from anywhere in the world?

Yes, it all sounds lucrative and glamours and the Instagram Reels do add to the hype of it all.

But what people fail to recognize is it is still work. The word ‘work’ is still part of the phrase ‘work from anywhere in the world.

I believe that is one of the biggest misconceptions around the freedom lifestyle online entrepreneurs have and that’s one of the biggest reasons that lead to the failure of so many.

Having an online business whatever that might be, is still a business that you need to treat as such. You simply are getting the added bonus of waking up in Bali, sitting at the poolside sipping a smoothie while you are doing your income activities. Jumping in the pool for a quick refresh when things get a tad tedious.

So yes, there is work involved!

There are a lot of people living this lifestyle very comfortably, earning more than they ever did in their careers at home. Leverage your business correctly and working online can be a highly lucrative career. Money won’t fall into your lap but if you work for it, you will earn it!

Another misconception is digital nomads are all budget travelers, hostel stayers living on a shoestring.

While it is easy to imagine that given how the media always seems to portray the extremes, the very rich and the ones that are just getting by.

That is not the truth!

As I mentioned above, leverage your business correctly, develop or adopt a proven system to work and create an income, you can even start developing a business while you are still in employment, so you give yourself time for it to take off. Then you can live the lucrative freedom lifestyle.

working from anywhere in the world
working from anywhere in the world

It’s only for people with no ties.

Have you heard that one before?

Sure, it is easier if you don’t have a mortgage, a very young family, or caring responsibilities but that’s not to say it can’t be done.

You have to examine your options more and choose what would suit you. Sell the house, rent it out, use it as a base for your Wi-Fi work most of the year, and travel when you can.

Travel at a slower pace when you have a young family or hire the help needed back home so you can be freed up.

The bottom line is that it can be done, and waiting for the perfect time, that very perfect moment to come to embark on it means you’re never going to make it happen.

Embrace it, life is too short to be lived in one place.

The huge pluses for work from anywhere:

You get to see the world in your own time, when you want to, how you want to.

Your money can go further depending on which countries you choose to travel too.

Community of like-minded individuals.

The flexibility and freedom you experience is amazing, you never miss an occasion.

The not so glamourous parts of working from anywhere to consider:

What do you do with tax and insurance; hence my suggestion of picking a base country and keeping it as a country of residence and experience travelling for 1-3 months at a time.

People back home won’t always understand your new lifestyle

It can get lonely; that’s why I strongly encourage when you are starting out is to be part of a like-minded community, so you always have a support system in place.

There could be some logistics to consider like mortagge and family but it’s not to say it can’t be done.

Intrigued and want to see how to get started with your work from anywhere lifestyle?

Here are some easier ways to experience work from anywhere.

  • Take up a low-cost start-up; dabble with it and see if it is something for you.
  • Take your own current employment on the road. The pandemic has turned most of us into wifi workers anyway so might as well enjoy the travels.
  • Take a career break and test drive the lifestyle, see if it is something for you.

Feeling curious and wanting to see how it works for me

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