Welcome! We are Natasha & Warren.

We are the proud owners of ‘The Nomad Hive,’ a blog dedicated to inspiring digital nomads and wanderers seeking inspiration and travel advice.

Our journey together began in 2017 under the glow of Thailand’s full moon party, and since then, we’ve been traveling the globe. Together, we’ve lived in various places around Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Australia, the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe, with many more countries to come!

Along the way, we have also embarked on many online business endeavors, testing different ideas to uncover the business models that have provided us with a steady income.

Join us and we will share with you the secrets of our digital nomad lifestyle and we’ll also unveil a selection of our most treasured destinations, the hidden gems we’ve discovered in our pursuit of happiness.

Welcome to The Nomad Hive, where the adventure begins.

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Where We’ve Lived/Traveled

In the past six years, we’ve embarked on an incredible adventure, travelling and living in awe-inspiring places. From three months to two years, we’ve made each location our temporary home, immersing ourselves in the unique essence of each destination.

📍Vietnam – We travelled South to North Vietnam via bus.
Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hue & Phu Quoc.

📍Cambodia – We travelled to a few key locations via bus.
Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville & oh Rong

📍Thailand – We bought a scooter to travel around Vietnam.
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Pai, Sukhothai & Ayutthaya

📍Japan – We lived in Japan for 1.5 years.
Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nara, Nagasaki, Okinawa & Kanazawa

📍Australia – We bought a Van and travelled around Australia for 2 years.
Cairns, Whitsundays, Perth, Tasmania, Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Nimbin & many more.

📍Mexico – We lived in Mexico for 2 years during covid while there were no flights.
Mexico City, Puerto Escondido, Mérida, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, Chichen Itza, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas & many more.

📍United States – We bought a van and travelled around California.
Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Death Valley National Park, Redwood National Park & many more.

📍Canada – We spend 3 months skiing in Canada.
Vancouver & Whistler

📍Bali – Flights are only $100 from Australia 😍
Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Uluwatu & Goa Gajah

📍Netherlands – Warren’s Mum is from the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haarlem & The Hague

📍Costa Rica– Natasha’s Mum is from Costa Rica.
Puerto Limon, San Jose, Manuel Antonio & Samara

📍Italy– Warren’s Dad is from Italy.
Milan, Venice, Lake Como & Turin

📍New Zealand – We spent 2 weeks in Queenstown for a short holiday.

Funding Our Travels

During our travels, we have explored various options to fund our adventures. Here is a list of what we have personally tried and which ones proved to be successful or unsuccessful.

💸 Online Marketing – This has become our primary income stream throughout our travels. We invested in a comprehensive online course priced at $3000 USD, equipping us with invaluable knowledge on launching a business, attracting clients, and generating leads. There is a lot of room for growth in marketing!

💸 Dropshipping – We also purchased a $3000 USD online course. Although we had some success and made much more than our initial investment, we discovered that this income source was highly inconsistent and unreliable, causing undue stress in the process.

💸 Teaching English – We taught English for one and a half years in Japan. It was a great way to connect with the Japanese locals and immerse ourselves in the culture. Although the pay was okay ($20-40 USD/hour), there was no real room for growth, and the hours could be unreliable.

💸 Influencer collaborations – Natasha’s passion for content creation and documenting our journeys naturally propelled the growth of her social media accounts. This led to collaborations which were a great source of passive income.

With more effort, this can become a high-paying income stream, but you are always dependent on certain social media platforms, causing a lot of stress. For example, without notice, you could have a FB account ban and suddenly lose all of your income.

💸 Website Creation – Another one of Natasha’s passions! During our travels, we consistently encountered opportunities for design work which provided financial rewards. Although we didn’t actively prioritize growing this aspect of our business, I believe that if we wanted, we could transform it into a thriving remote enterprise.

💸 Farm/Construction Work – In Canada & California we did some construction and farm work. Easy to find work and make a quick $$. Although, not a great long-term option for a digital nomad.

💸 Content Creation – Leveraging her exceptional skills in content creation and social media management, Natasha successfully collaborated with several companies, assisting them in content creation and growing their social media presence. This allowed us the flexibility to earn income while traveling and maintaining control over our own working hours.

💸 Social Media Manager – Being a social media manager while traveling offers the perks of flexible remote work and the freedom to explore. However, it can present challenges in terms of growth and financial success.

💸 Bloggin – This is a new journey for us and hopefully, soon we will be able to edit this sentence to something like “A perfect way to make a good income and explore the world as a digital nomad” 😊

Why We Blog

👉 We aim to help others become digital nomads, so they can make more money while enjoying more time traveling and pursuing their passions.

👉 Share our favourite destinations and unforgettable experiences, so you can immerse yourself in their magic and create cherished memories of your own.

By sharing our expertise in remote work opportunities, travel strategies, and effective budgeting, we provide practical insights on how we turned our dreams of full-time travel into a reality.

We’re here to guide you on your own journey toward a life of adventure and freedom.

Earning While Traveling

The key to embarking on a full-time travel adventure is finding a job that offers remote work flexibility.

During our early travels, we relied on various on-site jobs like farm work and teaching English to sustain ourselves. While these options worked well in affordable destinations such as Southeast Asia, they didn’t provide enough financial support for exploring pricier countries.

Driven to find sustainable solutions, we focused on discovering the best ways to earn money online. We invested in a digital marketing course and dedicated 12 months of hard work, which ultimately transformed our business into a thriving venture generating a six-figure income.

Below, you’ll find our top blog posts that provide invaluable insights on earning a remote income and financing your global adventures.

Travel Resources

After an incredible six-year journey, during which I explored tirelessly, learned from many mistakes, and achieved numerous remarkable milestones, I have put together an extensive collection of unbeatable travel resources for your next trip.

Discover the ultimate travel resources for your upcoming adventure