We moved out of our home in Canterbury on Thursday, and have just a few days before we begin our travels. So I’ve been reflecting on a few things ahead of the trip. Siobhan recently wrote about her 11 essential travel gadgets for digital nomadism over on the Get_Transient blog, where she listed the gadgets she has packed for our life traveling during the next year. Despite the fact that I also have a whole bagful of tech stuff to go traveling with, I thought I’d try and come up with a different type of travel list.
In the next year I have several planned writing projects which I am going to be working on whilst being away from my job. However, I also have a whole list of other things I want to do during this time, some of which are small, some are new and unfamiliar, and one or two Continue reading
In just over 5 weeks time I am giving up my job in the UK for a year (I am taking a year of unpaid leave) to begin a period of nomadic wandering that will lead eventually to San Francisco.
Earlier in the year my wife Siobhan became employed by a company that enabled her to work online full-time, and pretty much from anywhere in the world with a wireless internet connection. I had already been considering asking for a period of leave from my job as a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University to complete two books (one on Gilles Deleuze/Francis Bacon, the other on Art and Affectivity), so this seemed the perfect opportunity to take the time and use it to travel and write. After much head scratching we decided to take a full year away and to take to the road for an adventure. Continue reading