James Clark

My name is James Clark and this site chronicles my adventures and travel stories of my life as a digital nomad. I run a number of online travel businesses, but I also wanted a side site where I could write about my travels, (and coffee!), fun and friends from 10+ years on the road.

A little about me

I’m a location independent entrepreneur originally from Melbourne, Australia. I am long term wanderer, having been a full time digital nomad since 2003 and perpetual traveller with no fixed address since 2010.

My life as a long term traveller began in 1999 when I moved to the UK on a two year working holiday visa. Living in London and with Europe on my doorstep, I succumbed to a growing wanderlust which lives with me today. This was also the year that I discovered that I love the internet.

On the heels of my time in London I did a working holiday stint in Ireland for a year. At that point I was hooked on travel, so instead of returning to Australia I decided to try a life of location independence. During that year in Dublin I was determined to set up a business for myself that would let me work and travel on my own terms. In April 2003, I left Ireland and I have been working for myself to this day. Since then all I’ve required is a laptop, a decent internet connection and a place to rest my head and sleep.

How do I afford a life of perpetual travel?

On Nomadic Notes I mostly focus on my travels, which may give the illusion that all I do is travel. While I am indeed a full time nomad, I work more hours than when I was a salaried employee (there are no 4 hour work weeks for me.) I love my work though, and I can usually be found online checking my web empire first thing in the morning. I’m continually trying to find a balance where I can visit all the places I want to see and work on my new project ideas. This is a good problem to have.

While I have no permanent address, I have a company in Australia which offers web design, e-marketing, and SEO, all within in the travel niche. Since starting this travel blog I have become an active travel writer and photographer as well, which has enabled me to go on many memorable adventures and introduce me to new travel friends.

I live without a personal mortgage or a car, so my monthly expenses are reasonably manageable. While living without a fixed address has its challenges (especially not having an office), I am a coffee lover so I have no problem working in cafes around the world.

Work with Nomadic Notes

Nomadic Notes features personal travel narrative, photography, and tips on living the location independent lifestyle.

I attend occasional press trips from tourism offices and I also work with travel companies. Any press trip or hosted/discounted travel that is featured on this site is disclosed on the related post, and a condition of my working with any travel company or travel board is that I have editorial control.

I don’t offer guest posts, native advertising, or inserted text links. If you are looking for advertising space in the travel niche or would like to publish guest posts or sponsored articles, I have other travel related sites so contact me for more details.

Connect with Me

While I love working for myself, I do miss the benefits of having co-workers around. Fortunately there are lots of great outlets where I can mingle with my fellow travellers and online business friends. You can find me on Twitter, on the Nomadic Notes Facebook page, as well as on Google+.

If you have any questions or comments you would like to send privately you can email me from my contact page.

Thanks for reading!

– James