Meet fellow nomad + MDN’s new WebDev

We have an introduction to make. She’s a long-time nomad who has recently made even more of her work-to-travel dreams come true…on the shores of Australia’s stunning Gold Coast!

We’re so glad to have her on the team as our new web developer and can’t wait to see what kind of positive change she’s going to bring to the site. That’s enough about us though, let’s get to know the woman behind the job…meet Bailey!

Tell us a bit about how you began traveling…and how you caught the wanderlust bug!

I began traveling because I felt inspired by friends that had these amazing stories, experiences and adventures in all these different countries. I thought there had to be a way for me to do this.. as many others do and I was going to make it happen.

What makes you a digital nomad? What’s your favorite part of the job description? 

Working location-independent. I can work from a coffee shop in Ubud, the salon of the 70ft sailboat I lived on in Hawaii, or Hangdog climbing campsite in Takaka, New Zealand, as long as I have a (good) wi-fi connection. My favorite part is definitely being location-independent. I can work from anywhere I want and be able to experience the local culture. Also, everyone wants a website nowadays, so it’s pretty easy to find local work too.

What’s one of the best work-to-travel jobs you’ve had while working abroad?

My favorite work-to-travel experience was a work-exchange in a small village in Bali. I spent 5 weeks volunteering at this beautiful resort, had my own apartment, a beautiful balcony that overlooked rice fields and the ocean, where I also spent a lot of time doing yoga, being amidst the incredible local Balinese villages, not to mention free meals! All for 5 hours of work 5 days a week doing my favorite thing: building websites.

What’s one bucket-list travel item that you hope to cross off the list this year?

I have been really keen to learn to surf for a couple years now, and that was a new year’s resolution. Luckily, I’m living in Gold Coast, Australia for the next 3 months, a popular surf spot of the world, being taught by a great friend who grew up surfing.

How do you hope to help grow MDN?

I just hope to be an inspiration! I got into this because I wanted a different life, to get away from the societal norms and a 9-to-5 lifestyle. I knew there was more to life, so I took the leap. It was as easy as buying the one-way ticket.

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Comments

  1. Bailey what an amazing article about your adventures. You are living a life that some of us can only imagine. You are following your dreams and living life to the fullest. You are truly a remarkable young lady.

  2. Great to see you are doing so well Baily! You certainly deserve the praise from what I remember! Keep up your awesomeness! Love You! Ari Safari

  3. Bailey,

    This biography of your work / life experiences is an interesting read! Bruce and I always enjoy following your amazing pictures and your new locations as you are constantly on the go! I pray for you that this is a lifestyle that will enrich you and all the others around you. What a leap of faith you have taken to just “buy that one way ticket” many times over. May God continue to to provide adventure for your life and keep bringing blessings to you with those you interact with.

    Peace to you!

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