The exhaustion from my red eye flight to New York from California and 4-hour flight to Santo Domingo seemed to diminish the second I laid eyes on the turquoise water outside the window of my Uber. Even after a long travel day, flight delays, and a language barrier mishap at the airport (I ordered a Diet Coke in Spanish and was given a beer, which shows just how good my Spanish is), the aquamarine, navy, and cobalt shades of blue faded into each other and danced before my eyes. Driving from the airport into the capital is a friendly welcome to the Caribbean, as the palm tree-lined road follows the south coast of the island.
A few years ago when I was getting the itch to travel more and be at my cubicle less, I would scour the internet for articles, inspiration, jobs, something that could help me create a meaningful career but still allow me to do it while seeing the world. Fast-forward to 2019, and I've not only replaced my desk job salary with my online income, but I've been living this location-independent lifestyle for almost 2.5 years.
From reading your email replies and messages, many of you have expressed the desire to be able to have a meaningful career while not giving up the ability to travel the world whenever you want to. Here are some popular routes to creating an online income I came across, that I've since learned are typically a "slower route" for earning an online income.
Paris: the city of light, of love, of beautiful people and incredible food. There is so much to do and discover in Paris that you could spend a whole trip there and still desire a return visit.
Furthermore, beyond Paris there are a number of amazing parts of France that deserve a visit too. Places like the Loire Valley, Normandy, Versailles, and Alsace are unique ways to add onto your itinerary and enjoy beautiful France beyond Paris.