Melissa D. Jones: A Woman with Wanderlust

March 30, 2016 |

After years of squeezing every minute of travel possible into her vacation time, Melissa loves being her own boss and working from anywhere, which means she doesn’t have to ask for permission or time off to continue exploring. You’ll find her enjoying her home base, Portland, Oregon, when she’s not roaming the globe.

Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences
Being able to work from the roof of the hotel in Sydney. Sunshine and warm breezes. So nice.

Biggest Surprise along the Way
I have learned that I need to spend longer in a place when I am working and playing so that I get to do both. I don’t like going to a place only to see the inside of the place that I’m staying.

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In this episode

  • Maximizing vacation days in a regular job
  • The challenges of working and traveling at the same time
  • The transition to freelance life
  • How we deal with unpredictable income
  • Her approach to travel hacking
  • Solo travel when you’re married
  • Photography tips and ways to get photos from your camera to Instagram
  • And much more
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