Monika and John Mundell: Cruising through location independence

January 21, 2015 |

Monika and John have had their share of adventures over the years, but eventually ended up feeling a little stuck living abroad in Australia. They decided to revamp their lives and have been on the road, traveling mostly by cruise ship, since March 2014.

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Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences
Living in gratitude pretty much 24/7. We’re grateful for having had the courage to follow our dream, and not be discouraged by challenges and hurdles. It has made us even more determined to live outside of the box, and to encourage others to do so too.

We’re collecting so many amazing memories every single day and are meeting the most incredible people everywhere we travel.

Biggest Surprise along the Way
We’ve experienced no huge surprises. We’ve travelled a lot for the past 30 years, so we’re comfortable with that aspect of our lifestyle. But the one thing we both notice is the kindness of strangers and people around the world. Being location independent really does reaffirm that the world (+ its people) is a beautiful place.

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In this episode

  • What Monika learned from her first business ventures
  • Their early years traveling and living abroad
  • Changing directions in life
  • How everything fell into place once they figured out what they wanted
  • Why and how they cruise
  • Cooking on the road
  • Money and accommodations logistics
  • And much more
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Resources we talked about

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