I'm Ellen, and I'm a Brit. I've been away from the UK about three years, and fell into this lifestyle by happy accident. I was working for a management consultancy in London, had no life, and decided to leave to take a few months out. During those few months, I discovered this lifestyle...and thought, hey, I wonder how I could do that. And here I am, three years later, still doing it.
I'm a bit non-standard (I'm not a techie or a copywriter ) in that I'm a work psychologist by profession/training, and I continue to freelance about 8-10 days a month on this in various places in the Middle East & SE Asia. The consulting currently funds my time in two other 'streams' of work/income I am developing: A personal development website/blog at http://ellenbard.com; and fiction writing (http://ellenbardauthor.com first novel out hopefully Oct 2015). Oh, and, you know, because it's mandatory, I have a travel blog at http://whereverthewindtakesme.com.
I tend to base myself out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, though I've done a couple of x6 months stints on Koh Phangan, Thailand, and I do a lot of travel from Chiang Mai (since I left the UK I've been to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Dubai, Saudi, US, amongst other places).
I'm not intending to go back to the UK any time soon. As to 'home' - where is that again??
What's been most memorable? Now that is a difficult question. My entire life is different. Almost nothing is the same. I've learned so much about myself, who I am, what drives me, what I want to do, other cultures, people. It's been amazing. Oh, and I'm happy. I don't think I could have said that three years ago...
Safe travels x