Full Nomad

Exploring what “home-free” means

Unhappy at 42,
I sold everything and went Full Nomad

Sure, I still work,
but I’m living my travel dreams with a location-independent life.

Here’s where I’ll share stories of exploring our world.

Join me as I learn about myself,
explore places, and meet people along the way.

Albania: The Hysterectomy Files

By this time tomorrow, a hysterectomy will have removed my uterus in a country that, just 27 years ago, was more isolated and insular than North Korea is today. I’m in Albania and doctors [...]

In the Name of the Father

If you’re getting ready to travel the world and profess to be a feminist, be prepared for questions like “Who’s your father?” and “What’s your father’s name?” “Culture shock” is a misnomer. [...]

Resourcefulness: Today’s Nomad Lesson

Yesterday was one of those strange days in the life of I, Nomad, embracing resourcefulness. Back home, in Canada, it was so easy to just go “Oh, X isn’t working right. I guess I’ll order a new [...]

Goodbye, George Michael

When news of George Michael’s death broke, I was crawling into bed in Greece at 1:15am. It hit me like a Mac truck and I stayed up till 5:30am trying to process it. Other celebrities have died [...]

Why I Travel: Because Impending Doom

On this blustery pre-Christmas night, I find myself enjoying the warmth of a pizzeria in the heart of Naxos, an eponymous town on a Cycladian island in Greece. Quiet moments like this are often [...]

BritainAh, Britain! Land of my ancestors and my conquerors, the United Kingdom will lure me back relentlessly.
ChallengesThose famous last words apply to full-time travel: "Nobody said it was gonna be easy." Challenges are fun, though... right?
CroatiaA cultural crossroads learning who it can be in a new era, I fell in love with Croatia.
MexicoMexico, the land of mezcal and tacos became home for six months. From insurrection to isolation, it would be a very personal journey.

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Welcome! I’m Steff.

Envious of others living their dreams, on my 39th birthday I set a goal: Pay down debt, then see the world. It was a five-year plan, but three years later I was on a plane to London, England, and a new life. Today, I’m “slow travelling,” working where I find WiFi, and living a life I once thought was unreachable. Overweight and in my 40s, I’m proving travel is endlessly adaptable for anyone. A journalism with a passion for photography, I’ve spent 16 years editing, writing, and blogging my way to where I am now… wherever that is.