How I Became The Professional Hobo (Part I: The Dream, The Decision)

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I’m regularly asked how I became The Professional Hobo. What was the catalyst for my decision to sell everything in favour of full-time travel? How did I do it? And most importantly – why?

Although I’ve answered many of these questions in one form or another over many interviews for other websites and newspapers, I haven’t properly documented the process on my own site.

Here goes…


Tough Questions

“What are you running away from?” was a question recently asked of me by a friend who was trying to help me through a rough emotional period of confusion about what I wanted to do.

Travel is commonly seen as running away from something or an act of withdawal, but try as I may to psychoanalyze my actions, I simply can’t see how I’m running away from anything. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Best to start from the beginning of how I became The Professional Hobo, so I can illustrate my point.