Koh Tao, Thailand by Lois Yasay

Location independence according to wikipedia is a lifestyle design that utilizes new technology to allow people to live and work wherever they want- be it from home, the internet cafe, on the beach, or even from the other side of the world.

Right now, we have access to technology that can help build communities, online businesses and reach out to a global audience. With a laptop and decent internet access, ANYONE can just work and travel their way around the globe simultaneously! 

Did that thought just send shivers down your spine like it did to mine? 

You can earn a living off of your website, write and take photos for publications, pick up a few odd jobs here and there and choose among these 64 possibilities from Corbett Barr. You can even do fruit picking, volunteer at an organic farm or put on those medical scrubs. And I'm sure you're creative enough to add more to the list!

But what does it mean for me? 

Being location independent means I have the freedom to finally travel to wherever I want and not have to go broke in the middle of a backpacking trip, stealing food from a $2 buffet table in a closed off country with no banks. True story.

Few of you may know that it's been my goal to be location independent this year. 

I've been wanting focus on things that matter most to me and be able to continue traveling for longer periods of time. I'm slowly getting there, but not quite yet. I'll share my journey towards location independence and making a living doing what I love very soon on my new blog: Passion in Action

But for now, I've asked a few friends to share photos of places that inspire them to take that BIG step towards freedom, passion and location independence. This is our small way of inspiring you and each other to get ready for change and live life on our own terms.

We hope you are reading this, Universe. Enjoy!


Cabo Frio, Brasil by Gay Mitra-Emami
Cabo Frio, Brasil by Gay Mitra-Emami of Pinay Travel Junkie

Nasugbu Batangas, Philippines Pinoy Adventurista
Nasugbu Batangas, Philippines by Pinoy Adventurista

Zhongdian, China by Flip Nomad
Zhongdian, China by Flip Nomad

Siem Reap, Cambodia by Doi Domasian
Siem Reap, Cambodia by Doi Domasian of The Travelling Feet

Disneyland Hong Kong by Eileen Campos
Disneyland Hong Kong by Eileen Campos by Possibly Pinay


Here you can see we Eileen and her daughter at the magical Kingdom of Disneyland in Hong Kong. Just moments away from their Hong Kong hotel is where their fairy tale adventure started. Visiting this park was a great idea for this little family. They were able to snap pictures with their favorite Disney characters and ride fun whimsical rides. 

No matter what age you are or where you’re from, Disneyland still has a way of bringing out your inner child.
Waitakere Ranges, New Zealand by Rain Amantiad
Waitakere Ranges, New Zealand by Rain Amantiad of Destination: Everywhere

Angkor Wat, Cambodia by Wendell Cagape
Angkor Wat, Cambodia by Wendell Cagape of Journeys and Travels

Angkor Wat, Cambodia by Micaela Rodriguez
Angkor Wat, Cambodia by Micaela Rodriguez of Senyorita

Patar White Beach, Philippines by Josh Uy
Patar White Beach, Philippines by Josh Uy of Intsik Boy
Bellarocca Resort, Marinduque Philippines by Upper Viceo
Bella Roca Resort, Marinduque Philippines by Upper Viceo of Chasing Uhambo

Pagudpud, Philippines by Nikka Corsino
Pagudpud, Philippines by Nikka Corsino of Nikka's Notes

Morong Bataan, Philippines by Elal Jane Lasola
Morong Bataan, Philippines by Elal Jane Lasola of The Shades of Grey

Zambales, Philippines by Mark Chino
Zambales, Philippines by Mark Chino of Juanderful Pinoy

Benguet Philippines by Darwin Cayetano
Benguet Philippines by Darwin Cayetano of Tracking Treasure

Calcutta, India by Mary Grace Chavez Bangoy
Calcutta, India by Mary Grace Chavez Bangoy of This Grasya on the Road

Guimaras, Philippines by Marky Go
Guimaras, Philippines by Marky Go of Nomadic Experiences

Siem Reap, Cambodia by Edcel Suyo
Siem Reap, Cambodia by Edcel Suyo of Solo Flight Ed

Donsol, Philippines by Mhe Anne Ojeda
Donsol, Philippines by Mhe Anne Ojeda of My Comings and Goings

Dublin, Ireland by Josh Cohen
Dublin, Ireland by Josh Cohen of Open Journey

Camarines Sur, Philippines by Rogelio Gabiano
Camarines Sur, Philippines by Rogelio Gabiano of Pinoy Travel Freak

Are you inspired yet? If you want to share your own photos that inspire you to become location independent and dream of living anywhere in the world, please post it on our facebook wall

Dreaming of a nomadic life,
Sole Sister Lois

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12 Responses so far.

  1. Mye says:

    The picture of Pinoy Adventurista reminds me of the place I grew up when during typhoons those tall grasses looks like waves...Mabundok kasi sa Quirino province kaya yun ang ini-imagine kung ocean waves :))

  2. Marcos says:

    Sulit ang Siem Reap ah! If there's one place outside the Philippine I would want to stay for weeks-on-end it would be that city as well. The energy there is so inspiring!

  3. Halata kung sino ang mga nasa Cambodia ah =)) Nice compilation girls! :D

  4. Drew says:

    Parang nagkaroon na yata ng PTB Cambodia chapter hehe!

  5. Cam-boooodia!!! Hopefully this year!

  6. Regin says:

    Siem Reap is the best!

  7. soon I will also be location independent...hopefully  by 2014! :) Thanks Sole Sisters!!! :)

  8. inspired!

    i guess the next question needed to be answered is "How do we go from being location dependent to being location independent?" 

    will be keeping an eye on Passion in Action! excited.

  9. markyramonego says:

    Kaka inspayrd :) hanep keep on inspiring Lois and Chichi :*

  10. i am into photos more than text really so this location independent post made me crave more for your lovely photos! i am also blogging for 2 yrs now but not making big waves as much as you guys but yeah i understand the longing to be location independent. it is also my longing actually a DREAM to work in any place not tied within the office rooms.  

    i posted in ur fb page photos of our trip to the whole ilocos and these pics really inspired me to yeah not someday but soon to be "location independent".  keep us inspired of your travel thoughts!  http://bit.ly/Az0egz

  11. Those are some photos that definitely inspire!  A great and diverse collection.

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