How Do We Work and Travel?

One of the questions we are most frequently asked is “How do you travel so much, and do you even work?”

The truth is, we work a lot.  We love our jobs.  Bryan and I are entrepreneurs and business owners who run a solutions-driven custom web development company called Wild Blue Digital.  We are lucky to work with clients all over the world helping them meet their online goals. 

Our job is location independent, which means we can work from anywhere in the world.  What matters most is getting the work done – it doesn’t matter where we are working from, or what time of day we have our “office” open.  We’ve worked in some pretty memorable locations – everything from US corporate offices to a ski hut at the top of the Chamonix Valley in France.  We’ve found most people don’t even ask where we are working from as long as we are delivering a valuable end product.  If you find that travel hinders the work you do, then consider changing your methods.

We’ve found it hugely helpful to have a routine wherever we go, so everybody knows what to expect from the day.  We adjust the workday based on timezone, workload, and go from there.  Most of our clients are located in the USA, so traveling West means our day will start earlier (example: a workday in Hawaii is approximately 5am – 1pm).  Traveling East means our day will start later (example: a workday in France is approximately 4pm – midnight).  Both have their perks – it’s on us to make sure to capitalize on them.

Our job is creatively demanding.  Traveling and exploring new places helps us find new creative inspiration and further fuel our passion for our work.  Traveling and work is definitely a mutually beneficial relationship in this case.

It is important to note that we weren’t interested in web development because it could be location independent; we both truly love speaking javascript and were focused for years on building a solid business.  The ability to work from anywhere was icing on the cake.  We often joke that javascript is our love language.  And in many ways, it is.

If you are interested in learning more about coding, either for personal use or as a career, here are a few great resources.

  1. Learn to code for free with Codecademy
  2. Hour of Code.  All courses are available at no cost.
  3. Sign up for classes at your local college.  For course recommendations: Tech Skills and Courses Google Recommends for Software Engineers.