If you are willing to cruise/sail in an area with good communications
like cell phone
, then there really isn't any job you couldn't do from a land locked desk that you can do out "living the dream". It really depends on what the definition of "living the dream" means. For some, the "dream" involves not working. For what it is worth, here's my real life story and what worked for me. I retired at 39 and headed out cruising with the family
and quickly got BORED...like go crazy bored. So while we were out cruising, I started up Cruise
. I answer client emails and phone
calls just like I was sitting at the "office" in San Diego
and could have stayed out pretty much indefinitely earning enough to live like a king in Mexico
(but under a bridge back in the United States). We untimately came back and are currently living aboard
while the kids
finish up high school
and then this mom and dad are heading back to Mexico
for official "retirement" and to continue living what the dream is for us. To us, the dream doesn't envolve not working...besides I don't really call talking to Cruisers as "work"....it's more like fun to me.
The key I think is earning money in US (or Canadian) wages but then spend the money in a low cost of living area. Honestly, when all you need to earn per money is $1000 it's a whole different world and opens up entirely different options. I know one cruiser who funds his life in Mexico by running websites that give out FREE information...he generates enough "Google Ad Clicks" from his multiple sites to pay for his families life down in Mexico.
It's sometimes hard for people to imagine just how comfortable you can live on so little money by just getting the heck out of the States! The lower cash burn rate of living aboard
and cruising in Mexico for example is much easier to fund than doing it in the States. Heck just adding CARS back into our lives has added $400/mo in costs...sheesh...I gotta get back to Mexico!