Here’s some information on the gear and technology that I carry round with me for work and on some of my trips.
Q: Where do you live?
I really find this question difficult to answer. I’m from the UK, have a UK passport, share my partners flat in London, but haven’t visited the UK for around 5 years or so. I’m writing this in our rented apartment in Phnom Penh, this is after being in our cottage in Czech for the last 4 months. I’ve actually lived in Czech for the longest part of this year. I’m supposed to be living in Vietnam where I’m based from a long-term contract perspective.
Q: How do you afford to travel so much?
I work as a technology consultant in my own business. The work pays well, but the income can be a bit irregular. Sometimes I have too little work, sometimes I have too much. It’s not always controllable. However almost all of my work is done remotely. Sometimes I have to visit client offices in SE Asia.
The place I love the most is the cottage in Czech. We also travel a lot. The world is a big place and there’s a lot to see.
I balance the travel with the client projects. The client gets what they want, and I get what I want. Everyone’s happy.
Q: What are your gear essentials.
These are my travel tech items.
- MacBook Pro Laptop
- iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
- Sony A7SIII main camera
- Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera
- Rode little microphone
6. Rode 2 wireless Mics
7. DJI Pocket 2
8. Logitech MX Master Mouse
9. Logitech Keyboard
10. Assorted cables and psu’s
Q: Do you travel alone
Sometimes. Mostly alone for work, with extended periods on my own in Hanoi this year. Plus an extended hospital recovery in Czech. I much prefer to travel with my partner, she’s also an adventure lover.
Q: How do you meet people while travelling?
I have a lot of work colleagues spread across the globe. (I work on an extended contract for a UN Agency) – I also have my personal friends who are also spread across the globe, though mostly in Europe. I find it quite easy to make friends, and it’s easy to pick up conversations with fellow travellers. Everyone needs travel tips and good destinations and places to see.
Q: Is it safe ?
Pretty much. Just use common sense, keep valuables to a minimum and don’t flash them or money around. Just be conscious of your surroundings.
Q: Do you have any tips on getting started with Remote Work
Sure, there’s a bunch of FAQ’s on this page
Q: What camera gear do you use?
Q: What does your desk look like?
There’s a detailed article about my desk setup here
Q: What Applications do you use for editing
Final Cut Pro
Lightroom (Mobile and Desktop) as well as Lightroom Classic
I’ve just bought a subscription to Canva
Q: How did you get started in Consulting
I was offered my first gig by a friend. We got chatting at a party and the following Monday I was invited for interview. One thing led to another but now clients tend to come looking for me rather than me having to search for them.
Q: How did you get started in Photography & Video?
I was given a film SLR for my 18th Birthday and bought a digital SLR for my 40th. I started a photography business in my mid 40’s but gave it up after a few years. (The weddings were killers!!) – I took up video in my 50’s and started posting on YouTube and here we are .
Q: Where can I follow your adventures?
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Thanks to Christian Schaffer for the question ideas and page design.