Are you tired of the day to day living when it comes to dragging yourself through the snow in order to get to work or school? Do you dream of taking a breath of (warm) fresh air, and of dropping everything and going to live in a sunny location? This article is definitely for you as it will give you all of the information that you need. Brad Roemer did it and has been living in sunny California for decades!! If he can do it, you can do it too. Do not limit yourself to the cold temperatures that you have to deal with on a regular basis.
How It All Began
In the movie “Overpriced”, with Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh, one of the characters ( who happens to be a very rich and prosperous businessman who goes down to a luxury hotel on the Côte d’Azur) says: “It has been three years since I have not seen the rain “.
This response got me into tears of laughter and especially provoked in me to reflect on my current situation and how long I planned on staying this way. I said to myself that he must be very rich to have the opportunity to live a life away from the rain or snow in the sun all year round.
The good news is that this is not the case: there is actually no need to be ridiculously wealthy in order to live in the sun. Just be smart and create something for yourself.
Today, I am anything but full of aces. I still have my regular day to day struggles and hard times. The good thing is that I created a way of life that allows me to travel permanently. In the event that I wish to seclude myself from the rain and snow, I can literally spend three to five years without evening seeing any traces of precipitation, provided I am at the right destination and at the right time.
How did I go about it? It’s simple on paper: I became nomadic, I travel according to my desires (and seasons, so: if the weather irritates me, I change locations all together).
First Step: Be As Free As A Bird
A lot of people will say that becoming a nomad is not so easy: how do you work? Where do you end up living? How would it work altogether? If all of these questions are interesting to you, I invite you to read this long article, where I explain in more detail my background, and where I encourage you to do the same thing.
Basically, to get a better understanding of the foundations it is about having an independent job that does not require you to move around physically. You must avoid at all costs jobs where you will have to meet your customers face-to-face. The Internet is ideal for this: with a computer and a connection, you can do a lot of jobs without having to meet someone.
Second Step: Finding A Place To Live
You want to live in a location that is comfortable but yet affordable for you? I have excellent news for you: You can live anywhere on this planet! When you look well, there is at least half of the world where the weather is nice and warm all year round. So you are spoiled for choice as far as the destination is concerned.
That being said, I am well aware that the sun is not the only criterion for settling down: professional opportunities, the cost of living, ease of integration, are all other factors at least as important as the weather. With the innovation of Airbnb as well as hostels, it has opened up a variety of different location possibilities that you can explore at any time.
There are just some basic steps to finding your comfort zone in a new and sunny country