Hi There! We can’t thank you enough for checking out Location Indie and coming here to learn more about who is behind all of this. (We always check out the ‘About’ pages on websites too!).
Like you, we absolutely love traveling, and have a true passion for helping others discover different ways to explore the world.
Back in the day, we had a hard time finding other people looking to travel more and work from anywhere.
Through our experience running location independent businesses, we discovered that the key to happiness and success was having a like-minded community of friends to lean on for support, advice and to share some laughs with. That’s why Location Indie was born.
We look forward to meeting you on the inside. In the meantime, read more about the team that makes this community a reality!
Trav & Jason
After college, I was clueless about pretty much everything including how to realize a dream to travel the world. Having little money and over $20,000 in student debt didn’t help.
Not one to give up easy (except when I attempt to run long distances) I started traveling just two months later and spent the majority of the last two decades exploring the planet.
Trav and I started this community because we know that getting around other like-minded people on the same path just plain works. Not to mention it’s a TON of fun.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you for being here and allowing us to be a part of your unique journey.
In 2012, I was living in Japan and knew I wanted to travel more. But there was no way I could travel as much as I wanted to on a teacher’s salary.
So I started learning about all the ways to travel for less, including the golden goose: frequent flyer miles.
In three short years, I was able to earn over 2 million frequent flyer miles and travel to over 25 countries, all for much less than I ever dreamed.
I started Extra Pack of Peanuts and Location Indie to share this knowledge with the world as well as create an online business that I could run from anywhere, including the beach in Thailand.
Today I’m thrilled to welcome new members to the world of location independence and excited to see our community grow and thrive.
Lily Ann Fouts
LI Adventure Scribe
My location-independent adulthood is simply an extension of my fugitive childhood, when I spent 5 years in Mexico and lived in about 50 different houses by the time I was 18. I finally wised up and now live full-time in a motorhome (AKA “The Giant Slothmobile”) with my husband and our cat, Sprite. Most winters, we put the old Slothmobile in storage, give Sprite to the “grandparents,” and travel abroad (we’ve tagged all 7 continents). Usually I can be found writing, traveling, trekking through the wilderness, doing adventure races, scuba diving, or geeking out about travel hacking and online business and helping others travel more, connect with other cultures, and achieve their dreams.
I wear various hats here in LI (in keeping with my love for variety), where I handle the bulk of the copywriting, communications, plus some project management and event planning!
Community Happiness Engineer
I’ve taken many road trips around the USA (including a 5 month RV trip!), lived in Japan, traveled around Asia, spent time in Europe, and took a road trip in Africa. I escaped the grasp of Corporate America and materialism to find peace and happiness. I’ve followed in the footsteps of Jason in the event marketing world and I’ve been sent all over the USA.
At last count, the only states I haven’t been to are Alaska, Montana, and Wisconsin. Road trip, anyone? When I’m not hangin’ with my dog Harry, playing Texas Hold ‘Em, snowboarding as the “Peaceman”, hiking, frolfing, or camping, I’m a virtual assistant at Zero To Travel and Location Indie. All this awesomeness has led to happiness, and that is what I hope to bring to you!
Hey, I’m Mitko and I’ve made it my life goal to understand what makes remote companies and workers successful. My goal is to help people master the art of working remotely so they can travel the world, spend more time with family and loved ones, make their own schedule, and work on what they want, when they want. Here in Location Indie, we’re helping people do just that! My main role in Location Indie is to help plan and reach out to Paradise Pack contributors along with a handful of other smaller things.
I split my time between the U.S., Bulgaria (where I was born), and traveling the rest of the world.