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.
It’s never too late to live your life on your own terms. That’s me, doing what I want, when I want and how I want — for the most part — a person well into my 50’s.
Back in 2011 I decided I wanted to work for myself and pursue my passions — Europe travel, photography and writing. And while it’s been a road filled with obstacles and detours, it led me to Location Indie. I became a member in January 2019 and found my family.
Now I get to keep pursuing my travel, photography and writing passions but I also get to help out the amazing members of the Location Indie community. And they keep me on track to achieving my goals, inspire me and amaze me — every single day. It’s such an honor to be their community manager.
Behind-the-Scenes Magic Maker
I left the corporate world in 2016 to pursue long-term travel. After falling in love with solo traveling, making a ton of lifelong friends around the world, and collecting adventure stories in some random places (Transnistria, anyone?), I decided that I couldn’t do the 9-5 life anymore.
I freelanced in the events world until the pandemic hit and I serendipitously joined Location Indie. I pivoted to the world of virtual assistance under the mentorship of the one-and-only Kaycee Bowen and now support the LI team. Let’s make some magic together!
Lily Ann Fouts
LI Project Wrangler
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 now live in a motorhome with my husband and our cat, Sprite, while we are in the U.S. Most winters, we put the motorhome in storage and travel abroad (we’ve tagged all 7 continents, and now have a home base in Mexico). Usually I can be found writing, traveling, adventuring outdoors, 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 project management, communications, and some copywriting!
After dedicating 3 years to studying Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, I decided enough was enough! I realized that I crave freedom, variety and the opportunity to make a tangible difference in people’s lives – needless to say, it was time for a change.
During my time at college I was fortunate enough to travel to Nepal and immediately fell in love with the breadth of the Human Experience. Since then, I have committed to empowering others to embrace and leverage their variety of interests, skills and experiences so that we can all thrive together! I truly believe that our greatest asset lies in our ability to use our unique experiences to leave a lasting impact on those around us.
I am excited to do everything that I can to help YOU leverage your experiences to create a lifestyle that will enable you to do just that!