The World is my Office – Will

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In the latest ‘The World is my Office’ interview, I speak to Will who is working as a diving instructor on the beautiful island of Roatan, which I was lucky enough to call home for three months. Will, tell us a bit about yourself… I am a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor working on Roatan, a small island off the coast of Honduras in the Western Caribbean.  When I am not teaching or swimming with sea turtles, you will likely find me on the beach, unless it’s sunset in which case you will undoubtedly find me at Sun Downers with good company and a cold beer! How did you get into your line of work? Complete and utter detest of my former employment.  Prior to my Great Awakening, I was a Regional Sales Executive at a Fortune 500, selling telecommunication solutions into a base of new and existing customers.  After eight years and a few promotions, I simply could not escape from the idea that at (then) 31, retirement was a literally a lifetime away.  I wanted to experience life rather than simply exist in it and I knew I needed a drastic change.  So I did what any other rational person would do; sold my house, cars, and boat; rented a 10×10 storage unit for everything else; moved to Honduras and became a scuba instructor. How often do you travel with work, and where do you tend to go? Living and working in Honduras, I’d say that I’m permanently
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The World is my Office – Julia

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In this month’s The World is my Office interview, we hear from Julia, an accountant for Unilever who travelled away from her home in Germany many years ago, and hasn’t looked back since. Living and working in a foreign country, Julia shows that travel and a high-flying career can go firmly hand in hand. Since I first interviewed Julia, she has proven to everyone just how seriously she takes the travel aspect of her working life by moving to Unilever’s Mumbai office – now that’s what I call a global citizen… Julia, tell us a bit about yourself… I’m Julia, originally from Germany but have lived in various places across Europe over the last 10 years (and Australia for a bit). 5 years ago, I moved to London to start working and although I never wanted to stay longer than the London Olympics, I’m still here. In my free time, I try to enjoy all the amazing things London has to offer like theatre, sport events and restaurants. I also make sure I travel back to Germany regularly to see my family and friends and love to go on holiday – I usually try to go skiing in Europe in the winter and then a bigger trip abroad in the summer. How did you get into your line of work? I’m an accountant which might sound boring at first but I really like my job. I work for Unilever on the Tesco account, so work closely with our sales managers on
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The World is my Office – Ed

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Ed is a good friend of mine and one of the people who actually inspired me to up-and-leave the conventions of a UK office-job lifestyle and travel the world. Watching him leave the safety net of Cambridge and jump head first into the unknown showed me that change is possible. After a year of getting sick of looking at his ridiculously inspiring Instagram photos, I finally plucked up the courage to quit my job and move abroad (and now can give him a good run for his money in Instagram wars…) so I’m excited to share his experiences in the latest ‘The World is my Office’ interview:
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The World is my Office – Ruth

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Today is a big day for ellieanywhere.com. After months of speaking with and learning from a whole host of inspiring individuals who make travel part of their full-time career, I’m delighted to introduce the ‘The World is my Office’ series. You can read all about what this series will entail here, but let’s get things started by introducing my first career-girl-come-traveller… In today’s interview, I catch up with Ruth, an editor for a leading academic publisher who travels the world with work. Ruth, tell us a little bit about yourself…
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