Sherry Ott is a long-term traveler, blogger, and photographer with one goal in mind – to make you wish you were somewhere else. She writes about her travel lifestyle and around the world adventures on Ottsworld.com and her social media channels.
On the About Page of her website, Sherry very prominently quotes author John Le Carre. He said, “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” We love it, and Sherry lives it.
In this episode, Sherry Ott tells us the story of how she transitioned from a corporate job in IT, sitting behind a desk, to traveling the world for more than 10 years as a digital nomad.
Sherry recently decided to come off the road full time, and now has a “real” home in Denver that she visits once in a while (once a world traveler, always a world traveler!). We talk about what brought her to that decision when it always seems digital nomads are living the life most people can only dream about. Why the change?
We also talk about how, like most digital nomads, Sherry makes a living from quite a few different sources. She barters, trades and sells her expertise, whether it be photography, social media consulting, writing, volunteering, housesitting and more, for all the elements of travel, from accommodations to meals to experiences and such. We’ll hear all about that and more in this episode.
Sherry has lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, drove 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally, walked across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, and driven an auto-rickshaw across India for charity. She continues to seek out epic adventures to intriguing places in order to challenge herself and inspire people to overcome their fears and reap the benefits of travel.
Duration 51m 20s.
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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