Welcome to The Nomad Life



My name is Fran and I’m a journalist and full time traveler. My mission in La Vida Nomade is to share my experiences to help others.

The motto of this blog is: travel, learn, share.



Next time you meet some latinos, PLEASE don’t ask this!

Do you want to know how is working on cruise ships? You are in the right place.

This is a tough question. Let me help you with your luggage.

8 reasons why you should consider breaking up with your girlfriend and travel solo. Just kidding!


An opinion about travel blogs

I thought for several weeks —or months I should say— about writing this article. But I didn't want to be harsh. I am not an expert in travel blogs and I don't pretend to be one. I built this site during a very difficult time when I barely had time to go to the...

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La Vida Nomade’s first Liebster award!

So I've got nominated for my first Liebster Award, yey!!! What the hell is that? Well, it's an award given to bloggers by other bloggers who deserve recognition. Isn't that sweet? So this is how it goes: the nominee has to answer a bunch of questions given by the...

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5 reasons why you should work on a cruise ship

Why should you consider working on a cruise ship? Whaaat? Wasn't me who wrote 5 reasons working on ships is not glamorous? Yep. Actually, it's one of my most visited and controversial posts. But as everything has its dark side —or not very glamorous—, there is also a...

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Crew Life: What should I pack

I thought about writing this article every time I had to pack my suitcase before heading to a new contract. Each time, the same dilemma arose: what should I pack? This is not an easy task considering that we need clothes and accessories for six months (or more) in...

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The truth about working on cruise ships

“Discover exotic places while you work”, “this is the only job where you actually are on holiday”. With this tempting phrases, working on cruise ships and travelling the world while you save money turns into a very attractive idea. The requirements are: speak a high...

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Happy in the Sky Costanera in Santiago, Chile

This tour I'm about to describe should be considered by those persons that are planning to visit Santiago. Going up to the Sky Costanera building is an excellent choice for foreigners visiting Chile and this tour is a great way to do it. I entered a Facebook giveaway...

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8 useful and basic phrases to know in any language

Every time I travel, I write down basic phrases to know in the language of the country I'm visiting, useful words or phrases that I believe are essential for every traveler. Obviously, 8 basic phrases are not enough to communicate, but I think that being able to say...

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Antumalal hotel in Pucon: more than a hotel, an experience

The flight from Santiago, the capital of Chile, to Temuco, in the region of La Araucanía, lasted a bit more than an hour. We were three journalists with a mission: spend three days and two nights in the 5 star-hotel Antumalal, only 2 kilometers from Pucón, to taste...

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