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.
LATEST TRAVEL STORIES
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...read more
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...read more
When you are planning a long trip overseas under a Working Holiday visa, a lot of questions might arise and maybe the most important one is which job are you going to do. You've heard a lot of stories from other backpackers and how they worked hard picking kiwis in...read more
MORE ABOUT WORKING ON CRUISE SHIPS
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...read more
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...read more
“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...read more
LATEST TRAVEL TIPS
Whenever I'm travelling for long periods of time I start missing Chilean food, notable for the variety of flavours and huge array of seafood products. Sometimes I hear foreigners say that they didn't find anything particular about our gastronomy, but let me point you...read more
So you are planning to go to Santiago de Chile? Congrats! That's my hometown. Since I'm travelling all the time, I know all the options to get to downtown Santiago from the airport. Unfortunately, we still haven't connected the subway with our main Airport, but I'm...read more
GUIDE FOR YOUR FIRST SOLO TRAVEL After participating in an online chat invited by Worldpackers, I realized that there are many things that for me (or for other travelers) may seem obvious. And they are not. We become so easily accustomed to this nomadic life that we...read more