Like many of us, you’ve probably dreamed of not having to work for months at a time and travel instead. Unfortunately, most people need to work in order to pay the bills and put food on the table. But what happens if you decide to make a drastic change?
Meet “Benedict”, a mysterious man who doesn’t want to reveal his real name, but gladly shares his adventures with anyone who follows him on Instagram. His story might inspire you to do something similar.
He calls himself “Benedict” or “Ultra Romance”
Benedict thought it was “unnatural” to go to work every day
We can all agree with that, right?
Benedict works for six months a year
He’s a fishing guide on a charter boat for half a year, then he goes on his adventures and explores the world.
Traveling on a budget is possible
Minimalism was necessary to make this possible
He doesn’t have much, apart from his bike and essential camping gear.
He didn’t want to conform to a conventional lifestyle
He’s not earning much
His yearly income is around $10,000
But it’s enough for his lifestyle
He’s living a life of early hunter-gatherers, acquiring food and supplies for a certain period and then enjoying the results for some time.
He doesn’t fear technology
Benedict doesn’t escape from modern world. He loves social media and Whole Foods.
Cheap but healthy food
He believes plenty of nutrition can be found out in the world. He gathers greens and hunts crabs when he’s near a coast.
A proper nomad life
Benedict always wanted to travel. He says that he’s never been in the same place for more than six months in the past 15 years.
There’s nothing wrong with a full-time job that gives you money to buy what you need. Benedict shows an alternative way that might be interesting to some people. Certainly many people respect what he does, as he has over 90k Instagram followers.