Nora Dunn (akaThe Professional Hobo) is one of the original Lifestyle Travel Bloggers, having sold everything she owned in 2006 to travel full-time. She traveled full-time for 12 years, and while she now has a home base in Toronto, she continues to travel for about half of each year. She combines her expertise as a former Certified Financial Planner with her lifestyle travel experience, to teach people how to travel full-time in a financially sustainable way.
Specializing in slow travel, Nora has lived in and traveled through over 60 countries. Her travel experiences range from sublime to absurd to downright terrifying. She survived three natural disasters, three tropical diseases (apparently these things come in three’s), a near-fatal accident, passport theft, and more breakups than she’d care to admit to. She saved over $100,000 getting free accommodation around the world. She even apprenticed with a shaman for two years in Peru, and worked as a shaman’s assistant in Ecuador.
Through her immersive travel experiences, Nora has gained a unique insight into various locations and people, thus living out her lifelong dream of “hacking” into local cultures around the world. Her writing and speaking provides equal doses of entertainment, inspiration, and instruction. And her financial expertise has dubbed her “The Finance of Travel Girl”.