Travellers Who Work Full Time: Bruno

Bruno of Geeky Explorer is a marketing consultant and part- time traveller from Barcelona. He makes the most of  every 24 hours and uses long weekends and company leave smartly. We’ve interviewed him among other travellers who work full time as a part of our weeklong initiative “Don’t Quit Your Job, And Travel” in the hope that we’ll inspire other travellers with full time jobs, that it is indeed doable.

How do you manage to squeeze out actual travel time? 

 I try to travel as much as possible using my paid holidays leave in the company, but also using long weekends, bank holidays, etc. In 2013 I made a total of 6 trips, which not includes my trips to my home island in Azores. However hopefully in the future I will manage to experience long-term travel.

How do you balance your day job and blogging?

I face it as my hobby. I tend to write on weekends and week nights, but my post ideas normally come during my daily commuting to/from work. It is though, because I am extremely perfectionist and this is a really time-consuming job. My struggle right now is trying to squeeze time to make some improvements on my website user experience.

Has either suffered? Ever had a breakdown or thought you bit off more than you can chew?

The only period I could not make time for both is right after my recent move to Barcelona. Between my flat search, blogging and the daily job, I began to go crazy and had to stop Geeky Explorer for a few days. But now it is on full throttle again!

Do you intend on quitting your job to travel full time?

I would like it to be gradual. First take a sabatic or some kind of long-term off to travel the world. If I could manage to work again full-time will do it for a few more months; otherwise, just embrace full-time travelling which is my true passion!
You can check out Bruno’s blog, twitter and facebook for more!
Love his story? Want to find out how you can do it? Read Don’t Quit Your Job, And Travel where you’ll find the rest of our Travellers Who Work Full Time interview series too!
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