This is a personal project to remember all the amazing and interesting people I meet along the way.
Nomads of Today – We are the people who live on the go, that travel for inspiration and for a living, we don’t settle for a ‘normal’ lifestyle.
With the help of the internet, there’s more and more of us out there, we have decided to break free from a boring desk job and instead we’ve decided to work from a beach in Indonesia or from a cafe in the old streets of Paris.
We are also the artists, the philanthropists, the innovators, the teachers, the business travelers, the athletes and the explorers of the world. We are a powerful community that is changing the world. We are The Nomads of Today.
The Nomads of Today Team:
I was born and raised in beautiful tropical Caracas, Venezuela where I lived for 11 years (the longest I’ve ever lived in one place). One day my parents told my brother and I that we were moving to Santiago, Chile because his company was transferring him there; little did I know that was going to be the beginning of this nomadic journey. After a few years in Chile, we moved to Bogotá, Colombia; then to Los Angeles, California; and finally South Florida where my family decided to settle.
Spending my teenage years switching schools, making new friends and saying countless goodbyes was a big deal. Even though it was hard at times and I felt alienated at others, it was incredibly rewarding and entertaining, I loved it. I loved the feeling of being unknown in a new place, a chance to reinvent myself and see the world from a different perspective. I loved it so much that I knew I wasn’t going to be able to stop. I crave change and change is the only constant thing in life.
Regardless of my family settling permanently in South Florida, I of course didn’t. While in university, I studied abroad in Europe, did an internship in New York, worked at an orphanage in Thailand, and travelled every chance I could. After graduation I landed a corporate job in Miami, which I got bored of after 2 years so I decided to quit and buy a one way ticket to Australia, where I ended up staying for 4 years.
At the end of 2014, after few emotional months at work of feeling empty and unfulfilled by the 9-5 corporate life, I was walking to work in the morning, while crossing one of the main streets in the center of Sydney a car almost ran me over. I stood still in the middle of the street as the front of car touched my leg, my first thought was “Oh too bad it didn’t actually hit me, it would have been a great excuse not to go to work”, a second later I realized how crazy my thought was considering I tend to be a really positive person, I broke down into tears. Talk about a wake up call, that was the day I decided to quit my corporate job, I just had to wait few more weeks to hand in my resignation once I was back from Christmas break.
Funny how life works, the day I got back to the office in January I was made redundant because of a company “restructure”. That was one of the best days of my life, I skipped my way out of the office to the beach and drank a nice big glass of wine. After that, magical things suddenly starting happening and incredible people started popping into my life. I started my own consulting business in digital marketing and social media, I decided to sell everything and leave Australia behind, not an easy decision, but I knew it was the right move. I traveled around New Zealand for about a month with some of my best friends, then flew to Bali to do the yoga teacher training I had always dreamt of doing and ended up spending 4 months in the magical Island of Gods.
Half way through 2015, inspired by all the incredible people I’ve met through the years that also live life on the go, I started Nomads of Today. A personal project to remember these beautiful souls, a way to explore my passion for photography, to encourage deeper conversations and connections, to feed my love for travel, a way to share a piece of me.