Travel blogging sounds a lot more glamorous than it truly is. It dawned on me the other night, as I sat staring at a scramble of code on my computer screen that had been taunting me for four hours. But it’s not just that things like WordPress, SEO, HTML, and so much more don’t come natural, it’s more complicated than that. Writing, it takes time. More and more, I am learning the art of drafting my work and for any post that makes it on the blog, there are often multiple versions of it dead in my draft folder. But more than anything else, unless you’ve made it your full time gig (I keep floating the words “digital nomad” to Laura on a weekly basis hoping one day she’ll agree) you’re often on the road in short bursts, and writing your posts from the boringness of your living room.
But you do it for the moments like these, when the view from your office changes into this…
I’m sitting typing this on my iPad, after a long but incredible day of work, and as the light changes the sky colors in abstract art like ways, a reflection of a palm tree fills my iPad screen.
Belize is the type of country that was made to cure writers block. Dangriga. Caye Caulker. The Mayan Villages in the South. This country has been charming, relaxing, and led to great productivity as my early mornings and evenings have been filled with nothing but reading and writing.
No, managing a travel blog isn’t all you’d think it would be. But for the times like these, you can’t help but lift a glass (rum punch in this case), toast your friends and loved ones, and think but for the grace of God go I. So thanks for joining along with us thus far. We hope you’ve found some of the tips and stories useful over the last few months, and like us, are looking forward to more adventures wherever they may lead us all!
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