thebrokebackpacker

Will Hatton

🌏 Entrepreneur & Adventurer 📍Thailand.

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I’ve been training at @crossfitwanderlust_bali for a week now and I’m fucking loving it... ain’t nothing like getting up at the crack of dawn for a pilgrimage to the high temple of fitness.
A cup of coffee, a cheeky smoke, my girl and an epic view from our treehouse... the perfect way to start the day :)
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A pretty cool bar... pretty poison in Canggu
My mind as I enter the box ‘Please can there be no running’ ... ‌‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ Coach: Ok guys, this is a hero WOD, I don’t wanna see any dicking around, if I do there will be punishment burpees. This WOD is to honour the Thai Navy Seal, Saman Kunan, who gave his life during the rescue effort to extract 12 boys and their coach from a cave. ‌‌• There was 13 of them, so we start with 13 deadlifts. ‌‌• There were in the cave for 17 days, so we’ll be doing 17 wall balls. ‌‌• They were found 3.2km deep in the cave... so we’ll be running 3.2km, uphill, in the sun. ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌36 minutes of pain later - mission complete! Gotta say, I’m really impressed with @unit27_crossfit_phuket - the camaraderie and welcoming vibes are obvious as soon as you step foot into the box and the coaching was top notch. Already dreaming about moving down here from Chiang Mai for a month or two of training. First up though, off to check out @crossfitwanderlust_bali before I choose where to train... working online and therefore being able to live wherever I want is pretty epic - feeling grateful :)
Right now, I’m staying in a treehouse with no WiFI, no electricity, no fan... and it is fucking awesome. I’ve spent the last couple of days watching tropical thunderstorms lash the jungle canopy, enjoying the occasional splash of water, whilst protecting a big fat joint and planning out the next year of online domination and epic travel adventures... After a five month working stint in Chiang Mai, I’ve hit the road again and will be spending the next three months in Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This year has been just incredible so far and for the first time ever, I’ve hit the road with a healthy bank account... it’s a liberating feeling to be able to travel the world and earn money online as I go and I have every intention of continuing to live beyond my means ;) I’m beyond stoked to have a bit of a digital detox (although I can’t go longer than 10 minutes without thinking about work, I love my job) and to spend some time traveling again... I’m especially excited to get back amongst the Pakistani Himalayas and lead another TBB tour. Check out my pool in the forest, pretty epic...
I love hitchhiking... And for nearly nine years of my life it was the main way I got around. Hitchhiking made my broke backpacking escapades possible and I'll be forever indebted to the thousands of people who stopped to pick me up and help me continue my adventures. If you've never hitched, you should give it a go! Check out my site for some tips and tricks for happy hitching...
Final post from the PNW road trip... a couple photos from Smith Rock State Park near Bend. A lot of Oregon (and Washington and California) are actually sit in rain shadows, so these high deserts are really the opposite of the lush, green forests we usually see of the #PCW . This entire area - Bend included - revolves around hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, skiing.. you name it. It’s the ultimate outdoor playground with ski slopes 45 minutes away, and sunshine all summer long - a climber, biker, and river rat’s paradise. Bend truly gets the 4 seasons, and locals make a point to get outside for all of them. (The final photo was a quick stop at Crater Lake, where there is still plenty of snow!) . Thanks for following along! Follow @adventureana_ for more of my adventures. Handing it back to you Will!
Traffic win! I'm stoked and humbled to see growth on The Broke Backpacker over a year... We've gone from 30,000 monthly visitors to 200,000! ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ Starting this travel blog has been a game changer for me... I can now travel the world whilst earning six figures a year (I cracked 15k last month in affiliate income on TBB alone). ‌‌‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌It's been a really long road to get to this point, filled with plenty of times when I just wanted to quit and stop working for what seemed like no reward. I had no guidance and nothing but blood, sweat and tears to put into my online ventures. ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ Over the last year, I've tried everything to make money online. Dropshipping / Affiliate Marketing / Cryptocurrency Trading / Selling SEO services / Leading Tours... ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌ It's been a WILD ride and I have learnt a lot! Along the way, I've been working on a top secret project with my business partner, and CRO ninja, Aaron Radcliffe. ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ This top secret project is known as www.DitchYourDesk.com ... and we are nearly ready to launch. ‌‌‌‌‌ Our goal is to provide awesome resources, case studies and how-to guides that will help you choose your own path to becoming a location independent entrepreneur... So that you can earn money online whilst traveling the world. ‌‌‌‌‌‌ If that sounds fucking epic to you, visit the site now and sign up to the mailing list so you get a first peek of when it goes live! ‌‌‌‌‌ Hustle on amigos.
If you feel like chasing waterfalls around every corner, grab a map and head to Oregon stat! . McKenzie River in central Oregon offers waterfalls, blue waters, and epic hiking and mountain biking trails. #exploreoregon
We had a hell of a time in Mount Rainier, where hiking season has just begun. We encountered sunny days, fog, snow, and wind, often all in one day! Despite our mean mugs, we were happy as can be! . For those tuning in, I’m @adventureana_ , editor at the Broke Backpacker. I’m taking over to share a couple photos from my Pacific Northwest road trip. I’ll be posting the final stops in the next 2 days. Stay tuned!
Contrary to popular assumption, traveling around the US doesn’t have to be expensive. Millions of acres of federally protected land and fire roads are free to use, camp on, and explore. For our second stop we visited Mount Rainier National Park in Washington and camped and hiked around the nearby National Forests, as pictured. This place is just itching to be explored. #Leavenotrace
@Adventureana_ here again, sharing some photos from where my sister, boyfriend, and I camped in Prairie Creek State Park! This park grants access to trails throughout the Redwood Forest, as well as some of the world’s largest coastal ranges (where forest meets sea). We were able to hike around Fern Canyon, which opened for the first time this year 15 MINUTES before we arrived (photo 1). The area is also home to wild elk who graze by the sites (photos 7 & 8). They’re not scary, despite the comical sign. If I had to choose with my back against the wall what’s my favorite part of California, this would be it. Foggy mornings greeted by the afternoon sun (if you’re lucky) shaded by the largest organisms in the world: the Redwoods, and some of the wildest least inhabited beaches too.
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