Hi and welcome to Jack Roaming! My name is Jack Krier, and I am a writer, photographer, and entrepreneur who travels the world full-time. Originally from Luxembourg, I left the corporate world to pursue my interest in online startups, freelancing – and most importantly, travel. I have been on the road for over 1,000 days now and never looked back.
On this website, you will find the following types of content:
- Travel guides from years of experience in 60+ countries;
- Advice on how to become nomadic, work remotely, and travel indefinitely;
- No-nonsense content on how to launch and grow an online business;
- Captivating stories from all over the world;
- Tips on how to become a better photographer.
Long Version: My Story
I was born and raised in Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in the world. Ever since I was a kid, I was intrigued by foreign cultures, ancient civilizations, and exotic wildlife.
At the age of 18, I took my first ever solo trip – traveling all across Mexico by myself. It was an eye-opening experience and forever changed my views on travel, work, and the world.
During my university years, I traveled as much as possible – visiting 40 countries on every continent except Antarctica in the process.
Upon graduating from law school at the age of 24, I spent two years working in the finance sector, settling into a traditional Western European lifestyle. The steady paychecks and material perks were appetizing at first, but I soon realized that I needed a different kind of challenge.
While working in the finance sector, I endlessly fantasized about the road, the only place where I feel at home. Over time, I understood that I needed to take a massive risk to become fully independent. And so, I did.
The Path Toward Becoming Nomadic
Having explored all sorts of online startups and freelancing opportunities during my college years, I decided to become a full-time freelancer in 2019. I got rid of around 70% of my possessions, left my job, and started to travel full-time.
The early stages were arduous as I needed to learn the ropes of freelancing and online entrepreneurship – all while changing location every few weeks. After a few months, however, I managed to sustain my lifestyle with e-commerce, photography, and various websites that I own.
To remain nomadic, I minimalized my life in such a way that it fits into two backpacks and founded a remotely operating company.
My Life Today
I have been on the road since 2019, stopping every few months when travel fatigue hits me.
I usually stay in a country as long as it feels right. As such, I don’t often plan complex itineraries but center my travels around a few primary places that I want to see. So far, my adventures have taken me to 66 countries and every continent.
As a die-hard adventurer, I always seek novel, uncomfortable challenges because that’s how you grow. These include going a digital detox in Patagonia, riding a rusty motorcycle through chaotic cities and remote jungles in the Philippines, and exploring the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.
Apart from that, I love to visit offbeat places that aren’t on many people’s radar like Moldova, Uruguay, remote Pacific islands, and eastern Turkey.
When it comes to travel, I strongly believe in three mantras:
- respect for the locals and learning about foreign cultures;
- being budget-efficient and intelligent, but not cheap; and
- travel hacking like a pro.
On Jack Roaming, I share all the lessons, tips, and hacks that I learned from years of nonstop planet roaming. My goal is to help you travel better and launch your own digital nomad adventure.
- Visit my Youtube Channel on which I share raw travel moments from all over the world.
- Check out my other website: Minimalist Focus, a blog about minimalism and personal growth.
- Read my stories about personal growth, entrepreneurship, and travel on Medium.
- Have a look at my stock photography portfolios on Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Depositphotos, Alamy, and Wirestock (many of the photos you see on this website come from my 15,000+ strong image portfolio).
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As a full-time traveler, I often get asked the same type of questions. On this basis, here are some answers to the most common one.
What are your favorite countries/cities?
Having been to over 60 countries, there are many that I love. Aside from that, everybody has different tastes and preferences, but the following are my top 5 in no particular order:
My 5 favorite cities are the following:
- Mexico City;
- Hong Kong;
How do you make money?
I make money with various websites that I own, e-commerce, freelance writing, and photography. In the last few years, investments have also become important sources of income. As such, I have multiple revenue streams to finance my digital nomad lifestyle.
Where are you from and where do you live?
I am from Luxembourg (a small country in Europe in case you didn’t know) and still maintain a base there. I only spend 2-3 months a year in my hometown. The rest of the time, I don’t really “live” anywhere for more than 3-4 weeks.
Did you go to college and how do you manage student debt?
I have a degree in banking and financial law. I don’t have any student debt because, guess what, college is almost free in Europe.