Living in Thailand

I started Location Rebel in May 2009, when I was in a job I was unhappy with and looking to make a change.

I started writing about my experience, and by October of 2009 I left my job having no idea what would come next.

Within a few weeks things started to happen. I was offered a position with Dan Andrews in a new internship called the “Tropical MBA.”

It was an experiment. What would happen if Dan brought a motivated dude out to Asia (me), payed for his basic living expenses, and taught him how to do online marketing.

Half the time he worked on the business, half the time he worked on his own projects.

This experiment led to the most transformative year of my life, and is literally the reason that now over a decade later I’m still working for myself.

Most of these posts are a decade + old. But if you want to learn about the origins of Location Rebel, my lifestyle business, and want a little motivation for taking action and making change – I think these posts are a great starting point.

These are all posts related to my time living in Thailand during 2010.

23 Stunning Southeast Asia Photos from 7 Months of Living in Bangkok

23 Stunning Southeast Asia Photos from 7 Months of Living in Bangkok

When I lived in Bangkok I had the chance to travel all over southeast Asia with my camera in tow. Here are some of the best photos from that time.

Deadly Riots, Tropical Paradise, and One Very Dingy City

Deadly Riots, Tropical Paradise, and One Very Dingy City

Left the red shirt protests in Bangkok, Thailand to spend time in Manila with the Tropical MBA and the island paradise of Puerto Galera.

Getting to Know the Thai People

Getting to Know the Thai People

When moving to Thailand it can be difficult to learn to speak Thai and subsequently meet Thai people. Here is how I have dealt with this situation.

Democracy, Tear Gas, and a New Guitar

Democracy, Tear Gas, and a New Guitar

On April 10, 2010 I found myself dead in the middle of the Thailand red shirt political protests during the time when things turned ugly. Here is what happened.

My First Visit to a Thai Hospital (And Why You Should Not Play With Fire)

My First Visit to a Thai Hospital (And Why You Should Not Play With Fire)

I burned my foot while fire jump roping on Koh Phi Phi Island in Thailand. The result was an infected foot which led me to a Bangkok Hospital.

How Living in Southeast Asia for 7 Months Changed My Life FOREVER

How Living in Southeast Asia for 7 Months Changed My Life FOREVER

Last October, I quit my job as a financial analyst to pursue an adventure. I began living in southeast Asia to have an adventure and build a business.

Am I Arrogant For Pursuing A Different Path?

Am I Arrogant For Pursuing A Different Path?

Is it arrogant to pursue something different when it comes to lifestyle design? I moved to Bangkok, Thailand to become location independent and experience something new. Others don't agree with that choice.

Why I Commute 90 Minutes Each Day

Why I Commute 90 Minutes Each Day

Working for yourself from home can be difficult. This article explores the virtues of finding a better environment to achieve maximum productivity.

Thailand: Not as Cheap as You Think

Thailand: Not as Cheap as You Think

Bangkok, Thailand can be a very cheap place to spend time, however it can also be extremely expensive if you aren't careful.

The Online World IS the Real World

The Online World IS the Real World

Is there a difference between online relationships and real world relationships? I don't think so.

A Guide to the Islands of Thailand

A Guide to the Islands of Thailand

An in depth Guide to the islands of Thailand.

23 Things I’ve Learned in Thailand

23 Things I’ve Learned in Thailand

Living in Thailand for the past three weeks has taught me a great deal about the culture. Here is what I have learned about living in Thailand.

Digital Nomad Myths: What It’s Really Like to Be Location Independent

Digital Nomad Myths: What It’s Really Like to Be Location Independent

Thinking about going location independent and becoming a digital nomad? The grass isn't always greener, see why in this post.

Koh Phi Phi: The Land Where The Productive Go To Die

Koh Phi Phi: The Land Where The Productive Go To Die

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. But I wouldn't expect to be very productive while you're there. Click to see why.

Music and Travel: How Music Eased My Transition to Living Abroad

Music and Travel: How Music Eased My Transition to Living Abroad

I wrote this weeks after quitting my job and moving to Thailand. Music can have a profound impact during transition periods in life.

A Day at Ayutthaya Ancient Ruins

A Day at Ayutthaya Ancient Ruins

The Ayutthaya ancient ruins outside Bangkok, feature some of the most impressive temples and ruins in all of Thailand. It's a must visit on a tirp to Bangkok.

My First Thai Massage

My First Thai Massage

Within a week of arriving in Bangkok, I was treated to my first Thai massage. It was...awkward. Here's what to expect when you get one.

My Thailand Packing List

My Thailand Packing List

I am spending 6 months working and traveling through Thailand. Here is my thailand packing list

Embrace Life’s Defining Moments

Embrace Life’s Defining Moments

If you have a chance to do something amazing with your life, DO IT! I still can't believe I ever worked up the guts to be at a point to write this post.

Holy Crap, I’m Actually Moving to Thailand

Holy Crap, I’m Actually Moving to Thailand

It finally hits me that in less than a month, I will be moving to Thailand.

I Finally Sold My Car

I Finally Sold My Car

After months of debate I sold my car in preparation to move to Bangkok, Thailand.

I’m Moving to Thailand

I’m Moving to Thailand

In January 2010 I decided I'd be moving to Thailand. This set the stage for major life changes and is the reason Location Rebel is what it is today.