Who are the Swiss Nomads?
Obviously, we are Swiss. You may have guessed that with our blog name. We, Reni and Marcel, decided to live a nomadic life to live our dream of travelling the world.
On our travel blog swissnomads.com we are writing about our road trip and our nomadic life with focus on adventure, diving, outdoor and nature.
It all began in 2007. We sold everything and left for an indefinite period of time. 1000 days we spend on the road. First we backpacked through Southeast Asia, spent a year working in the Maldives as diving instructors followed by a long journey through Australia and New Zealand. In Ozeania we found our favorite way of travelling, on wheels. And here it comes, after a couple of years working in Switzerland, the Maldives and on a remote island in Raja Ampat, the Swiss Nomads are hitting the road again.
We travel on wheels to explore more of the beautiful planet earth. This is our next big trip: Round the World
Some more facts about us
We are born in Switzerland and lived the first 35 years of our lives there. After school Reni did an apprenticeship in commercial and studied PR. For many years she was working in the travel industry and became a consultant some years later. Being in daily contact with travel agents and travel writers the love for travelling became even stronger. The only solution was, to go and live the travel dream.
Marcel did an apprenticeship as electrician and studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University in Buchs followed by a post diploma in Software Engineering. He also did different advanced training courses in management and worked in management positions for different high-tech companies.
After many years of working in our jobs we decided to change our lives. We wanted to live the travel dream. It took a while until we had the guts to leave everything behind and take off to travel the world.
How we became digital nomads
We started our nomadic life in 2007. Back then we created a personal website for our families and friends. We published travel reports (sorry, in German only) and lots of pictures from our trips that people back home can follow our travels.
After many years of travelling and working abroad the number of english speaking friends grew. We were often asked about our website which is written in german only. Therefore we decided we have to create something new. We love to write and in September 2013 we started with our bilingual travel blog Swiss Nomads.
As we are both Swiss, and English is not our mother tongue. Writing this blog in English is a BIG challenge. So please excuse all our errors and the not so perfect writing.
Thank you for reading our blog,
Reni and Marcel, the Swiss Nomads
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