We're Brent and Michael — a longtime couple — who decided in 2017 to sell our house in Seattle and travel the world as “digital nomads.” That means we move to a new country every few months, supporting ourselves by working remotely.

So far, we’ve lived at least a month in dozens of countries — and briefly visited dozens more.

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Our digital nomad experience has already been featured in other media, on CNN.com and CBS Sunday Morning, and in Forbes and the New York Times.

So far, leaving America to travel the world feels like the smartest thing we've ever done. We’re spending way less money than we did living in Seattle, and we’re seeing more fascinating places and meeting more wonderful people than we ever imagined.

Why a newsletter?

Frankly, because people wanted to know more details about our lives, and we wanted to provide a much deeper perspective than what you might see on social media.

We send regular updates about our weird life and lifestyle, and insights and observations about travel in general. And — especially for “paid” subscribers — we include lots of specific, money-saving travel tips and hacks.

Sometimes we’re fun and funny, sometimes we’re thoughtful — and we’re always very personal.

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P.S. Who are we exactly?

Michael, left, and Brent.

BRENT HARTINGER is an author and screenwriter. He's published fourteen novels, including the classic gay young adult novel Geography Club (2003), which was adapted as a feature film in 2013. Brent is also a screenwriter, and ten of his screenplays have been optioned for film; five are currently in development, including a romcom about digital nomads. He has another newsletter, about his books and movies, here.

MICHAEL JENSEN is an author and editor. His novels include Man & Beast and Man & Monster, part of The Savage Land, a series of historical fiction that combines gay romance, supernatural, and horror. For eight years, Michael was the editor of the entertainment website AfterElton.com, which he co-founded with Brent. The site, devoted to covering gay and bisexual men in popular culture, eventually grew to more than a million unique visitors a month, won several GLAAD Media Awards, and was later sold to Viacom/MTV. 

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Brent Hartinger 

Screenwriter and novelist, and nomad/expat.

Michael Jensen 

Novelist, editor, digital content creator, and nomad/expat.