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Ep. 13 How to help others, travel, and make money as a Travel Nurse with Ken Faeldonia

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Have you ever wanted to learn how you can make an impact, and earn lots of mulla while traveling?

On this week’s episode I talk to Ken Faeldonia and learn how he has created a fulfilling lifestyle that allows him to help others,  travel, and make money as a travel nurse!

Like many of us, Ken was also confused about what he wanted to do.

All of this changed when he traveled to a developing country and realized his purpose to become a nurse.

Being a travel nurse has allowed  Ken to combine all of his passions which is to help others while traveling.

Check out Ken’s 5 Tips to become a successful Travel Nurse.

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In this Episode
  • How traveling to a developing country changed Ken’s career path.
  • How Ken pays for high student loans while continuing to travel the world.
  • What was the first steps Ken took to become a traveling nurse.
  • Why travel nursing may not be right for you.
  • What are the perks of being a travel nurse.
  • How to deal with burnout as a travel nurse.
  • How to deal with loneliness while being constantly on the move.
  • What are the biggest struggles Ken faced while working around the world.
  • What advice Ken would give to someone who is still struggling to find their purpose.
  • Why you are never too old to start something new.
  • Where to go for more information on how to become a travel nurse.
  • A question from our listeners Asheley & Carolyn @lazytravelers from Instagram.
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11 comments on “Ep. 13 How to help others, travel, and make money as a Travel Nurse with Ken Faeldonia

  1. Brooke says:

    Since I cannot stand the sight of needle, cry when I get shots, panic at the sight of major injuries, etc there is no way I could ever be a medical anything but I truly envy those who have these abilities. The world is your oyster!

  2. Yogita says:

    Lovely blog, I love the quote, you are so right, it is never too late. I love how you are giving back to society. In today’s world where everyone is for just themselves, it is nice to meet and come across people who give … great work

  3. It’s so amazing to travel and help people wherever you go. This is an inspiring career path that I truly admire. Great topics of discussion. Anyone who would like to know more or has considered this could get a lot from your answers to a lot of the questions they may have. The quote really says a lot for anyone who may have had a limiting belief!

  4. Marvi says:

    Completely agree on your quote! It’s sad how some people think that the older they get, the lesser the opportunities are to lead the life they want.. Kudos to Ken for successfully combining his love for travel and his love to help others as a nurse! Such an inspiring example! 🙂

  5. Jas says:

    Ken is such an inspiration and I absolutely adore the George Eliot quote you shared. I don’t think it’s ever about the age or time, it’s about whether or not you have the courage to do something about your life. Beautiful post!

  6. Christina says:

    I don’t think I could travel and help as far as medicine goes but I could certainly help in other areas but I would have to find a niche to really help bring in income while traveling. You are never to old to travel and I am very happy to see my parents going to Hawaii and traveling a lot after all of the kids have left the house.

  7. kellyn says:

    Nice post. Short and to the point. I’ve thought about finding a well balanced career that provides me with opportunities to travel for some time now. I know everyone’s experience is different, but thanks for sharing Ken’s. It’s very motivational.

    1. debbie says:

      Thanks Kellyn, I hope you get motivation out of it. It is a podcast, so you can listen to the whole interview on top. 🙂

  8. Ivy says:

    Can’t agree more with that quote- it’s never too late! I don’t have any medical background so I’ll leave it to the pros 🙂 But wow Ken is such an inspiration living his dream and doing something super meaningful at the same time!

  9. That is an excellent quote! I truly think, that going after your dreams is more of a mindset than anything. We can all do things that make us happy. Great interview!

  10. It is always to travel and give back to the community one is visiting. Being a nurse and a traveler gives you that one of a kind opportunity. Keep it up.

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