Hi! We are Allan & Katharina

Traveling has been always a big part of our lives. It turned into full-time when we met in 2020 in Mexico. We both decided not to return to our home countries (Austria & New Zealand) and ended up staying 2 years in Mexico, where we lived super cheap.

The pandemic had made us stand still and realize what we really wanted: Making travel the core of our lives. So we used many platforms to exchange our skills for a place to stay.

After a year on the road without income, Katharina got a remote job and before we realized it we were living the dream of being digital nomads in a Mexican beach town. From that moment on the world became our home.

Why Happy Healthy Nomads?

We got more and more questions about how we can afford this way of living and what tools there are to use. Quickly this blog was born, combining our passions for traveling, physical & mental health, sustainability, and connecting with like-minded people in one place.

On this blog, we share our top tips focusing on affordability, healthy habits and unique experiences. We hope you get inspired!

Let’s connect

Katharina and Allan enjoying burgers as digital nomads in Mexico
Katharina and Allan enjoying their digital nomad life on top of Welcome Stone in Grenada, Caribbean

Life is too short to only live in one place.


1. How can you afford full-time travel?

Being a minimalist, having an eye on your spending and knowing how to travel affordably can go a long way. No matter how small the budget is there is a way. Read our tips on how to travel affordably on this blog.

2. Do you have a home base?

No, we don’t own or rent a place permanently or have a place we frequently return to. Our mail goes to our parents and they store a few personal items for us. We love and live the concept of minimalism and the freedom it brings us.

3. What is your favorite country?

This is so hard to answer! Every country has something different to offer. What makes a country ‘the best’ will be based on your experiences and the people you meet. But we love Mexico, Spain, Colombia and South Africa.

4. Are you never tired of nomad life?

While it is as important to unpack fully from time to time we love the freedom and the experiences that come with living out of a backpack. This way we can live in summer 365 days a year, see the world and pursue a non materialistic life.

5. Will you stop once and go home?

It feels like traveling is in our genes. We don’t separate traveling from being at home, as traveling is our home. We are 24/7 and 365 days a year on the go and love to travel slowly. Every place we are at is our home.

6. What remote work do you do?

Katharina works fully remotely for a sustainability startup from Italy and part-time on this blog. Allan studied law but is pursuing his true passion for traveling, fitness and health. He dedicates his full attention to this blog.

7. How do you get a free place to stay?

For the last years we have used TrustedHouseSitters to stay in awesome locations like Mexico, Spain, London and the Caribbean rent-free. If you love pets that’s the best way to extend your travels and live like a local!

8. How can I do the same as you?

You took already the first step by reading this blog! This blog is made to inspire you to do the same by giving you all the tips we learned over the last few years. There are endless opportunities to create the life you want.

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