Hi! I'm Ian

I’m from Quebec City in Canada, and at a very young age, I had dreams to discover the world. I imagined a life of endless travel, off the grid, out of the ordinary… In 2002 I designed a system to make it possible through online income. Little did I know, this new form of lifestyle would later become widespread with thousands of new adepts, known as digital nomads.

Fast forward today, more than 17 years on the road, non-stop and counting, I how visited 230 countries, including every one of the 195 recognized by the United Nations. I’ve circled the globe more than 6 times and filled 11 passports on the way… My digital nomad lifestyle is now deeply encrusted in me and I pride myself every day to have inspired travelers from around the world to grab their backpacks, and embark on their own journey on the open road!

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Countries I've Been: 230, including 195/195 U.N. Countries

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My DIY Vanlife Build: Giving Myself New Tools to Explore the World in a Different Way

Many people have asked me over the years, what I would do once I reach my final 195th country of the world and check off this incredible journey I spent the last 20 years to accomplish. “What’s next” have they asked me repeatedly. “Well, I will just do it again, just differently” would I simply reply. As you may have heard before, “traveling is all about the Journey, not about the destination”. And it was time to build a new style of travel to keep the journey as interesting as possible. Once I reached my final country visited in August 2021 and after the release of my memoir Globetrotter, I was ready to undertake my exploration of the world in a totally new way and in many different forms. One project that I had on my bucket list for years, was to explore the beauties […]


Cesky Krumlov: One of the prettiest cities I’ve seen in Europe in a while!

Always enjoyed Europe for the incredible number of tiny picturesque towns scattered all over the continent, from tiny villages hosting a few hundred people, to full-blown castle towns. Cesky Krumlov is basically both of them, having a very colorful central European town, with a Castle overlooking it! Walking around town is just amazing, especially when you are lucky enough to have a snowy day and its dozen viewpoints change completely! A Beautiful Christmas Market The Christmas market was really cute, serving traditional Czech & Hungarian desserts, like the infamous Chimeny Cake (Locally called Trdelnik in Czech), and Sweet wine at a much cheaper price than in Germany. I also enjoyed the small decoration on all the houses in the center, as well as the music in the main square, all day long. Castle Gardens the castle gardens are also spectacular! Just so well maintained, with […]


Kitesurfing in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Anybody seriously involved in kitesurfing or even wind sports will have heard of it. Cabarete, the mecca of wind sports in the Caribbean! A little paradise tucked in the northern part of the island, that offers incredible conditions to practice our favorite sports! And I can attest that is well worth a visit! Azure blue water, nice sandy beaches, and a constant wind that won’t disappoint! Welcome to the Dominican Republic, a great choice for your next kitesurf holiday! Kitesurf overtaking Windsurf in Cabarete Anybody over 40 will know Cabarete probably more for its windsurfing fame. But sorry to disappoint you older friends: windsurf is dying, and a quick walk around the beach on a windy afternoon will quickly confirm this. You will hardly see any windsurfers, and on a good day, there will be instead over 100 kitesurfers flying their beautiful kite in Cabarete […]

выход новой книги: Человек мира - Первый в своём роде цифровой кочевник и самый путешествующий человек на земле

Презентация книги: Человек мира! – Ян Будро рассказывает о своих 17-летних гастролях, когда он посещает все страны мира.

Вот! В конце! Вы не представляете, как я счастлив объявить об этом. Наконец-то я могу открыть миру свою драгоценную маленькую концепцию, над которой я так усердно работала! Через год после выхода моей оригинальной книги GLOBETROTTER, оригинальной английской версии, ставшей бестселлером на английском и французском языках, теперь выходит Человек мира. Что такое Глобтротер? Простыми словами, это мои воспоминания. 17 лет, проведенных в скитаниях по миру, жизни без остановок в чемодане, в 230 странах, включая каждую из 195 стран, признанных Организацией Объединенных Наций… Я должен был увенчать эту важную веху чем-то большим, и книга была как раз тем, что мне было нужно. поделиться частичкой того, чем я жил все эти годы. Но зачем останавливаться только на одном… Я решил собрать команду из десятков редакторов и переводчиков, чтобы вместе выпустить книгу на 5 языках. Вот так! Много работы, но с таким количеством свободного времени во время самоизоляции, я […]


Kitesurfing around Canoa Quebrada / Fortím / Parajuru

Pretty amazing area to kitesurf, just south of Fortaleza! Most kitesurfers that visit Ceará, and even locals, will hardly know this little paradise, as they almost exclusively concentrate on the western beaches of Fortaleza! Almost all the literature and information online talk about the western spots, and very few talk about the eastern beaches. But there is definitely something to see around Canoa Quebrada, with great kitesurfing conditions! Less wind, great conditions! It is known that there is less wind east of fortaleza. While this is true, I don’t see it as such an inconvenience if you visit during the season around august to November. If you visit with a Big kite,Ike a 12m, you will be able to kite every day and enjoy this paradisiacal land! Parajuru: The river mouths and lagoon Parajuru has a pretty nice shallow water lagoon for whoever wants to […]