I like my peace and quiet just the way it is, thank you very much.

My comforts too, alone in my little cave of books and dreams, far from awkward conversations and the in-your-face glow stick parades and barf-filled bucket beaches of South East Asia. But that quiet time is not enough and you know that very well, don’t you?

Who says that corner should be at home? Why can’t you find your little nooks and crannies everywhere? Being an introvert shouldn’t be a barrier to your dreams, it should be springboard to launch yourself towards them.

Your mind is alive with adventure and the creativity inside is just bursting to get out. It’s time to do this; it’s time to make changes and create the life you want.

You don’t want to just dip your toes in travel, you want to immerse yourself in it. Moreover, you want the freedom to do it long-term. Forever, perhaps. But how?

Right here on The Digital Crusader, any introvert interested in slow travel will find bags of inspiration, tips and motivation to push their boundaries in the quest for a life of adventure and digital entrepreneurship.

Among the tales of my misadventures, you’ll find real advice on:

  • How to break free from the boundaries of your current existence.
  • Overcoming the challenges of being an introvert on the road.
  • Finding friends and making real connections when you travel.
  • Unlocking your creative potential to grow as a person and professional through travel.
  • Turning your creative passion into a profitable internet business that enables you to have location-independent lifestyle.

Me at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Hello there!

My name is Christopher John Haughey. Quite the mouthful indeed. As no writer ever got anywhere by using their full name, it’ll be C.J. Haughey from here on. That’s not to be confused with the former president of Ireland, once muddled up in a spot of gun-running back in the day. We don’t speak much of ol’ Uncle Charlie now, god rest his rebel soul.

While ardent use of a pen or passport carries no guarantee of a sustainable living, I’ve long felt destined to do life a little differently. Nothing else calls to me from what most call “real life”.

And so after plodding along for the past 31 years, I’ve finally taken the leap towards my dreams.

In August 2017, I said farewell to hopefully the last boss I’ll ever have and left my teaching job in Korea behind. An amazing homecoming month in Ireland followed and now I’ve joined the legions of the digital age by setting out to achieve a lifestyle of creative earning online while I continue to immerse myself in cultures and countries around this incredible planet.

I’m going to take what I know and love and make it my life and along the way I’m going to show you how to do it too.

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By my side is my partner-in-crime, Diana. This beautiful Canadian woman, who has captured my heart and at least three of my old t-shirts (that I know of), has always been afar. However, in August we closed the chapter on two years of long-distance malarkey and now we’re together full-time as we conquer South America together, exploring the continent with an extended odyssey of adventure, slow travel, work, volunteering projects, cultural home-stays and language exchanges.

My girlfriend and I - The Digital Crusader

Extended travel together will be our biggest test but we relish the challenge. I’m not a religious man, if however you want to ensure we don’t kill each other on the road, I have no objections if you would like to offer up a prayer to Batman. If he can’t help, nobody can.

How is The Digital Crusader going to help?

My previous attempts at writing a travel blog were little more than a side-hobby, an uneducated, casual after-thought and like many blogs, a glorified diary.

Over time, I’ve been developing my skills in freelance writing, website design, social media marketing and SEO. Yes, that’s right folks; I’m slowly and surely becoming a full-on digital ninja.

The Digital Crusader will not only help me achieve my dream lifestyle, it will provide practicable advice for YOU to embark on your own crusade, so you can conquer your self-doubts to come out of your shell and change your life for the better.

Thanks for stopping by and the best of luck on creating the life you deserve!


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