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I’m so happy you’ve found me, welcome to Where in the World is Nina!

I hope you find my site incredibly useful, it’s how this all started anyway, I just wanted to help a few friends do what I was doing, working while traveling the world. Next thing you know, this blog took off and is read around the world!

Welcome to Where in the World is Nina?

I’ve been traveling the world since 2011 and sharing my adventures and stories along the way. Here you’ll find a plethora of information because I’m kind of a psycho about details. You’ll find everything on how I started working abroad and remotely and how you can too, what my favorite adventures are around the world, and all the trip planning resources you can think of.

This blog started in my tiny bungalow in Thailand where I was supposed to travel for a year and then go home, back to “the real world” … whatever that is. I’m happy I never went back and honestly, I’ve been epically failing at the “American Dream” ever since. I live a simple life, I like to travel slow, I play with hula hoops, I live on coffee, wine, bread and cheese, and enjoy long walks on the beach and up crazy mountains too…

If you want to know a bit more about me and my story, this About Me page will help explain how I got here.

Otherwise, what are you hoping to get out of this site? Below are some things I’d love to help you with…

Travel Resources

Work Abroad

Travel Gear





Wednesday 19th of May 2021

It’s been almost a year following you on Instagram, i’ve been loving your content. Thanks a lot for what you’ve done for the travel wanderlust nomadic society. You truly deserve that verified page.

Thanks a ton! Keep posting the travel content. Lots of Love, Respect & well wishes from India 🇮🇳

Nina Ragusa

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Thanks so much Kabir! :)

Andrometa Cooper

Sunday 4th of September 2016

Hi Nina,

I love your blog!! I am actually planning to teach in Spain for a year but was contemplating two programs one free that would start in september and one I would have to pay for and start in january. I am thinking of taking that $7000 it would cost me to start in january and travel southeast Asia as I wait for my september start date in Spain. My question to you is how do you get your visas for the countries you visit out of the US. Is it very difficult to do.

Nina Ragusa

Sunday 4th of September 2016

Thanks so much! May I ask what program costs $7k?? That's seems steep for a teaching certification. I'm guessing that's what it is? Visas are actually very easy. You don't really need one for a handful of countries in SEA, or you can get it at the border, or you can get it at the neighboring countries or online... Plenty of options! Just depends where you're going!


Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I'm looking to visit Australia and New Zealand next year in May. As an American, is there anything particular that I should be careful when I go out to those countries? Thanks!

Nina Ragusa

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Not really, Azi! It's pretty much just like the states over here for the most part. :)


Tuesday 8th of March 2016

I am really glad to be part and parcel of this. I just want to be a mobile and teach all over the world.


Wednesday 9th of September 2015


We are four guys traveling overland from Saigon to Paris creating a travel blog about how we did it along the way. We are three months in and have some great content on the website. Have a look and see what you think. If we can cross post some blogs to give us a hand this would be amazing!

All the best!


Thursday 10th of September 2015

Hi Ricky! Sounds amazing! I'll definitely be taking a look and I'm actually emailing you about something as well ?