Jim has been working for an accounting firm just outside Chicago for the past two years. He worked out a deal with the firm to let him travel and work remotely as he followed his wife, Jordy, around the world. She works as a traveling nurse (i.e., she works seasonal contracts with hospitals around the world who are experiencing shortages of nurses). Benefits of a traveling nurse include seeing the world, high pay compared to local nursing jobs, and housing stipends. While Jim doesn't make quite as much as he would in office, but he works about 20% fewer hours than those in the office, especially during busy season. So far they've lived in Colorado, California, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.
The hardest part for Jim is managing his schedule, expectations, and personal goals. Jordy works four 12-hour shifts during the week, so Jim tries to match his wife's schedule with four, nine to ten hour days by working the mornings she sleeps in after getting off an overnight shift.