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TravelTrep is here to serve the traveling entrepreneur community around the world (thus the fancy name).
Yes, you will also learn exactly how to set up a simple, effective and profitable home-based business, too. Basically, you will learn to live and work anywhere there is wifi.

You will benefit from our community if you define yourself any one (or more) of the following: a business traveler, a lifestyle design business owner, a member of the new rich, a virtual worker, a digital nomad, a location independent entrepreneur, a knowledge worker, or a citizen of the world.

TravelTrep has everything you need for weekend get-aways, weekly business travel, extended overseas trips, mini-retirements or ongoing global travel while earning money and having more fun.



This site provides you with several turn-key business solutions, lifestyle automation resources, and new technology which allows you to build a mobile business and see the world.

Who are we?

I’m John Spencer Ellis. My joy comes from entrepreneurship, travel and helping other people.

John has been called one of the most influential people in the world of fitness and personal development. You may have seen John on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, SPIKE, and TEDmed.

In the latter years of my life I developed a love of travel., I have traveled extensively throughout the world and have continued to grow my businesses during this time. I knew that operating a successful lifestyle business was possible when my book, The Wellness Code, went to #1 on Amazon while I left port in St. Martin on Oasis of the Seas (the world’s largest cruise ship).  [insert light bulb moment]

I want to share my passion for travel, entrepreneurship, technology, financial independence and lifestyle design with you.

TravelTrep is filled with tips, tricks, tools, shortcuts, resources, strategies, gadgets, tactics, technology, expert advice and a community that supports your desire to see the world, make more money, and get more life out of your years.


Where I live:

I split time between my home in Las Vegas and where the wind blows.

Places I’ve traveled:

United States:
California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut, Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.


Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica ,England, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Morocco, Italy, St Martin, Belize, Honduras, Sr. Croix, Austria, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Johns, The Bahamas.

My upcoming adventures:

I enjoy taking native martial arts classes in each country, and writing about adventures, the people and food where I travel. Highest on the list is training with the Shaolin monks in China.

“A goal list is what you want to do while you are alive. A bucket list is what you want to do before you die… shouldn’t they be the same?” – Brian Grasso

Terminology that will help you:

Traveltrep: Coined by John Spencer Ellis and Kelli Ellis. It is short for traveling entrepreneur.
Geo-arbitrage: Maximizing geography and money. Make your money in a place where you can earn the most with the least effort.  Live in a place where your money goes the furthest.  Invest your money in a place where you get the best returns.
Being Time Rich: Having enough time to do all the things that are important to you.
Being Experience Rich: Having as many high level and in-depth experiences as possible so you can recall them with ease and they add value to your life
NR (New Rich): The current generation of wealthy people who are independent, able to live anywhere, creative, forward-thinking and live a life seeking knowledge
Digital Nomad: A person who can live and work anywhere because they have a web-based business
Geographical Sabbatical: Taking a break from the grind of your regular work/life in a new geographic location
Knowledge Worker: Someone who gets paid for thinking rather than hands-on labor
Location Independence: The ability to live and work anywhere
Adventure Travel: The type of travel which includes things such as hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, surfing, etc
Virtual Business: A business which does not require a physical address.
Virtual Worker: A contractor, employee or freelancer who works at a distance and does not need to work in an office.
Lifestyle Design: Avoiding a 40 hour work week and ignoring the status quo while you craft your ideal life
Minimalism: Living in a way which emphasizes ‘less is more’.
Working Holiday: Taking a vacation while getting work done
Elimination: Getting rid of anything that is non-essential
Automation: Removing the human element from a business system or process
Liberation: The successful automation of one’s lifestyle and business and the removal from a specific geographical location and job.
Telecommuting: Working from home instead of going into the office
Outsourcing: Hire contractors, virtual assistants or other workers to do the work you either do not want to do, or do not have the skills to do.
Lifestyle Business: A business model that allows you to live and work anywhere while you seek adventure.
VA (Virtual assistant)
: A person who helps you at a distance.
Time Management: This is a fallacy. There is no time management. Time cannot be altered. It is life management. Manage your life and time will work in your favor.
Human Capital: The stock of competencies, knowledge, social and personality attributes, including creativity, embodied in the ability to perform labor so as to produce economic value.

Collaboration Economy: Term coined by John Spencer Ellis and Topher Morrison. It is working with others with complementary skills to achieve more and produce better work. Get the book.

Semi-retirement: Working less, enjoying life more. This can be done at home, while traveling, while your young, or when you get older.
Passive Income: Money that is earned without having to work for it by the hour, or providing a particular service at the time the money is earned. Examples include network marketing, selling information products, selling apps, blogging, software or earning royalties for licensing products.

Leverage: Getting more done and making more progress with the help of technology, systems, people, processes and various efficiency tactics.
Ex-pat (Ex-patriate): A person who no longer lives in the country where they were born. They may or may not have given up their citizenship from their country of origin.
Living Abroad: Living in another country either short-term or long-term.
Permanent Traveler: Someone without a permanent residence who travels for pleasure and adventure.
Long-term Travel: Extended ventures away from a home base; usually longer than 4 weeks at a time.
Vagabond Entrepreneur: Similar to a TravelTrep, but generally longer and more independent travel.
Auto-pay: Allows you to set up automatic payments using your checking account, credit or debit card. That means one less check to write each month.
Low Information Diet: Reducing the influx of data, noise and clutter in your mind due to our information-rich culture. People on a low information diet only watch, listen or read information that is helpful, important and relevant.
Travel hacking: Travel hackers are the people constantly chasing miles, rewards points, and elite status (as if there was any other way). They are looking for every possible way to work the system for as much free travel as possible. Most travel hacking is about using miles and reward points to get free flights or hotels. Dedicated travel hackers will do anything to get points, rewards and miles.
Information Product: A package (digital or physical) that you sell which helps another person. These products include: DVDs, audios, downloads, manuals, books, newsletters, coaching, training, consulting, how-to’s and much more.

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