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Marcello Arrambide WanderingTrader

Walking cheetahs in Zambia ~ Taj Mahal in India ~ My office in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil

My name is Marcello Arrambide, I day trade in the stock market & travel the world for a living.

I consider myself to be the luckiest person in the world to have complete freedom; location freedom, time freedom, and financial freedom.

For the last 5 years (since 2009) I have visited roughly 80 countries.

I have lived in 12 countries across 5 continents and have visited all 7 seven continents.

I am very fortunate to be table to say that I have experienced more in the last few years than I did in first 25 years of my young adulthood.  I also teach others how to have their own freedom and leave a life of financial freedom through day trading.  There are now numerous “Wandering Trader’s” traveling around the world.

Every month, over 300,000 people visit Wandering Trader on the web to find travel deals, inspiration, and information of unique travel destinations you may have never heard of before. I also give out free travel contacts like the list of the cheap last minute operators to Antarctica.

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My Story: About Marcello Arrambide

Marcello Arrambide in India

One of the special moments in my life when I invited my mother to India and had her share my dream with me of living life with complete freedom

Rewind to April 11th 1984,  I was born in a small town in the third world country of Venezuela called Merida.

We came to the USA with nothing when I was very young.

At 13 years old I was already working two jobs (under the able) not to buy what I wanted but to buy what I needed.

At 16 years old I was going to school, working 4 jobs, and doing extra curricular activities like soccer and weight training.

I was working for my freedom.

At 17 years old I ditched the extra curricular activities only went to high school for 3 classes with on the job training and worked 4 jobs.  I was the obsessive salesman, a “fanatical entrepreneur”.

I was doing everything possible to reach my dream.

The dream of having my freedom.

When cd burning software first came out, I burned cd’s and sold them for $5 to $10 a piece.  I worked at a bakery and took the leftovers to school and sold them to students (and yes teachers and administrators too) for breakfast the next morning.

Shortly after that adventure I increased the stakes by flying to New York City to find a contact in China to have purses and wallets shipped to me directly to sell. I was doing everything possible to try to obtain my freedom.

Every summer I would go out of town to take advantage of college courses to finish high school (secondary).  I worked in real estate and did everything else possible to make ends meet. At that point in my life I was working paycheck to paycheck. I still didn’t know how I was going to pay for college.

Working, going to school full time, and trying to have a social life was just too daunting.

I always had to go back somewhere. I was always tied to a location.  How exactly was I to obtain my freedom if I am relying on others to receive a paycheck?  I wanted to be a master of my own destiny and life live on my own terms.  I was never any good at receiving orders and working for someone else and I wanted to be able to work and live anywhere my heart desired.

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The famous steps in Rio De Janeiro ~ Feeding Hyenas in Ethiopia ~ Posing in front of the main square in Venice

That is when I heard about the incredible amounts of money that one could make in the stock market.  I was easily intrigued and as any other young man would I immediately wanted to get started.

Just out of high school at the tender age of 18 I decided to take out $25,000 in private student loans (when credit was easy to obtain) in order to finance my new career.  I did a little research and spent nearly $10,000 on my first trading software to start making money day trading.

Life and the definition of success were never about money for me it was about being able to have my freedom.

  • Freedom to travel the world
  • Freedom to not worry about money
  • Freedom to have a high quality of life

I worked full time, went to school full time, and pulled all nighters 2 to 3 days a week, and still managed to blow through those loans in a matter of months.

I lost the entire $25,000 in student loans in one month.

I was still working for minimum wage which at that point was $8 an hour. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pay that money back, borrow more money, or even continue day trading since I was so busy trying to get my life in order.  I wasn’t deterred, I’ve always been a man of strong convictions (my mother calls it stubborn).  I did countless hours of back testing, spoke with an infinite number of traders, and finally reached the beginning of what I call my dream: FREEDOM.

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Finally free… swimming on the edge of Victoria Falls at the Devil’s Pool in Zambia (Central Africa)

Fast forward to today and I have been successfully day trading in the markets for nearly 10 years now.  I only have to work day trading in the stock market for 1-2 hours a day and have decided to help others along the way. With my Day Trading Academy using strategies I have developed over my career I have been able to train others to obtain their own financial freedom.

If you are interested in learning more (don’t worry it’s free) about we are able to make a living just sign up for the newsletter below. We will also send you exclusive newsletters and deals on travel you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

The only thing I need is high speed internet connection and a computer anywhere around the world.  I decided in 2009 to start traveling and eventually reached the point where I wanted to have a new lifestyle.  I embarked on a journey that has now taken me around the world many times and the thing I cherish most in this world is my ability to life a live on my own terms.

After visiting roughly 80 countries, visiting all 7 continents, and even getting kidnapped and detained in some of the most dangerous places in the world, I have decided to call Medellin, Colombia, my home for the foreseeable future.  I am currently starting a day trading center here in in the city of Medellin where I will be training locals to learn how to day trade.  We recently also purchased a 5 bedroom penthouse here in Colombia to house the new center and get everything setup successfully.

We have started offering internships at one of the most prominent university in South America called EAFIT to train others about finance, investing, and day trading.

We are in the midst of fusing two of my passions which are day trading and traveling by creating day trading centers around the world to create other traders that wander the world.

All of us however will forever be in the relentless pursuit of our dreams.

Reason For Starting Wandering Trader

Just as I was looking to obtain my dream when I was young I continue to want to help others both reaching their own dreams whether they are financial or based on travel.  With this website I will be able to share everything that I have learned about traveling around the world.  These are tips that I have used for the last five years to travel around the world.  Whether looking for information for a two week vacation, or looking to change your lifestyle.

Join over 300,000 people who use this information monthly for their own trips.

Travel deals, tips on how to save money, exclusive contacts to save you thousands, and even off the beaten track destinations that you may have never heard of.  And don’t worry it’s free.  Just enter your email below and hit submit.

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Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that Wandering Trader would grow into such a go to destinations for travelers.  Thanks so much for reading this and I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

Marcello Arrambide
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WanderingTrader July 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Thanks so much Hanna I appreciate that :-)


WanderingTrader July 13, 2011 at 1:57 am

You are actually asking a question about a post that I am writing!! Colombia and Chile are cheap enough if you buy groceries at market and things like that. Housing in both countries is still relatively cheap. Argentina is cheap as well but they are going to go through a very bad economic time soon. Bolivia and Paraguay are dirt cheap but that depends if you want to deal with “latin” inefficiencies from time to time. shoot me an email at wanderingtrader (at) gmail (dot) .com and you can tell me exactly what you are looking for. Asia is very cheap and you wont have any issues with the internet


Daisy Dais April 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

Hi, I’m from Kenya, how can I access the day trading classes to fully become competent at it and get to the point where I can rely on it fully as my primary source of income? Thanks!


Marcello April 28, 2014 at 9:21 pm

You can signup for the newsletter or you can visit our day trading academy at http://thedaytradingacademy.com


WanderingTrader July 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Hey thanks for the comments! I think freedom is available to everyone its just a matter of how hard you want to work for it.. how did you find my site by the way?


Anonymous August 9, 2011 at 7:01 am

Hey Marcello, how much money are you making?


WanderingTrader August 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Sounds great! Looks like your day trading path is a bit similar to mine! thanks for the comment


WanderingTrader August 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks I appreciate that :-)


Raul August 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Dude, you missed Peru???  After Chile, it is the BEST in South American (ilivetotravel here!)


Jaimie Zeiser September 26, 2011 at 3:39 am

Seriously, couldn’t agree more! You’re living the dream. What an inspiration you are.  Fellow entrepreneur here, I’ve lived in another country as well. I’m back in the states finishing my degree and looking for ways to live and travel abroad. Hearing your story, is a great reminder not to give up. Thanks for the inspiration!


WanderingTrader September 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

Thats awesome Jaimie! Keep hustling maybe we will meet up around the world one of these days


WanderingTrader October 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Hey Lesley will def put something together for I actually have been planning on doing an entire day trading section for day traders and internet speeds. I can tell you that you wont have too many problems in south america.. panama is basically the US they use dollars unofficially. You shouldn’t run into any problems in Ecuador either. I would reccomend Panama to start so you can get the feeling of living overseas then you can hop to another country


WanderingTrader November 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

haha love the picture on the front you mind if I steal that? lol We can def meet up somewhere in the world.. love to meet other traders! Have you taken a look at my day trading site?


WanderingTrader November 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Asking that is like asking who your favorite kid is! You just can’t do that.. there are certain things I like abt certain countries but there isn’t one that sticks out in my mind.. there are so many unique things about so many countries I couldn’t just pick one :-)


Gemma | Gap Daemon December 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Wow, truly living the dream :) You’ve definitely inspired me a little…


Bobobabushka January 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

It’s people like you who makes the world go round! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!


WanderingTrader January 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Your welcome :-)


EL January 24, 2012 at 11:54 pm

You paid too much man! I saw Big 5 for $150 ( full day )  at one of the new 7 wonders of the world – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya..   = P 

Anyway, love your site! : )



WanderingTrader January 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

That would work out to roughly $400 for the three tour that I took El… you can’t make it to the National Reserve in a day.. it takes roughly 6 hours to get there so you might as well do a three day tour and get the animals for three days.. one day isn’t enough


WanderingTrader March 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Hey Jeremy great to hear from and thanks a lot for the comments.. I am working on a new redesign which should improve everything especially the speed of the site! thanks!


Brahma adjie April 8, 2012 at 3:20 am

I agree with You, Marcello, to visit some places DONT GO TO or RARELY GO TO..Your story is really inspiring me, thanks about sharing your experiences to us. Have you ever go traveling to Indonesia? Indonesia has lot of experiences with the tradition, culture, art, nature and heritage!

Thanks once again for your nice website!


admin April 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Haven’t been to Indonesia yet but it does fascinate me and I definitely want to head out to Asia later this year


Consta April 10, 2012 at 5:21 am

Loved that picture of you with the two Cheetahs. My dream is to make enough money blogging and live like you: travel around the world.



Marcello April 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I do quite well with the travel site but my bread and butter is day trading.. I do extremely well and now teach others how to day trade as well.


Anasilvia April 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hola Marcello! qué impresionante todo lo que has hecho, lo poco que he leído sobre tí me resulta muy interesante, sobre todo porque has viajado y trabajado mucho, yo soy una persona que sueña con viajar por el mundo, y espero algún día lograrlo, pero tú ya lo estas haciendo, y eso me parece admirable. Te escribo en español porque supongo que fue tu primer idioma, ya que naciste en Venezuela. En fin, muchas felicidades por todo lo que has hecho, y tienes que visitar Guatemala, si aun no conoces, te prometo que te encantará, es un país con mucha cultura, paisajes y arquitectura hermosísima.



Marcello April 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Gracias amor :-)


Aida May 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Hola Marcello, I get weekly blogs from lifebyme.com and you were featured on their site. I remember skimming thru your paragraph and saved it so I could read later. I read it today and looked at your website and I am impressed by you and following your dream. I especially like when you said “Travel is a great teacher” it definitely is and keeps you open minded. I just wanted to say congratulations on your travels and continue to inspire us. My dream is to also travel more of the unknown world, not just tourist spots. There is so much this world has to offer. Saludos, Aida


Marcello May 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Thanks so much Aida I appreciate it!


Aviruth May 30, 2012 at 3:00 am

I’m Thai, I interest in trading but not a fulltime trader,good to know this website.


Marcello May 30, 2012 at 9:00 am



ardy June 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Hey Marcello, that’s so GREAT to know you! You should know that I love traveling so much and now driven myself learning new things through ‘the market’. And you are the one and only so far that happen to be my figure to follow! You had the genius idea to combine your DREAM and FREEDOM! Hope to know and learn more from you.. or simply be your partner and sharing our dreams! If you ever come to Indonesia, especially in South Sulawesi, feel free to contact me. :)

Yours Secret Admirer!


Marcello June 19, 2012 at 2:26 am

Thanks so much Ardy I appreciate it!


Ben Kaplan June 29, 2012 at 5:15 am

Head to Bombay and make some real $$ in BollyWood!


Marcello June 29, 2012 at 7:34 am

Ben… I am moving to India very soon.. are you in Mombay?


Lucia August 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

Hi Marcelo, I love your site, so truly inspirational. I am also a traveler and have lived abroad for 4 years now in Argentina. I absolutely love the freedom of being able to move around from country to country, it feels as though I am truly alive and living.

How do I subscribe to your site?



Marcello August 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

You can subscribe via RSS on the top right Lucia and you can also subscribe to the email list on the top right of the site as well… I would love hear about your life in Argentina as I know that things are getting pretty bad down there


Lady_ChokoLate =;) August 22, 2012 at 1:09 am

This is very interesting! You are amazing person and your stories are beautiful! Good luck! =)


Marcello August 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm



Rich August 22, 2012 at 4:44 am

Hey Marcello,
It took me about three minutes to read through your profile to believe in you
I am an aircraft Engineer who share the same ideals with you in life
Coincidentally am from Nairobi where your profile says you are at
I am currently in Khartoum,Sudan on an official job engagement
I wish I was in Nairobi at the moment.I would have wished to meet you in person
There is something about you that just struck me and would wish to keep this friendship
I dont just dont do this often but I really wanna connect with you for there is much that we share in common about life and that to summarize is that we are uncommon
Kindly update me on everything about you and East africa and lets share experiences

Rich Kamau


Marcello August 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thanks for the nice comments Rich.. would love to connect with you sometimes.. right now I am living in Brazil


Sheetal September 5, 2012 at 1:02 am

Marcello! If u really plan to shift to India ,Jaipur is the place,loads of work and business opportunities & immense growth!
Any ideas u d like to know inbox me
Till then
Happy Travelling


Marcello September 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Thanks Sheetal I appreciate it.. will definitely let you know. Think I will end up in Mumbai as that is the financial center. Heard there are tons of traders there as well which is what I am looking for


Scott Mallon September 7, 2012 at 3:07 am

Thanks for following me on Twitter Marcello. Your site is great, maybe our paths will cross one day!


Marcello September 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Sure thing Scott..


Andy October 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Awesome site Marcelo!


Marcello October 6, 2012 at 2:17 am

Thank you kind sir


Brian October 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Hi Marcello,

I hope this message finds you doing well. I am considering a move to Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela and was hoping to pick your brain a little bit as you appear to be a great resource for legitimate information on your home country. Do you have an email address where I could reach you?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!




Marcello October 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

Brian you can reach me through the contact form on the site (click on about on the top right)


Gemma November 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

Hi Marcello,

Wow how amazing !!
You are living MY dream, of travelling the world !!

I too hope to see as much of this beautiful world as possible, all of natures beauty & wildlife as I love animals & hope to see as many of them in their natural habitat !!
Though unlike you I am not a buisness woman & do not trade !!

I was thinking of working for nature reserves, animal parcs, conservation projects whilst travelling but I’m not sure if I could make enough money to cover my travel costs !!
What do you think, do you have any suggestions of how I could earn whilst travelling & doing something I love; ie. being with animals & in a naturel environment ???

Thanks & good travelling to you !!
P.S. Thankyou for all your beautiful photos, thanks to them i get to see the worlds beauty whilst I wait to go see it all for myself !! :)


Esther November 16, 2012 at 4:13 am

Hola Marcello,
Me encanto conocerte en Londres. Espero que tu viaje a la India sea fantástico. A ver si podemos encontrarnos denuevo…quizás en mi tierra “Murcia, Spain”. Besitos


Marcello December 31, 2012 at 8:22 am



Leon November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hi Marcello
How long before I get the list for those to contact when going to Antarctica? I signed up last week..
I look forward to see if it really is possible with these 3500-4000$ cruises..


Marcello November 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Should automatically receive it after you confirm your email


Andre November 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Dear Marcello, I just discover your site and fully share your desire for freedom, the dream most people seem to forget nowadays … freedom, which motivated me to quit a superbly well paid job when I was 30, watching sunset from the top of a temple in the Plain of Pagan (Burma, now known as Myanmar, being one of the first tourists in that incredibly beautiful country which I recommend you to visit before “the crowd” arrives), and start a new life from scratch. OK, I had already been x-times around the world at that time, but freedom has no price. Two other countries I loved : Tanzania and, in those good old days, Venezuela. I’ve been all over your country before “red” started to be THE colour to wear for some people. Yet I still love your country and may well have the guts to settle theire one day, even if it now is “paradise lost”. Good to know you !


Roni Faida November 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Fascinating! Thanks for finding me on twitter and I look forward to reading about your travels! I liked you on FB!


Samuel December 3, 2012 at 2:29 am

Hey, Marcello. I just wanted you to know that Jesus loves you!


The EditorAMPM December 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Hi Marcello I’m no longer on twitter the site was infiltrated by hackers, So to protect our interest we no longer will twitter! Gone to Google much safer site and friendlier crew too.
Didn’t get a chance to converse with you. I wont go back to such insecurity as we had on twitter.
But then I don’t have a lot of time for 140 caricature lines the point is always missed in short cuts and produces the wrong understanding. Ok! all the best, you’ve got our direct email if you want to drop a line here and there, Were always busy, but if you get to Oz look us up over a beer.
Nice cats just love those cheetahs.



Christen January 22, 2013 at 6:51 am

Hello my name is Christen Mcelvain. I decided to check out your blog after following you on twitter for some time. I just wanted you to know you encouraged me to follow my dreams. I am currently a senior in college who loves advertising and marketing and dreams of traveling the world one day. I was reminded of my self while reading your blogs l use to sell CDs to my fellow class mates. Most days i spend my time dreaming of ways to be the free person i am and make good money without being the person who answers to a boss for the rest of there life. I just wanted to say hi and to thank you for being yourself.


Shmilfke January 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Living the good life!


Koketso January 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Hi Marcello

I’m blessed to have come across you at this point in my life. I’m inspired to live a life with no limits. I have felt too sheltered all my life by the fear of the unknown and what might be out there but NO MORE! I am utterly inspired to take a leap of faith and choose to fly from my nest and see the world now, thanks to you! Come down to South Africa some time and say hi


Neil February 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Hi Marcelo,

Congrats on your living your dream and inspiring others. I just signed up for the Antarctic news letter. It’s unclear where you are presently, however I understand there is now a thriving USD-AR Peso black market going on. If one could take advantage of that could one reduce the cost of an Antarctic cruise from Ushuaia OR will they only take US dollars as payment?

Keep up your explorations!



Marcello February 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

They used to take dollars as payment but not there are currency restrictions in Argentina so if you try to pay by card for example you will get a horrible exchange rate. Probably would be best to pay by cash but do want to be careful carrying around thousands of dollars. Just a tough situation right now in Argentina


Jaryd Krause February 28, 2013 at 4:38 am

Hey Marcello, great story!

You have really come a long way, congratulations. I also love to travel and never really realized that blogging could lead to such success. I love your blog as I also trade whilst traveling and reading your articles really inspire me and I thank you.

Jaryd K


Marcello February 28, 2013 at 10:56 am

Thanks Jaryd


Adventurous Andrea April 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

Your adventures are so awesome!!!!


Fiona Campbell May 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

Hi Marcello,

I just FOC’d you a Latte. :)

Was lovely to meet you and I look forward to following your adventure.

All the best!



SHAWN May 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

great site! looks like you are living exactly the kind of life am striving for. I’ve travelled and lived abroad for years, but always worked for someone else. I’m now working on getting my trading to a level where it can be my primary source of income. Still doing a 9-5 in Dubai and trading the U.S. session in the evening till i get things off the ground. glad to see some people are already making it happen!! :)


Jason sein May 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

Please Email me ^ id like to talk


sil June 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Hi Marcello,
I was following your movies at youtube, read your profiles, the website: daytradeacademy. I have some strong ambitions to make a new carreer movement to trading for a living and travel alongside to make some new lifepaths without bounderies.
The idea for a traders workpath is already long time in progress. Before I was taking guidance of an option, stock trader enthiousastic. Without sense of risk calculating, patience or calmness. Without disrespect to this personality. Since the last 5 years I had never broke up my plans of daytrading. Nowadays I’m looking for a good experienced coach. You appear more like a motivated or self respected person with trading knowledge.

Could you advice me where to start in forex trading? Is there some option to join the daytrade acdemy team?
Thank you for your inspirations and maybe someguidance!
My kind of regards,



Marcello June 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Hi Sil great to hear from you… drop me your email via the contact page: http://wanderingtrader.com/contact-us/
And I will be happy to get back to you my man


Global Nomads June 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

For us spending less has freed us to travel more. We make our modest living by writing books while dreaming about borderless, nationless and moneyless world. Happy travels!


Ronnie June 14, 2013 at 6:36 am

Just came across your website, you are unique, very imaginative, look like lovely personality,
take care,


Shannon J June 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

Great site! My husband and I day trade too and have thought about moving out of the US. We now live in Hawaii, but the time difference from the East coast is horrible. We have traveled all over, but find the connectivity to be limited in many places (we loved Belize, but the internet service is SLOW). What has been your best experience as far as location and internet connectivity?


Marcello June 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Most countries you can find good internet but Africa was by far the worst. If you aren’t on the coast then you can be sure that you won’t be able to find good internet easily.


Karl June 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

Marcello – I have also travelled around the world – 7/8ths around to be precisely. I am planning a trip to circumnavigate on an amazing sailing yacht. I will be visiting some of the same locations you mentioned in your travels. I would enjoy hooking up with you – where ever you are at the time. Drop me an email so we can plan a rendezvous at some point.




ken July 10, 2013 at 4:13 am

Hey… thts great … en also my dream.


chris July 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I am going to Argentina for 2 weeks. Visiting the Iquazu Falls. I am going down to Goya to visit a friend. I have heard that the bus lines are the bet way to get around. I don’t want to fly back into BA. I know I can catch a bus our of the falls that will head to Goya. And that I will have to change lines to get there. Any suggestions about about how to do this and which lines to take.


Audrey Rose July 17, 2013 at 9:18 am

Saludos Marcello from sunny Isla Margarita,

My boyfriend (also from small town Merida) and I are taking a year sabbatical here in Venezuela. Right now we’re spending days learning to surf. Our plan was to bike the Andes, but do to an injury I’m unable to which is actually how I came to be interested in your site. Because, I need to start working remotely from where ever I am in the world. I’m looking forward to learning more about your experiences and your business.

Ciao for now Chamo,



Marcello July 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Sounds good Audrey! Welcome to the nomadic lifestyle :-)


Raj July 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm


This is a great sight. I love traveling and have been on 6 continents. Have seen most of the South America, except Chile. I have spent few months in Africa (Egypt, Kenya, and Tanzania).My next big trip will be to Antarcrtica next year and will be looking for some last minute deals. I live in California.

Any suggestions of getting bargain for Antarctica trip. Thanks.


Marcello July 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

You can contact the last minute operators that I give out once you subscribe to the email newsletter.. its free ;-)


M Faisal July 18, 2013 at 3:39 am

I’m really impressed with your commitment of communicating and interacting like a mentor keep up the good work.I have been searching on and off for trading stocks but couldn’t find a reliable or I must say trust worthy source to start learning and today I came to your blog for a review on ninja trader I was most impressed at how you replied back to the comments. I hope your commitment to teaching can give us financial but as well mental satisfaction as well and yes I will be signing up to you learn from you and would love to meet you if you ever come to Chicago or Springfield,IL . Once again keep up the good work surely you have good ethics.


Marcello July 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Thanks M Faisal I appreciate that


Joy July 27, 2013 at 2:53 am

Great to know of someone else who is trading and traveling. I’m doing a similar gig, but notice that its tough to find fast Internet connections in out of the way places. I feel limited by this aspect of the trade and travel combo. How have you solved it? Any tips?


Marcello August 16, 2013 at 1:15 am
aisha August 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

well I read many of your articles and I found it interesting, I would like to add something about medellin…….. I really appreciate that u travelled around the world and u decided to live in medellin, despite I am one of them I never ever could live there for a long as Im not like them… I been trying to find my self in some countries, or cities I went to the capital of Colombia as paisa culture and me nothing to do……. you wont believe that after all I searched in my life, a paisa like me converted to Islam and now a days I’m a Muslim (hope u are not racist) but still I dont find a place, that place that I could say oh yeah this is my home… I really appreciate the love u have for Colombia and hope many people change their minds about us thank you.



Marcello August 28, 2013 at 2:48 am

Not a racist Aisha… Medellin is a beautiful place.


Beth September 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Hi there! It sounds like you have really put in the work necessary to achieve your dreams, and for that I applaud you…not many actually DO IT! I am working to do the same! My husband and I dream of time and money freedom, and the opportunity to travel and world school our son. We have found an opportunity that is helping our family do that, and are currently putting in the work on the front end to get that going. Thanks for the inspiration and the connection! It is great to connect with you! :)


Marcello September 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

My pleasure Beth!


Sanne September 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

Came across your site while surfing for sites on travelling for free. I love traveling but I always do it the hard way – saving up. I think I need to sign up for your day trading academy now! :)


Marcello September 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

Thanks Sanne lets do it!


Emilee September 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

I want to learn how to do this. You are literally living my dream. I would do anything in the world to figure this whole thing out so I can travel and work, even drop my current major (though I’d probably finish it first then get into this). It’s all I want from life.


Marcello September 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

I can honestly say that it is a great way to live and I would highly recommend it Emilee!


Ruddy October 10, 2013 at 8:41 am

Hi Marcelo (or whoever run this site),

First of all, please allow me to say that you have my respect! Trading while traveling is my wildest dream. Something that i really want to do starting in the next few months!

I want to learn how to do stock trading. My background is already good. I am a forex trader and fortunately I have become a much better trader in the past one year. My method involve pure price action and I think it’s a very solid foundation to forex trading. my result is satisfying but I think just like every trader out there drawdown is inevitable and earning is not very consistent.

The problem with me is that i always feel insecure especially when bad days/bad weeks happen. That’s why I’m thinking to split my investment, not just in forex, but I also want to try stock trading.

Im not sure how close forex and stock trading is but I know the basic concept is always the same. I don’t know how you do stock trading but considering that you have traveled with your earnings from stock trading, I’m sure you are a real deal :)

So if you are willing to tell me if the training program is still on please let me know. Also please tell me how much do I need to pay to get into your membership.



Marcello December 1, 2013 at 2:59 am

Ruddy shot us an email via our sister training site called The Day Trading Academy. Go to http://thedaytradingacademy.com and you get more information there


Ruddy October 10, 2013 at 8:44 am

also im pretty much aware that trading always need big capital to start with. For example, i wouldn’t be able to pay bills from my forex earnings if i didn’t have enough capital to start with in the first place. I want to know, in order to live like you do, how much do you need as your starting deposit in stock trading? Thanks.


Marcello December 1, 2013 at 2:58 am

You need $25,000 in order to day trade stocks but that is not the case with other instruments. I advise all my traders to start with $2500 to trade what we trade which is called emini futures. I would say depending on the instrument you would need anywhere between $500 to $2500 to get started trading. Hope that helps Ruddy


Allan Lee November 5, 2013 at 9:39 am

Hi. Great blog you got here, not only do you talk about your epic journeys across the globe but teaches readers about day trading as well. I hope you don’t mind if I include you in my article about top travel bloggers around the world. The post is set to go live this November, but I still need an image of you for the article. I could just screenshot a picture here and create a jpeg file from it so you don’t have to send me one. I’ll link the image back to your site and put an attribution: Image courtesy of Marcello Arrambide

How’s that? Please let me know. Hope you enjoy Colombia^_^


Marcello December 1, 2013 at 2:57 am

I don’t mind at all Allan.. thanks for the mention I appreciate it!


Adriana November 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Your videos on youtube lead me here. Cool blog. Thanks for sharing!


Marcello November 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Thanks Adriana hope you enjoy the site ;)


Timothy Singh November 27, 2013 at 2:56 am

Aghhhh man!!I was sent a ink to this page from someone who knows me very well. Reading this I honestly felt like I was reading a testimony of my own life in a year from now!! I am 25 years old from South Africa and the only reason I have started to get into financial markets is because I want to be able to travel on the road. I have been working or brokerages for the last year and a half mainly in Forex and CFD trading but I would love to get into stocks.

Mate, please tell me what I need to do to be in the exact position as you!!Willing to do almost anything to hit the road and make a success of my trading account.
I would appreciate anything!!

Kind regards
Timothy Singh


Marcello December 1, 2013 at 2:57 am

Learning how to day trade takes a lot of discipline and patience. I would recommend that you make sure that you are disciplined and have the right psychology to be able to day trade. Day Trading is 90% mental it isn’t so much about patterns or indicators.


Ge-Gie December 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

This is my favorite site. So tell me? I want to be a wanderer trader. It looks like fun.


Marcello December 23, 2013 at 12:25 am

Thanks for the note you can head over to http://thedaytrdaingacademy.com to find out more how we train people


eric January 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Hey Marcello, first of all like many others, I admire your lifestyle and your courage to leave your comforts behind. Just a few questions I hope you can help me with:

What site(s) do you use for trading?
What kind of fees per trade do they have?
How easy is it to withdrawal cash? and
How much cash did you start trading with when you started travelling?



Marcello January 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Hey Eric… we actually train traders via our day trading academy at http://thedaytradingacademy.com. We have preferential commissions for all of our in house traders and also members of our training program. I would expect to pay over $4 per trade when trading eminis. For stocks I would recommend Scottrade. Withdrawing cash is easy you just wire it out of your brokerage account. I would recommend that you start trading with roughly $2500 and build the account up from there.


Iza Sanchez January 12, 2014 at 3:14 am

I love your story. You are an inspiration to many, especially for the adventurous souls like us travel writers. We all seek the same thing in life, freedom, purpose and happiness. Thanks for sharing your story!


Marcello January 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Thanks Iza


Ray January 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Great story, Marcello. Came across your site as I’m researching places to wander to where I can do my version of daytrading! Great minds think alike – LOL!

Really L-O-V-E your office!

Any recommedations on Asian locations? Thanks.


Marcello February 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Ray!


Joey Batson January 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Hey Marcello, I’ve been watching your YouTube channel and have taken a interest in day trading. I’m 22 and currently in school as a barber. I come from a very low income family, I currently live in a P.O.S. trailer. All I want is my FREEDOM. You’re an inspiration to me! You have everything I want in life. I would appreciateany feedback as soon as you can. Thank you and God bless you Marcello!


Marcello February 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

Thanks Joey that means a lot! Appreciate it.


sean hayes February 9, 2014 at 7:08 am

Hey we connected on Instagram and you said to find your email on here… The contact page didn’t work on your site though.
Let me know and we will connect!


Marcello February 9, 2014 at 11:37 am

Hey Sean it should work via our contact page here: http://wanderingtrader.com/contact-us/


Enrique Yanez February 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

Yo naci en Punta Cardon, Falcon es un pueblo pesquero en la Peninsula de Paraguana. Close to Aruba uso Aruba como my nueva ruta para entrar a venezuela.Yo emigre de Vzla en Sep.1974 vivo en Fresno ,California desde entonces. Conozco Colombia Y me interesa saber mas de sus planes de la ensenanza acerca de “Day trader” que usted planea en Medellin,Col.


Manouk for Bunch of Backpackers February 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

Amazing story Marcello! Look forward to stay posted of your adventures and inspiring tips! Cheers, Manouk


Andrew February 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Hi Marcello, where can I find more information on the price and dates of your trading program? Im very interested on taking the course.


Marcello March 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Hey Andrew you can contact us via The Day Trading Academy contact page. There is also a guide that we have worked on that will highlight many of the things that we offer. We can definitely let you know about the availability of the program and whether you would be a good fit. We always try to speak with everyone to make sure they are a good fit for the program. Contact us via this url: http://thedaytradingacademy.com/contact


Joe Suk February 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Thanks alot for sharing this story. Right now im in grade 11 and have very little knowledge of what i want to be when im older but this career that you chose interests me greatly. I always wanted to travel the world and see the creativity of creation of both God and man. If you could possibly give me advice on how to start this career and helpful tips on what to go for on the market that would be fantastic, thanks.


Elijah Haith March 23, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Hi brother,

I cam across your website. I want to have you as a contact. My wife and I are living in Washington DC area to get our stuff together professional, business, and education wise. After we get close to meeting our goals which we dont have a time limit on but I aproximate at about 3 years. Then we want to travel the world starting with south america. perhaps Chili.

That is a little bit about me.

Glad to find your page on here.



Philip Lee April 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

Hello Marcello,
I’ve been a Senior Web Developer for last 15 years and now starting a new online business and wanting to move to Medellin. Your story and blog is inspirational and I appreciate you publishing all you have, it has been really useful information. I will be moving there this year on June 3 alone and have no idea about anything there. Im trying to learn Spanish now to get a slightly head start and was planning on going to school there.

I was wondering if you had any help or tips for a first timer in finding a good home there? I really dont know how to figure out the system there yet since I’ve never been there but if you could help or knew anyone, I could use a friend or two over there!

Warmest regards


Marcello April 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm

You can use compartoapto, airbnb, and google medelline rentals. If you are looking for something cheap then compartoapto will be your best bet.


Pedro Coelho April 25, 2014 at 4:25 am

Hello Marcello,

I am very interested in learning more about day trading and everything that goes with it.
I love travelling, entrepreneurship and freedom so I think this would be very usefull for me in all of these matters.
The problem for me is that I don’t have a lot of money, any experience or knowledge in day trading and that when I’m home I don’t have time to sit and practice.
Do you have some sort of intensive program where people travel there and learn during their “vacation”?
For me it would be awesome to get to know Colombia (which is really close to me, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and even learn this to help me with all my other projects.
Congrats on your iniciative! As an entrepreneur I feel the same way about giving back to society and the world for what they gave me.
Anyway, I signed up for the newsletter and whether you have thins kind of arrengement or not I will still try to learn from home from time to time.

Much regard.


Marcello April 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Most of our training is done online Pedro but we are starting one on one sessions with our traders here in Medellin where we have our first day trading center. Our next center will be in Brazil. You don’t need any experience or knowledge but you will need a bit of capital to be able to start trading. We do have an intensive program that we call Military Training but that depends on availability. You can check out our trading academy at http://thedaytradingacademy.com


parag May 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

hey marcello, I am traveling to argentina, and am going to stay in san telmos, Buenos aires for a month. of course I am bringing my laptop so I don’t have to stop working ;-) my apartment will have wifi, but I don’t know … from my experience, those are always shaky.

from your experience, where is a good solid internet connection I can work from to conduct my trading? thanks for the intel!


Marcello May 28, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Everything in Argentina is suspect Parag… our internet was just barely fast enough. Would recommend double checking before you confirm your booking.


Patti Sanchez May 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Have you travel to South Korea, Japan and/or China? My daughter loves Asian cultures and would love to travel there. Any tips?



Marcello May 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Haven’t been there yet Patti but plan on heading out there


Jenelyn May 16, 2014 at 12:43 am

Hi.im Jenelyn from the Philippines. I have opened your website right after you like one of my pictures in the instagram. I browsed your gallery in IG (was amazed actually and beginning to envy you)and was curious about your day trading. It was a perfect timing for me since i am planning to buy stocks this June. Im reading some blogs, websites about how to invest in the stocks. Was encouraged and want to try it on my own this June after my trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangkok (been there btw?). Got to read some of your blogs too so it could give me idea on stocks. Do you have plan to have a free seminar here in my country? Or do you also have groups of experts that anyone could be a member of , like a consultants on what stocks to buy, stocks to sell something like that. .just like one group here in the Philippines but we have to pay the membership fee. .are you doing that also?
Thank you so so much for accommodating my curiosity and thanks for liking my picture in IG.lol


Marcello May 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

We do plan on getting to the Philippines Jenelyn but right now we are focusing on S. America. Philippines is the first country that we wanted to start in Asia. Right now we are starting our day trading centers in Colombia and Brazil. Next will probably be Chile and Peru.


alegriau May 21, 2014 at 2:27 am

Marcello son muy hermoso y tenes una vida aparentemente maravillosa. Sos feliz?

Un abrazo



Marcello May 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm



Amil Tan May 30, 2014 at 1:31 am

Very inspirational…


Anna Zhang June 6, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Hello there! You are really cool!!
I read a lot of your posts and I couldn’t seem to find one on the African safaris. I plan to go to East Africa next month and will be traveling alone to Kenya to do an African safari tour. Do you recommend any agencies that are legit and reasonably priced?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and advice!



Marcello June 7, 2014 at 2:04 am

Sign up for the email list and that will be send to you Anna


Anna Zhang June 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Will do!


Matt L June 18, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Very impressive and inspiring story. I have a degree in tourism management and I’ve spent the last 5 years trying to make a living while traveling the world. I currently own a small hostel in Costa Rica and while it’s a blast, I’m still living month to month. It’s exciting to hear about the day trading training center in Medellin; I was there a few years ago and have always dreamed of going back. I’m definitely interested in learning more..


Zvonko July 2, 2014 at 3:50 am

Dear Marcello Arrambide,

I do not know where to start but since I did not find an answer to my question on your website http://wanderingtrader.com I think that an email connection will work best.

I have an idea about how people could make money for their travel and would like to share it with the World.

I do not have a blog or any public media, so I wonder if I could present the idea to you and as you are a World traveler, perhaps you could give me your opinion and suggestion.

Perhaps you would want to use the idea yourself also and generate that extra income.

If you would agree, in my next email I would present my idea in detail.

Until then, safe and fun travels.



Marcello July 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

You cant contact me via the about page Zvonko.


Karlos July 13, 2014 at 6:02 am

Thanks for sharing,
Except day trading, what other business gives you the same freedoms? Are there any?


Marcello July 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm

There are a lot of jobs that allow you to have your freedom. Will be doing a post on that soon.


Lola Alejandra July 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Hey you!.

So I lost all my contacts because I had to reformat my phone. :/


Marcello July 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

Just sent you an email Lola


Aurelius July 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Hello Marcello!

I was looking to correspond with you personally if you get time. I will be receiving a decent amount ( unsure of the exact amount yet, between $100,000 and $400,000, we’ll call it an “inheritance”) in the near future and would like to use it to day trade and, hopefully, be able to live and grow off of this.

I have been studying and playing with virtual markets when I get the chance to and feel I have at least a rudimentary grasp on day-trading. I know that real money is much different than virtual trading, but since I started in the past few months I have easily averaged around 2% a day (a goal that seems unobtainable in real life according to most of what i’ve read).

I have a history of blowing money, and similar to your story, blew through $20,000 once in a few months. I am determined to never let that happen again and would like to know all the steps I can take to have success as a day-trader and what kind of REALISTIC returns I could expect if I apply all of my energy and focus to learning to trade correctly.

Thank you for your time, I sure hope to hear from you!


Marcello July 31, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Aurelius… our traders can normally see an average of about 2 pts a day on the ES. That means about $100 a day per contract. With 10 contracts that equates to about $1000 per day. You can go as high of about 200 to 250 contracts on the ES. That should give you an idea of what you can do.


Shabrina August 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

Hai Marcello,

I just stumble to ur blog right now when searching for an inspiring author/blogger. Reading ur bio im totally hooked. cant believe u can live a free life like that. I too have a blog and now im doing a personal project on Happiness.

Seeing you’re very successfull and have lots of life lesson, I bet its not difficult to answer these small question:

“How do you define Happiness”



Marcello August 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Having my freedom would define my happiness Shabrina. Thanks for the kind words much appreciated :)


Kathleen August 10, 2014 at 1:50 am

Hello. First of all I’d like to congratulate you for the great job! I read your article on BBC news. I was impressed.

I’m an entrepreneur (just a small fish) and I am looking for other business opportunity (not MLM) until I read your article about trading.
It would be great to learn from you. Is there any course or online class that you can offer?

Thank you and continue to shine! What a journey!



Marcello August 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Hi Kathleen good to hear from you. You can find out more information at http://thedaytradingacademy.com. Best of luck to you!


Janet August 22, 2014 at 12:40 am

you are so amazing!


Marcello August 22, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Thanks Janet!


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