About StoryV Travel & Lifestyle

Founded by Australian/Brazilian couple, Hannah Finch and Dan Cortazio, StoryV is an online travel & lifestyle blog for wanderlusters who want, crave and need to travel more.

Written for the adventurers, free-spirits and go-getters of gen y, StoryV Travel & Lifestyle sets out to inspire and help our readers to live, travel and work around the world.

We’re all about turning travel into a lifestyle.

Here you’ll find everything from travel tips and destination guides to case studies and how-to guides on building a location independent business and making a living from anywhere.

If you are serious about traveling more whilst simultaneously creating more freedom in your life, our blog is designed to help you find all the resources you need to make it happen.

If you haven’t already checked it out, our start here page has a chunk of information on it about travel, earning a living from anywhere and resources that you’ll find helpful. Take a squiz!

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Meet us!

We are Hannah, Dan and Eloí, a twenty-something Australian/Brazilian couple and our little baby boy.

We met whilst traveling in Thailand, decided to road trip the UK by van and then went on to slowly wander around the rest of the world together whilst running a location independent business.

With a thirst for experiencing and learning about unfamiliar cultures in exotic corners of the world, we travel slowly, living a digital nomad lifestyle.

Exciting update! This July we welcomed our first little nomad into the world, our beautiful boy, Eloí. He has brightened up our world to say the least! Stay tuned for many more adventures to come as a new family of 3!


Hannah Gravatar PicHANNAH FINCH

I’m a 25 year old Aussie gal who travels the world full time with my nomadic Brazilian partner, Dan and baby boy, Eloí.

Working online as I go, I most enjoy chasing sunsets, lazing on tropical beaches and getting lost among a myriad of crooked buildings and small alleyways.

Oh and of course, trying out the local coffee.

My life wasn’t always headed for this path but when I met Dan in Thailand in 2013, my whole world was turned upside down and what I thought was “normal” and “the only way” turned out to be a complete misconception.

My mind was opened up to a whole other way of looking at and living life, which is how I went from working 2 jobs I wasn’t passionate about, to joining Dan in successfully creating an alternative way of earning an income whilst traveling the world (now with our little bubba boy, Eloí in tow!).

I started off as most normal people do.

I worked a lot and saved every penny I could in order to get away for a while…

I ended up saving enough to visit the North of Thailand with my dad to volunteer for 5 weeks.

But as they say, once you catch the travel bug, you’ve got it for life.

So, 3 months after returning home and working hard again, I was back in Thailand, this time solo and for as long as I could stretch out my funds.

Within the first week of being back in the country I met Dan and from that point onwards, my life of travel began.

My mission: To visit unique corners of the world, experience different cultures and ways of living and give back to local communities whilst inspiring and helping you to step out of your comfort zone and create the life you dream of.
Current country: Brazil
Countries visited: 20+

Dan croppedDAN CORTAZIO

I’m a 28 year old traveling entrepreneur.

At 14 years old I was an apprentice in Brasilia. After that, a printer cartridge filler in Curitiba.

At 18 I went to live in New Zealand…

In order to get there I exchanged the development of one website for a plane ticket and another for an English course.

I arrived in NZ almost penniless, so dropped my daily studies to work and instead learned English through living with foreigners and reading books.

To make money I was doing everything from cleaning bathrooms, to glass collecting in a bar to car-washing, until I stumbled across a great job in web development agency.

After two years I dropped everything to travel the world forever when I realised that my own websites were generating enough passive income every month to support me.

Since then, web properties (communication channels) in which I have co-created have already reached more than 100 million people.

One of them has reached 62 million people alone in almost every country (according to Google Analytics).

Along with my fantastic team we have served up thousands of pages of content and generate income from ads every single day.

In the last 6 years I have traveled through almost 40 countries with a mission to share my experiences and encourage you to leave your comfort zone, face incredible opportunities and acquire new knowledge whilst seeing the world.

My mission: To travel to all countries in the world whilst building a valuable online business and helping you to travel more!
Current country: Australia
Countries visited: 40

ELOÍ CORTAZIO

Hi! I’m Eloí. If you’re not sure how to say my name, let me help you… e-lo-EE. Got it? 🙂

Born in July 2017, I’m the newest little nomad to join mama and papai.

I loovveee drinking milk, sleeping and drinking more milk!

I’m a third British (where mama is from), a third Australian (where I was born) and a third Brazilian (where papai is from).

At the moment I speak a language called ‘A-goo-ese’. It’s a cool language because every word I say is ‘agoo’ and it means 50 different things (sometimes it confuses people). But mama and papai said that when I grow up I’ll also know how to speak English, Portuguese and Spanish so I can talk to all my friends in different countries!

I boarded my first airplane when I was 2.5 months old and went alllll the way from Australia to Hong Kong. A week later I boarded another airplane and flew around the world! We stopped in a country called Ethiopia on the way and then ended up in Brazil where I met my giant Brazilian family.

Nice to meet you! 🙂

A note from mumma: Everything went surprisingly well on our first trip considering we were all first timers, which gave us a good indication that this little cheeky bum is destined for a life of travel. 😉

(And yes, we intentionally picked out this onesie for his first adventure… seems quite fitting, doesn’t it?)


Why Travel More?

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Why travel? Is there more to travel than simply having a good time? Well, from our experience here's why travel is SO valuable and SO important. We put together 21 powerful reasons to travel more. To see the other 11 reasons to travel more, click the image and visit our travel blog where you can read our story, get inspired and learn how YOU can turn travel into a lifestyle! Travel on!

Why travel? Is there more to travel than simply having a good time? Well, from our experience here's why we believe travel is SO valuable and SO important. We put together 21 powerful reasons to travel more. To see the first 10 reasons to travel more, click the image and visit our travel blog where you can read our story, get inspired and learn how YOU can turn travel into a lifestyle! Travel on!

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