Digital Nomad

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Friday, Mar 10, 2017

Travel Insurance - Difference between World Nomads ($1,000/year) and Allianz ($39/year)?

Why is there such a difference in price? Anyone had experience with Allianz (medical claims, lost baggage, etc)?

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

The Digital Nomad's Guide To Working From Anywhere On Earth

The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Life after nomadism; embracing the daily grind?

Very self-indulgent post but I was wondering if anyone has got any advice on getting back into life as a an average nobody living the rest of their life like a schnook.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Freelance translator: is it worth it?

Is it sustainable a nomadic life by doing this job? By writing this I mean traveling from city to city slowly, the ideal would be every 5⁄6 months.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Thinking about becoming a digital nomad?

My name is Zack, I’ve been a digital nomad since October 2015 and it was the best lifestyle change I’ve ever made.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Digital Nomads, what do you do except working and traveling? What goals, passions and motivations do you have?

I’m a DN (freelancer web designer) for 6 months now. As always when I reach a big goal it didn’t take me long after becoming a DN to think “Ok, great. But what now? What’s next?”

Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Is being a digital nomad for everyone? I'm homesick and far less productive

Two weeks ago I landed in Spain and I’ve set up shop here for the next month or so as I plan on which cities to live in next. Even though traveling and being financially independent has been a huge goal of mine, I can’t say I’m happy.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Digital Nomads: How do you manage taxes?

There is a brewing possibility that I might come across a remote position. I wanted to take this opportunity and travel a few places around the globe. I am planning to start for a few months in my home country and then make the move. But I am not sure how the taxes and other financials work if I am moving around different countries every 2-3 months(or whatever time is ideal).

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

10 Signs That Your Digital Nomad Guru or Advisor Is a Crackpot

Free advice. Paid advice. There’s so much advice out there on the internet that you’d be hard pushed to make a sensible decision on who is full of “incredible action points” and who is full of crap. So let’s bottom this out shall we?

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

What are good skills to have/careers for a digital nomad that doesn't know code?

What are good skills to have/careers for a digital nomad that doesn’t know code?

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Have you burnt out on being a DN? How long did it take to recover?

I don’t feel like I’m done with the DN life, but maybe the DN life is done with me? What got you back out on the road after (apparent?) burn out?

Friday, Feb 3, 2017

Most typical digital nomad professions?

I know that web developer is no.1 when it comes to living as a digital nomad, it is almost the only one I keep hearing about. So my question is, within the IT-professions what are the most lucrative digital nomad jobs?

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

The World is Our Home — Let's Stop Using the Term 'Digital Nomad'

Today I despise the term ‘digital nomad’ because it affirms a view that the world is closed, fragmented, divided by borders. It accepts conventional lines drawn by wars and politicians rather than pushing these boundaries to be more inclusive and open.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Why I Never Use Co-Working Spaces as a Digital Nomad and Why You Might Not Want to Either

Assuming that as a digital nomad, you’re aware that you are not required to move into a tourist area and live next door to other digital nomads and that there is, in fact, a huge world of places where you can live and still access food and coffee — then there’s no reason at all that you can’t work in a coffee shop.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

I'm young and dumb and want to work remotely. I'm going to attend a coding bootcamp that you guys suggest. My plan is 12 months from now to be remote.

What should I learn to stay employable and help fulfill my dream of being able to work remotely?

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

How to be a digital nomad

I’m a digital nomad who’s achieved the 4-Hour Workweek. I’ve lived across Thailand for the last two years. And in this post I’ll share: How to become a digital nomad, Advice on freelancing, How to excel as a freelancer, How to make websites without coding, and much, more more.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017

Digital nomads, how do you handle health insurance?

Digital nomads, how do you handle health insurance?

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

Digital nomad as a flight attendant?

Digital nomad as a flight attendant?

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Do you ever feel like you're never actually living anywhere, but rather just in limbo?

But at some level I feel like I haven’t actually been “living” anywhere and instead have just been on an extended workcation.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Nomad couples, what do you do for a Living?

Just wondering what nomad couples in this sub do to make their Bucks :)

Monday, Jan 2, 2017

How to find fellow nomads for coliving?

Like finding a long term rental (1 month+) and sharing. It would definitely be a great way to split the costs and be a part of a social group. Yes, there are coliving spaces but I can’t find them everywhere. They are extremely limited and somewhat expensive as well. Something similar to colive.co (It is down now and usually not that active).

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

For everyone fearing to become a digital nomad

For everyone fearing to become a digital nomad.

Friday, Dec 23, 2016

Four years ago I sold everything and set out w/ no experience. You can too.

About two years back, I was active on this forum and there were tons of “How do you do it?” questions. I wasn’t secure enough in my career to share the not-so-honest way I’d gotten started then - but am now, and have a pretty ballsy shortcut that worked like a charm for me.

Digital nomad survival tips you can use anywhere (Part 2)

Here are my best, most surprising new ideas about how to travel while protecting your money, property, health and life.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

New Digital Nomad here, how to get started on Upwork or similar sites

My question is how do you guys go about approaching potential clients on these sites? How long did it take you to get your first client on these sites? How much time did you put into finding work right out of the gate?

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016

Is Digital Nomad a good idea for someone asocial?

I’ve got no friends basically, so I’m considering to start living as DN and travel around the world, already got a list of cities I would love to visit.

Monday, Dec 19, 2016

Digital nomads, do you have days where all you do is watch movies or surf Reddit all day instead of work?

I’m sure a lot of us have had days like this, but it’s been especially frequent for me recently.

Friday, Dec 16, 2016

Why are so many digital nomads becoming e-Residents of Estonia?

Estonian e-Residency is great for digital nomads who need a location-independent business, but also want the credibility and benefits that come with having a limited company set up inside the European Union. It works because Estonia has an advanced digital infrastructure so everything needed to run a company there can be easily accessed online.

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

Expert Q&A: How To Deal With Taxes As A Global Remote Worker

Remote work is forcing us to question the way our classic government institutions function. Who do we owe our taxes to? How do all parties ensure that appropriate tax codes and laws are being followed when workers may be employed by different countries or work in more than one region throughout the year? How can remote workers–whether they are self-employed or full-time–make sure they fulfill their tax obligations when working abroad or for companies in other countries?

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

What are the worst things about being a digital nomad?

I am considering a future as digital nomad. We all know the benefits, but what are the worst sides to it I should be aware of?

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

I want a digital nomad lifestyle. My partner doesn't. Anyone else experience this?

Anyone else in a similar situation? How do/did you deal with it?

Monday, Dec 12, 2016

How I travel the world with my family while building a tech startup

My son is now 1 year and 3 months old and since he was fit to fly at 6 months; myself, my wife and our son have been traveling while I grow my startup non-stop.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016

International DN'ers who need prescription meds?

Curious to hear if there are any current or former digital nomads here who have had to deal with getting frequent prescriptions filled overseas.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Quit Your Job, Become A Freelancer And Travel The World

Eight months ago my girlfriend (now fiance) quit her corporate job, created a profile on a freelancing website and ran off to travel the world with me. Now she has more offers for contracts than she can handle, is able to work from anywhere in the world and earns over double her old per hour salary.

What are your favorite long term (1 month +) destinations?

What are your favorite long term (1 month +) destinations?

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016

Anyone doing the nomad thing within their own country?

I see a lot of posts about people traveling the world, particularly Asia. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading those, but I’d love to hear some stories about nomads touring their own countries.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016

My girlfriend and I are about to become nomads for a year, but I'm not sure what she can do for money (I've been working remotely for years)

I work as a freelance web developer and I’m good to go. My girlfriend on the other hand has no experience with working online.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

Digital Nomads: The Location Independent Career Choice

This guide offers you the best advice on how to change your lifestyle and become a digital nomad.

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Relationships.

In my head I’ve had this goal of being location independent for a long time, but now I want to explore the dating world as well as the real one. It seems like I’ve worked myself into a scenario where I cannot truly be happy.

What Is a Good Backpack for A Digital Nomad?

I’m looking to upgrade by JanSport backpack. I am going to be doing a lot of traveling that will require something that is heavy duty and can withstand the elements.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016

It feels like nearly every digital nomad job is about programming or something of the sorts...what else is there for those of us that aren't techies?

It feels like nearly every digital nomad job is about programming or something of the sorts…what else is there for those of us that aren’t techies?

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

I lived out of a backpack for the past 7 years. This is my story…

I lived out of a backpack for the past 7 years. This is my story.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

The USA is one of the world's worst countries to be a digital nomad

Honestly, I can’t think of a more expensive – and more problematic – place to be a “digital nomad” than the USA.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

If I Could Do It Over Again: How I Would Become a Digital Nomad

I would learn to code, and network with other aspiring Digital Nomads. Everything else I tried had very marginal results.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

What are the first things you do upon arrival in a new city?

We’ve done a “what do you do first thing in the morning” thread, so what about when you arrive in a new location? Alternately, which things can’t you personally live without or too far from?

Monday, Oct 24, 2016

Anyone here a digital hermit?

Or maybe there’s another term for it? My wife and I both work from home and we’re about to move to a 21 acre farm in the mountains. There are a few small towns within 30 minutes so it’s not totally isolated, but it’s far from any large cities.

What Working While Traveling Taught Me about Productivity

Guest contributor Ansley Sawyer shares what she’s learned about productivity while on the road as a nomadic film producer.

Friday, Oct 21, 2016

Digital Nomad concepts integrated into a 'normal' lifestyle?

For those who are DN’s at heart but can’t fully live the lifestyle currently for whatever reason, how do you integrate the DN concepts into your life? Whether it’s the independence, excitement, exploration, …., etc.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

The Co-Workation: The Latest Way To Annihilate Your Work-Life Balance

The idea of mixing work and travel isn’t a bad one. But co-working with fellow “digital nomads” on a grown-up version of summer camp sounds like a nightmare.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

Everything you wanted to know about becoming a digital nomad but were afraid to ask

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a digital nomad, it’s time to get real. This isn’t a decision to make lightly or quickly – and the choice will last with you for a lifetime. I’ve tackled 15 of the most common questions I’ve heard.

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