Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

How I Got My Start Working Remotely and Turned Into Full Time Digital Nomad

So how did I go from enjoying exploring the world to finding a job that let me live my nomadic lifestyle? I’ve narrowed it down to three key things I did to get here and would love to share them with you.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016

A tip to future digital nomads

Try not to get caught up with studying digital nomads and where we go and what the countries are like and where the cheapest place is to go scuba diving if you lack the skillset to be a digital nomad to begin with.

Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Digital nomad for 2+ years, self employed for 10, I change jobs like underwear. AMA.

Being a DN is about freedom of lifestyle, NOT travel! Most DN’s I meet or follow don’t hop around very much. Heck, most people I know don’t really enjoy traveling that much.

Venturing Abroad: A Year As A Digital Nomad — With Michael North

Being able to travel, see the world, mix with technologists in different countries, expand my understanding of humanity — these are things I don’t want to wait to experience. I just felt like it was the right time where working from anywhere could be done easily, without destroying my productivity.

Monday, Sep 26, 2016

Planes, Games, and Automobiles: The Nomads of Game Development

Cottage game industries are swiftly popping up in locations like Israel, Shanghai, and Argentina, but a small subset of creators have begun to take up their own unique residences, free from borders and any sense of restraint.

Friday, Sep 23, 2016

How the startup world is bringing digital nomadism closer to reality

What was once a dream is now a very tangible reality — and these groundbreaking startups are making it easier than ever to climb the career ladder while trotting the globe.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

Does anybody else have trouble with jealous friends?

I love to travel, but I also value my relationships at home. I try to come home every year or so and keep in contact with email and skype. Lately, though, I’ve been noticing that a lot of my friends and family seem to want less and less to do with me. I understand that life moves on when I’m away, but many people seem to mention being jealous as they fade out of my life.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Ditching the office to work in paradise as a digital nomad has a hidden dark side

Life as a digital nomad is much more complicated than those beautiful Instagram tableaus might imply.

Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Current Digital Nomads: What do you have in your day to day backpack (right down to the crumbs)

Just was having a thought on what people tend to find important enough for their digital work to put in their backpack, what kind of laptops people are using, How important a laptop stand is and all those other things. What is so important to you on a day to day basis that you just can’t leave out that bag?

Friday, Sep 16, 2016

Freelancer's Field Guide: A How-To on Living in a Modern Nomad's Paradise

In this living document, I will maintain a compendium of ideas, techniques, actions, and data which will hopefully ease the trials of a new, or experienced freelancer/nomad. I aim to create a discussion with and help build the global community of freelance and remote workers.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Travel the world as you earn

Q&A with digital nomad, Pieter Levels.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

Digital Nomads: The Drivers and Effects of Becoming Location Independent

The aim of this study is to explore the drivers and effects of becoming a digital nomad focusing on: contingency structure, lifestyle preference and social and psychological attitude.

Monday, Sep 5, 2016

How can you keep fit while being nomadic and traveling?

How can you keep fit while being “nomadic” and traveling?

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

How do you fight off an impending anxiety that everything will fall apart? (And how do you establish healthy work boundaries?)

I’m wondering if this feeling will go away once I’ve actually moved, but every few days I suddenly feel extremely anxious, asking myself questions like, “Is freelancing really a long-term solution? What if I can’t hit my monthly income goals while I’m abroad? Should I switch gears and try to find a full-time remote job instead? Will everything fall apart?”

Did some of you try the digital nomad lifestyle and not like it?

Did some of you try the digital nomad lifestyle and not like it?

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Anyone become a digital nomad after age 40?

I’m wondering what it will be like for an over 40 woman like myself doing slow travel and working… So, anyone start this lifestyle after 40? Tell me about your experience, please!

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

When and how did you decide to be a digital nomad? How did you start your journey?

When and how did you decide to be a digital nomad? How did you start your journey?

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

My life as a Remote Year guinea pig

I lived with a group of 70 digital nomads for one year. Here’s what it looked like.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

What led you to become a digital nomad?

I’m fascinated with DM and it’s just a matter of time before I do it myself! I wanted to know when was the moment you decided you had to do it yourself?

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

What's your average cost of living (per month)?

What’s your average cost of living (per month)?

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