Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Monday, Oct 14, 2019

This is my last DN adventure. Farewell and thanks.

This is my last official week as a DN. I lasted 2.5 years. I start a new job in November that is not remote friendly. I’m excited and terrified about the drastic lifestyle change I’m about to have. For 6 years, I’ve been working as a remote employee. The past 2.5, I’ve been a digital nomad. I’ll miss so many things about this lifestyle … So why in the world am I throwing all of this away?

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Why I won't use Airbnb again

So a couple weeks ago, we had a pretty ridiculous fiasco with Airbnb, in which they claimed that “A fan legally constitutes an air conditioner”.

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Digital nomads, what's your end game?

Are you planning on traveling until you find somewhere you want to live forever, or will you eventually return to your home country? Are you investing money while you travel (In your home country or elsewhere)? I’m about to start being nomadic, so I’m interested in reading about any long-term plans that current nomads have.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

What's the very best thing you ever invested in for life on the road?

For me it was my camera, what have you bought that made your travellers life easier/more fruitful?

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

The New Nomads of #VanLife Reflect an Enduring Divide

A distinctly American restlessness is inspiring some to abandon the idea of a permanent home, while others are displaced by harsh realities.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

Why I’m Not A Digital Nomad: I work remotely but I’d much rather stay in one place

The problem with travelling is that it makes it hard to get enough work done. It’s easy to assume it’s possible to plunk a laptop down on any available surface and get to work. Combine inconsistent workspace with poor or unavailable WiFi in some places, jet lag, distraction and more, and travelling takes a huge toll on productivity.

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Been doing house & pet sitting for the past year, while traveling and saved over $15,000 or more on rent! AMA

A little background. Been a Digital Nomad for the past 3 years, solo traveler, male from Argentina. I have my own startup, so I work on the go. House sitting has been an incredible opportunity to get to know a lot of places, stay for FREE in amazing houses, and also have the company of some lovely pets, and get to know amazing locals. I figured a lot of people don’t see this as an oportunity, so I thought I would share some information here :)

Friday, Aug 16, 2019

Remote Work While Traveling Abroad: Candid Advice From People Who’ve Done It

Tips, resources, and a Todoist checklist for being successful as a “digital nomad”.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Matt Kepnes on how to travel for years (instead of days or weeks) at a time

In this episode of Deviate, Matt discusses what led him to travel, and adapting to life on the road; planning his first trip, and the early days of travel; the impact of travel, and the concept of being “interesting”; travel friendships and relationships; travel obstacles; and his evolution as a traveler over the course of a decade.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

My Secret "Digital Nomad Rule" to Optimizing Fulfillment

TL;DR: Don’t hangout with too many “travelers or transients.” Find locals wherever you are that won’t leave. If you do meet travelers/transients make sure you are leaving the destination before them. You only have so much social energy so spend it on those people that have a higher potential for ROI. Travelers/transients leave, whereas locals will always be in the same city for you to return to.

Friday, Aug 2, 2019

I Make Seven Figures A Year Traveling The World And Honestly ‘Influencers’ Are Bullshit

But calling yourself an influencer is all about you. That means all you’re doing is talking about yourself and trying to show your best life on social media — while then often complaining about how many hours you work and how hard it is. You know why it’s hard? Because, since you don’t really create anything of value to others, you have to hustle for every dollar.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Some Honest Thoughts About the DN Lifestyle (from a Dreamy 21 Year Old Who Actually Did it)

After successfully having lived the digital nomad life for the last 7 months, I’m feeling compelled to give back to the community that got me there in the first place. And by “give back” I don’t mean posting pics of my Mac on a beach (some of which are actually pretty inspiring btw) or trying to sell you on a course. Instead, I want to share some brutally honest thoughts and experiences with you all.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Travelling made me less career driven?

Now back in the UK I’ve been brought up by my parents to get a good education, work extremely hard through school/college and then continue to work hard in my career now that I’m working full time. However I’ve realised I prefer to “work to live” as opposed to “live to work”.

Friday, Jul 12, 2019

The difference between digital backpackers, workation tourists, digital staymads, and remote workers

In almost all discussions about remote work I have to first explain the difference between: digital backpackers workation tourists digital staymads remote workers Very different people with very different lifestyles and needs.

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

How ‘Digital Nomads’ Game the System to Work in Paradise

Visa scams and tax evasion are common as locals struggle with a low minimum wage.

How do you stay productive while travelling

When traveling I’m all over the place, I schedule my tasks but I don’t complete them. Things come up, place to go, people to see, etc. So any productivity tips while traveling.

Monday, Jul 8, 2019

Do you find being a digital nomad more appealing than being a remote worker?

Most DNs I see on here travel while picking up freelance work. This used to be a goal of mine as well. But being a remote employee has been pure Bliss, and I feel like I’ve been able to enjoy the places I’ve travelled to more than if I were stressed about finding/retaining clients while executing.

Monday, Jun 17, 2019

The big problem with the so-called ‘digital nomad’ life in Bali

Beyond the questionable financial viability of working remotely in Bali are a raft of ethical and legal dilemmas. “What I’m seeing more and more of is people simply designing their lives as cheaply as possible, avoiding income tax and not putting back anything into the community,” says Craig. “It’s basically a form of narcissism – choosing the path of least resistance – and they’re flying around the world non-stop so they’re environmentally unfriendly.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Why Being a Digital Nomad Didn’t Give Me Freedom And Where I Found It Instead

That’s when I realized something: Discovering the ultimate freedom has nothing to do with becoming financially — or locationally — independent. The ultimate freedom can only be achieved by liberating the mind. We can remove all our external dependencies, but if we don’t free our mind, it will continue to keep us trapped with thoughts.

What is your job that allows you to work remotely? And (if you're willing to answer this) how much do you make?

I am interested in knowing about any jobs and even career fields. Whether it’s a job anyone can get, or you need a specific degree, whatever the requirements. I’d like to hear it all!