Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

Bali Tourism Will Target Digital Nomads And Those Who Work Online

The Bali provincial government will focus on attracting digital nomads and those who work online to choose the island as their workplace when the island reopens for tourism.

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

Estonia Woos Remote Workers With A Digital Nomad Visa

The Baltic country and EU member is the latest in a handful of countries to create a so-called “digital nomad visa” in the hopes of attracting remote workers to live — and, of course, spend money — inside their borders. For applicants, the key criteria is being able to demonstrate steady remote income.

Monday, Jun 15, 2020

Not letting life pass me by

I was gearing up to embark on a digital nomad lifestyle before covid, and now like everyone I’m in a holding pattern until things open back up. In the meantime, I’ve been doing some soul searching to further define my “why” for wanting to switch to this lifestyle.

Friday, May 29, 2020

If you could work remote where would you live?

In the current climate it appears remote working will be more common. So where would you want to move too? Or would you become a nomad? Or is current home, perfect?

Thursday, May 28, 2020

‘It’s bullshit’: Inside the weird, get-rich-quick world of dropshipping

In Bali, western immigrants are selling products they’ve never handled, from countries they’ve never visited, to consumers they’ve never met.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A coming flood of nomads?

After the crisis, 60% say they want to keep working remotely. The Times reports the (unsurprising) reasons that people are finally discovering now. How will this affect the nomad scene?

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020

The Digital Nomad Lifestyle Isn’t As Great As You Think

What I found was that although it was an incredible experience, it was not without its downsides. The images we see on Instagram of digital nomads living their best lives on beautiful beaches reflect a small portion of the reality of nomad life. Far from being this glamourous lifestyle, being a digital nomad is much more mundane than you might think.

Monday, Apr 20, 2020

Are Digital Nomads Better Prepared For Self-Isolation?

The challenges of global living equip people with unexpected resilience.

Monday, Apr 13, 2020

Now everyone else is finally discovering working online, including lots who previously thought they couldn't. Will there be a flood of digital nomads after all this is over?

My guess is yes, and for some of us, more competition. For others, more opportunities as a greater range of employers accept distance working.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020

Nomads who got stuck in a foreign country, what's your story?

I bet there are people in here who got stuck in a foreign country and there must be some with interesting story. What happened? What made you decide to stay? Or did you simply not try going home?

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Has anyone's physical health gotten better as a result of a DN lifestyle?

I am going DN in about 4 months and I am really excited to have a more flexible schedule to do meal prepping for my husband and I, spending more time at the gym, and really focusing on losing weight I’ve accumulated at my sedentary job over the last few years. Has anyone else had an experience like this, due to your newfound flexibility?

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Travelling with 24" monitors

During 2019 I was living in Paris and really wondering what I was doing there as my job doesn’t require me to be physically in Paris, I was working with teams in India and San Francisco. I don’t really need to be close to my friends or be in a place that I know but I need my computer setup to be efficient, and my computer setup is a big issue, as I have three 24 inches monitors an external GPU and an ergonomic keyboard.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

How do you find the most reliable NOT FREE wifi or coworking space before you arrive in a city?

I’m willing to put out $200 a month for a desk and reliable unlimited broadband (ethernet or wifi is fine). I’m also willing to work from a resort, airbnb, or hotel that I’m staying at, but the internet in those seems hit or miss, so it’s hard to blindly trust they’ll be fast/reliable. How do I find the best not-free wifi before I arrive in a city?

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

How many of you became nomads for darker reasons such as your life went to hell and you wanted to escape?

I’ve been curious about nomadding for awhile and listened to some people’s stories, etc. Well my life went to hell. My gf of 6 years and I split off, my family and I don’t talk much anymore, I have no friends, and I’m miserable at my job. I’m thinking, “screw it. Screw trying to make a life for myself here in a city I don’t even like. I’m just gonna be a lone wolf, fuck off and leave all of my problems in the rear view and start over”

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

People who work solo in coffee shops, do you worry about getting your computers stolen?

People who work solo in coffee shops, do you worry about getting your computers stolen?

Monday, Feb 10, 2020

How I Stumbled into Digital Nomadism and Backpacked Around the World

I think the world has a way of providing for those who allow themselves the opportunity to stumble along instead of constantly planning. At least the last few years have seemed that way to me.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

First time as a digital nomad and it's more of a transition than i thought

Ive solo travelled on a few multi-month trips before, but this is my first time working at the same time. And im finding myself having to adjust my expectations and energy much differently. On my previous trips, i would make friends, hang out, go out, and then rest whenever my body called for it. But as a DN, Im working around a set schedule with the necessity for energy management. I realize that I have to say no to new people i connect with and miss some fun events that might be happening.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

Why do people get annoyed at the term of "digital nomad"?

What are y’alls thoughts? Why has it gotten a negative or annoying connotation lately?

Monday, Jan 20, 2020

How much to spend on accommodation?

What proportion of your monthly income do you guys think is sensible to spend on accommodation? In the real world people say about 25 percent is ideal. What about in the DN world?

Friday, Jan 17, 2020

For those who have done the DN thing and 'quit', when did you know?

As I approach twelve months on the road doing the DN thing, I find myself wondering how I will know it is time to settle on a single location and stay there. I’m not there yet, it may be some time before I am truly ‘over’ the DN thing, but I thought I might ask those of you who have done it and quit: How or when did you know it was time?

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