Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Co-Life for the Digital Nomad

An entire industry has been built around the dream of “working remotely.” But how would I, a Twitter-shy 35 year old, fare in the world of the digital nomad?

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

How to Travel the World Without Quitting Your Job, According to People Who Did It

It’s a fantasy that crosses many of our minds at some point: Why don’t I quit my job and travel the world? While it’s a nice thought, the reality remains that in order to travel, you need money, and to have money, you need a job…To get a better understanding of how to accomplish this balancing act, below, five remote workers share their advice on how to manage the best of both worlds.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

What it’s really like being a full-time traveler

Being a digital nomad is heavily romanticized by the industry — we’re portrayed as young, successful millennials who live a carefree life wandering from country to country without a schedule or commitment, lounging by a beach or pool with a Mai Tai in hand. That couldn’t be farther than the truth.

Monday, Apr 9, 2018

The Digital Bromad: How Toxic Masculinity Thrives Abroad

Skype calls in cafes without using headphones. Crushing it, killing it, destroying it. Entitled and arrogant. Crossfit. Meet the digital bromad.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

Going nomad

After living in San Francisco for 2.5 years, I wanted a change. With my lease ending in October, I decided to reduce my life to just 1 suitcase, 1 carry-on luggage, 1 backpack… For the last 6 months I’ve lived the nomad life, with just the things listed above.

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018

What big mistakes have you made / lessons learned after being a nomad for awhile?

I’ve been a digital nomad for about 3 years now, and I’ve definitely learned some lessons the hard way…

Friday, Mar 30, 2018

The Nomadic Designer: Tips And Tricks To Work On The Road

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world while working as a designer? It might sound like a dream, but all that glitters is not gold, and it might not be the right choice for you. In this article, I’ll share some insights from my four years of travel and work that hopefully will be useful for anyone willing to try a nomadic lifestyle, too.

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Extensive List and Ideas of What to Do and Prepare (Or at Least Consider) Before Becoming a Long-Term Traveler, Digital Nomad, or Be Location Independent

We’re a professional (IT and Project Management consultant) married couple in our 30’s and in 2016, we sold 95% of our belongings (r/minimalism) and set off to become/purse independence (location, financial, employment, etc.)…With that being said, there was a lot of preparation, beyond the backpack and gear, which needed to be done before embarking on our new and pursuant lifestyle. We hope this list may be of help to other aspiring digital nomads and long-term travelers who are contemplating long-term/overseas travel.

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Is the 'Digital Nomad' Life as Good as It Sounds?

Travel companies are creating a generation of digital nomads, flying gig workers and tech nerds to exotic locales where they can pursue dream jobs. These brands make it their business to solve the significant logistical problems that come up when trying to get work done while abroad—but can they solve the problem of other people?

Friday, Mar 16, 2018

How to hit the road as a UI/UX digital nomad

Remote work is having its moment thanks to cheap airfare deals, plentiful WiFi and data options, and a grossly overpriced housing market. So, we spoke with three traveling designers to learn how they mastered the globe-trotting hustle. Read on to learn about budgeting for the unpredictable, finding new clients while on the road, and keeping a client’s trust despite major time zone differences.

Friday, Mar 9, 2018

AMA: Quit Your Job, Sell Your House and Travel the World For the Rest of Your Life

Or, just travel a little more without being a “tourist” – learn how to become a “temporary local” anywhere. Why? For the food and drink, of course! I’ll tell you how, (but only if you ask). : ) I’ll tell you what the “digital nomads” never do – what it’s really like to live nomadically. Ask me anything!

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

What It’s Like To Travel Through Latin America as A Solo Female Digital Nomad

‘Guys, I’m off. In two months I’m escaping Dutch winter for three months to explore what it’s like to venture around Latin America while working remotely — ‘digital nomad’ing’ as the hipsters call it. Oh and uh, I’m going by myself.’

Friday, Mar 2, 2018

Estonia is launching a digital nomad visa

Though the visa is still in a preparation phase, Hindriks expects it will be launched in early 2019. Nomads who obtain the visa will be able to legally reside in Estonia for 365 days, and will also be entitled to a Schengen visa which allows them to visit member countries for up to 90 days

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

Governments are competing better to get talent into their countries, but now they need to work with nomads and global talent, and vice versa. We need to move toward a more expansive view that people can have multiple nations, and nations can share a single person. We all need to engage deeper with the places we live globally, and realize that it is not someone else’s job to make our neighborhood right.

Monday, Feb 19, 2018

My 2 years nomad experience

I thought I’d share my experience of being a nomad for almost 2 years and visiting 30+ countries.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

When You’re a ‘Digital Nomad,’ the World Is Your Office

A global network of live-work spaces is springing up to serve this new breed of millennial wanderer.

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

What It's Really Like to Be a Digital Nomad

Thanks to improved technology and a bounty of new companies that promise users a seamless global lifestyle—and thanks to the privilege of relatively uninhibited global access enjoyed by citizens of the “global north”—the prospect of becoming one of these career wanderers is more realistic than ever for young Americans. Still, this appealing/terrifying life choice can feel out of reach for the average person looking to escape monotony and test out a radically alternative lifestyle.

Leaving Laptop in Public Places to go to the bathroom?

Is there a solution, to go to the bathroom and feel safe that nobody is gonna steal my stuff?

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

The digital nomads: How to pack a suitcase and start a new life working from abroad

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of jacking in their day job to trade forex from a laptop in Malibu or open a beach bar in Thailand?

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

Retiring in Southeast Asia might be a lot harder than you think

I am a European guy, lived in Southeast Asia for over 10 years, worked and travelled a lot in Vietnam/Indonesia/Philippines/Thailand. Occasionally, a thread comes up where people discuss the naïve and romanticized idea to retire in one of these places on an Ultraleanfire budget. I have seen this idea go horribly wrong countless times. Mistakes to avoid when retiring to Southeast Asia.