Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

The first 150 days of van life

Today marks my 150th day in my van. Since I left Berlin in May I visited 6 countries, drove more than 12,000 km, collected more than 180,000 Wh of solar power and met a lot of interesting people.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

Gun shy about committing to a place for longer than 3 months

Lately, I’ve been finding myself in a dilemma: one part of me is tired of the nomad life and the other half of me is terrified of committing to one place.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

How to Succeed as a Digital Nomad

I feel that too often people are sold a fantasy which simply is not attainable. You can live your dream, but you’re typically going to have to work your ass off first. As long as you’re willing to work hard, you’ve got a pretty good chance of succeeding. Take it for what it’s worth.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

Dealing with mental fatigue and loneliness while solo traveling

For you experienced solo travelers, any tips on maintaining mental health? I feel as though I want to stay in my room for a while, but I am forcing myself to go out for now.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017

The Future of Being a Digital Nomad

What will being a remote worker, aka. “Digital nomad” be like years from now? Let’s take a look into the future of being a digital nomad.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

So you want to be a digital nomad?

Today it seems as if too many people have the sole objective of leaving the workforce entirely, living a fantasy life where you earn money while sipping margaritas on a beach, or reducing their working hours down to such a trivial number that they are simply answering a few emails and cashing checks. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking those as goals. The problem is when you want to sidestep the whole hard work part to obtain those goals.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

Being a digital nomad couple, what's it like?

We spend a lot of time around each other. You absolutely need to be compatible! It’s easy to feel like you spent the day together, but you need to make time separate from work to still date or else you will feel more like coworkers and less like significant others.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Depressing thoughts and 'What am I doing with my life'

So this morning I booked my flights. I’ll spend at least a month in Bali, and another month in Bangkok, then I’ll see if i stay longer in one of those places or keep traveling. I feel weird about it. Even though on the one hand I can’t wait for this new adventure and I’m getting super excited thinking about it, it also makes me really nervous and even a bit depressed.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Junior in college, want to be a digital nomad. Where do I go from here?

I want to know what I can be doing to best set myself up to be a digital nomad.

Friday, Sep 8, 2017

Habits I had to get rid of in order to become a digital nomad

Four years ago I left the place I called home for 24 years to enjoy the problems and pleasures of being a so called digital nomad. Along with family, friends and personal belongings, I left behind a handful of habits that didn’t fit my new lifestyle.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

Have anyone traveled the world while working as a freelancer?

If so, what kind of work did you have? How was it? Do you have any tips or suggestions?

Monday, Aug 28, 2017

How to Travel the World Using Airbnb & Take Cheap Vacations

Back in September 2015, I took the leap and quit my editor job to travel to Japan and turn full-time freelancer. Yet it wasn’t until I’d arrived in the Land Responsible for My Nerdy Childhood and piled up enough dollar sushi plates to astonish the locals that it dawned on me: I could build a career while traveling anywhere in the world.

Monday, Aug 21, 2017

Remote working trends in 2017

With proper internet and attention to timezones, you literally can work from anywhere. I did it last year on an around the world trip where I worked from Prague, Vienna, Budapest, the Moscow airport, and Japan. With all this going on, what are some of the recent trends that have popped up to help remote workers and nomads stay sane and productive?

Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Is Having a "Home Base" a Good Idea as a Digital Nomad?

The reason would be so that there’s always something stable to fall back upon. For example, right now my habits are out of whack, my health needs fixing, etc. The travel lifestyle is a crazy, free one- which is great, but sometimes I just want consistency.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Is Anyone Living The 4-Hour Work Week?

A book popular in our industry is now a decade old. Has anyone put the advice from the author Tim Ferriss into practice? If so, how did you manage to do it and what have you learned from the experience?

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

Digital Nomads of Reddit: What do you do, how much do you work, and how much do you make?

Digital Nomads of Reddit: What do you do, how much do you work, and how much do you make?

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

Officially completed one year as a DN, here are my thoughts

On the surface, it was incredible… There were many times I came across something truly remarkable, be it an abandoned church, or a virgin beach, and I’d look to my left as if to say “hey check this out!” only to be reminded, I’m alone here.

How I've Lived the 4-Hour Work Week for a Decade

Tim Ferris’ classic book about an elusive 4-hour work week has sold over a million copies since its publication. While not all aspects of his book apply to me, I’ve supported myself for the past decade with my side project, which peaked at $100,000/month in revenue and has only ever required limited maintenance.

Friday, Aug 4, 2017

The Unsettled

It’s easier than ever to live with no fixed address, but that doesn’t come without a cost.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

How do you find clients when you have no network and can only do remote?

I have no network, no ability to relocate, can’t get a full time job right now, and urgently need to make some bucks real quick. But several articles and comments here suggested that upwork.com and similar freelance websites do some really shady things and that it’s not good to use them for any kind of work, even temporary… I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get a job using these skills but without a network.

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