Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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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?

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020

Three weeks accommodation in Berlin for $80 by house sitting

A friend last year told me about this house sitting website which sounded too good to be true. For $80 a year you can house sit as many times as you like all over the world!

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019

What is your biggest digital nomad learning of 2019?

Something you didn’t see coming? Something that might help someone else thinking about nomading for the first time or struggling with acquiring clients? Or something else totally?

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Anybody drawn to Digital Nomad because the important things in their life are in many locations?

In an ideal world I would have my family, friends, significant other, and a good job all in the same place. If this scenario existed I don’t think I would be drawn to DN.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

How Tulsa is persuading digital nomads to settle down

The city’s $10,000 incentive to relocate has captivated remote workers, but the program to plug them into their new community is making them stay.

Monday, Nov 4, 2019

What has the road looked like for you during your rise to being a digital nomad?

And what tips can you offer to ambitious people who have only just found this exciting way of life?

Digital Nomads: The Big Picture

A comprehensive look into the lifestyle where you travel and work your way around the globe.

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”.