Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

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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?

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?