About the BecomeNomad Blog and Team
The goal of this blog is to provide insights and resources for Nomads who are already on the road, while also offering inspiration to those of you who are considering a long-term nomadic lifestyle. I would like it to be resource to help people get unstuck, if they wish. Some of articles will even be relevant for non-nomads as they relate to other life aspects and general travel.
My name is Eli. I have been a nomad since 2010, constantly changing countries and cities.
Until 2010, I was in a stable relationship, maintained a cat, and was a rising star in an accounting firm. Since then, everything has changed. I move constantly, and have lived in more than 30 countries, while traveling to more 60.
I decided to start living a Nomadic Life due to a lethal combination of:
1) I wasn’t too happy with the fact that every day of my life seemed like the day before, although it didn’t really make me sad either.
2) Life was gracious enough to push me out of my safe corner by separating me from my main attachments. My relationship broke, I got fired from my job, and my cat died. When I was “normal”, I promised myself that if had the chance, I would take the leap and Become Nomad, and I am glad I did.
The nomadic lifestyle also fits my ideology, which is based on the following pillars: nothing is mine, everything is temporal, life is right now, and it is not serious.
I have to admit a lie, my cat (Rizik) didn’t die, I actually passed it to a friend once I decided to become a nomad. Rizik even has a Facebook page with more likes than our page, and shows no signs of following the nomadic path.
Although it sounds exciting to live as a permanent nomad, my actual lifestyle is not what you expect. I work about 9 hours a day, and only travel during the weekends. The only special element here is that I generally don’t stay more than 3 months in the same place, and my next destination is preferably a country I never been to before. You can read more about my nomadic structure of life here.
I am trying to make sure that the blog and podcast will remain a hobby which will hopefully cover the costs, since I want to keep my travels and life pure and separated from my income. While traveling, I am focusing on building cool stuff. I Am currently working on a global startup ecosystem map – StartupBlink, and sustain myself by revenue from LingoLearn, an online language school I have co-founded in 2010.
As for the content of BecomeNomad, I have decided to avoid highlighting my own adventures and journeys (since those will honestly put you to sleep) and focus on the Nomadic Lifestyle instead. In case you need more personal inspiration, here are some great travel bloggers whom I enjoy following.
For those of you who find listening easier than reading, we also have my Israeli-accented Podcast.
The BecomeNomad blog and my projects have been featured in the press, as well:
With all the hustle and bustle, a word of warning is in place. A surprisingly low number of people are actually practicing a nomadic lifestyle (I personally know only 2 nomads), and for a good reason. This life is not easy, frequent with separations, uncertainty and might result in emotional imbalance. Proceed with care, and stop when it’s time.
A presentation in Zurich about the Nomadic Lifestyle
Who is on the team?
Tal Imagor is the editor, writer and producer of the blog and podcast. Tal has recently finished an MA in Creative Writing in Oxford Brookes. Soon after, she moved to London to peruse a career as a writer. She’s an avid traveler who mostly sticks to metropolitan areas. Her next dream destination – Tokyo.
Bojan, our Nomadic friend from Serbia, is in charge of preparing the audio files for the podcast.
We would also like to thank our Past BecomeNomad team contributors, we couldn’t have done it without you!
I would love to hear from you, so feel free to ask any questions and give feedback by leaving comments on the site or contacting me.
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