Author Archives: Eli

Recommended Travel and Digital Nomad Blogs

The following list introduces digital nomad and travel blogs that I enjoy reading and that inspire me while working on the BecomeNomad blog. I personally prefer following bloggers who discuss all aspects of travel and the digital nomad lifestyle, rather than only focusing on the travel and sightseeing part. Download | Stitcher | Itunes   When deciding […]

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Simple methods to finding cheap Flights

Flights are one of the most expensive items while traveling, especially if you are a long term traveler or a digital nomad. Yet, there are some easy ways of reducing the expenses that flight tickets gobble up. This article will focus on the specific mindset and methods to do so without using frequent flyer miles […]

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Yom Kippur spirituality and practical rituals

In our search for the understanding of non-attachment and change, we will now turn to Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur. It appears that the mindset and rituals performed in Yom Kippur are highly beneficial and can be practical for everyone. So, what is Yom Kippur all about? In Hebrew, Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement. It lasts for […]

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The Benefits of Slow Travel for long term Travelers

Staying Longer Saves Money

Long term travelers basic intuition is to keep on moving, the faster, the better. We’re here to live life to the fullest, to see as much of the world as possible which creates a feeling of urgency to switch between places. When I started my life as a digital nomad, I adapted an “Ultra Nomadic” […]

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Advantages of Coworking

As a freelancer, Startup founder, or digital nomad, you should consider the advantages of coworking when you pick your work environment. Working at home or taking your laptop to a coffee shop might sound like a dream, but for reasons we will introduce later in the article can also be challenging and frustrating. The other solution for […]

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Digital Nomad Lifestyle – The Modern Nomads

Living the Digital Nomad Lifestyle means relying on the internet to financially sustain a modern nomadic life. This relatively new trend allows you to become location independent and constantly move between cities as countries while working remotely. The digital nomad lifestyle is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways of living a nomadic lifestyle. This trend […]

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Different Types of Nomads

Different types of Nomads

The nomadic lifestyle is unique: unlike most people in today’s world, nomads are constantly changing locations. However, the nomadic lifestyle allows you to choose from wide subsets of modes and methods of travel.  Listed below are some of the more common types of nomads that I have come across while on the road. If you are making the […]

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Digital Nomad Entrepreneurhip: Building a Startup while Traveling

There are many ways to sustain yourself as a digital nomad, and I personally think the most fascinating one is building your own Startup, or in other words, creating a product or service (usually online) that didn’t exist before and becoming a nomad entrepreneur. It should be noted however that if you are interested in […]

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Travel and Digital Nomad Apps and Resources

Resources apps and websites

I present to you a list of the most valuable resources I have been using over the years as a digital nomad. I use many apps and websites, and some are not on this list, but I focus here only on those that are most relevant for traveling as a digital nomad. Happy travels! Select a […]

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Quotes for the Nomadic Lifestyle and long term Travel

The Nomadic lifestyle is fascinating and inspired many insights about travel and life in general. The inspiration is probably derived from the immense emotional roller coaster this lifestyle offers. Nomads switch between enjoying the the incredible benefits of being constantly on the road, to painful low points this lifestyle introduces. Here are some of the most […]

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Necessary Digital Nomad Skills for Long term Travel

Necessary Nomad Skills

Discussing the necessary skills a digital nomad needs in order to maintain a happy and balanced lifestyle is important since this lifestyle is probably not the best option for most of us. You should probably consider to pursue a nomadic path of long term travel if you have a critical mass of the specific skills […]

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Best travel destinations to meet people

Where are the best travel destinations to meet new people? Taking the time to think if your next destination is in line with the travel companions suitable for you is important in order to establish vibrant social life while traveling. Therefore, in addition to applying the *traveling mindset that will bring you most interactions with […]

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Disadvantages of a Nomadic Lifestyle

Download | Stitcher | Itunes   We’ve already gone through the advantages of a nomadic lifestyle, and now it’s time to paint the full picture and discuss the disadvantages of a nomadic lifestyle. Life, in general, puts a cost on every decision we make. If the nomadic lifestyle were purely advantageous, everyone would be doing it. […]

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Advantages of a Nomad Lifestyle

Advantages of Nomad Lifestyle

The decision to become a Nomad and roam the earth for an extended amount of time (or even for life) can be made for a variety of reasons. A Nomadic Lifestyle does have some substantial disadvantages, but fortunately there are some key advantages to making the world your home. Download | Stitcher | Itunes     Advantages of […]

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A case study of my digital nomad lifestyle Rules

What are your rules?

  Download | Stitcher | Itunes – PART 1   Download | Stitcher | Itunes – PART 2   This article is personal, since it relates to specific rules I follow while living my digital nomad life. In a way, those rules are the pillars of my own nomadic “religion” and allow me to put some order in what at first […]

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How to choose the next travel destination

How to choose the next travel destination? Most of us are flexible when it comes to choosing our next travel destination, as this is part of the charm of having a nomadic lifestyle. However, it always pays off to invest time and thought into this decision, since it will greatly affect your happiness and overall experience while on the road. Here are some of […]

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Long term Travel Preparations and Check List

Spending time on preparation for travel will greatly increase the chances of fully enjoying traveling while avoiding those scary Oops moments of “I really wish I would have taken care of this while at home”.  Here’s a to do list of preparation for travel in order to have a much smoother travelling experience: Download | Stitcher | Itunes   […]

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14 Years on the Road. Interview with Wandering Earl about the Nomadic Lifestyle

We are honored to have our first Nomad interview with Earl Baron, from the very popular and recommended travel blog WanderingEarl. Earl has been living the life of constant travel for more than 5,000 days, and shares his experiences and insights about the reality of constantly changing locations. Download | Stitcher | Itunes 

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Improving your Orientation while Traveling

Nomads are traveling constantly, and it can get confusing when your entire environment is always changing. By improving your orientation, you’re more likely to feel at home at your new location. Good orientation will also save you valuable time, and is especially helpful in places that aren’t that safe where you don’t want to be wandering around clueless (check this […]

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What is lifestyle design?

Lifestyle Design

At first glance, the term “lifestyle design” might sound like spiritual new-age mumbo-jumbo. But for me, it’s a very simple concept: The understanding that a person can design their own lifestyle to become more happy. The hype around this term started with Tim Ferriss’ inspirational book, Four Hour Work Week that focused on location independent lifestyle. However, lifestyle design is […]

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Interview with Digital Nomad Aaron Freed

Aaron Freed

In this interview with Aaron, we will learn about his unique way of living the nomadic life which includes weekly location changes, boat hitchhiking and much more. Download | Stitcher | Itunes

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Digital Nomad Recommended Books

Books are a great source of inspiration, especially for the digital nomad path which is nothing but easy. The following list suggest some books which will make the transition into a digital nomad smooth on both practical elements, and especially on mindset and philosophy related to constant life on the road. 4 Hour Work Week […]

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Long term travel on the cheap

long term travel on the cheap

Knowing the basics of long term travel on the cheap is crucial for a simple reason: The less we spend, the more time we can travel. Knowing how to travel on a budget also allows us to reduce our workload and have more free time since we can sustain ourselves with less revenue. Listed below are the most substantial tips to make […]

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Disadvantages of Coworking

View the Global CoWorking Map (A project I am working on) I’m a great fan of coworking and honestly think it is a lifesaver with clear advantages. However, it’s only fair to also bring up some of the potential disadvantages that coworking might have: Money. Coworking costs money. How much exactly will change drastically. In […]

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Risks of Travelling

Risks of Travelling

Traveling is riskier than staying at home and watching TV (for the short term only). Yet, traveling will give you unparalleled moments of joy and the risks can be managed with some preparation and the right mindset. We will now go over the major risks you can encounter while traveling and some of the ways you can mitigate […]

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Different Coworking Types

Different Coworking Types

Click here to view the Global Co-Working Map How do you find a coworking place that suits your needs? Once you’ve decided that working from home or a café is not the best option from you, the advantages coworking spaces offer should probably push you to go for this option, regardless of a few minor disadvantages. […]

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How to Meet Tourists While Travelling

How to Meet Tourist While Travelling

As a digital nomad or a short term solo traveler, the ability to meet new people while traveling will have a great affect on your happiness. Although getting to know locals might be preferable if you are a digital nomad who practices slow travel, meeting tourists is also something you shouldn’t miss out on since travelers […]

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Digital Nomad Jobs

Digital Nomad Freelancing Sites

This article will discuss one of the best channels available to digital nomads for finding a job: making a living by using online freelancing platforms as a tool for getting customers and getting paid. There are many sites with vast offering of jobs for digital nomad, starting with the massive Upwork Platform (a merger between the popular sites Odesk and Elance). […]

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Necessary steps before switching to nomad

Preparing for Nomadic Life While Still at Home

So you’ve made the decision that a nomadic lifestyle is right for you – now what? Like every other big decision in life, it’s best not to jump into deep water without prior preparation. And yes, changing your life constantly is pretty deep water. Preparing yourself for all different aspects of becoming a nomad will […]

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Avoiding Attachment: The Only Way To Be Free

Avoiding Attachment: The Only Way To Be Free

The basic reality of a nomad is to keep changing location.  The first question that comes to mind when I think of being free: “Why don’t most of us spend at least some period of time in our lives as a nomad?” Upon further thought, the answer I find is that we can’t, and the […]

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Getting to Know the Place

Getting to Know the Place

When you arrive to your temporary base, it can be quite exciting. But we nomads have to adapt fast, so after a few days we already feel more or less like we are home. However, we can easily fall into the trap of feeling like a “local” too fast without exploring the location’s sights and culture. In […]

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Going Back to the Same Place, or Going to a New Place?

Going Back to the Same Place, or Going to a New Place

An important question to ask yourself: Should I travel to a new place or to a place I’ve really loved before? There are several advantages to visiting a new place.  First of all, you’ve never been there before!  You’ll be exposed to a new culture and a new language (maybe a language you’ve been studying); there is a certain […]

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Meeting Locals While Traveling

Conocer locales mientras se viaja

Meeting locals while traveling has huge benefits, and will make your stay in any place a very rewarding experience, so knowing some major tools to make it happen is important. Before we begin, let’s just mention the special ingredient that will increase your chances to have local friends: Be friendly and approachable. Locals have a […]

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Sleeping in the Car

Sleeping in the Car

Sleeping in the car is not really a recommended option, but sometimes it’s necessary. First of all, it’s not very comfortable!  You’re not going to get a good night’s sleep unless you are blessed with a super-luxurious car. Secondly, it’s not that safe.  If you aren’t careful where you park it you are putting yourself […]

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Should you befriend locals or tourist while traveling?

Construyendo una vida social al viajar

One of the challenges of a nomad is to constantly make an effort to build a social circle while traveling and changing locations to avoid loneliness and be happier. Before we move on to the actual ways of meeting people while traveling, a wise thing to do would be to first understand, who is it that […]

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Relationships while being on the road: Are they Possible?

Having a Relationship while being on the move: Is It Possible

No.  

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Securing Your Belongings

Securing Your Belongings

While traveling, what we carry on our back is minimal and represents the most important things we decide to take with us.  In a way, our bag and our belongings are the closest things we have to a concept of ‘home’.  Therefore, it can be upsetting if our bag or belongs get stolen or lost.  In […]

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Nomad Leaders and Notable Travelers

Nomad Historical Figures

This article will discuss and introduce prominent historic Nomadic leaders and notable travelers. There are two main categories of Historic Nomadic leaders we can identify- The spiritual leaders, and the explorers. Starting with the Spiritual leaders, suprisingly, the Planet’s greatest Religions were conceived by leaders who were on a nomadic journey, as it seems that being on […]

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Freedom from Being Defined by Others (and Yourself)

Freedom from Being Defined by Others (and Yourself)

Nobody knows you when you are on the move. One of the reactions you can expect to get from relatives and friends when you travel often is envy.  The question is: why is this reaction so common when people are well aware that a nomadic lifestyle is not always fun and easy? I think one of the […]

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Spiritual and Cultural Exposure While Traveling

Spiritual and Cultural Exposure While Traveling

One of the biggest advantages of being a nomad is having constant exposure to various lifestyles and beliefs.  Most of us are brought up focusing on one belief and some of us don’t even continue that belief (some of us become less religious).  Being on the move allows you to be naturally exposed, as part of your […]

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How Often Should I Move?

How Often Should I Move

So you’ve chosen to become a nomad. One of the most important decisions that you’re going to make is how fast you want to move around.  One way of becoming a nomad is by constantly, and frequently, changing your location so you can explore more places and cultures in a given period of time.  The contrasting […]

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Can You Be Nomad While Staying in the Same Place?

Can You Be Nomad Staying in Same Place

There is no doubt that a nomad, by definition, is someone who changes from place to place.  However, before rejecting this way of life, we should take a deep look into what being a nomad really means.  The major element of a nomadic lifestyle is change, but, more importantly, the awareness and knowledge the change brings. So now the question […]

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Maintaining your Emotional wellness while traveling

Tips for Staying Sane on-the-Move

Traveling for a short time can be great for bringing balance to your life, but when you travel longer it might have some consequences that will challenge your mental wellness and emotional balance. The biggest sources of stress and emotional fatigue are connected to the uncertainty of travel, lack of information and generally not having a […]

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Living a Nomadic Lifestyle

Living a Nomadic Lifestyle

A nomadic lifestyle may seem like heaven to some of us, but it can also be unrewarding and bitter. Just like everything else in life, being a nomad has some wonderful advantages and a few substantial disadvantages. In this article, we will discuss some of the main characteristics of the nomadic life. But first, we start with a short discussion of […]

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Ser Nomada

Advantages of Nomad Lifestyle

La decisión de volverse nómada y vagar por la tierra por un periodo extendido de tiempo, o incluso de por vida puede ser tomada por varios motivos. Hay un sinnúmero de ventajas claves de hacer del mundo tu hogar; independientemente de la razón que te hubiera hecho considerar esta elección, ser nómada: Es divertido: Las […]

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Best Travel Blogs articles

Influential travel blog posts

This article will feature specific travel posts which I see as extraordinary in some way or another. Some of those posts are by authors in the best travel&digital nomad blogs list I have gathered, but others can be either a one time article by writers, or posts by bloggers that are no longer active. Do […]

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BecomeNomad Podcast

Becomenomad Podcasts

  You can Subscribe to the BecomeNomad Podcast on ITunes in this link Here you can find all the links for episodes of the BecomeNomad Podcast, sorted by category. Enjoy! BecomeNomad Topics Getting Started Tips on how to prepare for your new nomadic lifestyle. Preparing for Traveling as a Lifestyle   Skills Every Nomad Needs   Nomad Revenue Sources […]

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Construyendo una vida social al viajar.¿Con quien?

Construyendo una vida social al viajar

Uno de los retos del nómada es estar haciendo un esfuerzo constantemente para tener vida social mientras viaja para así evitar la soledad. (La felicidad es real cuando es compartida) Antes de empezar a hablar sobre las maneras de conocer gente, es necesario pensar antes, ¿a quién quiero conocer? Puede pasar que utilices mucho esfuerzo y […]

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Estilos de vida nomada

Different Types of Nomads

Tomar la decisión de llevar un tipo de vida nómada no te limita a sólo un estilo de vida. Dentro del estilo de vida nómada caben muchas escuelas que la gente toma. A continuación hay una lista de algunas de estas escuelas con las que uno se encuentra en la ruta. Si estás pensando en […]

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Conocer locales mientras se viaja

Conocer locales mientras se viaja

Conocer locales mientras se viaja tiene ventajas increíbles, y hará de tu estadía una experiencia muy enriquecedora, por lo tanto conocer las herramientas para lograr contacto local es importante. Antes de empezar, hay un ingrediente mágico que incrementará mucho tus posibilidades de encontrar amigos locales: Ser amigable y estar abierto a todo. Los locales suelen […]

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Sitios de freelancing para nomadas digitales.

Digital Nomad Freelancing Sites

Antes de empezar viene la primera pregunta para los hispanoparlantes, ¿Qué es un freelancer? Ésta es una persona que trabaja por su propia cuenta,  en cualquier ámbito., En el caso específico del trabajo por internet y por la predominancia de la lengua anglosajona en internet, a estas personas se les llama ‘freelancers’. Este artículo presentará […]

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What Does a Nomad Need?

What a Nomad Needs

Written by Steven Baguley. Like anything valuable in life, living the nomadic life takes a good amount of time and effort to make it work. It helps enormously if you’re already a certain kind of person with a certain kind of outlook. Below we present a checklist, a quick guide to the skills and strengths […]

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