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What is the right age to start living nomadically?

The topic of the right timing and age for starting a nomadic lifestyle is important and not often discussed. Wouldn’t it be better to it plan ahead (we’re talking years before) as a viable option for your life instead of making an abrupt decision about becoming a nomad, usually, at a time of crisis? The […]

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Minimalism for Digital Nomads and Travelers

Minimalism in its mainstream definition usually means to purchase and consume only what you need. For travelers, the main focus will change to only carry what you need. The basic idea is that if you don’t need it, don’t take it with you. In my opinion, minimalism is important for everyone, but becomes essential for long-term […]

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Recommended Travel and Digital Nomad Blogs

The following list introduces digital nomad and travel blogs that I enjoy reading. 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 on which travel and digital nomad blogs enter my daily feed, […]

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A New Year’s Review – Lifestyle and Goals

As a person living a nomadic life, I have already said that this turbulent way of living requires constant analysis. You need to change it as you go and even know when to stop if it comes to that. The last thing you want to do is live a life of constant change without being […]

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Money and the Nomadic Life: How Much do You Really Need?

This article is about something that hasn’t been discussed much in this blog. Nevertheless, it’s one of the most interesting topics for most aspiring and even current digital nomads – how to sustain yourself while traveling. There is wider and more comprehensive article in the works. It’ll include all of the practicalities – how to […]

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Travel Breathes Life into You

What makes people choose to leave everything behind and start traveling, with no end in sight? The main reason that keeps coming up is the feeling of consciousness and awareness people receive when they decide to step outside the “normal” way of living and embark on a life of constant travel. Some of the comments […]

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The best Tools and Methods for 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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Trending Digital Nomad Locations, Cities and Hubs

Trending Digital Nomad Locations

The following article is a curated list of current trending digital nomad cities and hubs around the world. It’s based on the knowledge I’ve gained from constantly changing locations as a digital nomad since 2010. To make the list of trending digital nomad locations less overwhelming, I’ve divided it into sections. Each section is either based […]

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Yom Kippur spirituality and practical rituals

In our search for insights about the understanding of non-attachment, we will now turn to Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, which can be viewed as the Sabbath on Steroids. It appears that the mindset and some of the rituals performed in Yom Kippur are highly beneficial and can be practical for everyone. So, what is Yom Kippur […]

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How to Avoid Trouble When Traveling (and in life in general)

This article is an extension to the topic of the risks of traveling. There we discussed the specific risks you should be aware of when traveling, and methods of dealing with each of those risks. With this article I’ll recommend some key universal rules, which form the basics of how to avoid trouble when traveling. […]

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Travel and the Art of Running Away from Yourself

As promised, once again I return to answer comments left on the blog. This week’s article deals with a deep exploration of choosing long term travel, and a nomadic lifestyle. Can it be the answer that we’ve been looking for, to make everything right with life? Can you actually run away from yourself? Or maybe […]

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Learning Languages while Traveling as a Digital Nomad

  Fitting in language learning in your life as a digital nomad or a long term traveler is not an easy task. Learning a new language is a big undertaking which requires time and money. However, incorporating learning a new language with your planned travel schedule, makes a lot of sense. In this article I’ll talk […]

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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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Tips for Aspiring Nomads

This week, I wanted to take a step back from my usual blogs, that deal with just one topic, and answer some of the questions that you have. You, who’ve been listing to this podcast and reading this blog over the years. You, who may be considering becoming nomads yourselves, and have some concerns. You’re […]

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Insights from My Long-Term Travel Destinations

Insights from My First Long-Term Travel Destinations

In this article I will share the major insights about the nomadic lifestyle that I have gathered from each of the destinations where I have made a home since I first began traveling in 2010.  Starting businesses in Israel, doing yoga in India, and Couchsurfing in Buenos Aires. Every destination taught me something new about myself and the […]

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Tips for Long Bus and Train Rides

Tips for Long Bus and Train Rides

When considering your means of transportation from one place to the next, traveling by a bus or a train offers many advantages. First of all, you can see the view – not just your starting point and destination – but everything in between as well. Second, someone else is doing the driving, so it’s one […]

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Traveling Using Dorm Rooms in Hostels

Traveling Using Dorm Rooms in Hostels

Traveling alone can get very expensive, if you take accommodation into account. A private room has only one, fixed price, no matter how many people stay in it. So if you’re on a budget and not traveling as a couple, the concept of a dorm bed can be a life-saver. Not only does it save […]

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Keeping Healthy and dealing with Sickness while Traveling

This article will discuss three major topics relevant to health while traveling long term which are: Necessary steps to prepare for being sick while traveling How to prevent many potential medical problems while traveling Management of medical conditions as they happen while traveling So without further ado, let’s start: Download | Stitcher | Itunes   Preparation […]

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General tips for avoiding problems at International Border crossings

Burma, here I come

Crossing borders isn’t usually a big deal, especially if you’re lucky enough to have the right passport. However, borders are sensitive and represent the only legal encounter a country has with its tourists; as such, things can go wrong, and it’s well worth taking the time to prepare for some border crossings. Download | Stitcher | […]

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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 can have their challenges, for reasons that we will elaborate in this article, but on the other hand, renting a long-term office space generally results […]

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Using your Weekends to Explore

Weekend Travel

Weekends are special, they are holy in many religions for a reason: one or two days to disconnect from the material world, explore, have fun, be aware, get lost. As a Jew (and atheist, who believes rituals connect us to ourselves), my holy day is Saturday. It is a day of increased awareness, and where […]

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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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Avoid Being Overcharged as a Tourist

Avoid getting overcharged as a tourist

Overcharging is a phenomenon that all those who have been on the road for a while will inevitably encounter, sometimes without even noticing. What makes overcharging common is its presence in the grey zone between an illegal scam and the right of a vendor to set their price as they wish. This usually allows culprits to get away with nothing but […]

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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

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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Location Independent since 2004: Amy Scott of Nomadtopia

Amy Scott Nomadtopia

In our latest In the latest episode of the BecomeNomad Podcast, I speak with Amy Scott from Nomadtopia, a fantastic resource for digital nomads.  Amy also writes a blog and produces a long-running nomad podcast. Since 2004, Amy has been backpacking, traveling or cultivating her base in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently living with […]

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Tips for working with a laptop from public locations

Finding the Perfect Workspace for Digital Nomads

Whether you are a digital nomad, freelancer or remote worker, it is critical to find good spots to stay for a few hours and get some work done with our laptops. WiFi is readily available today, but there are still many other factors to consider when trying to find the perfect work space, and it’s surprisingly not easy […]

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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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Location-Independent Entrepreneurs: Life as a Digital Nomad with Johnny FD

In the latest episode of the BecomeNomad Podcast, I speak with Johnny FD from “Travel Like a Boss,” a long-running podcast about the lifestyle of a digital nomad. Johnny started his nomadic journey as a scuba-diving instructor, then a professional Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) fighter.  Johnny now runs a number of successful online businesses.  He […]

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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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Media and Digital nomads – Interview with Kavi Guppta

In this episode we will interview Kavi Guppta, a knowledgeable and experienced digital nomad who discusses the tech industry, media for digital nomads and his remote work for Forbes and other magazines. Kavi has spoken with the most prominent nomads out there, so if you are interested in building a sustainable nomadic life, his advice will […]

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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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Best Digital Nomad Platforms for Booking Accommodations

Best Digital nomad platforms for booking accommodation

Digital nomad Aaron Freed joins me today to discuss the best sites to book accommodation while traveling. In this episode, we discuss hostel booking sites like HostelWorld and Hostelbookers, and later move on to talk about on other sites such as Booking.com. We will also share our experiences from platforms that allow you to stay with […]

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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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Digital Nomadism and the Nomadic Spirit, an Interview with Steven Baguley

In our latest interview, I spoke with Steven Baguley, a “digital nomad” and a contributing writer for BecomeNomad. Steven listens to the podcasts I record and transforms them into blog posts to save me from the duty of writing (not one I am fond of).  In the interview, Steven talks about his own time as […]

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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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Introduction to the Nomadic Life

Living a Nomadic Lifestyle

In our first Episode we will discuss the nomadic lifestyle, and the structure and value we are going to give our listeners moving forward with the podcast. Click here to read more. Download | Stitcher | Itunes    

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