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The Myth of Perfect Timing

              One of the most daunting roadblocks preventing many would-be nomads from making the initial leap into a rewarding lifestyle is when to begin? Timing can be troublesome. I found a comment from April 2017, that focuses on the heart of the matter.  Leah, explained that she felt she had […]

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A to-do checklist for digital nomads in every new location

As I travel from one place to another, I open a new checklist for every new location. I work my best on completing that list before I move on to the next place and start a new list. We will go over that list in this post. Hopefully, some of the things will be useful […]

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Cost Arbitrage and Hacking Life for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

The cost arbitrage for digital nomads is one of the strongest engines and benefits of the nomadic lifestyle. In easy terms, the cost arbitrage (also known as hacking life) is created by working online for clients from developed countries, thus receiving a “western salary”, while choosing to live in a country or city with low […]

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The Importance of Defining Who You Are

This article was inspired by a comment that was left about three years ago by Vernon, dealing with the definition of a nomad, and how people may view it differently (read it at the bottom of the article). I have to admit that I used to think that definitions and adjectives were not important and […]

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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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How to Land Your First Online Writing Gig

If you want to live remotely, you need cash. It pays for a bed no matter where you are in the world and funds a life of adventure. With great food, amazing experiences and so many stories, you’ll never want to stop. But how do you get this lifestyle for yourself? Without a background in programming or […]

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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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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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How Estonian e-Residency can help digital nomads everywhere

If you’re an active member of any digital nomad community online, you’ve probably heard someone mentioning Estonian e-Residency by now. This concept usually comes up when someone is looking for information on the best solution for incorporating a company as a digital nomad. In order to get a clear picture of the topic, let’s start […]

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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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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 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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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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Going Against the Grain: Expat Challenges and Rewards

Today, many young people leave their home country to become ‘expat’, taking advantage of the myriad opportunities there are for working abroad. Whether you’re heading off to work in a multi-national company, teaching English in a language school or working from your laptop on your own business, the expat lifestyle has many rewards – and […]

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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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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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Stay Safe: Digital Nomads & the Dangers of Public WiFi

Written by Jess Signet Public WiFi is a well-known lifesaver for travelers and digital nomads alike. Whether you’re monitoring and updating your own blog or simply looking for a way to contact loved ones back home, stumbling onto these open networks means you can cheaply and easily get your internet fix. However, it’s not all […]

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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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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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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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How to Travel as a Nomad While Pregnant

How to travel as a nomad whilst pregnant

Written by Jake Olivier How to Travel as a Nomad while Pregnant Traveling across the globe as a nomad can be an incredibly enriching lifestyle; enabling you to discover new cultures and explore the local intricacies of international regions in a manner that most tourists will not have the opportunity to experience. However, many expectant […]

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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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3 Lessons To Help You Thrive As A Digital Nomad

My name is Nicolaus Jannasch. This same time last year I was still in college in Boston. I was really stressed out but I didn’t have any money issues, a kid on the way, or anything like that. My stress came from knowing that I wanted to do something different and that I was letting […]

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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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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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3 things to consider when going on a long trip with your car

3 things to consider when going on a long trip with your car

Written by Katelyn Dawson. Going on a trip with your friends or family is fun but it can quickly turn sour if you’re not prepared. So before you take your car out on the road, remember these three things to save yourself and your folks hassle along the way. Make sure everyone is on the […]

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Why is co-working vital for digital nomads?

Click here to view the Global Co-Working Map Written by Lavinia Losub Co-working spaces and “workations” have been hot topics for a while now. To meet the ever-increasing demand, the number of spaces catering to digital nomads in places like Bali, Thailand, Barcelona, San Francisco, London and elsewhere is growing exponentially. But what exactly attracts […]

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Coworking Workations for Digital Nomads

Click here to view the Global Coworking Map Written by Simona Boccuzzi. In our daily life Smartphones, Social Media, and Internet are everywhere. That would make you think that the perfect holiday would involve taking a break from the digital world, but a new phenomenon is changing this idea. More and more often, both professionals […]

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Resources for Coders on the Road

Written by Rosie Allabarton. The advantages of travelling and working were best spelled out over a century ago by Herman Melville, who wrote in Moby Dick – “I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble.” Swap “sailor” for “programmer” and “sea” for your preferred mode […]

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How to get clients as a digital nomad

Written by Philipp Steinweber Earning Dollars and spending Thai Bhat is the ultimate digital nomad’s dream. Ok, you can replace “Thai Bhat” with the currency of your dream destination, but you get the point: a western salary gets you very far in lower income countries. That’s one of the reasons why South East Asia is […]

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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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Keeping your passport safe

Keeping your passport safe

It might seem boring topic, but taking the necessary steps to keep your passport safe when travelling is absolutely essential. Losing it can be one of the most depressing ordeals – replacing it costs a lot of money, you’re at risk of identity theft, it completely messes up any plans you might have had until […]

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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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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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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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