Here at Nomadtopia, I talk to a lot of people who are working toward big goals. Maybe they’re dreaming of living abroad, or traveling long-term, or just setting everything up so they can head to the beach for a month every winter. The dream is exciting, but the day-to-day ins and outs of making it happen can feel like a real uphill slog. They’re feeling alone, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Why is it so hard? Here are a few of the specific issues I see these people struggling with as they work to make their dreams a reality.
I asked experienced travelers, nomads, expats, and future nomads to share their suggestions for the best gifts for nomads.
If you’ve ever struggled with what to buy for the avid traveler or nomad in your life, this is for you.
And if you’re tired of your family and friends complaining that you’re difficult to shop for, just send them this post.
Nomadic or not, you might be one of the many people in the world who communicate and even work with people in different time zones. Add your (or their) travel into the mix, and it gets even more complicated keeping track of it all. I'm constantly coordinating with people in other time zones, and over the years I’ve found some helpful tools to stay on top of time zones when working and/or traveling internationally.
Here’s as close as I can get to a comprehensive list of all the tools I use to run my businesses no matter where I go. I'll keep updating it as my needs and choices change.
Guest post from Mel Candea! In 2012, the term ‘digital nomad’ was only being loosely toyed with; the (hashtag) ‘vanlife’ revolution hadn’t truly begun; and we had no clue how we’d travel. We just knew that we had to. If I were sitting across from then-me, armed with what I know now, I’d have a few pivotal points of advice.
A look inside my bags: everything I pack for our extended travels, plus lots of additional info about the luggage I use, why we check our bags, and things I've added and gotten rid of over the years.
In early July, we left Granada, Nicaragua, and headed to Playa Samara on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It’s been pretty smooth sailing, but we (re)learned quite a few things along the way!
I had heard so many people rave about Granada that I expected to love it, and, well, I don't. I still can't quite put my finger on how I feel about this place or why, and I feel guilty admitting that I don't love it.
I've learned a lot since I launched my podcast in September 2014, and I thought I would share some of my lessons learned for those who might also be interested in podcasting while traveling.