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More Than 50 Gifts for Nomads

2020-07-22T12:24:55-04:00December 6, 2019|Nomad Life|

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.

Tired of the “every man for himself” vibe of the internet?

2018-01-11T12:44:56-04:00January 11, 2018|Nomad Life|

Amongst the veiled (or not so veiled) promotion and other noise of the internet, it’s hard to get the information you need. The anonymity of the internet also seems to give people permission to be assholes, and makes it harder to find a safe space to share your dreams and struggles. But there are great communities out there, if you can find them.

Finding Online Communities Where You Truly Belong

2018-01-09T18:05:01-04:00January 8, 2018|Nomad Life|

Because many people in our lives don’t understand our goals or lifestyle, and we’re often moving around—which sometimes makes it harder to meet like-minded people in person—it makes sense for nomads and location-independent professionals to seek out community online. But it can be hard to find places where we feel like we truly belong. 

Why Is It So Hard to Make Your Dreams a Reality?

2018-01-09T17:32:42-04:00December 13, 2017|Nomad Life|

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.

How to Handle Multiple Time Zones in Google Calendar and Online Schedulers

2018-06-12T18:54:19-04:00August 3, 2017|FAQs, Nomad Life, Travel Logistics, Work & Business|

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.

Nomads in Europe: What I Wish I’d Known about #Vanlife

2017-04-15T13:08:23-04:00May 26, 2016|Nomad Life|

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.

Buying Local SIM Cards When You Travel

2017-10-21T15:43:54-04:00September 23, 2014|Nomad Life, Technology|

For those times when you have a bad Wi-Fi connection while traveling, one of the best back-ups is connecting to 3G data via a local SIM card. If you travel internationally and stay in one country for a while, buying a local SIM card is worth the effort. Read about my experiences buying local SIM cards...

Introducing Nomadtopia Radio

2017-04-26T21:20:49-04:00September 11, 2014|Inside Nomadtopia, Nomad Life|

Nomadtopia Radio is my new podcast that will feature interviews with people all over the world who are living lives of freedom and adventure through location independence, long-term travel, living abroad, and more. Find out how and why I started a podcast and check out the first episodes.

Do You Collect Things, or Experiences?

2017-04-26T21:21:04-04:00August 27, 2014|Nomad Life|

I've been thinking recently about my values and priorities, and the ones that I see as an essential part of Nomadtopia. I created this graphic to illustrate one of them. There are lots of reasons one might collect experiences instead of things; here are mine.

My Favorite Online Tools

2018-05-30T17:45:14-04:00July 30, 2014|Nomad Life, Technology, Work & Business|

I'm constantly adding to, and tweaking, my list of most-used and favorite apps and services that make living and working anywhere in the world possible (and easier!). I just found this cool service called List.ly, so I thought I'd try it out as a way to share my latest favorites with you.

Going Home

2017-04-26T21:21:24-04:00June 25, 2014|Nomad Life|

The more you move around, the fuzzier the idea of home can get, and the harder it is to fit your story into the conventional parameters.