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Everyone Warned Me About Reverse Homesickness

Prepare yourself, this blog entry is just one giant complaint about Reverse Homesickness. I was warned: coming back home from an extended period of traveling is extremely difficult. And yes, it’s also a major #FirstWorldProblem. I get it, I’m an asshole. But I am also So. Freakin’. Bored. Have you heard of “Reverse Homesickness”? It’s a term that loosely means you’re missing the excitement of travel. You feel like your true “home” is exploring new corners of the world and you miss it when you’re back home in your normal, everyday life. If you’re like me, you know this feeling all…

Fear of Forever: Embracing Commitment Issues as a Digital Nomad

Uhh, are all Digital Nomads Commitment-Phobes like me? Do the words “longterm relationship,” “longterm employer,” or longterm anything scare the shit out of you? Because it does for me. I cringe at the thought of any aspect of my life becoming stagnant or monotonous. But I’ve decided to start embracing commitment issues because I don’t think it’s really an “issue” anyway. I view fear of commitment as the desire to experience everything I possibly can. Screw It, I’m Gonna Own My Fear of Forever After 26 years of being unable to commit to basically anything except being a Bossbitch™ I’ve decided to…

What Living Out of a Suitcase Taught Me About Life

I’ve traveled for months at a time, and I’ve traveled on short excursions. The constant that runs between them both is the amount of items I pack that I realize I don’t need – even after scrutinizing each thing before placing it in my suitcase. It’s so strange. Before a trip, I always spend days trying to decide what is “worth it” to bring: such as face wash, makeup, a hair straightener etc., and what I should keep at home. But each time, I have learned that when I don’t fill my suitcase with all of these items, I don’t miss them. Nor…

Why Australia Is a Great Country to Start Your Digital Nomad Adventure

The following is a guest post from Victoria Lawes at bizzmarkblog.com If you are interested in contributing, contact me! Wouldn’t it be great not to be bound by conventions of place? To just be able to pack your bags and travel wherever you wish, all the while supporting yourself with a steady job? Australia is at the forefront when it comes to this trend. Let’s see what it is that makes it the ideal playground for digital nomads. A Country of Freelancers While it’s sometimes cool to be a pioneer, a lot of the times it’s easier when you already have a strong…

11 Misconceptions About Digital Nomads

I wrote this post out of frustration because I feel like the Digital Nomad community is misunderstood. The majority of doubters and nay-sayers automatically assume this community is just full of bloggers who depict themselves living a fantasy lifestyle in order to sell their next e-book. Every now and then I’m playing defense explaining myself to others about what it means to be a remote worker and battling misconceptions of being a Digital Nomad. While in reality, it’s much more complex than sitting on the beach drinking cocktails during a conference call. There are many misconceptions about Digital Nomads, but for now,…

Digital Nomad Tips: How to Create a Life on the Road

The following is a guest post from Sue C. Smith at EssayCrest.com. If you are interested in contributing, contact me! There are some people who say that it’s a nice way to make a living. Yeah, sure, you may have to pull in extra efforts, but at least, it’s going to pay off in the end. But there are also some who says otherwise. “Will it really pay off in the end?” , they say. “What if I work all my life, not being able to have a taste of what life is really like?” This is one of the most…

Increase Email Efficiency by Enforcing This One Rule

Do you ever get to the end of your work day feeling exhausted and accomplished only to glance at your to-do list and see you’ve only checked off a few tasks? This is me to a T. I knew I was hustlin’ all day, but I had nothing to show for it. Where was all my time being spent? Emailing is the Biggest Time Suck in the Modern World I realized I was spending sooooo much excess time going back and forth with clients instead of focusing my attention to my actual assignments. I would partially complete the assignment, whether…

12 Fears Every Digital Nomad Has in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, and all of Thailand for that matter, is an excellent country to dip your toes in the Digital Nomad scene or save money while growing your business if you’re a seasoned veteran of the remote lifestyle. Flying across the world where you don’t speak the language will be the least of your struggles because these fears every Digital Nomad has in Chiang Mai are so much scarier. The struggle is real y’all, but experiencing Thailand is so worth it. Getting Ran Over by a Motorbike Traffic laws in Thailand are laughable at best. Motorbikes dominate and pedestrians and…

How to Get a Thai Tourist Visa as a U.S. Citizen

True story: I almost didn’t have my visa in time for my departure flight to Thailand. Thai visas are one of the more complicated to obtain and there are many rules and regulations, which is why I want to tell you all how to get a Thai Tourist Visa. It’s important that you alott yourself enough time before traveling to Thailand to ensure you receive your passport and visa back from the consulate in time for your trip. This is how to get a Thai Tourist Visa if you’re a United States citizen. Note: You must have at least 1 blank page…

Work Abroad with These 7 Remote Jobs

Working and living abroad is a dream for many wanderlusters, especially for the millenial generation. I’m a great example of someone who took their own job abroad and am now a Digital Nomad traveling through Southeast Asia with my laptop, passport, and love of exploring new corners of the world. If you’re ready to earn a living while living internationally, work abroad with these remote jobs! TEFL/ESL Teaching English as a Foreign Language or English as a Second Language is a popular option for travelers in their 20’s and 30’s who want to see the world, experience new cultures and enrich…