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Why I Chose Chiang Mai as My First Digital Nomad Trip

Chiang Mai, Thailand is easily one of the most popular cities in the world for Digital Nomads to call home, or at least spend a few months in. For some, Chiang Mai is the total package. It certainly is a unique town, busting at the seems with culture and a thriving nomad scene. So what makes Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads and remote workers the best? Check it out! Excellent Wifi https://www.instagram.com/p/BK-bhLEgDbq/?taken-by=hashtagtourist Chiang Mai is a cafe capitol of the world, that’s for sure. I lived in the trendy Nimman area of town near Doi Suthep and there was no…

Guest Post: 10 Tips for Efficiently Working From Home

This is a guest post by my friend Chloe over at Messy Room, which is a fabulous ‘lil Lifestyle Blog if I do say so myself. For the Digital Nomads and Remote Workers, here are some fabulous tips for working from home. Enjoy! 10 Tips for Efficiently Working From Home Working from home comes with a lot of distractions. When you’re sitting at home all day, you constantly see chores that need to be done. Sometimes neighbors, maintenance people, and other disturbances stop by. There’s a bed. A couch, probably. Maybe even a TV in front of that couch. Netflix. How…

How to Spend 3 Days in Pai, Thailand

If you’re backpacking through Thailand or living in Chiang Mai as a Digital Nomad, be sure to spend a weekend in the hippie town of Pai, just 3 hours to the north of Chiang Mai. Pai is a small town that packs a lot of action. Be sure to visit some of these spots while passing through or spending a long weekend of 3 days in Pai! Visit the Pai Waterfalls There are many waterfalls to visit when you are in Pai, Thailand. My favorite was the Pam Bok waterfall outside of the city. You can rent a motorbike from…

How to Become a Female Digital Nomad

how to become a female digital nomad

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

I became a Female Digital Nomad out of necessity. Necessity to explore and out of fear that 20 years from now I would be filled with regret. And as luck would have it, the planets aligned and I became a location independent worker after years and years of wishing I had the opportunity to travel.

As I’ve said before, I think working remotely is the key to a happy and successful work/life balance and I could scream from the rooftops how much I believe in its mystical *powers*. So let me give you a brief outline how to become a Female Digital Nomad. Because, let me tell you, the hardest part is 100% buying the ticket. Everything else, you figure out as it comes!

Work Flow Goals: The Benefits of Batchworking

As a Female Digital Nomad, I’ve learned a lot on the road: How to live 3 months abroad with only one carry-on suitcase, how to sleep well on a 16 hour flight, and how to get a full day’s worth of work completed in half the time. Yep, I am 100% more productive as a Digital Nomad than I was working in an office thanks to the benefits of batchworking. And it doesn’t all stem from being inspired by new scenery or creative coworking offices, but because I have embraced batchworking as a way of life on the road balancing travel and…

Surprise! Things Nobody Tells You When You Move to Thailand

Traveling to any new country is sure to bring culture shock, and it was no different when I spent 2 months in Chiang Mai, Thailand as a female Digital Nomad. Living in Thailand is most certainly a life-changing experience, but if you’re thinking of buying that plane ticket, you should know these things before you go: Things Nobody Tells You About Thailand Electricity Sparks My first night in Thailand, I spent about 8 collective hours Googling this problem and wondering what the heck I was doing wrong with my chargers and adaptor. I was staying in a comfortable Airbnb and was…

I Didn’t Get on the Plane.

I was supposed to fly to Sydney, Australia today. In fact, I am supposed to be on the flight right now as we speak. But instead, I am writing this from a less-than-mediocre hotel across the street from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get on the plane. Let me rewind a little and please excuse any spelling or grammar errors. I’m still a little nerve-wracked. I was so excited to go to Sydney, I even got to the airport 5 hours early to relax and enjoy dinner before my 8 hour long haul flight. I was ready…

Goodbye Thailand: What I’ll Miss the Most about Chiang Mai

I have little butterflies in my stomach right now as I’m writing this. I can’t decide if it’s from the Grande “Brewed Coffee” from Starbucks, the excitement for my next adventure, or the anxiety of leaving Chiang Mai after living here for 2 months. I’m gonna go with all 3. It’s funny, I had this exact feeling while on the plane to Thailand (well, to China then Thailand) but those butterflies felt differently. They were a mix of oh god what the heck did I just do??? and similar variations of that. And now… I’m sad to be leaving! That trepidation…

Why More Companies Are Embracing the Digital Nomad Work Culture

Attracting better talent has never been more lucrative for businesses and why the Digital Nomad work culture has never been more within reach. We’ve never been more accessible than we are now. Coworkers, clients, employees, and potential business relationships have never had more access to each other, thanks to incredible advances in technology. Technology grants us the ability to be in constant communication, and with that, many companies and employees are inquiring if an employee must spend 40+ hours a week in the office in order to be successful. Those seeking the Digital Nomad lifestyle aim to challenge those antiquated requirements…

Top Digital Nomad Concerns and Fears – and How to Handle Them

Congratulations! You’ve decided you’re ready begin a Digital Nomad lifestyle and are about to embark on your first long-term trip. It’s daunting, I know. Especially if you’re not self-employed and work for a company in a 9-5 setting. Not knowing what to expect or potential situations that could arise are major stressors and Digital Nomad concerns. Questions that kept me up at night before my first trek included “How will I make calls and be in touch with my co-workers and clients overseas?” and “What if my boss resents me for being an inconvenience?” These doubts and questions are totally normal, although many…