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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…

Why You Shouldn’t Waste Your Money on the AT&T Passport Package

I thought I was prepared When I landed at the Chiang Mai Airport, I thought I was prepared. I spent hours reading the best options for cell phone plans and recommendations for communication between Thailand and the United States. It was very important for me to be accessible at all times, as I have clients and coworkers who need to reach me throughout the day. Lesson: Unlock your phone before you arrive Update: AT&T won’t let me unlock my phone anyways because it’s on a payment plan I had packed two phones with me in my carry-on so that I wouldn’t have…

That Time I Took a Vomit Smelling Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai

Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai Cost: 150 Baht Getting to the Bus Station in Chiang Mai Most likely your bus or van from Chiang Mai to Pai will be leaving from the Arcade Bus Station in the upper right hand corner of the city if you’re looking at a map. This is the older bus terminal, not the updated Terminal 3. So if you think the station looks really clean and modern, this is not the place you’re supposed to be at. Yes, You Need Dramamine Whether you get motion sickness or just want to pass out to avoid…

Solo Female Travel Quotes- Part II

Solo Female Travel Quotes These are the best quotes to inspire your next solo female travel adventure! Now, pack your bags and hit the road… or plane! “Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.” “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.” – Caroline Myss “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von…

How to Grow Your Business by Traveling the World

What if I told you one of the best ways to grow your business,  leadership skills, your startup, or professional network was by traveling? Yes, really! Many entrepreneurs are trading in the 9-5 office for a nomad lifestyle in a unique way to grow both personally and professionally. Well, the phrase ‘pounding the pavement’ has never been more adventurous or prosperous. More startups are being built by Digital Nomads – location independent workers – than ever before. What is triggering this phenomenon? I’m so glad you asked… Business Meetups Meetups offer the opportunity to network and converse with like-minded people…