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Creating a Digital Nomad Coliving House in the USA

When COVID-19 closed international borders we set about creating a Digital Nomad Coliving House in the USA. This is the true story…of eight acquaintances…self-selected to live in a house…work together…and have their lives recorded in this article…to find out what happens…when people stop nomading internationally…and do a US digital nomad coliving house… The US Digital Nomad Coliving House! Digital Nomads …

3 Tips on Working from Home From Full-Time Digital Nomads

Companies around the globe have rolled out mandatory remote work or work from home policies in response to the Coronavirus pandemic so we want to offer tips on working from home from full-time digital nomads! Welcome to the digital workplace life, rest of the world! Are you concerned with being efficient and effective working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic …

3 Reasons Why Bansko Bulgaria is an Emerging Digital Nomad Hub

Bansko Bulgaria is an emerging digital nomad hub. We first heard about Bansko Bulgaria when we were in the most famous digital nomad hub in the world: Chiang Mai Thailand. Other digital nomads we met in Da Nang Vietnam also mentioned Bansko Bulgaria as a place that digital nomads ought to check out. We are pretty seasoned travelers and have …

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Amazon Private Label FBA: Things You Should Know Before You Start

If you are interested in becoming an Amazon Private Label (PL) FBA seller there are things you should know before you start. Online gurus will sell you the dream that Amazon PL is a great way to get rich quick and have a passive income for a $500 investment. The reality is that you can make a lot of money …

Choosing Between World Nomads or SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance For Americans – and Others

For us, choosing travel medical insurance came down to choosing between World Nomads or SafetyWing. Here is our Guide to Travel Health Insurance for Americans (and Other Nationalities Too!) Here is our analysis of World Nomads travel medical insurance. Here is our analysis of SafetyWing travel medical insurance. Our First Choice Is SafetyWing After comparing costs and coverage of World …

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World Nomads Travel Medical Insurance For Americans – and Others

World Nomads Travel Medical Insurance When we looked at travel medical insurance as Americans World Nomads came up over and over again. Click here for our guide on understanding the difference between health insurance and travel medical insurance – and why you need both. After looking at both World Nomads and SafetyWing we bought a World Nomads policy. Click here …

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance For Americans – and Others

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance SafetyWing is the new kid on the block in terms of providing travel medical insurance to people who travel either a lot or full time. Click here for our guide on understanding the difference between health insurance and travel medical insurance – and why you need both. The people who created and work for SafetyWing are …

How to Make Money While Traveling…or From Home!

How to make money while traveling or from home? That’s the question every would-be digital nomad or full time traveler wants answered. We can help! We knew that if affordable luxury full time travel was going to be our forever-life we needed to offset our expenses with active income. It’s one of our 5 Tips For How You Can Become …

How We Became Digital Nomads: Starting an Amazon FBA Business

The top question people ask us about how to become a digital nomads and travel the world in affordable luxury is: how do you make a living while traveling full time? This is the story of how I started a remote Fulfilled by Amazon Private Label business – ‘FBA PL’ or just ‘FBA’ for short. Our Amazon FBA Business Started …

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Long Term Travel Packing List

Living a life of full time upscale travel means having a long term travel packing list. Deciding to permanently live out of a 22-inch Osprey Ozone Convertible Wheeled carry-on – which we consider to be the best long term travel bag -comes with certain wardrobe consequences and requirements. It means accepting that clothes will be worn and re-worn and re-re-worn. And …

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Making the Decision to Become Digital Nomads

Making the decision to become digital nomads was both difficult and easy. But when travel is your hobby and passion it just makes sense to make it your whole life! Matt’s Journey - Inspiration, Move Me Brightly I’ve always loved to travel. When I was in high school I was a bit of an underachiever (‘so smart…if he would only apply …

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How to Become a Digital Nomad – 3 Simple Steps to Prepare

How to become a digital nomad? Prepare! Plan your work then work your plan. Contents: Set a launch date. Create a work-back plan from that date. Implement the plan! Becoming digital nomads was not a decision Lisa and I took lightly. Deciding to pursue our passion for full time affordable luxury travel was a process. But once that decision was …

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3 Easy Ways to Find Penang Expats and Penang Digital Nomads

Life as a Penang expat or Penang digital nomad can be awesome. When we talk to digital nomads and others who have spent a significant amount of time in Penang, Malaysia the same issue comes up over and over: it’s hard to find other Penang expats and Penang digital nomads. So we want to share what we consider to be …

We Are Moving to Penang, Malaysia…For a Bit…

After five weeks of fast travel, we are soooo ready for some slow travel again. So we are moving to Penang, Malaysia. We loved slow travel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Then some more slow travel in Da Nang, Vietnam. But we were getting antsy so decided to spend some time doing fast travel in Bali and Australia. And it has …

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We’ve Planned More Fast Travel!

After 5 weeks working hard in Chiang Mai we decided it was time for some faster travel. And while we had some vague notions about what to do next, the only actual travel plans we had involved a few days in Hanoi, Vietnam (which we did not love) and then hanging out in Da Nang, Vietnam for a while. We …

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3 Reasons We Did Not Love Hanoi as Digital Nomads

Let’s face it, not every travel destination is Shangri-la. And for sure: different strokes for different folks. But we did NOT love Hanoi. Now, maybe we didn’t give it a fair shake: we stayed for 3 nights in the Old Quarter. Maybe that’s a bit like staying 3 nights on Times Square in New York or the Magnificent Mile in …

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A Typical Digital Nomad Day in Chiang Mai

One of the most-asked questions we get from folks both at home and that we meet along the way in our adventure is: ‘So what is a typical digital nomad day…what does it look like?’ Well, here in Chiang Mai it looks a lot like our days before we became digital nomads: we work, we eat, we sleep, we travel …

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Our First Week in Chiang Mai: Seeing Stuff, Meeting People

When we arrived we wanted to get to work on the business and meet people in Chiang Mai but our top priority was finding a place to live for the month. Our second priority was finishing our FY18 taxes (hard work) and starting to focus on maximizing profit and new product development for the business (the hardest work there is). …

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What an Upscale Digital Nomad Itinerary Looks Like

Once we let the world know our intentions to become upscale digital nomads we got so many well-wishes…and also a million questions. But the two questions we’ve heard over and over are ‘where are you going to live?’ and ‘What is your itinerary?’ The answers to these very reasonable questions are both simple and totally complicated. Lisa Designed All of …