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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Cute Travel Clothes for Women by a Full Time Traveler

Lisa’s Favorite Stylish and Cute Travel Clothes for Women As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases for some of these cute travel clothes for women products. I will be honest: I buy almost all of Matt’s clothes. I can’t help it, I’m a born shopper and now he’s my Ken Doll! Here’s the thing, though, I have SUCH …

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Chiang Mai, Thailand as an Affordable Luxury Travel Destination

Why Chiang Mai, Thailand as an Affordable Luxury Travel Destination? You can explore the rich history and culture of northern Thailand. There are plenty of affordable luxury accomodations. It has excellent cheap gourmet food. Chiang Mai a terrific base for side trips in Thailand and all over southeast Asia. We chose Chiang Mai as an affordable luxury destination after an …

Best Things to Do in Koh Samui for Affordable Luxury Travel

What are the best things to do in Koh Samui? Stay in affordable luxury lodging. Stay active with watersports, tours and outdoor activities. Eat at keto diet friendly restaurants. Relax on Chaweng Beach. Take in the nightlife on Chaweng Beach. Affordable Luxury Lodging in Koh Samui We used our weeklong stay at P&P Resort on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui …

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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 …

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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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AirAsia Premium Flex Penang to Bangkok (DMK)

Using AirAsia Premium Flex to fly from Penang to Bangkok demonstrated once again that AirAsia provides a solid, reliable and affordable way to hop around southeast Asia. And they add a touch of affordable luxury travel to each flight. Vietnam Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Penang Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We had previously flown AirAsia …

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What to Do in Hoi An Vietnam for Affordable Luxury Travel

Hoi An Vietnam is the perfect example of an affordable luxury travel destination! Deciding to Visit Hoi An Vietnam After a couple weeks in Da Nang we decided on a quick side trip to Hoi An. Hoi An is an ancient city about 18 miles (30 kilometers) south of Da Nang. Luckily for the city (and its many visitors), the …

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What to Do in Sydney, Australia for Affordable Luxury Travel

Here is what to do in Sydney, Australia for four days: Walk around Circle Quay and Royal Botanical Garden Do the Hop On/Hop Off Bus Visit exhibits at the Powerhouse Museum Have cocktails at the Opera Bar and Squires Landing on the Harbor Explore and get some sun on Bondi beach. Why Sydney? We arrived in Sydney during a period …

How to Watch American TV While Traveling

For me, figuring out how to watch American TV while traveling was an absolute requirement for the digital nomad lifestyle. I love great TV. Whether it’s Sci Fi like Dr. Who, The Orville or Westworld or dramas like Game of Thrones, Man in the High Castle or Outlander or comedies like Catastrophe, The Good Place or It’s Always Sunny in …

Business Class SilkAir and Singapore Airlines Da Nang to Bali

As digital nomads we rely on cheap airfares to help us decide where to go next. So when we found business class tickets on SilkAir and Singapore Airlines Da Nang to Bali for under $500 US we decided the fates had spoken! Wondering how we find cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Airfare Guides: How To Use Google …

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Priority Pass Da Nang Lounge: CIP Orchid Lounge

Priority Pass Da Nang lounge is the CIP Orchid Lounge. As digital nomads we often let airfares dictate the timing for and location of our next destination. When we found cheap Singapore Airlines business class flights from Da Nang, Vietnam to Bali, Malaysia it felt like fate was calling us to Bali. And we qualified for entry to CIP Orchid …

How to Find an Affordable Luxury Serviced Apartment in Da Nang

How to Find an Affordable Luxury Serviced Apartment in Da Nang? You can use an agent but we found that process frustrating. Here’s how we did it. Soft Landing: Aria Grand Hotel Based on our experience in Chiang Mai we decided to book a hotel for a couple nights so we could decide what area was right for us and …

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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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Vietnam Airlines Economy Lite Hanoi to Da Nang

We paid $32 per person for Vietnam Airlines Economy Lite service from Hanoi to Da Nang. We set our expectations pretty low based on that fare. Whatever happened, so long as we got to Da Nang, we were getting a bargain. In the end…well…we got to Da Nang! Vietnam Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Vietnam Airlines or VietJet? …

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Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Review LA to Bangkok

After a year of planning, launch day finally arrived. We had quit our jobs and said tearful goodbyes. Our teeny tiny little backpacks were packed. After a Goodwill run to donate the last of our meager possessions, our tiny little rental flat was empty of what few belongings we had remaining. It was time to start our affordable luxury digital …

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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 …