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 …

The Difference Between Luxury Travel and Affordable Luxury Travel: An Example in Koh Samui Thailand

We have described the difference between luxury travel and affordable luxury travel. We thought it might be useful to provide a real-life example! The Difference Between Luxury Travel and Affordable Luxury Travel: A Tale of Two Koh Samui Lisa talked me/us into adopting a digital nomad lifestyle after a luxury 2-week vacation to Southeast Asia. That trip ended in Koh …

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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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Review of Bangkok Airways Koh Samui to Chiang Mai

Our review of Bangkok Airways was impacted by Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year Anyone who does private labeling Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) knows all too well about Chinese New Year/Spring Festival. For those who don’t, it’s the cause of the largest annual mass human migration in the world. Think of Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Memorial Day and 4th …

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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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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 …