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One Thing you can do Right Now to Escape the 9-to-5 Trap

In 2018, we broke free of the 9-to-5 trap. We took the leap, quitting our 9-to-5 jobs to travel the world full time. How did we do it? We discovered the essence of time freedom: realizing that life’s real luxury is the freedom to spend our days as we choose. Money may come and go, but time can never be …

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Passive Ways to Find Cheap Business Class Flights

Our first and best advice to find cheap business class flights is to use our tutorial on How To Use Google Flights to Find Cheap Business Class Flights (And Cheap Economy Flights Too!). But it can be exhausting spending all day searching Google Flights for the cheapest business class flight to plan your next trip (although sometimes we do!). The …

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Why Gen X and Millennials Need to Learn About Online Side Hustles

Anyone can make money online. That’s a fact. But many Gen Xers and older Millennials believe that you need to have tons of followers on TikTok or a blog with hundreds of thousands of readers to make money online. That’s false. That’s why it’s essential for Gen Xers and Millennials, two generations who have witnessed the rise of the digital …

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4 Online Side Hustles for Extroverts

There are so many online side hustles for extroverts. Extroverts thrive on interaction and draw energy from being around others. They often excel in roles that require communication, persuasion, and relationship-building. While sitting at computer working a side hustle might seem tailored for introverts, there are plenty of online opportunities that leverage the strengths of extroverts. Here are four online …

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5 Online Side Hustles for Introverts

There are lots of side hustles for introverts. Generally speaking, introverts feel more comfortable focusing on their inner thoughts and ideas, rather than what’s happening externally. Introverts often feel drained by large social interactions and need time to recharge by spending time alone. Many introverts prefer working in solitude or with limited interaction. Fortunately, the digital age offers lots of …

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Financial Freedom for People Born Between the 1960s and 1990s

While generational stereotyping can be a fool’s game, some clear patterns do emerge when examining the economic challenges faced by certain age groups. Particularly around finding financial freedom. Older Millennials (born in the 1980s and 1990s) and Generation X (born in the 1960s and 1970s) have faced particular financial hardships that set them apart from both their predecessors and successors. …

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How to Make Money from the Amazon Affiliate Program

The Amazon affiliate program, also known as the Amazon Associates Program, can be a lucrative way to monetize a website or blog. But did you know that you can earn money from Amazon just by reviewing products on social media? Or just referring friends and family to products you recommend? It’s one of the most popular companies for freelance affiliate …

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5 Tips and Tricks to Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing

Finding success making money online with affiliate marketing is not hard. It just requires a solid knowledge base, some hard work, and a lot of consistent effort. You can also read our article What is Affiliate Marketing – And How Do I Get Started? We’ve been making money online with affiliate marketing since 2018. Today it allows us to be …

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What is Affiliate Marketing – And How Do I Get Started?

Affiliate marketing can be a lucrative way to work from anywhere. But what is it? And how do you get started? In this article we explain what affiliate marketing is, how you can get started, and provide a list of resources to get going. Introduction to Affiliate Marketing and Its Potential Affiliate marketing is where people like you and me, …

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Digital Nomad Romania – Cluj, Romania

Considering being a digital nomad in Romania? Consider Cluj, Romania. In recent years, the charming city of Cluj, Romania – located in the heart of Transylvania, Romania – has emerged as a popular choice for digital nomads for a few weeks or even months. With its vibrant culture, affordable cost of living, and fast internet speed, Cluj presents an inviting …

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! But in this day and age one income is never enough. The goal is multiple income streams, aka side hustles! And whether you want to make money while traveling or want to start a side …

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Keto on the Go: Stay Keto While Traveling the World

Staying keto on the go can be a challenge. But we’ve been traveling full time for over 5 years and counting and have stayed keto the whole time. People ask us all the time how we do it. Following a ketogenic diet while traveling may seem challenging, especially when exploring countries renowned for their flavorful-yet-carb filled cuisines. However, with a …

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Keto Snacks on the Go

Finding keto snacks on the go is a critical part of staying on a travel keto diet. You can always pack sliced avocado, vegetables, boiled eggs, travel packages of tuna or cooked meat as keto travel snacks. But those snacks can smell strongly and won’t last forever if you forget about them in your luggage for a week! You can …

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Is Investing in Coliving Semkovo Right for You?

Coliving Semkovo is a proposed coliving in rural Bulgaria that is gaining steam thanks to its enthusiastically tireless project founder Mattias Zeitler. Mattias has proposed turning an abandoned communist-era hotel into a coliving/coworking coop. IMPORTANT UPDATE Coliving semkovo is now taking reservations/orders for apartments. Click or Tap Here to Visit the website We’ve been huge fans and supporters of Mattias …

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Is Frontier Airlines Stretch Seating Worth the Cost (Extra Legroom Upgrade)?

Frontier Stretch Seating provides up to 8 inches of extra legroom. But is Stretch Seating worth the cost? One of our affordable luxury travel hacks is flying on discount airlines but buying the best possible seats. We’ve done this all over the world. On AirAsia in Asia. On RyanAir in Europe. And on Frontier and Spirit Airlines in the US. …

Are Spirit Airlines Big Front Seats Worth the Cost?

Spirit Airlines Big Front Seats are larger seats in the front of Spirit Airlines planes. They provide a 36″ pitch and 18.5″ width – a full 6″ of additional legroom compared to Spirit’s regular seats. But are Spirit Airlines Big Front Seats worth the cost? One of our affordable luxury travel hacks is flying on discount airlines but buying the …

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3 Reasons Why Bansko Bulgaria is a Digital Nomad Hub

Bansko, Bulgaria is a digital nomad hub. In fact, it is often named as One of the Best Places for Digital Nomads to to Visit or Live. 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 …

Wine Tasting In Tasmania

Wine tasting in Tasmania is an interesting and fun day trip out of Hobart. Tasmania Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We’ve done wine tours/tastings all over the world, including in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne the week before we tasted in Tasmania. We were excited to tour and taste in Tasmania because the winemakers in the Yarra had …

Bansko Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Bansko Bulgaria is a stunningly gorgeous affordable luxury slow travel destination. Nestled at the base of Pirin mountains, Bansko is a ski town that reminds us very much of Aspen…but more pristine! And everything in Bansko is affordable. We paid around 200 euro for a month’s rent in an affordable luxury apartment. We ate in luxury restaurants for a fraction …

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The Best Coliving and Coworking Space Tbilisi

The best coliving and coworking space Tbilisi is LOKAL Tbilisi. LOKAL has all of the things that you expect from a great coliving or coworking space. Fast internet. Good café-style coffee and tea. And even a small bar for that afternoon celebratory cocktail, craft beer, or glass of Georgian wine! But more than that, LOKAL delivers social events, a place …

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Sozopol Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Here is what you should do in Sozopol Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury: Why Go to Sozopol Bulgaria? The entire time we were in Sozopol we kept thinking: this place is like a beach town in Greece…but cleaner and cheaper! Affordable luxury! Located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, today Sozopol a major seaside resort. …

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Priority Pass Lounge Montego Bay Jamaica – Club Mobay

The Priority Pass Lounge Montego Bay Jamaica is Club Mobay. Club Mobay is a large lounge with lots of food – but not enough keto friendly food to make a meal if you are on a travel keto diet like we are. But there is a full service bar, a shower room and even a spa in case you want …

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. I freaking LOVE great TV! Lisa strongly prefers TV to be…off. So this one is all me. The Wide World of Streaming Although cable TV is sometimes available where we stay, I do not rely on …

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What to Do in Hoi An Vietnam – A Quick Guide

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 …

Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley: a Melbourne Day Trip

Wine tasting in the Yarra Valley of Australia was one of the real highlights of our adventure so far, and truly a highlight of our four days in Melbourne! We love visiting vineyards and doing tastings. In the US we’ve done wine tours in Napa, Sonoma, Russian River Valley and Temecula, California, in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and even …

Eating a Keto Diet Vietnam – Low Carb in Da Nang Restaurants

Eating a Vietnamese keto diet in Da Nang Vietnam can be a challenge! Being digital nomads means eating out a lot at restaurants. To be clear, it’s possible to eat for a few dollars a day in Da Nang if you are not on a keto diet. But we are on a keto diet so we did not for few …

How to Avoid an AirBnB Eviction

Asking 3 simple questions will help you avoid the ultimate AirBnB guest problem: being evicted because homestays are not allowed in that apartment. Our AirBnB Eviction Story As full time affordable luxury travelers we try to avoid using homestay services like AirBnB. We save a lot of money and are able to afford much nicer lodging by finding short-term stay …

Eating Keto Diet in Bulgaria (Low Carb)

Eating a Keto Diet in Bulgaria is easier than anywhere we have visited. And we’ve spent time all over Bulgaria! Salads and grilled meat are on every menu in every restaurant in Bulgaria making Bulgaria travel keto diet nirvana! About Bulgarian Cuisine Bulgaria’s culture is an amalgamation of its neighbors and the various empires that have occupied it over history. …

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Bulgaria Air Review: Sofia to Burgas

We flew Bulgaria Air from Sofia to Burgas, Bulgaria. It’s a no-frills experience. But it gets you to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast much faster than the bus or train! Our Decision to Fly Bulgaria Air After 3 days in Sofia we wanted to head to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast starting in Sozopol and then Bugras, Sunny Beach/Nessebar and …

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Review of AirAsia Premium Flex Singapore to Penang

We once again took advantage of AirAsia Premium Flex to fly from Singapore to Penang, Malaysia. The one-way all-in cost was just under $100 US per person. AirAsia Hot Seats and AirAsia Premium Flex add a touch of affordable luxury travel to every flight! Penang Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Singapore Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do …

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How to Take the Bus Between Burgas and Sunny Beach Bulgaria

Our plan was to take the bus between Burgas Bulgaria and Sunny Beach Bulgaria. But we had a VERY hard time finding information about it. During our affordable luxury time in Burgas Bulgaria we tried to book bus tickets online. But the various online bus ticket agencies we tried kept erroring out. We couldn’t even find the bus schedule between …

Bus From Plovdiv to Bansko Bulgaria

The bus from Plovdiv to Bansko Bulgaria is cheap, easy and comfortable. Especially when it’s a van! After spending a few days exploring Plovdiv we decided to make our way to Bansko Bulgaria which is an emerging digital nomad hub. There is sort of an option to take a bus plus narrow gauge train on this route but by far …

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Priority Pass Lounge Malta – La Valette Lounge

The Priority Pass Lounge Malta Airport is the La Valette Lounge. It’s a large lounge with many drink options and enough hearty food to make a meal even if you are on a travel keto diet like we are! Wondering how we find cheap coach fights and cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Airfare Guides: How To Use …

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Varna Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

What to do in Varna Bulgaria as an affordable luxury travel vacation destination: Varna Bulgaria for an Affordable Luxury Beach Vacation Varna Bulgaria is a wonderful affordable luxury travel vacation destination in summer. Especially if you love the beach! Varna is a port city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea. It’s famous for the “Gold of Varna.” This 6,000-year-old …

Sunny Beach Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Why Sunny Beach Bulgaria as an Affordable Luxury Travel Destination? We stopped in Sunny Beach Bulgaria on our tour of Bulgarian Black Sea beach towns starting in Sozopol, then Burgas, Sunny Beach and finally Varna. Sunny Beach Bulgaria has a Reputation Sunny Beach has a well-earned reputation as one of Europe’s summer party capitals. Clubs and bars are full revelers …

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Priority Pass Lounge Porto Portugal

The Priority Pass Lounge Porto Portugal is called – confusingly! – the ANA Lounge. To be clear, this lounge has nothing to do with the Japanese Airline ANA (All Nippon Airways). Nor does ANA even serve the Porto Airport. That’s just what the Priority Pass lounge at the Porto Portugal airport is called! What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides …

Eating Keto Diet on the Go in Thailand (Low Carb)

We found that eating a keto diet (low carb) in Thailand is easy. And after six weeks we left Thailand lighter than we arrived as a result of eating a keto diet. Background on Our Eating a Keto Diet When we decided to become digital nomads one of the first things we resolved to do was lose weight so we …

Best Fast Food Keto Options on the Go

Sometimes your only keto diet option is fast food keto while traveling whether it be for work, vacation, visiting family, or as a full time traveler. Airport travel can be stressful and tiring. And the food options are usually limited to what’s quick and open. This often leaves fast food as you main or only choice to find a keto friendly …

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Boating on Pineview Reservoir in Utah

Boating on Pineview Reservoir in northern Utah is a blast! Pineview Reservoir is located in Ogden Canyon, 7 miles (11 km) east of Ogden Utah and about an hour’s drive north of Salt Lake City. We went boating on Pineview Reservoir during our US Digital Nomad Coliving and Coworking House in Wolf Creek Utah, just up the mountain from the reservoir. It has both …

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How to Negotiate Airbnb Prices and Fees

You can save a lot of money when you learn how to negotiate Airbnb prices and fees. Everyone needs to get away sometimes. Even in strange times like this. Airbnb might be just the answer you’re looking for. After all, it’s much easier to maintain social distancing when you’re renting someone’s home than when you’re renting a hotel room. But …

Choosing Between World Nomads or SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance

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 …

Nessebar Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

What to do for a day in Nessebar Bulgaria: Nessebar Bulgaria is an easy day trip from Burgas or especially from Sunny Beach. We spent a day in Nessebar Bulgaria during our affordable luxury beach holiday in Sunny Beach Bulgaria and recommend you take a guided walking tour of Nessebar so you can appreciate the rich history on display there. …

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2 Days in Singapore – A Quick Guide

We have visited Singapore many times. So when we arrived this time we knew exactly what to do in Singapore for 48 hours: food, shopping and Marina Bay! Spending a couple days in Singapore was the crowning jewel of a month of fast travel across Indonesia and Australia before we settled down in Penang, Malaysia. We arrived on a British …

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What to Do in Wroclaw Poland For Two Days

We arrived in Wroclaw, Poland for two days after leaving Cottbus, Germany in the morning and stopping for lunch and shopping in Bolescawiec, Poland The Polish Pottery Town Our plans were pretty simple: enjoy this quaint little Polish city. Where to Stay in Wroclaw Poland for Two Days There are tons of hotels and homestays to choose from in Wroclaw. …

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Boleslawiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town

After leaving the picturesque German city of Cottbus we crossed the Polish border to check out Boleslawiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town. Getting to Boleslawiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town The easiest way to see Polish pottery in Boleslawiec is by taking a day trip tour from Wroclaw, Poland. It makes a perfect 6-hour day trip. But we …

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What to Do in Cottbus, Germany for a Day

After spending two days in Berlin eating sausage, drinking German beer and seeing the sights it was time to head to Cottbus, Germany for a day! Our goal was to break up the drive between Berlin and Wroclaw, Poland by stopping in a quaint little German town for the night. Cottbus, Germany Cottbus is a university town and the second-largest …

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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Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism in Medellin Colombia

One of the reasons we decided to spend a couple months in Colombia was to do medical tourism and dental tourism in Medellin Colombia. In doing so we saved more money than the two months there cost us. Here is how! What are Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism? Medical tourism and dental tourism are a form of ‘geoarbitrage.’ Geoarbitrage involves …

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Fort Cornwallis Penang

We went to Penang, Malaysia for slow travel so we could focus on our businesses. But we did take the time to see some must-do sites in Penang including Penang Hill and Penang Hill Funicular, Batu Ferringhi beach and Fort Cornwallis. In terms of an awesome investment of time, two out of three ain’t bad! This post is about Fort …

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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 …

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Burgas Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

What to do in Burgas Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury Travel: Burgas Bulgaria is a hybrid between a beach town and a small European city. So you can enjoy a mix of beach and water as well as city life! Bulgaria Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Getting to Burgas Bulgaria from Sozopol Bulgaria Burgas was our second stop out …

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Priority Pass Lounge JFK Terminal 1

There are 2 Priority Pass lounges at New York JFK Airport Terminal 1: the Air France Lounge and the Korean Airlines Lounge. But each lounge can only be accessed with Priority Pass at certain times – and there are gaps when neither lounge is available using Priority Pass. What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access to over …

Eating a Keto Diet in Jamaica (Low Carb)

We found that eating a keto diet (low carb) in Jamaica is easy once you have a little knowledge. There are many keto Jamaican foods and they are available at just about any restaurant on the island! Background on Our Eating a Keto Diet When we decided to become digital nomads one of the first things we resolved to do …

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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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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Sofia Bulgaria: A Quick Guide

What to do in Sofia Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury Travel: Getting To Sofia, Bulgaria We arrived in Sofia on a Ryanair Flexi Plus ticket from Berlin. Our plan was to explore Sofia, Bulgaria for 3 days then head to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast towns of Sozopol, Burgas, Sunny Beach and Varna. After landing and clearing immigration we hopped in …

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Is Ryanair Flexi Plus Worth the Cost?

We have flown Ryanair Flexi Plus several times around Europe on our affordable luxury adventures including Berlin Germany to Sofia Bulgaria, Porto Portugal to Faro Portugal, Seville Spain to Malta, Malta to Bristol England and Manchester to Milan. One question we always hear is: is Ryanair Flexi Plus worth the cost? The answer is: it depends. Read on! Ryanair in …

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A Keto on the Go Diet Kitchen

Having a travel keto diet kitchen makes eating a keto diet while traveling much easier! Especially for snacks and desserts. Cooking in a Keto on the Go Kitchen Before we started eating a keto diet Lisa and I rarely cooked at home. She was a traveling consultant most of her life living in hotel rooms, so cooking was never a …

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Eating at Restaurants on a Travel Keto Diet

As full time travelers we have become very good at ordering keto diet friendly food in restaurants. Even in countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia where the rice and noodles are staples, we have found ways to stick to a keto diet while eating at restaurants all over the world. The key to ordering at a restaurant on a travel …

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Eating a Keto Diet in Mexico (Low Carb)

We spent 3 months eating a keto diet in Mexico. Think you can’t find keto Mexican food? Think again! Living in Mexico as digital nomads we thought we’d have a hard time finding a Mexican keto diet too. When you think about Mexican food it typically involves corn or flour tortillas – whether around tacos or burritos. And tortilla chips. …

What to Do in Krakow, Poland for Three Days A Quick Guide

What to do in Krakow, Poland for three days? Be a tourist! Krakow is a beautiful city but has a dark past. So to see the amazing you have to hang out in the Market Square. And see the Wawel Castle and Corpus Christi Basilica. But you also have to take in the horrors of the 1930s and early 1940s …

VIP Green Bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

VIP Green Bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

The VIP Green Bus is the affordable luxury travel way to go from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Chiang Mai Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Chiang Rai Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Plane, Bike, or VIP Green Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai? It’s about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. …

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What to Do in Berlin, Germany for Two Days

What to do in Berlin, Germany for two days? German beer, Brandenburg Gate, The Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and…a dentist…twice! Berlin was the first stop in a plan Lisa laid out to spend 2 weeks exploring Germany and Poland with her parents. We arrived in Berlin Germany on a Lufthansa Business class flight from Philadelphia via Frankfurt. We took a taxi …

Priority Pass Lounge Singapore Terminal 4

Priority Pass Singapore Lounge Terminal 4

The Priority Pass Singapore Airport Lounge in Terminal 4 – the Blossom Lounge – is a high quality airport VIP club with lots of seating, eating and drinking options. The Singapore Terminal 4 lounge is one of the nicest Priority Pass lounges we have been in! What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access to over 1200 lounges …

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Getting a Multiple Entry Vietnam Tourist Visa

Getting any visa to visit Vietnam is a bit tricky. Here is how we got our multiple entry Vietnam tourist visas. First, credit where it is due, we had read and studied up on getting our Vietnam Visas, but then this enthusiastic dude Ty Livingston showed up on one of the Facebook digital nomad groups we belong to and he …

11 Brilliant Travel Accessories and Travel Hacks – Updated for 2023

Compact Travel Accessories and Travel Hacks From Full Time Travelers We have used each of these travel gadgets, travel accessories, travel apps and travel hacks during full-time travel and recommend them. Lisa wrote our posts about travel clothes for women and travel clothes for men as digital nomads because, frankly, she’s the clothes shopper in our relationship. I get to …

Bulgarian Train Service

The Bulgarian Rail Network The Bulgarian train network spans over 4000 km and connects all of the major cities and towns in Bulgaria. The main rail hub is Sofia. From Sofia there are international connections to Serbia, Greece, Romania and Turkey. International service to Turkey is also available from Plovdiv. The national railway company is the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ). Bulgarian trains …

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How to Avoid Airbnb Scams

As full-time travelling digital nomads we’ve learned how to avoid Airbnb scams. We live in short-term rentals or homestays all over the world 11 months out of the year, often booked through Airbnb, VRBO or Booking.com. And we’ve definitely had some mishaps. One time in Penang Malaysia we were soft evicted from an Airbnb. And once in London we had …

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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 …

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Batu Ferringhi Penang: Bora Bora Beach Bar and Ferringhi Garden Restaurant

We went to Penang, Malaysia for slow travel so we could focus on our businesses. But we did take the time to see some must-do sites in Penang including Penang Hill and Penang Hill Funicular, Batu Ferringhi beach and Fort Cornwallis. In terms of an awesome investment of time, two out of three ain’t bad! This post is about Batu …

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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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5 Ways to Get Around Chiang Mai Without a Scooter or Motorbike

We use 5 ways to get around Chiang Mai. Ranked based on our preference they are: We have completely avoid using motorbikes, scooters and e-scooters in Chiang Mai! Scooters and Motorbikes to Get Around Chiang Mai First a word about motorbikes and scooters: many expats and nomads in Chiang Mai rent or buy a Vespa-type motorbike/scooter. My guess is that …

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Review of Priority Pass Hanoi Lounge Terminal 1 – Song Hong Lounge

Stumbling upon the Priority Pass Hanoi Lounge in the Terminal 1 domestic terminal was a real treat. Even though we were on an Economy Lite Vietnam Airline ticket we got to make use of the airport VIP lounge! What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access to over 1200 lounges in 143 countries. It’s the largest independent airport …

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Airport Lounge at Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1: Sala Montale

The Sala Montale Lounge Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 is a large and beautiful lounge. It has food, drinks and facilities that include showers, a silence room, a family room and even a smoking room. Sala Montale Location To reach the Sala Montale simply follow the signs. This lounge is in the B area of Terminal 1 past passport control. Make …

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Day Trip to Opole, Poland – A Quick Guide

After two days in Wroclaw, Poland we took a day trip to Opole, Poland on our way to Krakow. With a long history dating back to the 8th century, Opole is one of the oldest cities in Poland. So we thought we would check it out over lunch. Opole, Poland Like all of southwest Poland, throughout history Opole was variously …

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How To Use Google Flights to Find Cheap Business Class Flights (And Cheap Economy Flights Too!)

A big part of what makes our affordable luxury full-time travel lifestyle possible is the using Google Flights to find cheap business class flights. We have used Google Flights to find cheap business class tickets on Air Italy business class, British Airways business class, Hong Kong Airlines business class, Lufthansa business class, Singapore Airlines business class and Qantas Business Class. …

Avianca Business Class A330

We flew Avianca business class on an A330 from Washington Dulles to Bogota. This route is only served by an widebody Airbus A330 during certain times of the year. Most of the time it is served by a narrow-body A319, and occasionally Avianca puts a Boeing 787 on this route. So when we found a cheap one-way business class fare …

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Plovdiv Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Plovdiv Bulgaria is a charming city that should definitely be on your must-visit list in Bulgaria. And the Plovdiv Free Walking tour is a must-do! In fact, it’s our favorite city in Bulgaria for exploring the fascinating history of Bulgaria’s various eras! Why Visit Plovdiv Bulgaria Plovdiv is the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe. Or so they say! And …

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Self Insured Cash Option Travel Health Insurance for Americans – and Others

Self Insured Cash Option for Travel Health Insurance for Americans One approach to health and medical care for full time travelers is the self insured cash option. One of the questions friends and family asked us most often when we told them about our plans to become digital nomads was, ‘What about health insurance?’ We always heard about and understood …

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Kuala Lumpur for Affordable Luxury – A Quick Guide

Things to do on a quick trip to Kuala Lumpur? Part 1: How Thai Visa Waivers Got us to Kuala Lumpur – Click HerePart 2: AirAsia Hot Seats experience Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur – Click HerePart 3: What to do in Kuala Lumpur for 48 hours. This Post!Part 4: AirAsia Hot Seats Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai. Click Here …

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Day Trip to the Black Madonna of Czestochowa

We took a day trip from Krakow where we were spending three days to see the Black Madonna of Czestochowa (aka the Black Madonna of Poland). The Black Madonna of Czestochowa is Poland’s holiest and most important relic. This icon of the Virgin Mary with darkened skin and two scars on her face has a long history and is said …

Best Things to Do in Koh Samui Thailand – A Quick Guide

What are the best things to do in Koh Samui? Affordable Luxury Lodging in Koh Samui We used our weeklong stay at P&P Resort on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui as our example of the difference between luxury travel and affordable luxury travel. We cannot recommend this place more highly for affordable luxury travel! For $37 a night we got …

What to do in Melbourne for four days

Melbourne Australia for a Couple Days – A Quick Guide

Deciding what to do in Melbourne, Australia for affordable luxury travel is a challenge. It’s a cool city that offers so much…and there are approximately infinity day-trip adventures available from the city. But it’s expensive. So it’s definitely a fast travel place for affordable luxury travel! Here’s how we chose to spend four days in Melbourne after flying down from …

World Nomads Travel Insurance Claims Process – Our Experiences

As full-time travelers we understand the importance of having travel insurance – and now we have been through the World Nomads travel insurance claims process a couple times. Once for emergency medical coverage, and once for stolen property coverage. On the whole we have had successful claims through our World Nomads travel insurance coverage and were paid exactly as spelled …

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Some London Travel Tips and Hacks for a Quick Visit

Here are some London travel tips and hacks for a quick visit to make your stay more pleasant and save you some money! I love London. That’s why I spend nearly every birthday there. It’s like my buddy Sammy said: “Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man …

Hua Hin Thailand

What to do in Hua Hin Thailand – A Quick Guide

What to do in Hua Hin for affordable luxury travel? Where and What is Hua Hin Thailand? Hua Hin is a beach town about 200 km (120 miles) southwest of Bangkok. The drive from Bangkok takes 2.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic. We were arriving from Penang, Malaysia on AirAsia and pre-arranged a car for the drive directly from …

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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 …

Priority Pass Lounge Penang

Priority Pass Lounge Penang International Terminal

UPDATE: It appears the Penang Plaza Premium Lounge stopped accepting Priority Pass during COVID. The only way to enter is to pay a one-time fee. Here’s the link to do that: https://www.plazapremiumlounge.com/en-uk/find/asia/malaysia/penang/penang-international-airport/international-departures This lounge is a bit dark, small and cramped. But has a variety of fresh-prepared dishes and beverages. What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access …

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Lufthansa Business Class Philadelphia-Frankfurt-Berlin

After two weeks skipping across the USA to visit and spend time with friends and family, it was time for our Lufthansa Business Class flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt connecting to Berlin. And we were SUPER excited to have Lisa’s parents Jake and Marlene in tow! Thanks to our cheap business class fare hacks we would fly to Berlin in …

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance SafetyWing is the relative 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 …

What to Do in Sydney for Four Days

What to Do in Sydney, Australia – A Quick Guide

Here is what to do in Sydney, Australia for four days: Why Sydney? We arrived in Sydney during a period of fast travel that we planned while we were doing slow travel in Da Nang, Vietnam. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world. So we had to work pretty hard to find affordable luxury in Sydney …

What to do in Ubud Bali for 48 Hours

Ubud Bali – A Quick Guide

We arrived in Ubud, Bali for 48 hours from having spent a short time in Canggu, Bali. We planned our time in Bali as part of a fast travel sprint: we would spend three nights in Canggu then 3 nights in Ubud and use that time to decide if Bali was a place we would want to return to for …

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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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? …

Chiang Rai Thailand

Chiang Rai Thailand – A Quick Guide

Here’s what to do in Chiang Rai for affordable luxury. We arrived on the VIP Green Bus from Chiang Mai at around 6pm and took the 10-minute walk to our hotel, the newest addition to downtown Chiang Rai hotels, The Sann. Here are some tours, activities and things to do in Chiang Rai. Sann Hotel, Chiang Rai The Sann Hotel …

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How to Find an Affordable Luxury Apartment in Chiang Mai Thailand

How to find an affordable luxury apartment in Chiang Mai? Here’s a spoiler: throw a little money at the problem! Booking.com In another post I talked about how Lisa and I neglected to consider what Chinese New Year would mean for domestic Thai travel. That was nothing compared to what it meant for how to find an apartment in Chiang …

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Dubrovnik Croatia – A Quick Guide

Welcome to our affordable luxury travel guide to Dubrovnik Croatia! From bright blue beaches to stone-paved streets the city of Dubrovnik is one of kind! If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with a castle flair then look no further. Dubrovnik’s unique aesthetic is what makes it a tourist hub with at least 1.3 million people visiting it every …

Medellin Airport Domestic Priority Pass Lounge

Priority Pass Lounge Medellin Airport Domestic Terminal

The Priority Pass Lounge Medellin Airport Domestic Terminal is The Lounge Medellin International by Global Lounge Network at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport. It’s a large lounge with great views. It has plenty of drink options including soft drinks, wine, beer and liquor including Colombian Aguardiente. And a small selection of food to make a meal even if you are …

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Lessons From a Year of Affordable Luxury Full-Time Travel

Our first full year of affordable luxury full-time travel was full of lessons! We knew it would be. We decided to adopt digital nomad lifestyle knowing it would change us in ways we couldn’t even imagine. But some of the things we learned as location independent professionals still surprised us! Even though we travel and do pretty much everything together, …

Camper Retreats Caravan Algarve Portugal

Camper Retreats Campervan Portugal Caravan

Doing a campervan Portugal caravan with Camper Retreats was the one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. I can’t recommend this experience strongly enough! We went into our campervan caravan adventure with both excitement and trepidation. We left it with lifelong memories and friends. And although a campervan caravan may seem like ‘roughing it,’ we still considered it …

Port Tasting and Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley Portugal

Port tasting and wine tasting in the Douro Valley of Portugal is a must-do day trip out of Porto Portugal. And it’s definitely an affordable luxury travel experience! Porto Portugal Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We’ve done unique wine tastings all over the world. There’s nothing better than getting out to vineyards and tasting wine with the people …

Brussels Airlines Business Class New York JFK to Brussels to Porto

We flew Brussels Airlines business class New York JFK to Brussels to Porto. Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier of Belgium and also its largest airline. It operates from Brussels to over 120 destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. We were flying on a cheap business class fare Star Alliance ticket issued by United Airlines. Our $1500 tickets …

Which Priority Pass Lounge Budapest Airport Terminal 2 is Best?

There are 4 Priority Pass lounges at Budapest Airport Terminal 2: two Platinum Lounges, the Menzies Aviation Lounge and the SkyCourt Lounge. All of these lounges can be accessed with Priority Pass membership. But which is best? We were looking for a decent keto diet friendly lunch so decided to keep visiting Priority Pass airport VIP clubs until we found …

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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 …

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AirAsia Hot Seats Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur

Our AirAsia Hot Seats flight experience from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur demonstrates the value proposition of the AirAsia Hot Seat. Part 1: How Thai Visa Waivers got us to Kuala Lumpur – Click HerePart 2: AirAsia experience Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur.  This Post.Part 3: What to Do in Kuala Lumpur for 48 Hours – Click HerePart 4: AirAsia …

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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: 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 made we were determined to take the transition seriously. We had both been successful …

Exploring Germany and Poland

Exploring Germany and Poland with Lisa’s Parents – The Plan and Launch

After two weeks skipping across the USA to visit and spend time with friends and family, it was time to move our digital nomad lifestyle to Europe. And we were SUPER excited to have Lisa’s parents Jake and Marlene in tow! The Plan for Exploring Germany and Poland Jake’s ancestry is German. Marlene’s is Polish. So when Lisa proposed taking …

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Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 3 Washington, DC

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We landed in Los Angeles from a pretty awesome but also kind of weird Hong Kong Airlines business class flight from Hong Kong. Then we spent a few days in LA hanging out with a Hollywood actor. From …

Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong to Los Angeles

Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles

We flew Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles as part of our $585 business class fare from LA to many Asian cities. Wondering how we find cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Business Class Fare Guides: How To Use Google Flights to Find Cheap Business Class Flights (And Cheap Economy Flights Too!) Passive Ways …

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Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong

We flew Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong as part of our $585 business class fare from LA to many Asian cities. Wondering how we find cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Business Class Fare Guides: How To Use Google Flights to Find Cheap Business Class Flights (And Cheap Economy Flights Too!) Passive Ways to …

Qantas Business Class Bali to Sydney

Qantas Business Class Bali to Sydney

We really loved flying Qantas business class from Bali to Sydney, Australia. We had decided to spend some time doing fast travel after slow travel in Thailand and Vietnam. And part of that decision was driven by finding a really cheap business class airfare on Qantas for this segment. We were also looking forward to really seeing Australia and hooking …

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Priority Pass Bali Lounges

Unfortunately, there are currently no Priority Pass lounges in the international terminal at Bali airport. Here are our other Priority Pass lounge reviews:

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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 …