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Our Tips for Dealing with Unreliable WiFi

bangkok wifi

As digital nomad travellers, if there is one thing that is on the top of our list when it comes to accommodation, it’s WiFi. We need to be online to get our work done, keep in touch with clients and keep Global Goose running. Having a room without a connection puts a huge cramp in our style. Unfortunately, as we …

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Why Every Freelance Writer Should Have a Blog

In my opinion, one of the best things that you can do for yourself if you are an aspiring freelance writer is to start your own blog. It doesn’t matter what you write about or whether you are based in one place or location independent, the bottom line is that having a blog will give you many advantages in the …

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How We Created Our Own Luck

“Wow, you guys are so lucky to be able to travel the world.” We’ve heard a lot of people say this to us and while they are absolutely right that our lifestyle is amazing and we get to experience some truly wonderful things, it’s not luck which has brought us to where we are now. Although we are very fortunate …

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How We Save Money by Traveling

When we talk to our friends about our digital nomad lifestyle, they will often joke that we must have won the lottery to be able to afford our life of constant travel. It always shocks them to find out that we spend less money traveling now than we ever did when we were living in one place. How could it …

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What is a Digital Nomad?

Today my “office” is located in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Melaka, Malaysia. A few days from now, it will be in Singapore. Later in the week, it will be on the island of Borneo. I am a digital nomad and I never get tired of the view from my desk because it is always changing. You might have …

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Our Top Ten Online Travel Resources

Okay, we are on a train in this photo but the same advice applies!

The internet has made traveling so much easier. Instead of relying on guidebooks which may not have been updated for several years, you can find the answers that you are looking for with a simple search. We use the internet as a travel resource in so many ways as we navigate around the globe and we have found certain websites …

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How to Become a Digital Nomad

So you want to become a digital nomad? The perks of the being a digital nomad are obvious; creating an income online allows you to pretty much live and travel to anywhere you want in the world. You will be able to set your own schedule and make your own rules. You can follow your dream of traveling to far …

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Dear Hotels, Start Taking WiFi Seriously

How to get work done, no matter where you are

“The world has changed,” I tell Kelly, “More people check if a hotel has free Wifi now than if it serves breakfast. “ Of course I have no stats to back this up; it’s more of a feeling. A little over a year ago I was working on the reception at a busy hotel so I know what people ask …

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Is Long Term Travel For You?

Do you read travel blogs every day and dream of the long term travel lifestyle? Would you give everything to pack up your backpack and set out to travel the world for six months, a year, two years or even longer? Traveling long term is an amazing adventure and it will bring you many unforgettable experiences. However, there are also …

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The Digital Nomad Experiment Conclusion (But It’s Not Over)

This summer, Lee and I rented an apartment in Portugal for 3 weeks in an attempt to learn more about the working/travelling lifestyle of a Digital Nomad. We wanted to see if we could pull in a full time income from my freelance writing work, while still enjoying the beautiful Algarve coast surroundings. In short, the experiment was an absolute …

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Creating Your Dream Job: How to Become a Travel Writer Part 1

If you enjoy writing and love to travel, the life of a freelance travel writer is an absolute dream. Imagine travelling all over the world and having amazing experiences, while getting paid to express them in words and share them with others. As a travel writer you will often get lots of sweet perks, such as free hotel stays, exclusive …

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Five Ways The Internet Has Changed the Art of Travel

The days where intrepid travelers voyaged across land and sea with little more than a compass and the position of the stars to guide them are long over, and so are the days when the loved ones of these brave adventurers waited weeks or even months for a letter stating that they were alright and had not been bitten by …

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The Digital Nomad Experiment Lesson #4 – Stay for a While

We are currently two thirds of the way through our stay here in Quarteira, and it’s time for another update on the Digital Nomad Experiment. Our goal for this experiment was to be able to spend three weeks working remotely in a beautiful holiday location in Portugal, to see if we could balance working and traveling to create our ideal …

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The Digital Nomad Experiment

Our Mission: Can we manage working remotely and travel simultaneously to create our ideal digital nomad lifestyle? For a long time, Lee and I have been talking about the possibility of becoming Digital Nomads. Inspired by so many of the creative lifestyle designers out there, we dream about living a life where our work doesn’t tie us down to any …

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