Essentials Digital Nomad Needs to Pack

5 Essentials Every Digital Nomad Needs to Pack

The world as we know it is changing. Many millennials and younger generations are starting to stray away from the old-fashioned 9-to-5 way of thinking. We don’t just want to pay the bills, we want to enjoy life, explore new things, and work according to our own schedules. That’s why it’s never been more popular to be a digital nomad.

A digital nomad is someone who relies on technology to help them continue working as they travel around the world. The idea is so popular that some experts predict approximately 1 billion people will be working this way by 2035.

It’s easy to see why the digital nomad lifestyle is so popular. After all, there are few things better than being able to decide exactly how and when you work each day. For instance – you could set up your computer and go to work somewhere – as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection. Of course, there’s more to being a digital nomad than just grabbing your laptop and taking your next flight. You’re going to need a few essential items on hand to make sure you’re ready to deal with anything. Read More

working from the beach

I’m a strange digital nomad, I don’t like to work from the beach

Did I disappoint you?

I’m sorry.

Let me explain.

Working directly from the beach sucks. In tropical countries (which are so popular for picturing people while working from beach beds) is often too hot, sunny, windy, not comfortable and annoying sand gets directly into your equipment. I’m not even talking about humidity or distracting people in bikinis and boardshorts running around!

How do I know it?

I’ve been there. I’ve done that.

I damaged my fancy MacBook Air because I was playing it cool… right after I was detached from the typical office life while creating my beach life.

Don’t get me wrong. Beach life is amazing 😎

But… Let me give you an advice… don’t live in a dream and stop focusing on “working from the beach”.

Find a suitable workspace, a coworking, quite coffee house or your own room and get to work. Be productive and save your equipment and Instagram feed from bullshit. You will have more time and money for getting crazy on the actual beach… whatever that means to you. And if that means posting beach offices, fair enough, I just wanted to throw my 2 cents into this topic.

Last but not least, if you want to have a good laugh insert “working from the beach” into your Google image search

working from the beach

From Bali,
Silvia

Infographic: Top cities for working remotely in 2018

When we think of work, we think of a 9-to-5 activity accomplished inside the four corners of an office somewhere in a metropolitan city, surrounded by cubicles of fellow workers as you all type away heaps of documents on a computer until quitting time, and then repeating this scenario over and over until you’re sixty and up for retirement any day soon. And while some companies do try to mix things up with activities, aesthetically-pleasing offices and function rooms, or a dynamic culture with people who are so full of energy all the time, it remains that this is the image (and quite possibly the reality) that many have about working.

Baby Boomers and Generation X know this scenario all too well — they’ve lived through boring desk jobs since the day they entered the workforce, and wouldn’t probably have any qualms about it because, after all, work still brings food to the table and a roof over their heads.

But for the especially-adventurous — whether they are Millennials, Generation X, or even Baby Boomers, being stuck in the same place for most of their lives is unappealing, so much so that the option to work remotely has risen as a trend among jobseekers and job holders alike. This is especially true for 68% of Millennials, who reported that an option to work wherever they please greatly increase their interest in specific employers and companies.
Of course, this is not the only reason why working remotely is attractive to jobseekers, but it can be considered as one of the primary. And to truly reap the benefits of working remotely, many have opted to take on one of the most dynamic ways to work remotely: traveling.

Looking for the best city to go to for the best work-life balance? Here are the top picks this year, as seen in this infographic by Venture With Impact.

Top Cities for Working Remotely in 2018 (Infographic)