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How to Travel on a Budget as an Entry Level Employee

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How to Travel on a Budget as an Entry Level Employee

As a recent college graduate or young professional, personal development and career readiness are usually a top priority during early adulthood. With that comes the task of finding a job in your field of study and interest. It is essential to give yourself time to get acclimated to your new work environment so you can easily begin making connections and finding common ground with your new peers. Making a great first impression is something that can help build your confidence in the workplace. These times can be stressful for some, and it’s imperative to take additional time for yourself. Reading...

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The 5 Best Banks for Digital Nomads

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The 5 Best Banks for Digital Nomads

One of the sweetest parts of being a remote worker is spending your hard-earned dollars, Euros, pounds, or pesos across the world. Before you splurge, however, you’ll need to choose a reliable bank which caters to your needs as a nomad. With exorbitant withdrawal and transfer fees, your regular checking account won’t cut it. Digital nomads require quick, seamless banking solutions with the lowest possible fees and a ubiquitous digital presence. If you’re a remote worker on the hunt for the best bank, look no further. We’ve lined up five of the best banks for digital nomads in 2019. HSBC...

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Embrace Consciously Sustainable Travel as a Digital Nomad

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Embrace Consciously Sustainable Travel as a Digital Nomad

Travel is exciting, fulfilling, and educational. It helps individuals to widen their perspectives and gain an understanding of other cultures and global issues, which in turn leads to more ethically conscious world citizens. However, there is no getting away from the fact that travel can damage the environment. Despite the increase in low emission public transport, digital nomads often stick to planes and taxis as the easiest, fastest, and most convenient options.People on the move may cook less and therefore over consume takeaways with plastic straws and cutlery. Then there are the plastic mini toiletry bottles you get in hotels...

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Travel Inspiration? Sorry Instagram, We Seek Something More Authentic

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Travel Inspiration? Sorry Instagram, We Seek Something More Authentic

Instagram is a platform full of inspirational people, who tend to be young and wealthy. 71% of users are under the age of 35, and 21% of millennials turn to the app when planning a trip. 60% of people who earn over $100K a year are on the app, compared to just 40% of those in $30K-$60K income bracket. That’s a lot of stats, but the bottom line is this: Instagrammers are not representative of the broader society. Especially the ones with the most followers.Almost everything you see is put through a filter, making buildings seem brighter, avocados riper, and...

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Travel Expense Trackers That Track Your Spending Across Multiple Currencies

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Travel Expense Trackers That Track Your Spending Across Multiple Currencies

For travelers and digital nomads who frequently move between countries, currency changes can be confusing at the best of times. Between hundreds of US dollars, thousands of Japanese yen and millions of Vietnamese dong (and that’s just one example), keeping track of your spending poses a potential challenge, even for the most financially fit voyager. To make things easier, we’ve compiled five of the best travel expense trackers who aren’t keen on doing the mental gymnastics that come with manually converting each and every travel expense. Trail Wallet Trail Wallet was conceived by full-time travelers Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney as...

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No Pain, No Plane: The Masochism of Budget Airlines

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No Pain, No Plane: The Masochism of Budget Airlines

The airplane industry is at the forefront of making world travel possible for the average person. It is incredible that you can jump on a flying vehicle and be transported to another country, sometimes for just a few dollars. A Ryanair flight in Europe will regularly set you back no more than $25, taking you as far as London to Warsaw and back again. In the United States, there is speculation that new JetBlue routes from New York to London are pulling down the fares of other airlines by up to 12%. There is a race to the bottom, with...

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How Much Money Do Digital Nomads Spend In One Year?

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How Much Money Do Digital Nomads Spend In One Year?

Once you’ve landed a remote job, there’s a curious combination of nervousness and excitement that settles when thinking about your finances. Great -- I can work from anywhere -- but where exactly is anywhere? How much will it cost? Juggling the expenses of flights, visas, accommodations, and the ungodly amount of street tacos you’re going to consume is no small feat. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We dished the question out to nomads to get a feel for how much they spent on their first year of international travel, and here’s what we found.   Yearly Cost of Accommodations...

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