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Travel Trendsetters: A Light-Hearted Look at Laptop Lifestyles with Giang Cao’s Very Nomad Problems

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Travel Trendsetters: A Light-Hearted Look at Laptop Lifestyles with Giang Cao’s Very Nomad Problems

In the Instagram age, it can seem like digital nomads are living a flawlessly glamorous existence. People in the industry, however, will know that this isn't always the case and no one captures this quite as thoughtfully as Giang Cao. Originally from Vietnam, Giang now lives a location-less existence as an illustrator and graphic designer.Her online comic Very Nomad Problems shines a humorous light on the everyday struggle of choosing this way of life. She releases a new comic every Tuesday, which you can keep up to date with by joining the mailing list on her website or liking the...

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Taking Risks and Embracing Adventure with Olivia Poglianich, Marketing Executive at Outpost.co

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Taking Risks and Embracing Adventure with Olivia Poglianich, Marketing Executive at Outpost.co

New York City born and raised, Olivia Poglianich has always had a strong sense of her own personal values, including admirable ambition and - occasionally to her disadvantage - unwavering honesty. Following graduation, she found herself doing work, which wasn't right for her and knew that the only way out was to take a bold risk and escape her comfort zone.Well, it paid off, and she is now designing her best life as a marketing executive at coworking and coliving space provider, Outpost. I wanted to get an insight into how she maintains such a positive outlook, despite choosing a...

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Revolutionizing The Idea Of Work-Life Balance with Remote Year

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Revolutionizing The Idea Of Work-Life Balance with Remote Year

One of the companies currently creating the most buzz in digital nomad communities is Remote Year, a program that allows participants to travel the world while keeping their jobs. With four, six, and twelve-month programs all across the globe, Remote Year is revolutionizing the idea of work-life balance. We sat down with Luke Woolley, a program placement consultant at Remote Year, to pick his brain about how the program works, who it’s for, and some expert packing tips for digital nomads. What Exactly is Remote Year? With a company evolving as quickly and as dynamically as Remote Year, it’s genuinely...

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Travel Trendsetters: Learning From Real Saharan Nomads with DN LABS

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Travel Trendsetters: Learning From Real Saharan Nomads with DN LABS

Imagine traversing the North African plains of the Saharan desert, immersed in the culture of ancient Moroccan cities, all while gaining core skills that help you to become a fully fledged digital nomad. Hassan Bolaachoub is the brains behind one such programme called DN LABS, aimed squarely at marketers and developers looking to kickstart their freelance careers. We caught up with this astute business guru in the third installment of our Travel Trendsetters series to find out more about his journey to becoming a digital nomad, and what inspires him to get out and travel. Bolaachoub describes DN LABS as...

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

Visiting all 193 countries across the globe might seem nigh on impossible, but researcher and journalist David Torrance has made it his goal to complete this incredible feat by the age of 50 – and he’s only 48 countries away from doing it. In the second edition of our Travel Trendsetters series, we quiz this former political columnist on what drives him to explore, chat about his hairiest travel encounters, and find out what’s next on his travel bucket list.David Torrance began his career in journalism 19 years ago with the Edinburgh Evening News. Since then, he’s authored numerous political...

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Travel Trendsetters: Packing Like A Product Manager with Cole Mercer

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Travel Trendsetters: Packing Like A Product Manager with Cole Mercer

For the first edition of our Travel Trendsetters series, we chat to Product Management Consultant, Cole Mercer. As a freelance product manager and educator with more than 75,000 students worldwide, Cole knows a thing or two about technology, photography and traveling. Currently based in Austin, TX, his resume includes blue-chips and start-ups like Soundcloud, General Assembly, and Bonobos. Cole’s consulting career began with appointments in his Babson College dorm room, but his rapid ascent in the niche field of product management soon meant that he found himself racking up the air miles. After stints in New York, Germany, Spain, and...

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The Essential Weekend Travel Backpack Checklist For Digital Nomads

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The Essential Weekend Travel Backpack Checklist For Digital Nomads

Funky socks, breathable underwear, your go-to party shirt -- no, you don’t need tips on what to bring on a normal weekend getaway (unless you do). When you’re packing for a work weekend as a digital nomad, your packing list changes a bit. Things are more technical, more serious, and the consequences of slipping up are more dire. Here is our brief packing list on the 9 essential things to bring on your digital nomad weekend.  Reliable Headset/HeadphonesWithout a traditional office, your digital nomad lifestyle probably forces you to work in some less-than-ideal locations. On busses, in loud cafes, on the...

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No Bag Travel? Interview With Packing Manager at DUFL, The App That Packs For You

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No Bag Travel? Interview With Packing Manager at DUFL, The App That Packs For You

“Never pack, do laundry, or drag your bag through the airport again” -- that’s the slogan from the up-and-coming travel services company DUFL. Confused? So were we. DUFL has set out to revolutionize the luggage industry by introducing no bag travel.  Here’s the premise: send your gear and clothes you commonly take on trips to DUFL’s warehouse to be stored and fully insured. Then, when you’re ready to travel, pull up the DUFL app to access your ‘virtual closet.’ Select the items you’d like to take on your trip, and boom -- a pre-packed suitcase is shipped to arrive at...

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