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Simple Ways to Start Cutting Down Your Packing List

Simple Ways to Start Cutting Down Your Packing List

With the release of the Oxna, Arcido is challenging backpackers to slim down their packing list. Of course, with the compression packing cube, it is possible to fit plenty of items into this 28-liter backpack, but the less you carry the more mobile you will be and the more efficient you can be when it comes to packing and unpacking. For many people, however, it can be hard to know where to start. How do you know which items it is okay to cut from your packing list? It can be so tempting to add one more t-shirt or a...

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What to Do When You Fall in Love Abroad

What to Do When You Fall in Love Abroad

More than a quarter of people claim to have had a holiday romance, while 11% are married to a person they met on vacation. If you are a full term or frequent traveler, the chances that you will fall in love abroad becomes all but inevitable. However, travel and romance don’t always make good companions. At some point, you will be bound to move onto a new country, whether out of choice or forced to by your visa expiration date.   There is no guarantee that the relationship will be able to continue, especially with the cultural and language differences...

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Why is Chiang Mai a Haven for Minimalist Digital Nomads?

Why is Chiang Mai a Haven for Minimalist Digital Nomads?

Digital nomads have been flocking to Chiang Mai for years, with the Thai city boasting an expat community of around 40,000. That’s just the documented ones though, with many more nomads coming and going on a tourist visa. There is one sub-group of digital nomads that are particularly suited for this part of the world: minimalists. If you combine a love of technology with a desire for simple living based upon activities that contribute to wellbeing, then the modern yet spiritual city of Chiang Mai is the place for you. If you have been wandering the world, considering where your...

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Building a Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Interview with Sanne Breimer, Head of Content at Tribe Theory

Building a Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Interview with Sanne Breimer, Head of Content at Tribe Theory

  The nomadic lifestyle is becoming increasingly common for young, energetic, entrepreneurial millennials, but it is a way of life as old as humanity itself. It may not be for everyone, but location independence would be a natural and exciting way of living for many people if only there was a way of making it work. Fortunately, Tribe Theory is helping to make this dream into a reality with their business-friendly hostels spread around the world.   The company is something more than that, though. It is a vision built on hospitality; a commitment to human connection inspired business travel,...

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How Packing Cubes Change Everything

How Packing Cubes Change Everything

  Some travelers are skeptical about packing cubes, viewing them like unnecessary extra weight or a waste of time compared to just throwing everything into the main compartment. However, once a person has tried them out for themselves, the benefits become obvious. Everyone from one-bag families to business people have embraced the packing cube as a way to keep weight down and generally make travel significantly easier.   When abroad or on the move, the basics of everyday life become more difficult. You are limited in what you can carry and things can easily become lost in the depths of...

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Loneliness on the road: Why it happens and How to Cope

Loneliness on the road: Why it happens and How to Cope

  In a world more interconnected than ever, it is a sad irony that loneliness is getting worse. Around half of Americans don’t have daily meaningful connections with a close friend or family member, while the reported number of close confidants is most commonly given as zero. For many people, traveling is a chance to meet a ton of new people, so it can come as a shock when you start to feel lonely as a solo explorer. Despite sharing experiences with locals and fellow travelers, you can feel isolated as you wander alone through foreign streets, far away from...

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Packing List for Laos

Packing List for Laos

  Bordered by Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, Laos is a popular stop-off point for digital nomads exploring Southeast Asia. With a similar low cost of living and a high quality of life as neighboring countries, not to mention strong infrastructure and WiFi coverage, you can easily spend several weeks or months setting up a business in beautiful Laos. If you are from Europe, Australia, or North America, however, you may not be used to the climate of Laos, so you are likely wondering what to pack. Below you will find the essentials you will need to thrive long...

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The Best European Cities for Digital Nomads

The Best European Cities for Digital Nomads

  With digital nomads flocking to inexpensive countries in hot climates, you might not immediately think of supposedly cold, rainy, and expensive Europe as a haven for remote workers. However, there are a few select places that are welcoming in digital nomads with open arms, offering the best in infrastructure and quality of life that location independent workers really value.   Cities like London and Paris may be too overcrowded and expensive to live happily as a digital nomad, but there are many lesser-known cities that are up and coming hotspots for tech startups and entrepreneurs. Are you wondering which...

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