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Simple Ways to Eat Healthy While You Travel

Simple Ways to Eat Healthy While You Travel

Ever notice how the simplest tasks become infinitely more difficult when abroad on a trip? Looking for the right hotel is so much more difficult than having a home, where sleep merely involves the short walk to your bedroom. Tasks as simple as crossing the road become a difficult and dangerous puzzle when you don’t understand the local rules and customs. One thing that travelers are often surprised about is that they struggle with is eating properly. When you are trying to see all the sights, do all the activities, and successfully run an online business, finding food becomes an...

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How Much Stuff Fits in Akra? - The Packing Challenge!

How Much Stuff Fits in Akra? - The Packing Challenge!

“Hi, guys - can you help me?”  The email reads. “I’m going on a business trip and I am looking to pack the following :  One pair of jeans One pair of pants Three dress shirts Seven t-shirts Seven pairs of underwear Seven pairs of socks One pair of dress shoes Can it be done using Akra and the packing cubes?” Felix and I looked at each other and agreed it was a slightly crazy amount of stuff to want to pack. But then, we don’t normally take ‘conventional’ business trips. Sure, Akra has a decent capacity, but could it...

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Why You Should Consider a Smaller Backpack

Why You Should Consider a Smaller Backpack

  If you’ve ever researched into which backpack is right for you, you’ll probably have been steered towards volume sizes ranging from 50 liters to 70. This is what all the long term backpackers seem to be carrying. Anything smaller is just for short trips, right? This is the assumption made by many beginner travelers. If you are traveling full-time, then it may seem that you basically need to bring everything that you own. If you need it at home, you’ll probably need it while on the road. Well, it’s time to break out of that thought pattern. The truth...

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From Pressure to Pleasure, How Daily Meditation Eases The Stress Of Work and Travel

From Pressure to Pleasure, How Daily Meditation Eases The Stress Of Work and Travel

Beneath the allure of a location-independent lifestyle lie hours of hard work, high-stress levels and long travel days. The amount of labor it takes to thrive as a remote worker can seem all too overwhelming sometimes, and is often cause for many aspiring nomads throwing in the towel. Beyond the many high-pressure tasks that come with the nomad lifestyle are a few meditation techniques to ease the stress of work and travel, some of which we’ll be discussing in this article. You might be reading this thinking that you’re absolutely unflappable and you’ve got your routine down to a tee....

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My Descent into Discomfort: Lessons From an Experiment in Extreme Minimalism

My Descent into Discomfort: Lessons From an Experiment in Extreme Minimalism

  It was my first trip abroad as a digital nomad. Stepping out into the unknown, I was filled with a strange combination of excitement and dread. Would I be able to cope on a relatively low and extremely unreliable income stream from the few writing gigs I had landed? Whilst chasing my dream to become a writer, I had moved into a cheap bedsit and adopted an extremely minimalist way of life. Unlike more moderate forms of minimalism, I was trying to strip my items down to the absolute bare minimum I thought that I needed.   For largely...

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The Best Podcasts Dedicated To Exploring The Digital Nomad Lifestyle.

The Best Podcasts Dedicated To Exploring The Digital Nomad Lifestyle.

  If you haven’t already discovered the magic of podcasts, then where have you been? Much like the surge in video sharing over the past decade, podcasts are gaining traction for very similar reasons. For starters, they’re highly informative and when done right, can be extremely entertaining. They’re also intensely personal, which means that their creators are passionate about the topics they talk about. With that in mind, we’ve listed five of the best podcasts dedicated to exploring life as a remote worker. The podcasts on this list are more than just easily digestible media – they’re packed with insights...

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How a Backpack Saves You Time At The Airport

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How a Backpack Saves You Time At The Airport

Packing is the science of balance. A balance between what to include and what to omit – tough existential questions that confound even the most experienced travelers. In the words of YouTuber Matt D’Avella, “packing can be a mini-experiment in minimalism.”   Carry-on backpacks are a great way to force yourself to get into the good habit of practicing packing balance, as they provide you with enough latitude to include your essentials and then some while forcing you to think long and hard about extraneous and often unnecessary items that you might be tempted to bring along.   It’s pretty...

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Why You Should Consider a Smaller Travel Backpack

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Why You Should Consider a Smaller Travel Backpack

If you’ve ever researched into which backpack is right for you, you’ll probably have been steered towards volume sizes ranging from 50 liters to 70. This is what all the long term backpackers seem to be carrying. Anything smaller is just for short trips, right? This is the assumption made by many beginner travelers. If you are traveling full-time, then it may seem that you basically need to bring everything that you own. If you need it at home, you’ll probably need it while on the road. Well, it’s time to break out of that thought pattern. The truth is...

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