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The Power of Rest: How Doing Nothing Can be the Best Thing for your Productivity

The Power of Rest: How Doing Nothing Can be the Best Thing for your Productivity

  Sleep is the foundation of the rest of your life, from how physically healthy you are to how financially successful you are and the quality of your relationships. Despite this, around 40% of Americans are getting fewer than the recommended hours of sleep each night. This leads to such health problems as obesity, high blood pressure, and stroke.   Night time sleep is not the only problem, however. We live in a busy and active society, which has forgotten the value of rest. During the day, it is important to have breaks in which you allow your body to...

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Which Laptop is Powerful and Light Enough to Suit Your Traveling Business?

Which Laptop is Powerful and Light Enough to Suit Your Traveling Business?

  For most digital nomads, the laptop is everything. It is a money-making machine, a way to build a business, find clients, and submit work without being tied to any one particular location. On average, eight and a half hours a day is spent looking at screens, but this includes people who don’t need the tech to earn a living. If your laptop is a constant companion, traveling the globe with you and being used on a daily basis as an income generator, then you had better make sure that you have the perfect device. You already have the right...

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5 Practical Money Management Tips for First Time Remote Workers

5 Practical Money Management Tips for First Time Remote Workers

  The first few steps into the world of remote work can be as intimidating as they are exciting, especially when it comes to the prospects of financial freedom. Just a few miscalculations, however, and you could be packing your bags sooner than you think. We’re here to arm all you first-time remote workers with some practical money management tips that will keep you crisis-free as you set out on your travels.   Let’s assume that you’re setting out on your remote working journey with a fair amount of financial runway ahead of you. We’re also going to assume that...

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6 Tips for Managing Your Team of Digital Nomads

6 Tips for Managing Your Team of Digital Nomads

6 Tips for Managing Your Team of Digital Nomads In an increasingly digitally interconnected world, it’s no surprise that remote work is becoming more and more popular. But while being a digital nomad offers conveniences not found in traditional employment settings, it’s not without its own challenges. Managing long-distance relationships between employers and employees can get a little tough. Without the stable benefits of a traditional workplace, managers need to go the extra mile in ensuring that their remote teams can still deliver the goods. Hold regular meetings It’s best to hold regular meetings through the best remote communication channels...

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Staying Motivated When Your Dream Location Independent Career isn’t Going to Plan

Staying Motivated When Your Dream Location Independent Career isn’t Going to Plan

  Despite the modern world we live in allowing for remote work, it still is not easy trying to make it as a digital nomad freelancer. Location independence is certainly possible for many people, but it can lack the security of a traditional job and at any moment, it could all go wrong. Clients disappear without a trace, online companies collapse, and projects fall through. Everyone attempting to be a digital nomad, chasing their dream career, has suffered setbacks. There will be times when funds are running low and you start to wonder whether you have made the right decision....

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AKRA vs OXNA: What's the Difference?

AKRA vs OXNA: What's the Difference?

  With the launch of the new 28 liters OXNA backpack on Kickstarter, some people have asked how this differs from other ARCIDO products. Before this launch, it is the AKRA that proved most popular among users, described by some as the “best carry on system”, when combined with the tailor-made accessories. This doesn’t leave much room for improvement, but that’s exactly what the designers at ARCIDO set out to do when coming up with the concept for OXNA.   Cofounders, Will and Felix, have been traveling long term with the AKRA, giving them a deep insight into its strengths...

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My Secret Weapon Is Minimalism” An Interview with Will, Co-Founder at Arcido

My Secret Weapon Is Minimalism” An Interview with Will, Co-Founder at Arcido

  Arcido was formed with the goal of helping travelers to embrace one-bag travel, allowing them to move around the world indefinitely with everything they need upon their backs. This is an extension of the lifestyle embodied by co-founder, Will. A digital nomad himself, he has ditched his old warehouse full of stuff, and now runs his business with little more than a laptop. This has helped Will to focus on the things that really matter, offering a more meaningful and productive way of life.   There are many elements to running a successful company and designing products that can...

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Grooming Tips for Male Backpackers.

Grooming Tips for Male Backpackers.

  Non-stop travel can take its toll on the body, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look great. Travel shirts and pants made by outdoor companies are more stylish than ever and even backpacks are taking on a more sleek and business-like aesthetic. Although it can be fun to embrace the hippy style, leaving your hair unwashed and beard unshaven, there will also be times when you want to look fresh and clean cut.    For men, in particular, it can be hard to maintain proper grooming standards at the best of times, let alone when on the move....

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