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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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10 Variables You Control That Will Make Traveling Infinitely Easier

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10 Variables You Control That Will Make Traveling Infinitely Easier

  With the likes of Airbnb, Couchsurfing, Uber, and Skyscanner, traveling the world is easier than ever. In an instant, you can see the cheapest hotels and flights, and with Google Maps you immediately know exactly how to get to pretty much anywhere. Then there is the rise of remote work and reliable WiFi, which means that you can earn while you travel and stay on the road for extended periods of time. However, travel can still be hard work. Jet lag, exhaustion from carrying all your stuff around, adjusting to new climates and cultures, and sleeping in unfamiliar places...

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A Video Walk-Through of Oxna's Features

A Video Walk-Through of Oxna's Features

Oxna has plenty of original features which make it stand out as a carry-on backpack. Check out this video we made where I take you through them all.  Features :  28L Volume, carry-on size Large opening pocket with accompanying compression cube Dedicated laptop, charger and media pockets Hideaway straps + side handle for 'briefcase mode' Made from recycled black Kodra, lightweight + waterproof material If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us a message on Facebook Messenger. We'll do our best to respond as fast as possible.

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7 Features of Oxna That Make It The Perfect Carry-on Backpack

7 Features of Oxna That Make It The Perfect Carry-on Backpack

It fits the overhead locker We want to travel with a single pack, and not check anything in. All our backpacks are designed to do this. The benefits are manyfold - not least as a way to avoid check-in fees. Anecdotally, we have noticed that airlines are starting to ask passengers to check their bags anyway, even if they’re cabin-compliant. But usually they don’t bother you  if you’re wearing a backpack. And best of all, since Oxna is slightly smaller than other carry-on backpacks, there’s also nearly always room in the overhead locker.  Check out this dedicated charger pocket Ever...

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