Any US nomads found health insurance with global coverage? My current approach has been to have US health insurance, essentially a waste of money but if I ever got very sick I could go home and have coverage. My actual healthcare is a combination of travel insurance (haven’t really used it much though) and paying cash in cheap places like SE Asia and Latin America. The cobbled together approach is neither simple nor very cost-effective. Love to find a product with global coverage that also satisfies Obamacare requirements. Any leads?
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Last summer I spent some time travelling through Thailand and Cambodia and jumped on mopeds to get around. I fell in love with them, the freedom, the ability to get off the tourist trail and see areas of a country not written about in tour books.
Recently a friend of mine cycled from London through Western Europe down to Morocco. His journey, stories and photo blog have all inspired me to see Europe by road rather than missing it all by plane.
I’ve been encouraged to do the same longer term through Europe. Next month I’m heading off to Spain to start that journey.
I was wondering if any nomads here are on similar journeys? Does anyone motorcycle between cities setting up to work for a couple weeks then moving on?
If so, have you got any advice/tips for someone just starting that journey?
Anyone else keen cyclist or runner? I’m an ex-triathlete and—whilst I’ve got my wardrobe down to a minimum—I’m lugging around a rather large box on my travels containing my road bike. Am not doing the whole bike-touring thing, just using it for adventures, exploring, keeping fit, taking epic photos, etc., and taking my own bike is far nicer than renting.
Finding the balance between that and real work is a bit of a challenge, mostly in terms of a hard ride in the morning will mean I’m a little foggy throughout the rest of the day, concentration-wise.
Still, I’d rather use and enjoy my health whilst I’m young instead of waiting until I retire to do these things.
(If you do bike or run, do you also Strava?)
I’m currently thinking of getting a packing cube and velcro binder after I used a GRID-IT organizer which couldn’t fit all my stuff in the end.
I know some use ziplock bags, but how durable is that? Won’t it just be one big mess of cable salad?
What’s your approach?
Are there any nomad game developers here? or aspiring nomad game developers? It does seem to be an extreme rarity. Even moreso since most game devs typically don’t cross over with the web developer or startup crowds unless they have something like Unity3D in common. Also games are typically a lot more work than websites and are usually much less profitable at the indie/small studio level.
Anyway here’s what I’ve found so far.
http://www.chronosoft.com/ - only making $150/mnth on RPGMaker type games, tough even for Chiang Mai
http://www.gamedevnomad.com/ - seems like he’s trying to support himself creating art asset packs first and work up to building games full time.
Looking forward to blogging about my own journey but I have a ways to go to even catch up to these guys first. Was also thinking that anyone working on even moderately complex Unity games or high res 2d games might have assets and builds that are prohibitive to move around on countries with weaker internet, i.e. sub 5mbit, cough Australia etc. Would love to hear more experiences if you got them.
There are far more teams collaborating remotely out there just from what I know, but almost none of them are nomads with most AAA and vfx studios not working this way in part due to potential IP leaking issues but it seems not to be a problem with the kickstarter generation.
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