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2020-07

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Software engineer (Go, Node, React, Typescript, GraphQL), maker, wanderlust+homebody. Originally from northern California. Nomad.
18

trips

77,311

km

4%

of the world

8

countries

16

cities



Near people All people 2020 2019 2017 2008 2006
  26 Jul '20 30d 25 Aug '20 25 Aug '20
26 Jul '20

Santa Rosa, CA

25ยฐC 77ยฐF
United States
 
 
  28 Jun '20 28d 26 Jul '20 26 Jul '20
28 Jun '20

Miami, FL

31ยฐC 88ยฐF
United States
 
 
  2 Mar '20 4mo 28 Jun '20 28 Jun '20
2 Mar '20

Buenos Aires

24ยฐC 75ยฐF
Argentina
 
 
  12 Feb '20 18d 1 Mar '20 1 Mar '20
12 Feb '20

Yucatรกn

Mexico
2019
  3 Dec '19 2mo 12 Feb '20 12 Feb '20
3 Dec '19

Santa Rosa, CA

12ยฐC 54ยฐF
United States
  25 Nov '19 8d 3 Dec '19 3 Dec '19
25 Nov '19

Tokyo

18ยฐC 64ยฐF
Japan
 
 
  16 Sep '19 2mo 25 Nov '19 25 Nov '19
16 Sep '19

Santa Rosa, CA

26ยฐC 78ยฐF
United States
  12 Sep '19 4d 16 Sep '19 16 Sep '19
12 Sep '19

New York City, NY

24ยฐC 75ยฐF
United States
 
 
  20 Feb '19 12d 4 Mar '19 4 Mar '19
20 Feb '19

Costa Rica

2017
  1 Oct '17 3mo 7 Jan '18 7 Jan '18
1 Oct '17

Thailand

2008
  15 Oct '08 5d 20 Oct '08 20 Oct '08
15 Oct '08

Barcelona

23ยฐC 73ยฐF
Spain
 
 
  1 Jul '08 4mo 15 Oct '08 15 Oct '08
1 Jul '08

Malaga

29ยฐC 84ยฐF
Spain
  27 Jun '08 4d 1 Jul '08 1 Jul '08
27 Jun '08

Madrid

26ยฐC 79ยฐF
Spain
2006
  25 Feb '06 3d 28 Feb '06 28 Feb '06
25 Feb '06

Amsterdam

9ยฐC 48ยฐF
Netherlands
  21 Feb '06 4d 25 Feb '06 25 Feb '06
21 Feb '06

Bremen

8ยฐC 46ยฐF
Germany
  18 Feb '06 3d 21 Feb '06 21 Feb '06
18 Feb '06

Frankfurt

9ยฐC 48ยฐF
Germany
  15 Feb '06 3d 18 Feb '06 18 Feb '06
15 Feb '06

Cologne

10ยฐC 50ยฐF
Germany
  1 Feb '06 14d 15 Feb '06 15 Feb '06
1 Feb '06

Italy

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๐ŸŒŽ Regions collected (4 of 9)

๐Ÿšฉ Flags collected (8 of 275)

๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    45°     46° AQI 33
    7mo
    $3,295 / mo
    46 Mbps
    ร—
  • Argentina

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  31°  87°   27°  81° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 42
    4mo
    $953 / mo
    5 Mbps
    ร—
  • Spain

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  12°  54°   13°  56° AQI 34
    4mo
    $2,791 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  21°  70°   21°  69° AQI 48
    18d
    $1,397 / mo
    7 Mbps
    ร—
  • Germany

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    41°     42° AQI 20
    10d
    $3,024 / mo
    55 Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    43°     47° AQI 17
    8d
    $2,578 / mo
    24 Mbps
    ร—
  • Netherlands

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    39°     40° AQI 78 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    3d
    $4,048 / mo
    35 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Santa Rosa

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  16°  61°   16°  61° AQI 30
    3x
    $4,348 / mo
    42 Mbps
    ร—
  • Cologne

    Although I would not praise Cologne as the top destination for digital nomads I have certain doubts about some negative aspects listed here. Hospitals: How can hospitals be pretty bad if Germany has one of the best medical systems in the world? This judgments compares it with remote 3rd world cities which is by definition not logical. Germany, and therefore also Cologne, has most likely the best emergency system in the world (ambulance must arrive within max. 12 minutes - independent of traffi

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    43°     43° AQI 10
    1x
    $3,049 / mo
    55 Mbps
    ร—
  • Frankfurt

    Very luxurious yet has some parts of the city that are charming and have gothic architecture. A lot of tourists and people from Balkans who work in region. Pretty expensive. If you are not very rich just visit it and choose to stay in some other, more modest german city. In my opinion Frankfurt is city nr 3 in Germany after Berlin and Munich and I have travelled through much of Germany. Hamburg and Cologne are somewhere with the Frankfurt, but Frankfurt is more luxurious.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    41°     42° AQI 25
    1x
    $3,185 / mo
    48 Mbps
    ร—
  • Bremen

    Extremely bicycle-friendly. Making friends is not hard if you adopt some group hobbies, such as dancing, which is pretty popular here. Hamburg and Hannover are close enough to drop by for concerts and events.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    39°     42° AQI 21
    1x
    $2,757 / mo
    55 Mbps
    ร—
  • Amsterdam

    A top city. Everything works, beautiful greenery (hehe), cycling everywhere, happy people, great nightlife... Lots to love about. For nomads? Not a chance. Price of housing is outrageous, and the city is expensive af. They charge you 4.5-5 eur for a capuccino, completely shameless. An hour of public transport is 3 euros. I could go on and on. I'd love to live there, but it's not worth it.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    41°     40° AQI 95 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $4,514 / mo
    14 Mbps
    ร—
  • Madrid

    Favorite city in the entire world and honestly people who prefer Barcelona to it just simply did not do Madrid right. This city has everything you could possibly want in a city (besides a beach of course). So safe, amazing transportation all over the city and country, amazing location to travel easily and cheaply to the rest of Europe. Restaurant and nightlife scenes are unparalleled as someone else said in another comment. Did you know Madrid has more bars per capita than anywhere in the world?

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    48°     49° AQI 34
    1x
    $3,125 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Malaga

    For anyone who has traveled a lot Mรกlaga will be underwhelming. The weather is AMAZING but the city itself gets boring after 2 days and apart from the historic center most neighborhoods are not pretty to look at. The beaches are not very beautiful. The museums are not impressive and people are not used to digital nomads so if you're not fluent in Spanish it will be nearly impossible to make friends. Public transportation works quite well but to get to the better hiking spots you will need a ren

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels  14°  57°   14°  58° AQI 29
    1x
    $2,377 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Barcelona

    Best city in Spain. Weather is great even in December and the clubbing scene is fun. There's lots to do and it's a beautiful city overall. You have to watch out for pickpockets but as long as you aren't leaving things unattended or obviously in your pockets you'll be fine. If you're into hostels, Hostel One Paralelo is BY FAR the best hostel in the area, worth every penny. Will definitely be back, and I never say that.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  53° AQI 59
    1x
    $2,911 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Santa Rosa

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  16°  61°   16°  61° AQI 30
    6mo
    $4,348 / mo
    42 Mbps
    ร—
  • Buenos Aires

    Been living here in Buenos Aires for almost three years. Right now, it's (relatively) cheap. I mean, it isn't for the people who currently lives here but it's if you're a foreign, as the inflation keeps going on the peso isn't that worthy now. But, as I'm saying, if you come with dollars is going to make a huge difference. (3 years ago: 20 pesos= 1 USD. June 2020: 95 pesos= 1 USD. and if you're selling dollars in the informal market they will pay you $124. and with that you can buy two small

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง  Feels  31°  88°   27°  81° ๐Ÿฅต AQI 42
    4mo
    $767 / mo
    6 Mbps
    ร—
  • Malaga

    For anyone who has traveled a lot Mรกlaga will be underwhelming. The weather is AMAZING but the city itself gets boring after 2 days and apart from the historic center most neighborhoods are not pretty to look at. The beaches are not very beautiful. The museums are not impressive and people are not used to digital nomads so if you're not fluent in Spanish it will be nearly impossible to make friends. Public transportation works quite well but to get to the better hiking spots you will need a ren

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค  Feels  14°  57°   14°  58° AQI 29
    4mo
    $2,377 / mo
    21 Mbps
    ร—
  • Miami

    I guess if you're a nomad this doesn't matter much, but the long-term job pickings here are slim and among the most underpaid for a US city. There seems to be a tacit rent floor that means you won't find a good deal on housing. A lot of people don't seem very invested in their interpersonal relationships here since their ties to the area are often transient.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels  16°  61°   16°  60° AQI 93 ๐Ÿ˜ท
    28d
    $5,552 / mo
    36 Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyoโ€™s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ  Feels    46°     48° AQI 17
    8d
    $3,515 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Barcelona

    Best city in Spain. Weather is great even in December and the clubbing scene is fun. There's lots to do and it's a beautiful city overall. You have to watch out for pickpockets but as long as you aren't leaving things unattended or obviously in your pockets you'll be fine. If you're into hostels, Hostel One Paralelo is BY FAR the best hostel in the area, worth every penny. Will definitely be back, and I never say that.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels  12°  54°   12°  53° AQI 59
    5d
    $2,911 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
  • Bremen

    Extremely bicycle-friendly. Making friends is not hard if you adopt some group hobbies, such as dancing, which is pretty popular here. Hamburg and Hannover are close enough to drop by for concerts and events.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐Ÿš€ Super fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    39°     42° AQI 21
    4d
    $2,757 / mo
    55 Mbps
    ร—
  • Madrid

    Favorite city in the entire world and honestly people who prefer Barcelona to it just simply did not do Madrid right. This city has everything you could possibly want in a city (besides a beach of course). So safe, amazing transportation all over the city and country, amazing location to travel easily and cheaply to the rest of Europe. Restaurant and nightlife scenes are unparalleled as someone else said in another comment. Did you know Madrid has more bars per capita than anywhere in the world?

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost  ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi  ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun  great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety  mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ  Feels    48°     49° AQI 34
    4d
    $3,125 / mo
    27 Mbps
    ร—
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