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I build and lead software product teams. My wife and I travel while we can.

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 16 Mar '203mo1 Jun '201 Jun '20
16 Mar '20

New Orleans, LA

21ยฐC
United States
 
 1 Mar '2015d16 Mar '2016 Mar '20
1 Mar '20

Dublin

11ยฐC
Ireland
2019
 4 Dec '193mo1 Mar '201 Mar '20
4 Dec '19

Valencia

17ยฐC
Spain
 23 Nov '1910d3 Dec '193 Dec '19
23 Nov '19

Raleigh, NC

13ยฐC
United States
 
 15 Sep '192mo23 Nov '1923 Nov '19
15 Sep '19

Atlanta, GA

31ยฐC
United States
 12 Sep '193d15 Sep '1915 Sep '19
12 Sep '19

Jacksonville, FL

30ยฐC
United States
 9 Sep '193d12 Sep '1912 Sep '19
9 Sep '19

Tampa, FL

31ยฐC
United States
 28 Aug '1912d9 Sep '199 Sep '19
28 Aug '19

St. Petersburg

United States
 24 Aug '194d28 Aug '1928 Aug '19
24 Aug '19

Atlanta, GA

31ยฐC
United States
 17 Aug '197d24 Aug '1924 Aug '19
17 Aug '19

Raleigh, NC

30ยฐC
United States
 
 26 Jul '192d28 Jul '1928 Jul '19
26 Jul '19

Vienna

26ยฐC
Austria
 
 23 Jun '192mo17 Aug '1917 Aug '19
23 Jun '19

Prague

26ยฐC
Czechia
 
 25 May '1928d22 Jun '1922 Jun '19
25 May '19

Greenwich

United States
 
 6 May '1919d25 May '1925 May '19
6 May '19

Stamford, CT

18ยฐC
United States
 22 Apr '1914d6 May '196 May '19
22 Apr '19

Providence, RI

14ยฐC
United States
 
 5 Apr '1916d21 Apr '1921 Apr '19
5 Apr '19

Pittsburgh, PA

18ยฐC
United States
 30 Mar '196d5 Apr '195 Apr '19
30 Mar '19

Roanoke, VA

12ยฐC
United States
 22 Mar '198d30 Mar '1930 Mar '19
22 Mar '19

Raleigh, NC

13ยฐC
United States
 14 Mar '198d22 Mar '1922 Mar '19
14 Mar '19

Atlanta, GA

17ยฐC
United States
 5 Mar '199d14 Mar '1914 Mar '19
5 Mar '19

Montevideo

23ยฐC
Uruguay
 3 Mar '192d5 Mar '195 Mar '19
3 Mar '19

Washington, DC

9ยฐC
United States
 28 Feb '193d3 Mar '193 Mar '19
28 Feb '19

Pittsburgh, PA

3ยฐC
United States
 25 Feb '193d28 Feb '1928 Feb '19
25 Feb '19

Providence, RI

3ยฐC
United States
 15 Feb '199d24 Feb '1924 Feb '19
15 Feb '19

Boston, MA

2ยฐC
United States
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How to balance enjoyment and productivity?


by @sukienniko |  | 2 comments

Itโ€™s interesting to me that this hasnโ€™t been asked already, as this is the biggest conflict for me in my nomadic lifestyle. Essentially, it boils down to: How can I make the most of being in a place, but not let that detract from my progress in my work?

For example: I just finished a short trip to Taiwan where I gave myself the restriction of only working a maximum of 4 hours per day, as I wanted to make the most of time there but not completely neglect my ongoing projects. But this is probably not feasible in the long termโ€ฆ or is it?

So I ask you my fellow nomads: what kind of setups have you devised/rules imposed in your own lifestyle to achieve the balance between enjoyment and productivity?

P.S. letโ€™s assume that in this situation, being a nomad is economically more feasible than settling somewhere. That way, being in a foreign place is a mandatory part of the equation. If the question were simply, how can one make the most effective career progress, the answer would most likely be: โ€œsit your ass down in one place and get to work.โ€ :stuck_out_tongue:

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  • United States

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  • Spain

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    $2,766 / mo
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  • Czechia

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    $2,097 / mo
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  • Ireland

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    $3,867 / mo
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  • Uruguay

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  • Austria

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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  42°  43°AQI 25
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    $2,960 / mo
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  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Atlanta

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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 17° 63° 17° 62°AQI 57
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    $2,649 / mo
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  • Raleigh

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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 13° 55° 13° 55°AQI 38
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    $2,996 / mo
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  • Pittsburgh

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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 11° 52° 11° 51°AQI 21
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  • Providence

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  • Boston

    Boston is a city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the capital of the state, the largest city in New England, and the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The city proper is home to about 617,900 people, making it the largest city in New England and the 26th largest in the United States.

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  • Washington

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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 10° 50° 10° 50°AQI 36
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  • Montevideo

    Everything (and everyone haha) seems to be old. Not a kind of place to have fun and enjoy. Food is great, but pricey โ€” you can find the same or even better for a cheaper price in Buenos Aires. Legalization of marijuana isnโ€™t something good to celebrate in my opinion and just created a weird environment. There are better places to go.

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  • Roanoke

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  • Valencia

    I spent 8 days in Valencia with my boyfriend for new years. We really enjoyed it honestly. We found the city quite walkable, even though it's relatively big, very bike-friendly, felt super safe riding around. Didn't find the public transport to be bad at all, but then again we come from a capital with much shittier public transport. Food is affordable, there's tons of cafes and restaurants everywhere (they were constantly full though). My biggest issue was that barely anyone speaks any English,

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  • Atlanta

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  • New Orleans

    I've found it a great place to be a digital nomad. Good weather, great culture, creative people.

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  • Prague

    I visited Prague on more than one occasion and tried something new each time. I really wanted to enjoy it, but unfortunately it turned out to be one of my least favourite cities. Perhaps it was just me, but there was an overwhelming sense of distrust and dislike towards foreigners, you have to try pretty hard to blend in if you want to experience the life of a local & avoid the tourism. I met some wonderful people and and thereโ€™s some cool communities to be part of, but another extended stay

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