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What do you get out of the #nomads chat?


by @travis |  | 8 comments

Iโ€™m assuming a lot of people on here are also members of #nomads. Iโ€™ve considered joining, but Iโ€™m curious about what value you get out of it, how itโ€™s been useful, etc.

Note: Iโ€™m certainly not trying to ask โ€œis it worth itโ€ or undercut itsโ€™ value in any way โ€“ Iโ€™m mostly curious about how itโ€™s useful and trying to figure out if it would be a good fit for me, and figure other people might benefit from that discussion as well :smile:

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Share your itinerary โ€” where are you headed next?

 

by @karene |  | 125 comments

Just interested to see a quick rundown of everyoneโ€™s next stop. Where will you be going next and when?

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How can I monitor my data usage when I have limited amounts of mobile data?


by @littleshiva |  | 6 comments

I use a mobile internet stick that gives me 1 gigabyte of bandwidth in a 24-hour period. If I use it all up in half that time (easy with print jobs) I have to either wait it out or use another stick. What are some of the things I can do to keep bandwidth from being used without my knowledge? (macbook pro / Yosemite) I looked in the activity monitor and safari seemed to be using a lot so I keep it off now when Iโ€™m not using it, and I paused synching on dropbox and creative cloud until Iโ€™m hooked up to wifi. Any other tricks?

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Can you name some destinations where hardly anyone smokes?

 

by @ani_goes_tweet |  | 24 comments

Iโ€™m dying to spend some time in a beautiful place (especially a place with mountains and a good climate) where itโ€™s possible to enjoy the outdoor cafe culture without breathing in lots of secondhand smoke! There must be some places that are kinder to non-smokers than others.

Any suggestions?

(Bhutan is no goodโ€ฆ its daily tourist visa is way out of my reach!)

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Do you know a small surf town with internet in Mexico?


in Mexico by @nicrose8 |  | 18 comments

I am currently in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico with my visa but am ready to move. I need internet and would really like surfing and mountain biking to be part of the community I move to.

Does anyone have location suggestions or experience in San Blas, Nayarit; Saladita, Guerrero; or Nexpa, Michoacan? Thanks :slight_smile:

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Does anyone bring their bicycle with them on their travels?

 

by @lamby |  | 36 comments

Anyone else keen cyclist or runner? Iโ€™m an ex-triathlete andโ€”whilst Iโ€™ve got my wardrobe down to a minimumโ€”Iโ€™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 Iโ€™m a little foggy throughout the rest of the day, concentration-wise.

Still, Iโ€™d rather use and enjoy my health whilst Iโ€™m young instead of waiting until I retire to do these things.

(If you do bike or run, do you also Strava?)

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How can you avoid foreign banking, ATM, and transaction fees?

 

by @danielgenser |  | 52 comments

Whatโ€™s the latest on how to avoid ATM/bank/foreign transaction fees? How do you keep track of money spent when youโ€™re never quite sure of the exact exchange rate? I normally use YNAB to keep on top of my budget here at home, but Iโ€™m dreading keeping tabs on all the minute foreign transaction adjustments abroadโ€ฆ

Iโ€™m looking at this to check out some of the banking options: http://thepointsguy.com/2014/02/the-top-11-checking-accounts-for-avoiding-foreign-atm-fees/

Have you used any of these?

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What is the best blog or podcast you know of for digital nomads or freedom seekers?


by @worldtravel |  | 6 comments

What is the best blog or podcast you know of for digital nomads and freedom seekers?

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Can you name companies (5+ employees) with distributed/nomadic teams?


by @ggeorgiev |  | 12 comments

So far I have:
Buffer, Toptal, Maptia & Upworthy - fully nomadic, the employees & founders are always on the go

Basecamp, GitHub, Mozilla - known for their distributed teams and mobility but majority of workforce still in HQ

Can you help me find more? I am doing research for digital nomads infographic.

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What's a good budgeting app for nomads?


by @stepunk |  | 9 comments

Iโ€™m looking for a good budgeting and expenses tracking software to track my expenses and my income, I donโ€™t mind if itโ€™s free or paid, but I canโ€™t find any with all these characteristics which are fundamental for me. They always lack at least one or two.

  • multi-account (for me and my girlfriend)
  • multi-currency (of course)
  • sync between desktop and multiple mobile devices
  • geolocation for each transaction to better track expenses by country and city

What do you use?

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What do we need to provide for you to choose Croatia as your destination?

 

in Croatia by @mirko |  | 38 comments

Hello everyone! Weโ€™re a few IT professionals from Croatia, having our own companies/startups in various cities (on the coast) but all of us also own and manage properties for tourists (villas, houses, B&Bs, et.). We would like to use those properties and connect them with our passion for IT by making them available for digital nomads out there.

Those are all high quality accommodation so during a high season I think it would be too expensive, but off season (October till April, depending on the place) weโ€™re able to cut prices A LOT because our main motivation is to network with other IT people out there and promote our location.

Obvious advantage (we believe) is that weโ€™re IT people, so Internet connection (mostly 8 Mbit to 120 Mbit cable or DSL) and other technical issues would not be a problem like in other mostly tourist-oriented places. We also have personnel to assist you in any needs you might have (laundry, paperwork, information, etc); we have contracts with surrounding restaurants and probably could get a good price-cuts for your stay; we could rearrange some space to offices or meeting rooms; because weโ€™re in several different cities (like Split and Zadar) we could arrange a โ€œtourโ€ of several cities or you can choose to be static in one of the cities, etc.

But the question remains, does this make sense to you and what do you need to make Croatia your next destination? We would love to try and meet all those requirements if possible and would appreciate any comment.

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Did you acquire gadgets before leaving or while traveling?

 

by @nihilista |  | 20 comments

Iโ€™m debating whether to buy some things prior to leaving - a nice suitcase and/or backpack, noise cancelling headphones, a Kindle (Iโ€™m an avid reader and would love to take several books with me - but love books and have never found the need to have a Kindle since I have lots of space at home for adding to my library), etc. My feeling is that these things would likely enhance my travels but are not strictly necessary, and if the nomad life turns out to not be to my liking then I mightโ€™ve wasted some money. Are these items easily acquirable on the road? Iโ€™ll be in southeast Asia to begin withโ€ฆ

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Can you be a digital nomad with venture capital funding?


by @simone.zandara |  | 4 comments

Hey guys

I am a software developer with a 9-5 job. Many people go nomad by opening a small company or becoming freelancers. I am also thinking to open a startup to be free from the 9-5 job, however I think this idea requires funding and support from an incubator.

If that happens will I still be trapped in the same old situation? Does anyone have experience being a digital nomad while being funded by an incubator or venture capital?

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Where to stay in the USA for 6 months? Vegas, California? Something else?

 

in Cali, Colombia by @yesmad |  | 21 comments

My girlfriend and I are Canadian nomads looking to spend 6 months (ideally) in the US this winter. Weโ€™re trying to figure out the best place to do so! The goal is to live somewhere nice and build up more savings and income.

Since weโ€™re in Montreal and sick of the brutal winters, we want somewhere warm. And since weโ€™re nomading, weโ€™re looking to stay as cheap as possible, but also comfortable. Weโ€™d like to do a short-term (furnished) rental as opposed to a hotel or room rental since weโ€™re a couple.

We also want to live somewhere nice enough, not in a dangerous area or anything like that. We like parks, shopping, farmerโ€™s markets, etc. Not too big on night life.

Ideally, weโ€™d like somewhere in California, but Iโ€™m not sure how realistic that is for our budget ($1500/month rent at the max).

As of now weโ€™ve also looked at Las Vegas, which seems on the more affordable end of the spectrum. Austin was also on our radar, but again, not sure how realistic that is for our budget.

The biggest problem we have is actually finding available rentals online! We need something furnished! Doing anything through Craigslist online is out, and I know most people will suggest AirBNB, but it seems rather inflated in price. Other than that, there seems to be only private websites that are just as difficult (or untrustworthy looking) as Craigslist.

Can anyone point us in the right direction? Where would you guys suggest in our situation? Anyone from Vegas/California/Austin that could point us in the right direction for furnished short-term housing?

This seems like a really great community! I hope someone out there can help us out! :smile:

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