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SMACE, founded by Andrea Droghetti and Marta Romero, was created to favour the recovery of work-life balance by selecting the best accommodation facilities that can guarantee remote working activities and the experience of being in a wonderful place. In a word, the perfect "workation". From the first week of lockdown, on StartupItalia they talked about the unprecedented smart working experience that we as Italians would have faced. Things have changed a year and a half after the outbreak of the pandemic. There are those who have returned to the office, there are those who have discovered the hybrid way of working - a little at home, a little in the office - and then there are also those who have revolutionized their daily life thanks to a job that allows it to be operational anywhere. Just there is a good connection. The start-up ecosystem has obviously understood the new needs. Smace, is an innovative company and Smart Work in a Smart Place is its motto. In fact, the portal provides locations for digital nomads or companies who want to disconnect from the urban routine to spend some time in a new dimension. Being sustainable has always been a fundamental requirement for SMACE. For this reason, they are committed, thanks to UP2Y, to continuously cancel the already reduced environmental impact that our actions have in order to guarantee you the best work experience in the most beautiful places in Italy. The start-up's project aims to aggregate a catalogue of over 200 locations, preferring places far from big cities. In this off-course Italy, smart working has many hidden possibilities. There are residences, spaces in historic villages, rooms in luxury villas. All the offers proposed on the platform are chosen by the start-up on the basis of its Smace workability index, a score that takes into account dozens of parameters usually not considered by traditional sites and indicators. All, they point out, integrated with the main corporate welfare platforms. Smace's medium-term objectives aim to positively affect the well-being of workers and improve the work-life balance. This is achieved through an office service spread across the territory that exploits the 'tourist infrastructure, seasonally adjusting it, and enhancing villages and rural communities, also through the PNRR, as ideal places for work and cultural innovation.
International Citizens Group, Inc. (InternationalCitizens.com) was established to create, provide and market high-quality resources, tools, and advice for expatriates, global citizens, and international travelers. The team at International Citizens has a wealth of international experience, having all traveled the world extensively. This experience gives us a unique advantage in providing the best customer service to our clients, as we understand the needs and wants of those traveling and living abroad. The company began in 2001 as a specialized international health and travel insurance agency, offering world-class international insurance plans (now found at International Citizens Insurance) to those living and traveling around the world. Since then, the site has grown into a comprehensive resource for expatriates. InternationalCitizens.com is owned and operated by International Citizens Group and based in Boston, MA. Our goal is to provide a wide range of resources to support living abroad. A few examples include our international calling code tool, an international hospital search, and our blog. We plan new sections to include tax advice, travel services, visa assistance, and more. We would love to get your feedback on what other resources are needed. At International Citizens, customer service is our highest priority, which is why we provide our clients with every possible method to contact us – toll-free and direct dial telephone numbers, email response within 24 hours (most of the time much sooner than that) and live chat assistance online. If you have any questions about our company, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Grassroots Volunteering was founded in 2011 by Shannon O’Donnell as a way to decommodify the volunteerism industry. The idea for GV was born in 2008, when Shannon travelled around the world for a year, volunteering along the way, and envisioned a site freely offering service-minded travellers easy ways to support the places they travel. The site grew to help travellers access ethical and sustainable service-minded projects that fit their definition of giving back. For some travellers, this means long-term volunteering, while others prefer to support locally run initiatives (like restaurants and boutiques with underlying social missions). No matter what service means to the traveller, GV facilitates meaningful connections between travellers and local causes and communities. A husband-wife team from Utah offered the coding and website design work that brought the site into reality in 2011, and Hannah donated logo design work to round out the website. O’Donnell solely vetted the organizations in the GV database until 2013, when GV Ambassadors began mapping the world and expanding the project into every country and continent. Since then, Grassroots Volunteering is a resource to connect travellers to causes and communities in the places they travel. The site consists of a dual database of organizations all over the world: Volunteer Opportunities: Independent volunteer organizations all over the world. Travellers with weeks and months (years even!) use this search engine to locate local level community-based organizations in need of their skills. Social Enterprises: These small businesses operate with an underlying social mission. All businesses are geolocated, so travellers can easily support grassroots initiatives in the places they visit.
My name is Alexandra Baackes, I'm a New York native who left my home to explore the world slowly and thoroughly. I’m just a little obsessed with photography, scuba diving, and reading guidebooks to countries I have no immediate plans to visit. I’ve escaped New York — though it does call me back occasionally. After a lovely childhood in Albany and four years studying and working in Brooklyn, I called quits on conventional and bought a one way ticket out of the country. I’ve since celebrated my one-year, two-year, and three-year travelversaries and with no end date in sight, I still feel like I’m on the ride of my life. There’s no end date, no itinerary, and no real backup plan. Just adventure, adrenaline, and a lifetime of globe-trotting daydreams to fulfill. Along the way I indulge my passions for photography, design, scuba diving, and squealing over small animals. I’ve spent most of my life fighting an incurable case of wanderlust. Now that I’ve found a way, at least for now, to make my life centered around travel, I feel like I am Alex in Wanderland. Not to mention, I was a pretty big fan of a certain book and movie character who had a penchant for chasing crazy characters down rabbit holes… I started blogging to document my two-month trip to Southeast Asia in the summer of 2009. I cried the night before I left; terrified of eating dinner alone, getting lost in the airport, and having my camera stolen. That summer I fell head-over-flip-flops in love with the adrenaline of travel, realized there were people out there truly living this nomadic lifestyle that I thought only existed in my head, and discovered that the aimless yearning and restlessness I had been feeling for years was suddenly quieted and peaceful. I had loved every one of my previous trips abroad, but this one was different. I returned to New York, determined to build a life of travel. The next two years were a blur of art supplies, plane tickets, and juggling jobs as I finished up my fine arts degree. In 2011, I left New York to travel full time and have not had a permanent address since. In my early travel days, I worked as a bartender and a babysitter, handed out flyers for three dollars an hour and returned cans for five cent deposits. Whatever it took to stay on the road! I’ve escaped New York — though it does call me back occasionally. After a lovely childhood in Albany and four years studying and working in Brooklyn, I called quits on conventional and bought a one way ticket out of the country. I’ve since celebrated my one-year, two-year, and three-year travelversaries and with no end date in sight, I still feel like I’m on the ride of my life. There’s no end date, no itinerary, and no real backup plan. Just adventure, adrenaline, and a lifetime of globe-trotting daydreams to fulfill.
So I’m Liz Carlson and welcome to my blog, Young Adventuress; a no-filter, vaguely chronological space filled with stories and misadventures about my travels over the years with some musings about life thrown in for good measure. I’m that cliché “ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey” if one is allowed to say her own life is extraordinary at 33. Basically, I travel a lot. Usually alone too, that way I don’t have to compromise. A friend once described me as cynical but kind in equal measure, a disturbingly accurate bio. If you’re a fan of chaos, brutal honesty, sarcasm, and girls who think they are wittier than they actually are, then you’ve come to the place. No, no, don’t run away just yet. I got my first taste for traveling when I was 16 years old. On my own, 12 years and 50 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. After living in Spain for the past few years and returning home for a stint, I then quit my job and moved to New Zealand and I've been here ever since. Follow my misadventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world. I started this blog over ten years ago in 2010 when I was getting ready to move to Spain to teach English and procrastinate on life. I’m sure you can relate. I thought my path would take me to graduate school to become a medieval history professor (raises eyebrows). Instead, I turned out to be a professional nomad (read: hobo). My parents are, of course, thrilled. On my blog, you will find the most marvelous collection of stories of my travels, my misadventures (of which there are many), and things I generally find interesting (also many). Creating and experimenting are important to me.
Established since 1962, BUNAC have sent over 500,000 people from around the world on a work abroad experience. We make life-changing experiences stress-free and the overwhelming simple. A UK market leader in work, intern and volunteer abroad programmes, BUNAC provides the unique opportunity to spend an extended time living, working and travelling overseas. BUNAC's key markets are the UK and USA, with flagship programmes being Intern in Britain and Work America - please see the 'services' tab for more detailed info. Other opportunities include flexible working holiday programmes in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as volunteering placements in Africa, Asia and America lasting from as little as 18 days through to two years. Participants can take part in a BUNAC programme as part of their summer vacation, during a gap year, after graduation or as a career break. Established in 1962, BUNAC has enabled hundreds of thousands of travellers to explore the world through work and travel and is today recognised as a specialist in the field of overseas work and travel programmes.
If you’re like most folks in the world today, you’ve been working for years to make ends meet—faithfully going to work and going through the motions to support yourself, maybe your family, and probably to pay-off debts. Some days you probably wonder, “Whatever happened to my dreams? Am I ever going to get to see the places I’ve read about and longed to visit?” We know how that feels. It’s what motivated us to create the NuNomad course just for you. You can change your life, work the hours that YOU want. Create meaningful products and services that millions of people want. These aren’t just dreams; we’ve seen this in action countless times. You can do it too! You can become Location Independent like thousands of digital nomads. This content gives you the knowledge and expertise to take the leap and travel the world. Up until recently, the words “work” and “travel” were about as complementary as “timecard” and “boarding pass”. Traditionally, you went to work and if you did it long enough and well enough— that is, to bank some savings and vacation time—you might get lucky and earn the means to travel. After a brief holiday, with your savings usually greatly depleted, you went back to the same old grind. Luckily, times have changed. The NuNomad is a “how-to” manual for those who are serious about breaking out of the rat race and into the world. This resource includes information on all vital aspects of designing a location-independent lifestyle. Contained in the course is, A guide – for individuals who want to maintain an income while they travel the world without having to be an Internet expert or experienced traveller. A resource – which explains how successful Nu Nomads manage their businesses from the road and their motivations for doing so. A source of encouragement – for people who feel they will die a slow death if they don’t break out of their cubicle—their rut—and see what the world has to offer. A source of validation – for people who measure personal wealth in terms of their experiences and not in terms of bank accounts or material items; for those who seek to redesign their lifestyle. A set of signposts – for people who are looking for tips and advice from a like-minded community that will help them make their dream adventure come true. An In-depth analysis of current trends in revenue streams, approaches to your working week, where to travel. The latest legal and tax advice. Knowing how to organise your accounts, tax payments and more. Different sections include, information on how to design a life that reflects your innermost values. (Is a location-independent life right for you?). How to create a strategy that moves you from point A (your current life) to point B (the world!). How to manage your personal obligations, from business to home commitments. How to maintain your income on the road, including raising and saving money and creating a mobile business. How to make your profession mobile. It also contains examples of Digital Nomad compatible professions, occupations and businesses, travel gear, documents and immunisations you’ll need, equipment requirements for the mobile office, how to protect your health, valuables and children in foreign lands, and, advice and tips on free services and technologies that help make your office mobile.
Natalie Sisson is a New Zealand entrepreneur and adventurer who currently lives on her dream lifestyle property in her home country, and the rest of the time out of her suitcase, traveling the world and running her business and going on adventures. She’s a bestselling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and a sought-after speaker, having spoken at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells, Problogger, FinCon, Social Media Marketing World, SociaLight, and more, and the Huffington Post named her one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. She has a dedicated community of Freedomists who have been following and engaging in her work since 2009 through the Suitcase Entrepreneur established in 2009, and more recently through her Quest for Freedom podcast and vlog at nataliesisson.com. After eight years in the corporate world, Natalie Sisson left her high-paying job that was sucking the life out of her creativity and ability to put a dent in the world, and flew off to another country to play World Championship Ultimate Frisbee and start her first business. After cutting her teeth in the entrepreneurial world as a cofounder of a technology start-up, she went on to take her blog, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and turn it into the thriving multiple six-figure lifestyle business she can run from just a laptop and her smartphone. Driven by her desire to obtain what most value so highly but few achieve—ultimate freedom—she spent the first two years hustling like crazy, making the same mistakes most new business owners do, and learning a lot of hard lessons before she developed the blueprint to building a thriving online business and her dream global lifestyle. Now, Natalie teaches thousands of entrepreneurs around through her online programs, workshops and retreats. She is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs uncover the life-changing habits, tools, routines and mindset to experience more everyday personal and professional freedom, so they can truly live the life they desire, while running a profitable business they love. Natalie is a contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post and has been featured in many other publications and media outlets including 60 Minutes, Yahoo Finance, The Guardian, the Daily Mail, The Sydney Morning Herald, American Express Open Forum, Mashable, Visa Business Network, Social Media Today, and PayPal. Originally from New Zealand, Natalie has traveled to seventy countries to date and lived on five continents, won a gold medal in World Championship Beach Ultimate Frisbee and smashed a World Record in Dragonboating with the Sisterhood. Natalie has grown The Suitcase Entrepreneur into a thriving online community of thousands of men and women and lots of happy readers and customers. What she really live for is helping people create a business that lets them truly live their ideal lifestyle and chase all the adventure and freedom they could ever want.
Mobopreneur.com is a blog offering business ideas, tips and trends for entrepreneurs and small business owners who love the freedom of working from anywhere, anytime they want. Mobopreneur.com is established to answer the demand for information related to mobo (mobile bohemian) or digital nomad lifestyle – including how entrepreneurs and small business owners can implement the tips and ideas found here to transform their businesses into an agile one, enabling them to be managed remotely, as well as benefiting from the widely available mobile and cloud technologies. Our mission is to provide useful information for the general public, especially entrepreneurs and small business owners, regarding the possibilities offered by mobile working, including but not restricted to enhanced productivity, increased revenue and better work-life balance. Mobile lifestyle is for today’s entrepreneurs. With the emerging trends above, we want to help budding entrepreneurs who are interested in the mobo lifestyle. The increased productivity, better work-life balance, and direct access to geoarbitrage… there is no better time to go mobile than today.
Fresh Powder is the seasonaire's guide to skiing in the French Alps. A collection of all the essential information needed to organise a ski season, from accommodation and transport to local guides. Everything you need to book your next ski season in France. Follow our step-by-step guide to book your ski season! Renting for the season? Find your perfect chalet. Keep transportation simple with all of the routes planned for you. Don’t miss ski pass discounts and extra insurance for the slopes. Head over to our pre-season section where we’ve collected everything to help you prepare. From packing lists to pre-ski exercises, we’ve got your back! Check out our on season section dedicated to making a seasonaires life even easier. Filled our favourite simple healthy recipes, skiing tips and more. We’re just getting started at Fresh Powder, and are continuously updating the website with more information.
The Modern Day Nomads is a job search engine for nomads. It is a destination for fellow travelers that are multi-skilled, tech-savvy, creative professionals who prefer a “locationless living” lifestyle or want to utilize their wide array of talents to travel the world. We bring you a daily offering of top, meaningful use-your-creative-skills-to-travel opportunities (many with housing) in the industries of property caretaking, media/design, photography/video, high-tech, adventure/recreation, education, culinary/F&B/hospitality, transportation, green/ecological, farm/food artisan and humanitarian work, as well as arts & literary residencies, work-exchange, study programs, travel information + inspiration for globetrekking North American creative professionals in the U.S. + abroad. Modern-Day Nomads first began in 2006, when Tiffany Owens traded a former, lengthy media career to become a successful, roving property caretaking team with her former husband, David – and hasn’t looked back since. MDN’s various caretaking jobs and travels took them cross-country, from midcoast Maine to San Juan Island, Washington, and places between. Owens’ musings on the nomadic lifestyle: “Initially, I chose journalism as a means of exposure to new places, people and experiences. But more and more, I found myself earning the typical dot-com living by sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen for long hours. I’ve never been much of an armchair traveler; to me, life is much more exciting ‘out in the fringes of the world,’ experiencing everything first-hand. Our multi-faceted, respective skill sets made us a great team and this has been a perfect fit for all of the things we want to do: see the world, meet interesting people, learn new skills, earn a decent wage, and seek inspiration for new creative endeavors – kind of ‘Room of One’s Own’ with a modern, globetrotting twist.” Owens is currently living as a Modern-Day Nomad in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2012, she redesigned what had formerly been the team’s professional caretaking website in its current incarnation as a community resource for other like-minded North American nomads to find their next creative travel opportunity.
Travelling the world since 2014. Living proof work-life balance & success are not mutually exclusive. Jason Lengstorf is a software architect, keynote speaker, occasional designer and a self-proclaimed, mediocre bartender! Jason Lengstorf aims to help others who want to go location-independent, too. Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and the host of ‘Learn With Jason’, a live-streamed video show where he pairs with people in the community to learn something new in 90 minutes. He’s passionate about building healthy, efficient teams and systems, and he’s done his best to positively influence the community, leadership, and technical health of open source and companies including Gatsby and IBM. He lives in Portland, Oregon. What he does for a living is to collect and share knowledge as a keynote speaker, principal developer experience engineer at Netlify, and through his blog. He finds brilliant people and learns from them in public, on his love show, ‘Learn With Jason’. He creates better teams by focusing on effective working habits, including world-shattering techniques as “actually taking time off”. He makes the people around him more effective, by identifying the ‘dirt floors’, then helping design ways to remove them. Not everyone had access to a great network like that. Not everyone has someone to help push them forward when they might otherwise settle in and think, “Well, this is probably the best I can do.” Jason aims to create a space where he does his best to push you to be the best possible version of yourself, and create a channel where you can push him to do the same, starting with a blog and a newsletter you can subscribe to. If this sounds like the sort of thing you wish you had — or if it’s something you do have, and you’d like to help other people experience it — join the newsletter. Connect with people who strive to be better; who push themselves and the people around them; who don’t feel threatened when someone is succeeding — instead, they feel energized to go do more awesome things. He started his site to find more of the above type of people. Hopefully you’re one of them. Jason focuses on giving presentations around Work-life Balance and Efficiency, raising awareness about the health and career risks of overworking, teaching high-efficiency habits, encouraging downtime. Building Effective Teams: process design, designing healthy culture, onboarding, internal training. Modern Front-End Development: progressive web apps, high-performance patterns, React + GraphQL, architecture, testing, functional programming, and many more topics. For a full list of his ideas – old and new, have a look at his presentation list. If it is a past presentation, the slides are up there, too. You can be a success without the sacrifice. Stop burnout before it starts. Reclaim hours of every day. Get more done in less time. Spend more time on the things that matter most!
Freemadic the power and freedom to act, speak, think, work and travel as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The ability to grow, move & thrive. Our mission is to inspire and support self-employed professionals to live, work and play in their favourite destinations while building thriving online businesses. Anybody that is brave enough to think different, dream big and take action. Anybody eager enough to embrace change, face their fears and step out of their comfort zone. Those interested in building an online and location independent business to grow and run from anywhere. We’ve created this site to help you understand what is possible and what it takes to live a location independent lifestyle. This site also lets us share with you our thoughts, experiences, best practices, strategies and recommended resources – the services, tools and products we use to do business online and live a nomadic lifestyle. We believe that online business (like all business) should be honest and transparent. We therefore would like you to know that our site does contain affiliate links, which means that if and when you buy a product or service using one of our links, we receive a small commission at no expense to you. All affiliate links are for products, services and events that we personally use (or have used) and recommend. Earning income from affiliate marketing helps us pay for the maintenance of this site and motivates us to keep working on this site to help you with your own digital nomad adventures.
Working nomads is a remote job board with a curated list of reliable remote positions from around the world. You can find new updated job postings every day in many different areas such development, management, marketing, design, sales and so on. Working Nomads curates lists of the most interesting remote job offers in many professional career areas. They connect professionals who want to work remotely with innovative companies offering independent positions. Working nomad, digital nomad, remote worker are all different labels for the same person, who needs only a computer, Wi-Fi and a cloud for his work (not the white ones in the sky). It is not only a new way of employment, it is a modern lifestyle full of freedom and possibilities, where you choose your own working destination on your own terms. You can choose from temporary projects or regular employment. A remote career is a very flexible kind of work and most of our listed job postings are fully remote with availability to work from anywhere in the world. At Working Nomads, you can also find job postings that are partly remote or contemporary remote. These jobs require a bit of time on-site for training, team-building etc. or a specific time zone. This mean you might meet with your team from time to time or in the beginning of your contract for training. Some companies may also require you to be in a certain country or time zone. At Working Nomads, you will find only reliable job posts. They collaborate with well-known companies and choose only the highest quality job offers. To find your dream job, apply today and feel the freedom.
My name is Jarrod, the founder of Based Bacherlor, and I’ve been living in China for the last 2 years. My passions are in ecommerce, software engineering and programming, and yes all these things do have a synergy. Based Bachelor deals in information products and services to help entrepreneurs and expats build productive lives abroad. My guides are meant to help reduce the learning curve with living in an unfamiliar place, so you can focus on your goals. Right now, my main focus is on China – but I am already seeking out partners to help build the brand. After living in China, teaching English, I realized that not only did I have a ton of free time to use as I desire. I realized that if someone was really driven to accomplish something big, like learn drop-shipping or build an online business, they could achieve it here, without the huge risk and uncertainty of having to quit their job and no income. You can live comfortably in China without having to deal with the incredible financial strain that comes with living in the West. Inspired by this discovery, I set out to share what I’ve learned. On the internet, the term has come to be synonymous with cool, but in the context of this brand, a Based Bachelor is a man that isn’t seeking outside validation for who they are in the world. They know who they are and what they want. They don’t make excuses for their failures, and they feel no shame for their position. They actively set out to improve themselves and face challenges because that’s what life is for. I feel that being able to integrate into a new country and live a healthy, happy life doing the things you love is a kind of success. But other people might say that this is a cop-out, success should include building multi-million dollar businesses or reaping a seven-figure income. I can’t tell you exactly what your path should be, but I can share what I’ve learned in my quest to take control of my financial future. Though now I am selling books, doing affiliate marketing and online sales, I don’t want that to be the limit of my entrepreneurial endeavors. I’m striving to build something greater. Why not build something great in tandem?
Nomad Projects is a platform for digital nomads who want to start a side project. Connect with other nomads, so ideas don’t stay ideas, but grow into a side project with diverse expertise. Search for nomads that complement your skillset or find side projects you would like to collaborate on. Connect and start working together to acquire new skills, boost your portfolio and build something awesome. Nomad Projects was started by nomads and for nomads. We understand how you think, work and travel. Some days you work 18 hours, other days not at all. Sometimes you sleep in a hostel with crappy Wi-Fi, other days you stay in an Airbnb apartment. Nomad life is versatile. Nomad Projects was build because we found it very difficult to find the right people to start a side project with. We had a great idea, a lot of knowledge on different spectrums, yet we needed the missing link to actually start: in our case a back-end developer. The person we were looking for would not only have to complement our skillset, but this person would also have to fit our lifestyle and be open to a side project. Thus, Nomad Projects was born. We believe that life isn’t all about work and that you should enjoy what you are doing. This means that starting a side project is all about building something awesome, something you’d be proud of. We hope to inspire you to bring your ideas to life in an awesome side project. As Shia Lebeouff would say it: just do it!
Digital Nomad Wannabe was created by Sharon, an Australian married mom that was able to build an online business that enabled them to become digital nomads. Sharon’s passion is travelling, and she does it as much as possible, having visited over 90 countries. She also loves reading about travel, which is when she first started hearing the term "digital nomad". Sharon decided in 2013 to make an online income. This was reaffirmed further when she quit work in mid 2014 and left Australia indefinitely with her husband, with the idea to work full time on building up an online business and earning enough money to give them the freedom and flexibility that they craved. Actually, Sharon is focus on helping others on her website Digital Nomad Wannabe, and sharing her knowledge about her business, so anyone can have the same success with blogging as she has. She emphasizes that her income comes from travel blogging and niche sites. All the content she writes about in her website is because it has worked for her, and not just in a theoretical sense. Digital Nomad Wannabe is constantly working on its craft on old and new sites which Sharon created in her quest to build an online business. She also has a podcast, Make Money Blogging with Digital Nomad Wannabe, free tutorials and training, a Facebook group an affiliate marketing online workshop, and a blogging membership site where you can learn PROVEN strategies to increase the traffic and income from your blog.
Live Anywhere, Learn Anywhere, Work Anywhere. How To Prepare Your Family to Live, Learn & Work from Anywhere. Location Independent. After embarking upon a digital nomad lifestyle in 2005, Lea Jovy-Ford, the founder of Location Independent blogged about her adventures, coined the phrase and grew the blog into a 25k-strong community. She has achieved many things in her almost 2 decades of working 100% online. The site has been featured on the BBC, in the Guardian and other worldwide media. In 2005, her website started as a simple blog – long before most people were blogging! – to record the journey she experienced as she left the UK, hit the road and ran her business from anywhere. Almost two decades later, she is still running an 8-figure business from anywhere and has helped thousands of people do the same. Along the way, the concept of being location independent became globally popular, helped into the mainstream by the likes of Dell who she partnered with to push the “digital nomad” concept, and which is now experienced by many more people in the form of remote work. During her time as an entrepreneur and business owner, she has qualified as a REPS Level 4 personal trainer, a CHEK-certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, a Metabolic Typing Practitioner and an NLP Practitioner. She has created a global movement, which garnered international media interest and caught the attention of big brands such as Dell. Worked with hundreds of clients to help make the online business revolution work for them. Written, self-published and sold a number of e-books; the first back in 2007 before everyone was doing it, and created and sold numerous online courses, programs, and other digital products. Blogged on various blogs since 2005; including being a ‘professional’ blogger (i.e., being paid to blog) for a year. Built several remote-only teams to run and grow her own businesses. Organised and hosted the first (and second) ever national UK conference for illustrators, featuring industry-renowned keynote speakers and panellists at each. She has been listed in Forbes magazine’s Thirty Women Entrepreneurs to Follow, and been featured in national and international press. Since 2006, she has built and lead several remote teams for her own solo businesses, of between 5-15 people, creating cultures based on loyalty and trust before ‘remote’ was even a thing. Lea’s goal is to do business differently. She has been interviewed, featured & mentioned in global media outlets over the past few years speaking about topics around the Nomad Lifestyle, such as in the Financial Times ~ being interviewed for a feature about “Nomads of the working world”. BBC Click ~ featured in “Technology allows digital nomads to work anywhere” The Guardian, Careers, UK ~ featured in “Work’s a beach: meet the digital nomads making the world their office”. The Guardian, Travel, UK ~ featured in “The escapees travelling the world while working online”. The Guardian, Life & Style, UK ~ featured in “This column will change your life: 9-to-5 or free and easy?” She has also written for various publications, been featured in a number of books, and has spoken – virtually and in person – to audiences globally.
Nomadtopia is about combining everything that is important to you, to create your life, on your own terms, with no regrets. Maybe you want to live in one place, but choose where that is based on your values and interests, not where you can find a job. Maybe you want to travel full-time and explore the world. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of living abroad. And when you are location independent, you’re one step closer to making any of these scenarios a reality! Starting or living life was a digital nomad is challenging. There are the logistical challenges, such as how to set up residency in another country, how health insurance works for nomads, what kind of timeline you should follow to get everything done, and what to do with your home and belongings. The hardest part, though, is that those around you simply don’t get it, and you just don’t know what you don’t know. You may wander into Facebook groups hoping to get insight and support from experienced nomads, but instead find travel enthusiasts with plenty of unhelpful opinions. Worse, there are the snarky comments and endless drama to sift through, and so many people that you quickly drown in all the digital noise. Whatever your Nomadtopia looks like, we’re here to support you in figuring out how to make it happen and provide the community and resources to make living your Nomadtopia easier, less lonely, and more sustainable. There are resources for help with everything from discovering what your ideal lifestyle looks like to learning how to successfully work from anywhere. Listen to Nomadtopia radio, and get inspired by the stories of people all over the world who are living their own version of Nomadtopia. Connect with others, on the same path and get support in the Nomadtopia Collective, our private subscription-based online community. When you download the guide, you will also be subscribed to the Nomadtopia newsletter, and you will receive information on the top 10 logistical things you need to do before becoming a nomad. (Which is not what you think it is!). The Nomadtopia Collective is a global online community for all nomads—aspiring, newbie, and experienced alike. Members can not only help with the complicated logistical questions related to nomad life, but they will also support you at every step of your journey. It makes all the difference to connect with people who understand you, your dreams, and your lifestyle. We are here to foster connection and smooth the way, no matter how you nomad! Members of the Collective are open-minded, welcoming, and supportive. We understand and respect that even though we may have different perspectives, experiences, and versions of Nomadtopia we can still support and care for each other.
BecomeNomad was started by Eli David, in 2012, and is here to this day owing to the leadership of our editor and real boss Dan, and Vuk, a magician WordPress developer. The goal of BecomeNomad’s blog and podcast is to provide insights and resources for nomads who are already on the road, while also offering inspiration to those of you who are considering a long-term nomadic lifestyle. We would like it to be a resource to help people get unstuck, if they wish. Some of the articles will even be relevant for non-nomads as they relate to other life aspects and general travel. The nomadic lifestyle is based on the following pillars which I keep on forgetting: Nothing is mine, everything is temporal, life is right now, and it is not serious. Although it sounds exciting to live as a permanent nomad, my actual lifestyle is not what you expect. I work about 9 hours a day, and only travel during the weekends. The only special element here is that I generally don’t stay more than 3 months in the same place, and my next destination is preferably a country I have never been to before. You can read more about my nomadic structure of life here. I am trying to make sure that the blog and podcast will remain a hobby which will hopefully cover the costs, since I want to keep my travels and life pure and separated from my income. While travelling, I am focusing on building cool stuff. I am currently working on a global startup ecosystem map and research centre – StartupBlink. As for the content of BecomeNomad, I have decided to avoid highlighting my own adventures and journeys (since those will honestly put you to sleep) and focus on investigating the Nomadic Lifestyle instead.