Eli has spent years of nomadic working on both sides of the aisle. Looking back on his experiences, he shares the pros & cons, the rewards & tradeoffs, of both working solo and managing a team.
Plus: He shares how starting a remote company wasn't a product of ambition or courage as much as a product of necessity. And he dives into how this change in work-life forced a change in nomadic values.
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You know about the Chiang Mai's and Medellin's of the world -- the established digital nomad hubs mentioned in every other blog post.
But which places might become the next Chiang Mai? The next Medellin?
In this episode, Eli & Dan scour the global map to identify a few dozen places on our BecomeNomad radar -- some have long been emerging, some have just piqued our interest, all worth at least considering as you plan your next plane ticket.
... And of course we missed something, but what did we miss? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Accommodations! We start with Eli looking back at the early days of finding a place to stay via travel guides & simple spontaneity... And then see how things have drastically changed in the past ten years.
Have they changed for the worst? Is the convenience gained by the Airbnb's and Booking.com's worth the dilution of nomadic adventure? What matters the most when we look for accommodations? And what further changes can we expect as trends like coliving become the norm?
All that & a whole lot more to inspire your next temporary home in this episode!
We may not be doctors, but we do have a few useful principles for approaching personal health on a day-to-day basis.
Because the nomadic life inherently complicates our ability to stabilize our routines. Meaning that something like health, which so fundamentally requires stability, is more vulnerable to frequent disruption.
So how can we reduce that risruption? Even if just a bit?
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You arrive at a new location. Now: What do you do? And more pertinently: Why do you do it?
The more Eli lives this lifestyle, the harder it can be to answer that second question as he moves to new places. In some ways, accumulated knowledge from years of nomading can actually obstruct his ability to access some core truths.
So that's what this episode is about: Those core mindsets about finding your version of happiness in a new location.
**Finally: This episode is sponsored by Nomad, one of the fastest-growing eSim apps! Easy to install, easy to use, & way cheaper than roaming -- check 'em out at getnomad.app and use referral code DANI92CE for $3 off. They'll also have promos for an additional 10-15% off running all summer!
We're joined today by that Virtual Coworking Guy: Nathan Sudds! Eli found virtual coworking to be a productivity lifesaver during Covid times & continues to be a tool we rely on here at BecomeNomad.
In this ep, Nathan shares his wisdom & personal success with some key nomadic hot topics -- prioritizing tasks, establishing routines, and even traveling as a couple (which he's now done with his wife for years). Plus: his take on building communities & a social life while on the move.
... Basically, it's a hodgepodge of our favorite topics, with Nathan's unique insights paving the way. Follow @NathanSudds on Twitter to see what he gets up to next!
Last episode we looked back at 2022. In this one, we glimpse into the crystal ball to discuss 2023.
Dan & Eli toss around some predictions, questions, and general ruminations on what 2023 might bring to the world of digital nomadism. And, of course, they also get personal -- wondering aloud what the year in store will have for each of them.
On the docket: The state of nomadic globalization, the challenge of balancing internal values, and a bunch of bullet points in between.
(Apologies for the belated ep -- we'll be back with another soon!)
What did you learn in 2022?
For our first ep of the year, Eli & Dan look back on the last one & reflect on some unexpected lessons learned.
While Eli spent most of his year letting work guide his locations, Dan spent most of his sitting pat in his temporary home of Berlin. Quite new situations for both, so what can they (and you!) take into the new(ish) year ahead?
All that and more as we keep our monthly episode streak alive (and, characteristically, a few days late)
How to build a business that's location independent, connecting freelancers to business owners, & genuine community building. Plus a bunch more relevant tips + resources coming your way.
Huge thanks to Dan for being generous with his time, wisdom, & expertise!
Jesse Schoberg from Drop in Blog pops in to discuss a whole grab bag of topics with Eli:
... And most prominently: How to develop a sustainable relationship with money -- one that helps you grow your lifestyle.
Lots to learn on this one! And if you have any blog-writing aspirations, please check out Jesse's site (linked above).