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Nov 30, 2022

Jesse Schoberg from Drop in Blog pops in to discuss a whole grab bag of topics with Eli:

  • The magic of living in Thailand
  • Inspiration for long-term nomading
  • Evolving from freelance to agency to startup
  • Nomadic luxuries

... 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).

Nov 15, 2022

Are you trying to get rich? And if that's not your financial goal, what is? Should a nomadic life even be tied by financial goals?

Here, Eli & Dan discuss their relationships with money. Citing the wisdom of Naval Ravikant (@naval on Twitter), they explore the friction between a minimalist lifestyle and the more maximalist demands of work life. What does it mean to succeed... And when your answer to this question changes, how can you put yourself in the best financial & psychological position to adjust accordingly?

All that and more on this sorry-it's-so-belated! October make-up episode.

Oct 4, 2022

Five years ago we had an episode about Yom Kippur - the holiest Jewish holiday & the only one that Eli celebrates consistently.

But regardless of religious roots, the core of Yom Kippur is that of a nomadic holiday. This day asks us to search within, look without, and examine our lives objectively & introspectively.

In this episode, Eli updates and builds on his previous thoughts - with deeply honest assessments of his own journey.

Aug 31, 2022

7 years. Countless destinations. And now, 100 episodes! Against all odds, we've made it to triple digits (thanks, in large part, to you!).

So what's kept BecomeNomad alive despite virtually zero promotion? What value does it still offer & will it continue to offer? And what does it mean for Eli, all these years later? This is more of an introspective episode. A benchmark, to see where we've been, what we've learned, and where we're going.

A huge thanks to all the contributors who've helped us get here! Many are named in the pod, but a particular shoutout to Bojan Ristovic & his magical audio team, and again our late friend & website developer Vuk Milićević.

 

Aug 2, 2022

This is one of our biggest challenges as lifelong travelers: Entering into relationships. And also maintaining those relationships as we stay on the road.

Seasoned digital nomad Aline Dahmen joins us to give her insights. Her Nomad Soulmates initiative is helping thousands of nomads connect and build relationships.

How does one balance the attachment of these relationships with the desired freedom of this lifestyle? What constitutes a "successful" nomadic couple? Aline touches on these vital questions and much, much more.

Jul 16, 2022

This is a story of dedication, perseverance, and community.

Matthias Zeitler of Coworking Bansko joins us to discuss how he accomplished his dream of creating a haven for digital nomads. What he and his team have built is magical, the ultimate DN inspiration.

But beyond that, we cover what it truly takes to build a community and what goes into rebranding an entire small city -- a small city that, for many westerners, isn't even on their radar.

Jun 21, 2022

This episode is in loving memory of our longtime team member, Vuk Milićević.

The idea here is to dig to the core of the digital nomadic lifestyle and pinpoint precisely what makes it worth pursuing.

When you're on the road for a long time, it's easy to get lost in logistics and trivialities. But when that happens, there are certain mindsets worth reminding yourself of.

So: Stay curious, and enjoy this belated episode -- we'll be back with another shortly!

 

May 9, 2022
In this episode, we discuss the future of nomadism. What changes have we seen over the past 5-10 years and which trends are likely to become mainstays?

We explore this topic from a wide range of angles, from the practicalities of travel visas to the very way we identify where we come from.

As always, expect a handful of answers... and a handful more questions :)

Apr 1, 2022

Choosing locations. It's one of the most exciting parts of a nomadic life... but what if you get it wrong? What if a place's reality doesn't match your hopes and dreams?

That's what we're tackling today. Instead of what to look for, we're flipping the coin and examining what to avoid, what to be conscious of, and how to approach locations when things are suboptimal.

... Did we miss something? Let us know! dan@becomenomad.com or eli@becomenomad.com 

Mar 4, 2022
There's something special about traveling on your own... But there's also something special about moving in groups!

Here, Eli & Dan discuss exactly what makes both approaches special. We tackle the psychological benefits of both experiences, as well as some of the possible negatives. Plus, we also ponder what the ideal balance is... if one even exists!

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