It's our eternal question: Where next?
Eli's constantly thinking of how to answer this question -- not just with places as answers... But with principles & concepts that always stand true.
In this episode, he talks about some of his new and undiscussed principles to make sure the next destination is a place you connect with.
Derek from Wandering Earl is back! To share more of his endless insights from 20+ years on the road.
He & Eli touch on the classic question faced by lifelong nomads: Where's the finish line? Or, more accurately, is there a finish line? And they discuss what it's like to stop and start nomading again.
Plus a grabbag of other topics: Building community, running a tour company, connecting your location with your work, and a whole lot more.
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It's definitely not the sexiest part of our nomadic adventures... but it may be the most vital.
Still, banking's tricky because, more than most, it's not a one-size-fits-all topic. In this episode, Eli & Dan try to tackle the distinct financial "tiers" and the different opportunities nomads have -- all to eventually establish some universal truths & words of wisdom.
If you're looking for a more practical episode -- one without any rose-tinted, Instagram-filtered glasses -- this one's for you.
You pack your bags and hit the road with a certain expectation in your mind.
You imagine what you might experience, how you might change, what you might see, and who you might meet.
But after years on the road, once the honeymoon phase has worn off... What unexpected realities might the digital nomad lifestyle bring?
In this episode, we look past the glamorization and excitement of this lifestyle. Let's talk about some of the hard personal truths & ongoing psychological battles that might emerge.
Because as much as there is to love about the digital nomad path, its reality isn't a Hollywood story and it isn't a shiny Instagram post.
On this ep, Eli's joined by a special guest: James Clark, founder of the travel blog Nomadic Notes.
They discuss the ups & downs of being on the nomadic journey for so long, how the landscape has changed since James hit the road in 2003, the importance of holding onto hobbies & interests, and a whole lot more.
... & if you have any thouhts of Qs, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!