Working Nomads

Hi, Welcome to my resource page for working nomads. Whether you are just getting started or looking to take your nomadic lifestyle to the next level, I hope this page will provide some practical, down-to-earth information that will allow you to live your dream. May your travels be slow and full of joy.

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Nomad America - Zion National Park in Utah

How to nomad America, 6 myths busted, starting with vanlife

Burnout has always been a problem in America. But with the last 2 years weighing heavy on our souls, it’s become more than a problem; it’s a crisis. Now that we know what’s important, we can’t stop obsessing about how to get it. And what better way to take control of your life than to nomad America? If you’re like me, you have always thought that nomading was for the young and beautiful. But that’s simply not true. Nomading is for anyone who is brave enough to take the leap.

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Introducing the best bank for digital nomads

Digital nomads enjoy a unique, fulfilling (though sometimes downright arduous) existence. While going against the crowd definitely has its perks, it can also sometimes feel like the most simple tasks are ten times more difficult as a nomad. For example, spending money using your debit card. This is basically a human right in the US, however, once you leave the country you can find all sorts of sneaky fees and some payment systems that can even make it impossible. Amongst all the day-to-day tasks that you previously took for granted (like receiving mail, for example), banking is another activity that will require some adjustments. Depending on your travel style, we have put together several recommendations for the best bank for digital nomads.

Digital nomad housing – how to get started now

We live in a different world these days. One that potentially offers more freedom than any other period in history. Thanks to the Internet, a large part of the workforce only requires a computer and a connection. When that’s all it takes, people long to become untethered to a static location. As more people wake up to this new reality, a whole new group has formed. Meet the digital nomads! These brave souls are leaving expensive homes near offices and finding a new commute on the wide open road. While this may seem like an extreme lifestyle, securing digital nomad housing is actually easier than you think!

The ultimate digital nomad packing list – downsizing to a better life

Having always bragged to my friends and family about my minimalistic ways, I was shocked at how difficult it was to pack for my nomadic adventures. While I still enjoyed the process of paring down, I was faced with some difficult decisions… and I can’t say that I always made the right call. Are you ready to start planning your adventure? Then it’s time to start compiling your personalized digital nomad packing list. 

What you need to know about working and traveling – my lessons learned from 18 months on the road

Thinking about trying life on the road? I couldn’t recommend it more! If you are one of those lucky remote workers, why not dip your toes into a nomadic lifestyle while keeping your day job? This is the perfect opportunity to experiment with a new kind of lifestyle with minimal risk. Even if you do not foresee a future as a lifelong nomad, experiencing extended time away from the monotony of day-to-day life has a litany of positive effects. Why not try working and traveling for just a few months?

Introducing the best laptops for digital nomads

Your perfect laptop is out there, but with countless brands and models to choose from, finding the right one can feel overwhelming. For those of us that live the digital nomad lifestyle, we have a special set of needs for our laptops. We want something that’s lightweight yet durable, and enough battery life to last through our adventures. When considering the various screens, processors, and storage capacities, though, it can be hard to narrow down your choice. To help you make the right decision, this guide will go over the best laptops for digital nomads across the globe!

How to get mail while traveling – what you need to know

It took me years to wrap my head around the idea of not having a permanent home. My brain incessantly wandered amongst the big philosophical questions like what do I do with my stuff, how will I make friends, what to do about food, and so forth. But the one question that I just couldn’t shake was how to get mail while traveling. 

Best digital nomad jobs – how to start your adventure right now

Never has it been easier to become a digital nomad! We are living in a new world where the definition of work has shifted from long commutes and cubicles to long days in our pajamas and endless calls on Zoom. As more companies shift to permanent policies on working remotely, there has never been a better opportunity to travel the world. So what are the best digital nomad jobs? Let’s start out with my job.

Road trip with a cat – the best companions ever

As a slow traveling nomad, one of the greatest adventures I have encountered took place in my own car! For anyone looking to road trip with a cat, it’s time to get ready for a new kind of experience, one that will undoubtedly strengthen your bond forever. At this point, Cal and I have been road-tripping together for over a year and a half. We’ve gone from Los Angeles to Anchorage and back.