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Why You Should Become a Travel Nurse

Why You Should Become a Travel Nurse

For anyone who loves to travel, the ideal situation is to find a job where you can get paid while traveling the world. Few opportunities let you do this, though even fewer offer a steady wage that allows you to contribute positively to society.

When you think of the best travel jobs, the first job that springs to mind may not be nursing, but this is actually a highly in demand job, all around the world.

The sad fact is that two billion people around the world lack access to basic medicines needed for day-to-day health care, and many more suffer for want of simple surgical procedures. As such, qualified nurses are in high demand in many countries.

If you have a basic level of medical training, you can join one of the charities or international organizations dedicated to providing worldwide health, or you can set aside the prospect of a comfortable US salary and take a job in a developing country where your skills are desperately needed.

Most travel nurse jobs require at least 1 to 1 ½ year of clinical experience. If you’ve got the experience and think it sounds interesting, here are 6 reasons why you should do it!

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Simple Ways To Expand Your Digital Nomad Skills

Simple Ways To Expand Your Digital Nomad Skills

The life of a digital nomad is an inspiring one; the ability to work from anywhere and be your own boss is somewhat of a dream vocation, being able to travel and make money from the road.

But while it’s still a very non traditional career, being that more and more people are looking to become digital nomads, it’s also become somewhat of a competitive vocation.

Being that the world of freelancing means there are remote work opportunities in every industry, and every field, the skill set of the digital nomad is broader than you can imagine; everything from teaching English online, to web coding.

You won’t need to be skilled in every single area or method for making money online, though with a constantly evolving industry, expanding your skill set puts you in the best possible position for being able to sustain the lifestyle.

Wanting to expand your digital nomad skills? We got you covered!

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Essential Survival Tips For Nomad Families

Essential Survival Tips For Nomad Families

The idea of becoming a nomad family is inherently romantic, and an idea that lots of households toy with, yet seldom take the plunge.

Of course, it requires a certain degree of courage to take the kids out of school, take a sabbatical from work and travel the globe with your little ones, earning and educating your kids as you go – but the decision can be an incredible one!

If you’ve made the decision to spend time as a nomad family, (perhaps you want to get away for a while you build a house, or just take a year off), we’re 100% behind you – you’re about to give your kids the best education in the world!

Of course though, that’s not to say that the life of the nomad family is all sunshine and smiles. Just as there will be incredible experiences and life-changing moments, you’re also likely to run into your fair share of learning curves.

As such, here are some essential survival tips for keeping the whole family happy, healthy and as far from one another’s throats as possible while on the road!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of International Housesitting – An Etiquette Guide

The Do’s and Don’ts of International Housesitting – An Etiquette Guide

House sitting has become a massive movement in the travel community, and we can totally understand why; from luxury villas in the countryside, to modern lofts amidst skyscrapers, and cottages right by the ocean, it’s an incredible way to travel, and sample local life.

An exchange where you take care of someones property and pets while they’re away, and in return are allowed to stay in their home, house-sitting is basically “borrowing the homeowners lifestyle for a period of time”.

Owners have peace of mind that their home and pets are lovingly cared for, and that pets get to stay in their own home, while pet loving sitters experience life in new places, without having to pay accommodation.

Now a massive movement, it’s super easy to find house sitting opportunities all over the world, of all kinds; it’s a very viable way to travel (some people even do it full time!), and while some house-sits might only last a few days, some can be for weeks, or even months at a time.

Taking care of someone else’s home and pets might seem like a dream come true, but you do need to be a reliable, responsible, and committed sitter. And there are some things that you just shouldn’t do.

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Digital Nomad Careers: An Introduction to Copywriting

Digital Nomad Careers: An Introduction to Copywriting

When I tell people I work as a freelance copywriter, 90% of the time, they think I have something to do with protecting people’s inventions from theft. But copyright and copywriters are completely different!

Copywriters produce advertisements, articles, promotional material and ads. We’re the ones responsible for the text on billboards, those catchy advertising slogans, and the ones who write those ads you typically ignore, as much as we’d love you to click on them!

Becoming a freelance copywriter is a great career choice for a digital nomad, as it offers a location independent lifestyle, where you can work from home, or travel full time, while working from the road. And it typically doesn’t require and education.

Anyone with a computer and writing ability, who is able to run their work through a plagiarism tool like Scribbr.com, can copywrite and make money on the internet. It takes a flair for writing, a creative mind, though also some serious motivation to succeed.

Want to dive into the world of freelance copy-writing? Here’s what you need to know!

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Digital Nomad

The Pros and Cons of Being a Digital Nomad

Have you ever wanted to just pack up your things, quit your job and take off on a never ending adventure?

Once upon a time mankind roamed freely, from country to country, moving from one place to another. The very first human societies were nomadic (worth noting that some still are!)

Nowadays though, people are more reluctant to seek a nomadic lifestyle. After all, there are bills to pay, mortgages, health cards – all the trappings of modern life. We’ve come to view our 9 to 5 routine as normal, and save up for the occasional trip for a week of relaxation and leisure.

But increasingly, as technology evolves and more employers embrace remote positions, there is an ever growing movement towards nomadicism once more. I mean, what if it were possible to satisfy your wanderlust and earn money at the same time?!

That’s exactly the definition of a digital nomad! Before you jump into the lifestyle though, it’s important to full understand the pros and cons.

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Essential Apps Every Digital Nomad Needs to Succeed (They’re ALL Free!)

Essential Apps Every Digital Nomad Needs to Succeed (They’re ALL Free!)

The cultural shift towards working remotely has been one of the biggest trends of the 21st century. In the 1900’s, people were proud of their traditional office environment, but once the 2000’s hit, we dared to reinvent this.

We dreamed of working from our laptops in Sicily one day, and Switzerland the next. Of filing reports from a villa in Bali, or answering emails from the plane, en route to our next exciting country.

Yes, the concept of remote work has been one of the biggest movements of the century; it’s now incredibly common for entrepreneurs and freelancers to sustain themselves through online income, and more and more companies are offering positions for remote employees.

And while this is exciting; total freedom of movement, and the ability to work from anywhere as long as there’s a laptop with a connection, there’s a lot of work and discipline required to stay on track while traveling.

There are many tools and products that make life easier as a digital nomad, from blue-tooth keyboards, to lap desks, and portable wifi, but today we’re going to look at the apps you need for success.

Covering everything from your accounting, to your diary, and easy-to-use video conferencing, the best thing about the apps in this list is that they’re ALL FREE … keep your business expenses down by using these!

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Teaching English Overseas: A Guide to the TEFL Industry

Teaching English Overseas: A Guide to the TEFL Industry

Look out your window, whether that be your office or your bedroom; what do you see? Is it the same old scene; dreary, boring, cold? Is the nine to five, Monday to Friday ritual just becoming too repetitive, too samey? Wish you could magic yourself away for a while?

If only there was a way to fund your travels whilst gaining valuable work and life experience that would not just bolster your CV, but also your character and social network …

Oh, wait, there is! You can teach English as a foreign language – TEFL for short.

For a while now, people young and old have travelled to other countries to teach English. There are a myriad of reasons why: for the love of teaching, experiencing other cultures, funding globetrotting, gap years, a break from the ordinary… the list goes on.

Fortunately, the demand for English grows as the language solidifies its reputation as the international lingua franca. Business, diplomacy, tourism, trade – all are areas where English is invaluable. All the better for you, an aspiring teacher!

Below is a brief guide on the TEFL industry. Read on if you’re keen to learn more about qualifications, destinations, and valuations!

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Decided to Relocate? Reasons to Work With a Top Moving Company

Decided to Relocate? Reasons to Work With a Top Moving Company

Deciding to relocate can be exciting, but as someone who has made many interstate (and international) moves, believe me when I say that it can also be really stressful.

There are many things to organize, plan, and take into consideration when you’re planning a move, and you’ll have even more on your plate when you’re in the middle of actually relocating. So when it comes to the actual act of moving your belongings, you want to make sure that it all goes smoothly.

We’re all for saving a buck when traveling, and travel hacking our way to paying less, but trust me when I say that you don’t want to scrimp on money when it comes to your move. This is one of those instances where you get what you pay for, so we’ve put together the following reasons why you’ll want to work with a top out of state moving company when it comes to your move.

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Why Abu Dhabi Has Become a Massive Expat Hub

Why Abu Dhabi Has Become a Massive Expat Hub

Few destinations have undergone quite the transformation that the United Arab Emirates has in the past couple of decades. And Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, more so than the rest.

As an emirate, Abu Dhabi is far more quiet and conservative than Dubai, and offers visitors a more authentic glimpse of the regions’s culture. While tourism is drawn towards the fast-paced cosmopolitan of Dubai, Abu Dhabi has become an attractive hub for expats.

In fact, data from the UN has revealed that 88 per cent of the UAE’s total residents have come from abroad. That’s massive!

So, just what is it about this Emirate which is attracting so many expats?

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5 Remote Work Essentials For Digital Nomads

5 Remote Work Essentials For Digital Nomads

Being a digital nomad who has the ability to work from anywhere is amazing. But many a travel blog and YouTube star seemingly gloss over the whole “work” part of things, while continually highlighting the adventures.

But any aspiring digital nomad or remote worker knows there’s a lot of work and discipline required to stay on track while traveling.

Which means we all need a few tools and tricks to ensure we stay on top of tings’ while moving and grooving.

So with that in mind, here’ 5 remote work essentials for digital nomads.

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What Digital Nomads Need to Know About Life Insurance

What Digital Nomads Need to Know About Life Insurance

Working remotely has become a modern day dream job – the possibilities to travel as you work online now exist in almost every industry, and every country in the world has lost residents to the idea of being a digital nomad.

While there are many things to consider when pursuing a location independent lifestyle (like staying productive while traveling, keeping organized, and setting up nomad travel insurance), one of the most commonly overlooked things is your life insurance.

Being that you have to think about financial security once you start working for yourself, life insurance is important to ensure your business continues to operate without interruption, and your loved ones are supported if you die.

Even if you have life insurance in your home country, there are circumstances where you might not be covered by insurance while you’re abroad. So we’ve put together this guide of everything you need to know as a digital nomad.

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How to Start a Travel Blog in 2020

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2020

The biggest question people having been asking this year, is how to start a travel blog in 2020. And even if you’re not thinking about making money from your blog, hobby blogging can be a fantastic way to keep a record of your adventures.

Ultimately, a laptop, a mobile phone, and a camera are all the tools you need to make it as a blogger professionally. BUT when it comes to starting a blog, there’s quite a lot to think about; a lot that goes on behind the scenes.

So, if you’re thinking of starting a travel blog in 2020, strap in, as we’re about to introduce you to a world of domain names, hosting, widgets, and beautiful travel WordPress themes!

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5 Reasons to Consider Living & Working in Thailand

5 Reasons to Consider Living & Working in Thailand

There are 195 countries in the world today, which presents endless possibilities for those wishing to live overseas. But, when it comes to setting up your life in a new country, Thailand has become an incredibly popular nation.

A true expat hub, Thailand boasts a low cost of living at a very high standard, a high quality of healthcare, a huge range of opportunities for travel, and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere – after-all, it’s called the land of smiles for a reason!

Having moved to Koh Samui, where I am just one of the 500,000 expatriates who have made the move, the following are five reasons you should consider living and working in Thailand too!

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The Laptop 30 from VARIDESK: A Compact Standing Desk You Can Travel With!

The Laptop 30 from VARIDESK: A Compact Standing Desk You Can Travel With!

The VARIDESK Laptop 30 is a height-adjustable workstation that turns any desk into a standing desk, meaning your work can be comfortable, productive and energizing again.

When you need to sit, you sit, when you need to stand, you stand. There are a range of different height settings, but best of all, it’s super easy; with the pull of a lever you go from sitting to standing, and vice versa, in three seconds flat.

It requires no assembly, is easy to adjust in height, and is portable and light enough to travel with. It’s essentially a desk converter, perfect for mobile minimalists like digital nomads!

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Things to Know About Teaching English Abroad

Things to Know About Teaching English Abroad

A desk job isn’t for everyone. Indeed, if you’ve worked in an office environment for an extended period of time, it’s likely you’ve felt the desire to get out of your workspace and explore the world at large at least once or twice.

But traditional jobs usually only offer 2-4 weeks of leave, and you can’t exactly ‘see the world’ in that amount of time. While we might dream of just taking off and leaving our boss behind, the one thing that usually prevents us from doing so is the money side. The answer? Live and work abroad!

One of the most common paths to living and working abroad is to find an overseas job teaching English as a second language (ESL). It’s the chance to experience different countries, meet new people, and make a lot of money. Considering teaching English abroad? The following are a couple of things you ought to know.

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6 Reasons to Move from New Zealand to Australia

6 Reasons to Move from New Zealand to Australia

Did you know that approximately 650,000 New Zealand citizens live in Australia today? This made us wonder, what draws so many kiwis away from the beautiful scenery of their island to set up a life in Australia.

So we asked them!

Based on feedback from the NZ expat community in Australia, the following are a few of the most common reasons why kiwis make the move down under.

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How to Keep Your Data Safe as a Freelancer Working Abroad

How to Keep Your Data Safe as a Freelancer Working Abroad

Working while traveling – for many people this is the dream; to set up an online business and freelance as you’re traveling the globe. And in our increasingly tech savvy world, there are even more opportunities for freelancers than ever before.

But, traveling the world as you’re working from your laptop presents a unique set of risks, and one of the biggest considerations is how to protect yourself from data theft.

Unfortunately, as technology has evolved, so also has the common criminal. In an age where identity theft is an all too regular occurrence, devices and user data should be protected from prying malicious attacks at all costs.

Open Wifi networks and malicious software await travelers at every step of their journey, so using devices while on the road should undoubtedly require the same level of care as a wallet or passport.

If you’re a digital nomad who freelances and runs your business while jumping from one country to the next, the following are tips for how to keep your data safe while you’re abroad.

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Jobs That Require Full Time Travel – See the World and Be Paid to Do it!

Jobs That Require Full Time Travel – See the World and Be Paid to Do it!

We’ve written many articles about how to make money as a side hustle while traveling the world, but what if you landed a full time job that actually required it?

What if, you not only got to travel the world for free, but actually got paid a salary while doing it? A gig that covers your travel expenses, salary, retirement, healthcare, and lets you build a career?

Sounds pretty amazing right!

The following careers aren’t for everyone, as these aren’t jobs that send you away on little two week stints every now and then; you’ll spend long periods of time away from home, because they actually require full time travel!

… it’s actually in the job description!

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Why Every Travel Business Should be Using Email Marketing

Why Every Travel Business Should be Using Email Marketing

Running a travel business is exciting; whether you’re selling tours, writing travel guides, or making money as an influencer, carving out a career path that you’re passionate about means you wake up every day loving what you do.

But that doesn’t mean that running a business is easy, in fact, passion and motivation is usually required to be able to pull you through.

Regardless of whether you’re running a multi million dollar travel agency, or you’re an individual packaging travel pillows from home, every business has the same fundamental goals; to make money you need to build a sustainable and loyal base of customers.

There are a lot of places that business owners look for love online; from social media, to SEO (search engine traffic), and using influencers to get their name out there, it can be overwhelming figuring out the best way to go.

But it’s one of the simplest tools for growing your business that is actually the most powerful; a way to connect with your audience in a highly personalized and targeted way, with minimal effort, minimal cost, but maximum ROI (return on interest).

Are you struggling to grow your travel business?

I have two words for you: Email marketing.

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Travel Blogging Ruined My Posture: How the VARIDESK Saved My Back

Travel Blogging Ruined My Posture: How the VARIDESK Saved My Back

For many people, travel blogging is the ultimate dream; working online as you travel, your office ranging from a cruise ship in Antarctica, to a hammock in the Caribbean.

And with a constantly changing environment, improvising with your work-space is a guarentee. You work from bar stools, futons, and cramped economy seats. You hike 30 minutes with a picnic blanket, in minus 2 degrees, because it’s the only place the WiFi will reach.

Travel blogging means that my office view is constantly changing; it’s exciting, it’s inspiring, and I’m passionate about waking up every day. But, after 5 years of working on the floor in airports, and editing photos on the plane, it’s messed with my posture something shocking.

Without intentionally trying to sound like my mother, I’ve discovered first hand that bad posture leads to spinal problems, including neck and back pain.

The solution?

I now use the VARIDESK Pro Plus 36 and it has saved me; it’s a standing desk solution that converts any regular desk to an adjustable sit to stand desk. And it’s amazing.

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Things to Consider if You’re Planning on Moving to Spain

Things to Consider if You’re Planning on Moving to Spain

While we don’t have a choice over the country we’re born in, these days we often do have control over whether or not we choose to stay.

And one of the most popular countries for expats these days is Spain!

Moving abroad is one of the biggest life choices you can make, so you do need to make sure you’re prepared. From where you’re moving, to making sure you have a work visa, there are plenty of things to consider in the preparation stage.

The following are the most important things to consider once you’ve decided you’re moving to Spain.

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How to Work Anywhere and Travel the World Forever

How to Work Anywhere and Travel the World Forever

What if I were to tell you that you can quit your corporate job and travel around the world for the rest of your life?

As somebody who has worked and traveled around the world for over 10 years now, there was a point when I realized that countless people are sitting at home right now wondering just how to do this.

My name is Mike Swigunski. I am the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling travel book, Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever. I’m also the founder of GlobalCareer.io, which is a remote jobs website that empowers people to start working remotely.

Recently, my story was featured on Forbes.com and today, I am excited to share an introduction of the ideas presented my this book. By the end of this post you’ll be able to see what daily life looks like for somebody who works and travels full-time.

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Work While You Travel: Ways to Make Extra Cash on the Move

Work While You Travel: Ways to Make Extra Cash on the Move

A desk job isn’t for everyone. Indeed, if you’ve worked in an office environment for an extended period of time, it’s likely you’ve felt the desire to get out of your workspace and explore the world at large at least once or twice.

But traditional jobs usually only offer 2-4 weeks of leave, and you can’t exactly ‘see the world’ in that amount of time. While we might dream of just taking off and leaving our boss behind, the one thing that usually prevents us from doing so is the money side.

I mean, what happens if you do take a year off, but you’ve under budgeted, and you get half way through a year long trip and your money dries up?

That’s a real worry.

If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling for longer, but you’re worried if your savings is going to be enough, the following are our six favorite ways for making money on the move.

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The Cost of Living Around the World

The Cost of Living Around the World

Have you ever wondered how your country stacks up against others in terms of cost of living? Ever wondered if it’s more expensive to order a coffee if you’re in Singapore as opposed to the United States?

While we don’t have a choice over the country we’re born in, these days we often do have control over whether or not we choose to stay.

There are 195 countries in the world today, which presents endless possibilities for those wishing to live overseas. And when it comes to setting up your life in a new country, most nations are very welcoming!

But cost of living is something to consider when you make the choice to move overseas; equally so even if you’re just traveling. People used to paying 78 c for a coffee in Italy, usually get quite the shock when the same coffee is 5 times the cost in the UAE!

If you’re interested in comparing the cost of living around the world, Forex provider IG have put together an infographic comparing 10 countries: Italy, South Africa, Brazil, Spain, USA, Australia, Singapore, Japan, the UK and UAE.

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