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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 2019

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2019

The biggest question people having been asking this year, is how to start a travel blog in 2019. 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 2019, 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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The Best Countries to Live in as an Expat

The Best Countries to Live in as an Expat

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 almost 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!

People move abroad for many different reasons; for business, study, wanderlust, or simply to seek better life opportunities. Either way, to experience life as part of a new culture and have the chance to discover an exotic new land is a romantic adventure quite a lot of people entertain.

If you’re considering moving abroad but haven’t yet figured out where you want to go, the following are the best countries to live in as an expat, as well as important things you need to know!

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5 Things Expats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Do

5 Things Expats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Do

To live in a different country is a rich and rewarding experience, but moving abroad can (at first) definitely feel disruptive; it changes your daily life, throws you into the unknown, and you may have given up all of your creature comforts from home.

It’s very common for some people to find their first months abroad a bit sad, and a bit nostalgic, but when you feel that way, it’s the perfect moment to tackle new challenges.

We’re jumping in with a list of 5 things you shouldn’t be afraid to try when living away from your home country.

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Careers That Allow You to Work Remotely

Careers That Allow You to Work Remotely

Having a career that allows you to work remotely is the dream for most travelers these days. And luckily, there are a lot of ways to work remotely in today’s age.

Technological advancements in recent years have completely changed the way people do business, and as a result, many careers now allow for location independence.

If you’ve dreamed of pursuing a career which allows you to work remotely, while traveling, one of the following career paths could be perfect for you!

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Moving Abroad? Things to Consider When Hiring an Immigration Attorney

Moving Abroad? Things to Consider When Hiring an Immigration Attorney

Many people dream of moving abroad; to experience life as part of a new culture and have the chance to discover an exotic new land.

But whether it be for socio-economic circumstance, ambition, or even wanderlust, the complexity of immigration may mean you consider hiring a specialist lawyer.

The logistics, red tape and paperwork involved in immigrating overseas will vary from country to country though if you find yourself overwhelmed and not able to tackle the legalities yourself, the following information should help.

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Tips to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad (How to Keep Growing Your Income While Traveling Full Time)

Tips to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad (How to Keep Growing Your Income While Traveling Full Time)

Getting distracted from work is easy. Getting distracted from work as a digital nomad is nearly impossible to avoid.

As a full-time traveler and remote worker, you need to keep your income flowing in order to maintain your lifestyle. Avoiding all the new places, people, and food, though (at least long enough to get some work done), is tough.

Staying productive as a digital nomad is one of the most important things to be mindful of while on the road. Even though you might rather be out exploring your new location, without spending quality time with your laptop, clients, or business, you’ll be on the next flight home before you know it.

Follow these steps to get productive — and stay that way — as a remote worker. Your long-term travel lifestyle depends on it!

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Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Living your life on the road is the stuff dreams are made of, but at some point reality has to catch up.

Where does the money come from to keep paying the bills, and how can you ensure a regular cash flow so you never find yourself in a sticky situation?

There are a number of cheap travel hacks to help you get the most out of your money while traveling. However, even living the frugal lifestyle won’t keep you sustained forever.

Finding a job that is as flexible and transportable as you are is important, meaning you have the luxury to take it up whenever funds start to run dry.

Here we take a look at a few of the options open to you, which can help you get the spare cash you need.

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We’ve Written the Book on How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

We’ve Written the Book on How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

I didn’t exactly know when or where I was going to find my forever partner, but I never could have predicted it would involve a man who lived 15,000km away from me.

Having successfully navigated the 1am phone calls, the miscommunications, the extreme highs of seeing each other after so long, followed by the extreme lows of being kept in immigration limbo, we have compiled our experiences and advice into the ultimate ‘how-to’ guide.

Our ultimate goal with publishing this book? To offer other long distance couples the tools, knowledge, and the hope that your long distance relationship can be just as successful as our own.

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe While You’re Traveling

The Best Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe While You’re Traveling

Almost every traveler packs their phone these days; when you have a GPS, a translator, an entertainment system and a camera all rolled up into one device, your phone becomes an essential part of the travel experience that you can’t afford to lose (with the prices of new phones lately, it’s often literally something you can’t afford to lose).

But every year thousands of smart phones are lost, stolen, or damaged while on vacation. In Australia alone, the AMTA reports more than 100,000 mobile phones are lost or stolen every year. That’s 2,000 each week or one mobile phone handset every six minutes.

And that’s not even considering the phones which are damaged, or hacked as part of cyber-theft.

Considering the expense of phones these days, the inconvenience of losing your boarding passes, photos, and contacts, and the security risks of having your personal data and information available for hack, it’s imperative to protect your phone when you travel overseas.

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The Best Way To Learn A New Language While Travelling

The Best Way To Learn A New Language While Travelling

If your first language is English, it can be easy to take advantage of the world dominance of the language. In many countries we can get by okay, and with some accompanying hand gestures generally make ourselves understood.

But if you are travelling for new experiences, sticking with your mother tongue will mean you are missing out on opportunities to learn about and truly appreciate other cultures.

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How to File Taxes as a US Expat: TFX Review

How to File Taxes as a US Expat: TFX Review

Humans have always been a nomadic species. Our adventurous spirit has long seen us travel the world in search of new lands and experiences. Even today we yearn to escape the confines of our regular lives in search of new cities and countries.

While travelling to a destination allows you a glimpse into a different culture and way of life, choosing to live abroad takes the experience to a whole other level. You’re able to fully immerse yourself into a destination, and gain a behind the scenes look at what a country is really like; the experience opens your mind to new ideas, helps you grow as a person, and gives you a greater sense of self confidence.

Whether you choose to backpack across Europe for 12 months or migrate to another country permanently, you become what is known as an expatriate (expat for short); a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their own.

To live abroad is something everyone should experience at some point in their lives, but you do have certain responsibilities as an expat. And one of those is staying on top of tax.

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