Digital nomads are on the rise, especially as the world faces the ‘Great Resignation’ where office workers are starting to resign. The freedom and flexibility of remote work offered during the pandemic has allowed us all to rethink our careers, goals, and work / life balance, and it has become increasingly difficult for employers to bring their teams back into the office.
And why would you? … Return to the office? When you can be working from Italy one month, and Greece the next?
Visas used to be one of the biggest issues for digital nomads, because tourist visas were capped at 30 days, meaning your work routine was constantly disrupted. But now more and more countries are enticing remote workers to stay for an extended period of time, and 50+ countries now offerr generous long term visas.
As a digital nomad, the cost of visas can really add up if you’re moving around a lot. So here we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest.
Technology is evolving by the day, and it is transforming our lives with each passing second. Every year there are new trends in the world of technology and entertainment, which always fundamentally change the way we travel.
This year has been no different; we have seen a lot of fresh introductions in the world of tech and entertainment that have caught our eye, and promise to make travel easier.
From a renewed acceptance of artificial intelligence to NFTs, there are a number of things that we need to pay attention to. Below, we take a look at some of the hottest tech and entertainment trends in the United States this year.
Your bag is one of the most important things to get right when you’re traveling. Make a smart decision, and your trip becomes a breeze; you can find things easily, your gear is protected from the weather, and there’s much less risk of it being stolen. Get it wrong, and your vacation can be easily ruined; belongings wrecked, you end up straining your back and neck, and you’re painted as a pickpocket target.
But we don’t just travel with one bag when we go overseas, I’d argue there are 5 types of bag which are absolutely essential. Can you name them?
These are the 5 essential bags you need when traveling if you plan to be bag smart, in addition to your main checked luggage.
Digitalization has made it possible for us to store a significant amount of personal and financial information online. As a result, we no longer need to worry about having the right paperwork and documents for travel, making travel even more convenient.
But with every good comes the bad. The more your personal information is accessible online, the more likely you are to become a victim of identity theft.
Identity theft occurs whenever someone else uses your personally identifiable information (PII) without your permission and with malicious intent. You may think that only naive people fall victim to identity thieves, but the unfortunate truth is that even the most cautious individuals are not immune to this risk. So how do you protect yourself?
In the world of cryptocurrency, trading bots are built to do the work of trading on behalf of the owner. Which makes them the perfect choice for digital nomads looking to automate passive streams of income.
They automate a customized or 3rd party trading strategy using smart technologies like AI, machine learning, and so on, and this means you can effectively travel, while bots are earning profits for you.
Using their AI and machine learning, trading bots decipher what news is making a social impact and which will highly influence market prices. Generally, you can choose to buy those robots separately as a single software or integrated into crypto exchanges.
Trading bots are profitable as long as you effectively configure them. As a result, they will increase trading efficiency and profitability, also eliminating the possibility of human errors and improve the overall trading speed.
Wanting to put technology to work for you, so you can earn a passive income while you travel? Here are the top 10 best trading robots we recommend you check out in 2022.
As an active traveler I’m constantly pulling muscles, carrying far too heavy packs on my back, and dealing with stiffness from failed attempts to sleep on a plane. And if I haven’t got sore feet from exploring, it hasn’t been a successful day!
So I’m now a big fan of massage guns, which saves a ton of money on spa treatments while traveling, especially since physical therapists like Bob & Brad have an excellent compact, portable range.
While the smallest massage gun I’ve found to date is the Bob & Brad Q2 Mini Massage Gun, which ranks as a personal favorite, their next massage gun up is the C2. With more power than the Q2, and a bigger body, though still incredibly compact and lightweight, the C2 massage gun is also a fabulous choice. Here is our review.
Land based casinos used to be some of the biggest tourist draws for a country, with whole cities like Las vegas and Macau popping up in the middle of otherwise barren deserts, solely to meet the tourist demand. Though nowadays the online world is challenging the traditional land based experience, and you can cozy up in a luxury hotel room for the same type of thrills.
Live casinos is a relatively new form of gambling which is a hybrid of online gaming and a land based experience; you don’t have to visit the physical site and can log in from your device, though it’s still played with real life dealers, against other real life humans, and the action takes place in real time.
So you could be in Sydney, while playing in Vegas, without having had to pay for (or sit through!) the flight!
If you’re considering trying your luck at a live casino while traveling, or joining a live casino in another country, from home, here are some of our winning tips and secrets.
For many years, bingo has become known as a game played in retirement homes by seniors and middle-aged women. Though this stereotype is incorrect, and in many countries the game is more cultural than their (other) most popular ball sports; for instance, more money is spent every year in the UK on bingo tickets than it is on football!
Bingo is a game appreciated for its simplicity and social form, and around the world it’s played in pubs, drinking halls, cruise ships, and, in Italy, where it was invented, it’s still played over pizza every Saturday.
If you’re traveling, Bingo is also a really fun way to practice your language / number skills with locals. But with the closure of many land based bingo halls, can you still partake in the fun in the new digital era?
When it comes to travel essentials, there are none more important than your phone (your passport is strong competition though!). And when it comes to essentials for your phone, travelers need three main fundamentals; a sturdy phone case, headphones (because the whole plane doesn’t need to hear the soundtrack to Bridgerton), and a gimbal.
A gimbal is a handheld device that allows your camera to rotate smoothly along an axis, so you can take smooth travel video (without the camera shake). There are a million of them on the market, but only one which is truly worthwhile for travel.
The PowerVision S1 is a stylish and portable smartphone gimbal with easy magnetic mounting, AI tracking, gesture control for hands free recording, a built-in tripod, and a portable power bank with wireless phone charging, all packed into a compact device that fits in your pocket.
If you use your phone camera for travel photos and video, or take video calls when you’re abroad, the PowerVision S1 is a gamechanger. Here are 12 reasons you’ll love the world’s smallest smartphone gimbal.
So you’re on vacation and spending a good chunk of time travelling from destination to destination, practically bored thinking about how to kill some time. Hangman on paper napkins just isn’t cutting it for you anymore, and you’ve listened through the soundtrack of Bridgerton 5 times, so what else can you to in your downtime?
While vacations are usually an escape from your habits of everyday life, sometimes incorportating parts of your daily routine at home can be a stress relief when you need to distract yourself while traveling, or unwind.
Online games have become many people’s go to ‘sport’, especially since even tech-friendly camping means you can charge a phone using the sun! But can you still play these if they’re classified as casino?
For any online casino enthusiast, quality and reliability are important elements in choosing your favorite platform. But do those platforms still perform when you’re traveling, and logging in from a different country?
Here are the top 7 best casinos to play online while traveling.
It’s nearly impossible to travel these days without a phone. Whether it’s booking flights and hotels or now having to show proof of your vaccination status, a smartphone has become an essential travel tool where when paired with data allows us to plan and organize nearly every aspect of our travels. Thanks to the rather recent advent of eSIMs, international travellers are now able to access the web while travelling abroad easily and affordably. See how a travel eSIM can make your life so much easier while travelling.
Are you trying to upload videos to your Facebook profile through the Facebook app on your phone?
Is the upload failing over and over again due to unknown errors?
If yes, follow this article to understand the causes of “unable to upload video on Facebook page” error and to walk through some quick and possible solutions for it.
Camping has become surprisingly easy to break into these days. Thanks to all of the different campsites and resources available, going on your first camping trip is no longer daunting, and can be as comfortable or rough as you choose.
You can simply look for a campsite, bring some gear with you, and then enjoy the great outdoors either by yourself or with friends and family members.
But these days, more and more people are bringing technology when camping. This can help make the camping trip a lot safer, but it can also introduce a lot more entertainment and fun. Technology and nature aren’t always besties, so here are some quick tips on planning a tech-friendly camping trip.
Exploring a new destination, and all the adventure that comes with new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes is energising, and there are plenty of ways to stay entertained. But then there’s the time you spend in transit – actually traveling from point A to point B. And this is a lot less interesting!
There are plenty of ways to stay entertained during your downtime while traveling, especially now that the world has become more connected, and it’s easier than ever to travel with a WiFi connection. You can run with the more traditional passtimes, like reading a book, people watching, or doing airport yoga between the seats, or you can binge watch Netflix, scroll the hours away on social media, or fine tune your casino skills with online games.
Gambling has evolved throughout the world much since the first games of dice in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) in 3000 BC. And while land based casinos are still a big tourist draw, online games are now also part of the lives of modern day tourists. But with this new online landscape, what are some of the considerations to finding an online casino when you’re moving through countries? After-all, you want the best gaming experience possible, while still safe guarding your money and data.
As a young traveler on my first flight trip, I made the mistake of taking a very bulky carry-on. I had no idea how narrow the aisles were on the plane and how tight the storage space would be underneath the seats. This made for a less than pleasant experience as my big laptop bag (which also doubled as my purse) overlapped onto the arm rests of passengers and embarrassed me all the way to my seat.
Thankfully I’ve learned so much since that first flight. As a writer, I need to always keep my laptop readily available (much like my partner, who needs to keep his camera ready as a photographer).
But more bags equals more problems, so 9 times out of 10 I just end up carrying my device in the crook of my arm. It was less than ideal, but it was better than bulky baggage, right? That is, until I discovered The Laptop Strap! It’s the perfect way to carry a laptop for any traveler.
I stopped making travel videos 5 years ago. I gave up because editing took too long and ultimately became too hard. It was overwhelming trying to learn complicated features, I was always so confused about music, and I could never get the effects and transitions working the way I wanted.
However I’m excited to say that I’m inspired to get back into it again, having discovered Filmora Video editor which is the holy grail of easy video editing!
It’s an amazing video editor for both Mac and Windows, which comes with huge libraries of music, transitions, effects, elements, titles, and very cool templates (like split screens) you can literally just drag and drop. It’s so easy to create amazing, epic travel videos with your footage, without a learning curve (it literally only took me 5 minutes to learn it), that beginners can look professional, and professionals can spend less time editing.
Better yet, it’s free to initially download!
A team of outdoor lovers have invented an incredible power station which can work in minus 40 degree weather, and is completely waterproof. This is the world’s first portable power station which can break through severe outdoor conditions, working in rain, snow, wind, or dust storms. It works in both extremely cold and hot temperatures (- 40 °C to 50 °C / – 40 ° F – 122 ° F), and over 5,000 meters above sea level.
Can you imagine being able to charge your phone on top of Kilimanjaro, or boil a cup of coffee while camping in Antarctica, out on the ice?! The DynaYak N35 is the first ever power station of its kind.
It’s the age of the minimalist traveler, and it’s something we definitely take for granted now – just how easy it is to travel light. Gone are the days of traveling with bulky paperbacks for entertainment on long plane rides, big cameras and bags of film (do you remember traveling with film?!), and road tripping with an actual atlas (who even knows how to read a map anymore?!).
Quite amazing to think that all of these things have since been consolidated into one pocket sized device (especially for those of us who actually know what an atlas is!).
That’s right – nowadays you simply hit the road with your smartphone, and you have a camera, map, your banking, plenty of entertainment, and even a translation device. Here are 5 things your smartphone can replace during travel … and here’s to traveling light!
Earlier in the week I reviewed my favorite entry level portable laptop monitor; the INNOCN Travel Monitor N1F PRO, a great way to enjoy an external computer display on the go.
Though since then many of you have reached out and asked about a portable monitor with a screen specifically built for photo editing, which is still slim enough and sturdy enough to travel with on the road.
Much of my photo editing happens on the road; in the downtime I have in hotels, or in transit. Though I’m often traveling with an old laptop (safety hack, I leave my good laptop at home!), or sharing photos straight from my phone. So I definitely understand the importance of investing in a high quality laptop monitor, with a premium screen for a strong and vivid visual experience.
For me that’s the INNOCN 4K OLED Portable Monitor PU15-PRE. And just like the N1F PRO, for this monitor I also have a discount code: $120 off code: INCMT15RE
I started life as a digital nomad 7 years ago. At this time, working from my laptop while traveling the world wasn’t heard of.
And even in 2019, it was still a very ‘out of the box’ idea for most of society, that you could pack up your belongings, grab a laptop and a travel monitor, and work from the road.
My office has been on a cruise ship in Antarctica, from a hammock in the Galapagos Islands, and from a treehouse in Costa Rica with the sloths and monkeys as my neighbors for the night.
Of all the 100 countries I’ve visited, my laptop and portable laptop monitor have always been with me, and now that the world has woken up to being able to work from home, people have also realized ‘home’ can be substituted for the road.
Whether you’re working from home or the road, the INNOCN Travel Monitor N1F PRO is one of my favorite entry level laptop monitors for personal business, office, and travel.
It’s safe to say that pretty much every traveler utilizes technology these days to plan and book trips, but some people are taking things a step further by planning holidays that revolve around technology.
Some people love beaches while others embrace culture and iconic landmarks, and then there are those that seek out cities where tech takes center stage.
Researchers believe that as much as two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas in the not so distant future. To accommodate this growth, cities are needing to employ the latest technology to be able to not only provide employment opportunities but also make things like transport, commerce, and food production more streamlined.
When it comes to high-tech hubs around the world, there are definitely cities that stand out from the rest of the pack.
Whether it’s offering travelers access to the latest electronic gadgets, providing homes for the world’s largest technology companies and successful startups, or highlighting the history of technology’s advancements through fascinating museums, here are some of the top cities that are embracing technology and attracting tech-savvy travelers.
Most of us are aware of that small chip we place in our phone, but the traditional cute little SIM chip may soon be replaced by embedded SIMs (eSIMs) which are being hardwired into newer phones.
Let’s explore the pros and cons of new eSIM-enabled smartphones and discuss what eSIMs mean for world travelers with this international sim cards comparison I’ve put together.
SIM cards have long been used by travelers to avoid paying exorbitant prices for roaming charges, but how will eSIMs change the way we connect while traveling?
More important than what you pack for travel is what you pack your travel gear in. Of course, what travel pack you choose largely depends on what type of traveller you are…or does it?
What if there was a travel backpack for everyone, from the wilderness trekker to the urban backpacker and everyone in-between?
From the company that revolutionized the travel shoe with their all terrain sneaker line, comes the new Shell travel backpack that caters to all types of travellers. It’s a backpack and wardrobe system with unmatched versatility, easy access, and organization to pack up to 20% more; a multipurpose travel backpack every traveler will love to use.
Ever craved a deep muscle massage while traveling? Maybe your muscles are tight from all day exploring Angkor Wat, or your back is killing you from that airline seat you’ve been strapped into for 10 hours.
Massage guns have always been a tool used in fitness; they relieve pain, reduce soreness, and improve performance for both gym junkies and athletes.
Using them improves the circulatory system, central nervous system, and all of the connective tissues in your body: muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, cartilage, and fascia.
But there’s another activity that puts stress on your body: Travel and outdoor adventure (OK that’s two activities, but for me they go hand in hand!)
And to cut down on the high cost of spa treatments when traveling, a massage gun that you own; that you can pull out at any time and use for unlimited recovery; is a brilliant option.
Portable, light, and in a travel case with 8 hours of battery life, the Ekrin B37 is a fantastic massage gun to take with you for travel, and have on every outdoor adventure.