How Does a Nomad Get a Vacation?

by Carmen Bolanos June 4, 2009 OK, so this probably seems like an odd question. I mean, nomads are traveling the world all the time, seeing amazing sites that many people in the 9-5 world only dream about, right? Isn’t our whole life just one big vacation? It may appear so to the outside world. Some folks would have you believe that we’re only working 4 hours per week! Real life for most real nomads is a bit different....

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NuNomad, Digital Nomad, Technomad, Lifestyle Designer, What the Heck am I?

O.K. – so I’ll be honest. This last year I spent many months underground in the nomad world for various personal reasons (and also working on our new book!). However, I’ve realized I can’t turn away from my passion and I’m back now with a vengeance, determined to make a place in this nomad world. Upon my return to the land of the ever-moving I have found a total explosion of nomads – especially on...

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Is now the time to nomad?

Opening a newspaper or visiting a news web site these days is enough to paralyze even the most seasoned caffeine addicted stock trader. It’s scary, we know that. So, with the current rising unemployment, inflation pulling on what’s left of your savings along with a dismal outlook for an economy that is in near paralysis over the looming threat of a depression, one must ask them self ?Is now a proper time to nomad? Well,...

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Don’t Know How to Fund Your Travels? How About Selling Your Life?

So often we get comments on the forum and questions sent to us from people who want to take off on extended travel but are wondering how to raise the funds to hit the road. Well, as they say, “where there’s a will there’s a way” and Ian Usher of Wellard, Australia seems to have both. Ian Usher is selling his life on Ebay and so far the bids are near $400,000.00 Australian Dollars. The winner will receive his...

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The Work-Travel Balancing Act

I was watching an episode of Family Guy recently, the one where baby Stewie ridicules people who strive to be seen in public (eg: Starbucks) with their notebooks open?perhaps tapping-out that promising screenplay. Though the tot doesn’t blow the heads off of the coffee-gulping remote workers (the cartoon character tends to get extreme at times), the scene does illustrate the point of remote working becoming a sort of cliché...

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The Environmental Effects of Nu Nomading

Most of us are thinking about our impact on the environment these days (at least I hope we are) and we are hearing more and more about pollution emitted by air flight. I have been concerned because of my love for travel and for the environment that I could be encouraging people toward an activity that has a negative impact on our world. The question has been churning in my mind for several months, “What’s more polluting...

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Nomading in America?

By: Ricardo I remember struggling in my college macro-economics class some years ago over the relationship between the strength of the US Dollar, the consumer price index, interest rates and all that stuff. It was the sort of mind-numbing equation that only made me want to pack my backpack even faster for the nomadic journey I was strategically planning instead of doing my homework. But this year I finally got what my professor was...

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More and More People are Working Remotely

By Carmen Bolanos November 5, 2007 While we often describe remote working as packing up and heading across the globe, let’s not forget that a lot of folks are freeing themselves from the traditional workspace just to the nearest coffee shop or bookstore to get online. This may not have the same romance as the former scenario but it’s a first step in what we at NuNomad believe is a quickly growing trend that will see...

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Wanna Be a Nomad and Don’t Know Where to Start? Try Housesitting!

At Nu Nomad we often get emails from people who want to live a nomadic lifestyle but aren’t sure how to make it happen. There are many issues to think about: finding an income source, preparing your home-front, planning your trip, etc. For a lot of people finances are a sticking point. One way to save a ton of money as a nomad is to house sit instead of paying rent on an apartment or hotel room. Believe it or not, there are...

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Family Nomads – Probably the Most Fearless of All!

When I set off on my last adventure with my 3 children (later met by my husband after a couple of weeks) I searched the web for extended travel with kids and found very little.  However, since then, it seems family nomads are jumping out of the woodwork. In my opinion, these are some of the most fearless nomads of all.  It’s one thing to pack yourself up and set off on an adventure not knowing where the wind might take...

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