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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What Makes a NuNomad Friendly Accomodation?

When you think about accomodations for a vacation, most people are looking for great location, comfortable and clean rooms, and great prices.  As a NuNomad there is more to think about.  Here are some things to keep in mind: Location is still important.  If you are planning an extended stay, think like a native.  What is the cost of living in your destination? What kind of public transport is available?  What area will ease your day...

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Moving the Office to Unknown Locations

Today we move again.  This time we leave Paris and take the TGV to our friends’ country home outside of Avignon.  This will be the most rural location of our trip so far.  The home does not have internet. This brings up the question of how you find a way to connect in rural locations.  I did an internet search of small towns nearby and found the chambers of commerce or tourists offices.  One had a web...

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Family Issues When Thinking About the Nomadic Lifestyle

Of all the posts I’ve written so far, this one has probably the most emotion laden topic for me.  I have been really drawn to the idea of being able to travel for extended periods and live for a few months in various places of the world.  Since I’m a wife and mom to 3 daughters, I realize I am altering the lives of many people with this idea.  My dream was to take off for a year with the children, homeschool...

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The Real World of the Traveling Worker

Since I’ve started this blog I’ve been looking at other sites on this topic of traveling and working.  Usually you see some sort of picture of a person with a laptop on a beautiful beach, pina colada sitting next to the laptop.  I think most of us envision this kind of scene when we’re sitting in our cubicles or otherwise non inspiring offices.  While there can be those days when you feel like...

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