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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Getting Away?

At NuNomad we believe that the ability to travel while you’re working through the use of technology marks the beginning of a new era for many professionals.  No longer are we tied not only to an office but not even necessarily to a geographic location.  The possiblities for sustainable adventure are enormous.  However, as with all new freedoms come new challenges.  One of these will be a developing a new...

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Staying Connected On-The-Fly

Having a desire to run-off to Bangkok (some computer supplies were needed, which are unavailable in Southern Thailand where my rented house is), I found that the process of getting there?while still taking care of business?was a fine example of how to communicate over the web during various environmental changes. I thought I would share the experience with our NuNo viewers. Two days before departing for Bangkok I made my train...

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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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The Search for the Right International Phone Service

After my frightening Skype experience this week I went on-line to see what else is out there for making international calls.  As so often happens when you do a web search, I found an overwhelming number of options.  Choices range from calling cards, to GPS phones with SIM cards, to Call Back services and 800 numbers. Normally my clients call me.  They are scattered throughout the US with a couple international...

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Technology Needs for Work and Travel

Getting ready to work while we travel internationally, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m really going to need and what is going to be easiest to carry.  Since I work by telephone with email back up I need a reliable and cost effective way to make international phone calls.  I’m looking into Skype Out but realize that will require me to get to a Wifi Hotspot which I’m beginning to realize may not be free...

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Are You a Blue Suit Nomad?

Do you know how many people are living and travelling abroad these days?  I don’t have numbers but from all the action on the web around the subject I’m starting to believe the number is really huge. Several conversations last week have brought me to realize that being a Blue Suit Nomad requires some definition.  We are a different breed.  So what is a Blue Suit Nomad? A Blue Suit Nomad is a person who has...

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Melbourne Wifi Hotspots for Nomads

Yes, I know I’m not on my way to Melbourne, but my buddy, Working Nomad is there now.  Here’s some info I found on Melbourne free Wifi at Wifi FreeSpot Go there yourself for lots more listings than this. HOTSPOT INTERNET CAFE – 20 minutes free internet with every coffee or cup of tea.- 151 lygon st – Carlton Food Inc. – 360 Elizabeth St – (03) 9663 3660 Joe’s Garage – 366 Brunswick...

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