9 Ways to Save Money When Taking an Air Flight

Carmen describes 9 ways to save money during your next airport experience.

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Starving for a Jet Lag Remedy

Jet lag hits me harder than a jalapeño margarita. I don\’t mean, simply, restless sleep for a night or two after a long (trans-Pacific) flight, but all encompassing type of jet lag: dizziness, inability to sleep more than four hours for up to six days, nausea, the acute awareness that my mind and body are not in sync?the full-on zombie enchilada. This condition is realized at least a couple of times a year?for about eight years...

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Re-Entering the USA. Should you be Scared?

I’m about to return to the States after nearly a year nu nomad-ing in Asia.I bounce back to my home country for a month or two every year in the summer and it’s a nerve wracking endeavor each time. Never mind the 17 hours of flight time it takes to go from Southeast Asia (where I am now) to Los Angeles, or having to rent a car, acquire insurance and pay for gas. My greatest trepidation is clearing U.S. Customs and Border...

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Nomading Around Costa Rica

by Carmen As you may know from a couple of posts ago, I recently had the opportunity to do a bit of nomad-ing around Costa Rica. This wasn’t a pure nu nomadic adventure as I wasn’t able to stay more than a couple of weeks but I was able to scout out a bit of nomadic issues while I traveled/worked around the country. Our journey began in an outskirt of San Jose, Heredia, moved into the rain forest area near Puerto Viejo, on...

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Weekend Nomading the Mae Hong Son Loop

by Ricardo One of the disciplines of nomad-ing is knowing when to stay put?you know, work?and when to explore. For the past month I’ve been apartment-bound in Bangkok finalizing a couple of complicated web projects, stuff I’d rather do in my familiar environment (not the least of which is enjoy my stash of wine) than in the unknown accommodation to come. Last Thursday morning I finished up; Thursday night I was on a train...

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Laptopping through Sri Lanka

Finding India too chaotic or Nepal a bit rural as a working-traveler destination? Perhaps you’ll appreciate the middle-ground of Sri Lanka. The Internet is no longer an esoteric technology on this island nation of nearly twenty million (though broadband is still limited to only the largest of cities such as Kandy, Negombo and in and around the capitol of Colombo), thus affording working nomads to spend mornings and afternoons...

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Time Zone Challenges, Goofs, and Good Times in Paris

Nous sommes arrivees en Paris!  We arrived from the Hague by train yesterday.  We were unable to get high speed reservations from the Hague because the trains were full.  However, we were able to take a slow train 30 minutes earlier than the high speed from the Hague to Brussels and catch the same high speed in Brussels.  How’s that?  Turns out the high speed lines from the Hague to Brussels...

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Surprising Accomodation Prices in Paris

During our adventure this summer we plan to spend a few nights in Paris on our way from the Hague to southern France.  Since my husband can’t get enough time off work to do the whole trip (government jobs in Texas aren’t yet hip to the Nomad thing) he will fly to Paris and meet us there for the 2nd half of the trip. I decided to investigate all types of accomodations.  Traveling as a family of 5 non-millionaires makes...

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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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