How can digital nomads find love?

A few people have remarked to us recently how lucky we are to both be into the digital nomad lifestyle. It might not seem like it when Mish is picking at her feet or I’m burping the national anthem, but it’s true – travel can get very lonely on your own, and it’s awesome being able to share the experience with your best friend. But if you’re a digital nomad, how do you find a partner? It’s not like you’re going to meet someone at work or keep bumping into…

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Why isolation might be holding you back

Spending 22.5 hours a day in each other’s company has, believe it or not, some drawbacks. For one, we’ve developed our own semi-telepathetic language. Which is kind of cool, but makes it all the harder to get out and talk to other people. Especially when we’re in places where we need to go out and make new friends rather than fall back on familiar relationships. This isolation is a problem for all digital nomads, and couples in particular – there’s just not enough of an incentive to get out there…

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10 things I now know about Liverpool

1. Liverpool is dead easy to get to. The airport (named after John Lennon, obviously) is served by EasyJet and Ryanair from many parts of Europe, and a bus into town only costs £1.90. By train, it’s only two hours from London, and Lime Street Station is right in the middle of town. 2. If a Liverpudlian sounds like they’re about to say “That’s a cracking coconut Krispy Kreme,” take a large step back or open an umbrella to avoid the inevitable fountain of phlegm. 3. If you like The…

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10 things I now know about Boulder, Colorado

Dachshunds – the people here are crazy about them. Which is weird because the people here are also crazy about trekking up mountains with their dogs. And I’m pretty sure there are many other dogs better suited to the job than dachshunds. Everyone says hi and everyone smiles. It took us a while to remember that we aren’t in New York and therefore these people aren’t clinically insane – they’re just friendly. It’s the wonderfullest thing to look up from the Covent Garden-like shops and street performers to see a honking big mountain…

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Your really useful guide to New York neighbourhoods

Six months ago we moved to New York for six months, and in that time we lived in EIGHT different neighbourhoods. Here is a (hopefully) useful summary of them all. Park Slope Everyone (well, New York magazine in 2010, at least) considers Park Slope to be one of NYC’s most desirable locations. And I can see why: it’s pretty, for one thing – there are lots of brownstone houses and leafy streets. Then there’s all that green space in Prospect Park – actual green, regular, open space rather than carousels,…

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