What does your dream year look like?

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do” – said someone who’s clearly better with words than he is at singing (Bob Dylan).  We love this quote. We take the following points from it (even if Mr Dylan didn’t necessarily intend for us to do so):  “Success” isn’t necessarily about lots of money; it’s simply about having the resources and time to do what we want to do every day….

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Taking the plunge

Whenever we ask our readers what they want us to write about next, the most common answer is always a variation on the theme of “how do you… you know… start being a digital nomad?”. Which confuses us, because we feel like we’ve written about every facet of every aspect of how to get started, many times over. Still though, a lot of people seem to have the impression that there’s some some kind of secret mystery ingredient that we’re missing out – which, when revealed, will make the path…

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2 months in NYC, 34 cafes

One of the many, many great things about New York is just how many fantastic wifi cafes there are – all around the city. And we managed to work our way (literally) through 34 of them. Just to be clear, that’s 34 different cafes: we went back to our favourites multiple times. Below are reviews of all of them. But in case you can’t be bothered to read through everything, here are our favourites: Top 5 spots to sit and work Freehold (Williamsburg) Stumptown Coffee Roasters (West Village) Caffebene (Union…

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How do we decide where to live next?

Bangkok, we'll miss you terribly

Bangkok, we'll miss you terribly

The question “How do we decide where to live next?” should quite rightly be prefaced and postfaced with “#niceproblemtohave #firstworldproblem”. Because let’s face it: we’re in a ridiculously privileged position to be able to ask that question – and we try really hard to remain aware of that fact. Plenty of soon-to-be-nomads and people-who-are-just-curious wonder the same thing though, and it’s understandable really. After all, we have the opportunity to go anywhere, and – again, not that we’re complaining – that’s a pretty daunting range of options. When we first…

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Tracking our spending as digital nomads… what does it reveal?

Damn you, New York and your irresistible breakfast-at-dinners: you're ruining our spending patterns!

Damn you, New York and your irresistible breakfast-at-dinners: you’re ruining our spending patterns!

This week it’ll be two years since we started tracking our daily spending. An unusual anniversary, some might say, and one which has to be celebrated carefully if we’re to avoid any irony. Using The Birdy, we record not only how much we spend each month, but also what we spend the money on: we apply tags like #transport to a certain amount of spending, and (if we want) can also provide extra information too – like “Bonobus travel card in Valencia”. And now that we have data from 730…

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