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What Every Digital Nomad Needs + 2 Holiday Travel Giveaways

The view from an airplane window is quite nice. Nothing beats air travel.

It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are buying presents for friends/family or upgrading your own gear, it’s shopping season. As someone who has spent the last seven years living the nomadic life, I can firmly say that having the right gear makes all the difference in the world. Whether you’re a digital … Read More

Nomad No More: After 2,700 Days Of Wandering I Have A Home

Deserted Thai beach aka Derek Freal's home

Every professional nomad eventually gets burnt out. Long-term travel, while being undeniably rewarding, is also extremely tedious. Country-hopping like “normal” people change TV channels takes a surprising toll on a person. And unfortunately every nomad eventually hits that point where they are tired of being a nomad. Especially digital nomads because we are essentially mixing … Read More

Best New Travel Blogs Of September 2014

Girl Vs Globe

This month’s featured blogs focus primarily on adventure travel, cultural experiences, must-visit bucket list destinations, budget backpacking through Asia and much more. Dozens upon dozens of countries from the UK on down through the tips of Indonesia are covered in the following blogs, as well as enough food and exciting travel ideas to keep you … Read More

How Long-Term Travel Changes People Forever

Yunnan Ethnic Village in China

Last week I celebrated my ten year nomadiversary of quitting my job to travel the world. Ten years of long-term travel have taught me more than I learned in the 24 years prior to that. The knowledge gained, unforgettable experiences, and amazing people I’ve encountered over the years have changed my life forever, in ways … Read More

*NEW* Version Of My Siak Tourism Film + Amazing Race Video

My Siak Tourism Film

I grew up acting then gave it all up for a career in a cubicle. Fun stuff, right? NOT! After five years of the Office Space-lifestyle I had a midlife crisis at 24. That is why I started traveling and what has led me to where I am today. Those of you that follow my … Read More