7 Digital Nomads to Follow Online
Being a digital nomad—working from wherever you can set up a laptop—is all the rage these days. If you’re considering digital nomadism but you’re not sure if you should make the leap, there are plenty of people out there sharing inspiring stories and photos of their digital nomad experience. Here are seven of our favorites.
Stop Having a Boring Life is a blog that chronicles digital nomad Rob Lloyd’s “endless trip around the world.” The blog offers a real-time glimpse into locations with the goal of giving readers an idea of what a place is really like. It also includes hotspots that shouldn’t be missed.
Women Digital Nomads is a guide to living and working remotely as women. The platform is designed to help women nomads find the best cities to work from as well as share tips on tools, resources and skills. As the site explains, “Most of the digital nomad/travel guides and advice out there are geared towards our male counterparts. Here, you’ll find city guides with tips on safety, women co-working spaces and accommodation, and much more to help you stay safe on the road while living the lifestyle of your dreams!”
The Tropical MBA Podcast is hosted by Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen, who have always been “inspired to grow a different kind of business” free from offices and with the time to travel and pursue a variety of interests and motivations. The podcast covers traditional business tips, the permanent travel lifestyle and the best books and resources for entrepreneurs, community-builders, startups and more.
Nomadic Notes is the blog of James Clark, a self-described “long term wanderer” from Melbourne Australia. With no fixed address, Clark travels the world as a location independent entrepreneur. The blog features stories from a digital nomad’s perspective, as well as travel tips, notes on various locations around the globe, guides to specific areas and more.
Nomadtopia Radio is a podcast hosted by Amy Scott and features interviews with digital nomads living their own “nomadtopia.” Topics include the daily opportunities and challenges of living abroad, laying down roots in a location, traveling with kids, homeschooling and solo backpacking. The idea is to provide a glimpse into the different ways people work, travel and live, as well as the lifestyles they create to live their best life.
Too Many Adapters is a great resources for digital nomads. The platform is a leading sources of news, information and tech resources for travelers. Contributors to the site provide real-world accounts of the gear and tools they use. They also share honest reviews and what they dub “strong opinions” of travel apps, gadgets and travel websites.
Paul and Becky Kortman lived as digital nomads when they were just a couple. They continue to live the nomadic lifestyle now that they have four children. Unable to find the resources and information they needed when they started their family digital nomad experience, the Kortmans decided to share what they learned with others. The Nomad Together Podcast covers a variety of topics, including homeschooling, roadschooling, worldschooling, remote work and running a location independent business.
Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on coworking and community. She publishes the Coworking Out Loud Newsletter and has written for dozens of publications, including Shareable, Yes! Magazine, Mother Jones and Lifehacker. Follow her on Twitter: @CatJohnson