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What I learned about the Future of Work by spending three days with 300 remote workers and digital nomads

I just wrapped up the 2019 edition of the Nomad City conference in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

I had the honor of sharing the stage here with other digital nomads and remote work advocates, including representatives from companies like Microsoft and Automattic (the people behind WordPress.com).

After three days of workshops, keynotes, and a BarCamp-style “unconference”, I left filled with even more energy and excitement about this movement.

Now is the perfect time to become a remote worker or digital nomad

Let me tell you why…

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How to Meet People While You Travel and Avoid Becoming a Lonely Digital Nomad

Loneliness is a common complaint among digital nomads. It’s also the cause I’ve heard cited most frequently from former digital nomads who decided to pack up and head back home. And the fear of being lonely is one of the main reasons stopping aspiring digital nomads from taking the leap.

But being a digital nomad doesn’t have to be a lonely lifestyle.

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How to Stay Connected from Anywhere in the World

As digital nomads, most of us are highly dependent on having a reliable internet connection. Fortunately, that’s not too hard to find these days. I’ve managed to stay connected even in some of the most far flung corners of the world. But, as the old saying goes, what can go wrong will go wrong. So, wherever I am in the world, I just assume that at some point my internet connection is going to stop working right when I need it the most. 

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How to Find and Book the Perfect Airbnb Apartment as a Digital Nomad

As a digital nomad, you will have a much better experience if you stay in a private apartment or house, rather than a hotel, guesthouse, or hostel.

One of the major benefits of renting a private apartment is that, unlike hotels, apartments tend to be spread throughout the city, not all clustered in one or two main tourist areas. This gives you a much better opportunity to experience the place you are visiting as a local, instead of as an outsider. As a bonus, there’s a good chance that your apartment will be hosted/managed by a local who can give you a head start on finding the best places in the neighborhood.

Apartments typically have more space than even high-end hotel suites, and apartments almost always come with kitchens. Even if you are not planning to do any serious cooking, it’s nice to have space to prepare coffee, tea, breakfasts, and simple snacks.

I recommend using Airbnb for booking apartments. There are plenty of alternatives, but I like Airbnbm because you can use the same website anywhere in the world, the cancellation and other policies are clearly spelled out, and most importantly, you can read real reviews from other travelers and communicate with the host before you book.

AirBnb for Digital Nomads

Here’s the exact process that I have used to book hundreds of nights in Airbnbs all over the world:

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How to Find a Remote Job: Your Guide to Finding Work You Can Do Remotely

Are you tired of wasting your life waiting for the weekend?
Isn’t life too precious to spend it stuck in a claustrophobic corporate cubicle?

Whether you love to travel and want the freedom to be able to go wherever you want, whenever you want (like me), or you simply hate being chained to a cubicle (also me), this guide is for you.

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Can you earn $105,900 tax-free traveling the world as a digital nomad?

This article explores how you may be able to take advantage of being a digital nomad to significantly reduce or even eliminate your U.S. personal income taxes.