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Lydian Talks About Going to School Online as a Member of a Digital Nomad Family
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Lydian Talks About Going to School Online as a Member of a Digital Nomad Family

For the past three years, since 2014, Lydian has been going to college for her associate's degree. Since she was homeschooled and she tested high on her entrance exam, a local community college admitted her to work on her studies at the age of 14. Originally, she worked as a non-degree seeking student until she was old enough to declare a degree. In May of 2017, at age 17, she graduated with her associate's ...
John Talks About Being a Digital Nomad
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John Talks About Being a Digital Nomad

In this video, John talks a little bit about the realities of working remotely. John works as a web programmer most of the time, but he's been the CTO of several large companies in different countries including the U.S. and Sweden. He's been working as a freelance web developer for a long enough period of time that he doesn't have to solicit for work most of the year, but the work is still "work". It's not ...
Jennifer Talks About Her Remote Work
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Jennifer Talks About Her Remote Work

A lot of people think that working remotely is something people do on the beach or in their pajamas, but it actually takes a lot of motivation to get up in the morning and go after freelance work, or deal with freelance work that comes in unpredictably. Jennifer works online as a freelance writer for a number of different clients. She's carved out a niche as a medical writer, but she's done work on topics ...
Digital Nomad Family: What it Looks Like to Work Remotely
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Digital Nomad Family: What it Looks Like to Work Remotely

These computers were stolen from this vacation rental in the middle of the night just a few days after this video was taken in Progreso, Yucatan. It was the first time we'd ever been robbed, which was part of the nomadic lifestyle learning curve. A few days after the robbery, a main pipe burst at our house in the United States. It was flooded for three days before someone discovered it. We learned about it ...
Digital Nomad Lifestyle: What It Looks Like to Work Remotely Part II
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Digital Nomad Lifestyle: What It Looks Like to Work Remotely Part II

None of us work in our pajamas. And we've never taken our laptops to the beach (that would be stupid). But we do get to have our two cats, Garfield and Babylonia around us all the time, which is nice. There are lots of perks to  being a digital nomad, like getting to choose your company and whether you do your work at a desk or sitting in your favorite recliner. Still, the digital nomad lifestyle isn't ...
Work Remotely: In the Living Room in Delhi
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Work Remotely: In the Living Room in Delhi

All of us work remotely whether we're at home or abroad. John is a computer programmer. I'm a writer. At the time of these videos, Lydian was studying online for her associate's degree (which has since been completed). Working remotely doesn't look very exciting. In fact, it's very quiet and mostly not worth filming. But still, we have footage of ourselves doing work online because we do so much of it. In ...
10 Steps to Remote Work You Can Do from Anywhere on the Planet — By Jennifer Shipp
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10 Steps to Remote Work You Can Do from Anywhere on the Planet — By Jennifer Shipp

Lose the debt

Some of the most important things that you can do to be successful as a digital nomad have to do with money and finances. That being said, if you have a lot of debt, that doesn’t mean you can’t make the digital nomad lifestyle happen for yourself. It just means you have a journey ahead of you to make it happen. Getting rid of debt may mean that you have to make some ...
How Can I Travel the World?
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How Can I Travel the World?

John and I learned to travel by being poor. Real travel that involves adventure, getting lost, and finding one’s way, after all, lends itself to a form of impoverishment. As a general rule with few exceptions, people who travel a lot learn to travel light. “Stuff” gets in the way of happiness in small, unfamiliar spaces. “Stuff” wants to be lined up, stacked, or shelved and who has time for that after a ...
The Realities of Remote Work — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Realities of Remote Work — By Jennifer Shipp

I grew up in a family that farmed. As farmers, my mom and dad worked together. It wasn’t always peaceful. There were plenty of problems, but my parents had a lot of freedom and flexibility in their lives overall. When I became an adult, it was my expectation that work should embody this kind of flexibility. In other words, I felt strongly that my work should support my family and my life, and not the other ...
Spiritual and Technological Epiphanies in the Himalayas — By Jennifer Shipp
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Spiritual and Technological Epiphanies in the Himalayas — By Jennifer Shipp

Technologically speaking, this trip to India has been a disaster. Our Internet has been non-existent for more than two weeks now and about 7 days ago, my computer starting “acting up”. First, it refused to turn on. John, the computer whisperer, starting working with it, gently at first, pushing buttons and talking to it softly in the dim light of his own computer monitor, studying a forum filled with advice ...
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