How One Digital Nomad Took Control of Her Time

Nalisha Patel and her husband, Janak, have been digital nomads since August 2011. "Before then we had been living our own 'photocopy life,'" she said. "You know the type: Each day seems to resemble the last!" Running a business while traveling, she understand first-hand the challenge of self-management—especially managing your time and focus. Here's what she does to keep her mind on the task at hand. Read Full Article

The Road Less Traveled: Digital Nomad Hotspots in Central and South America

Many digital nomads base themselves somewhere in Asia, where there’s a good mix of quality living standards and decent working conditions to help you stay productive. But you might be missing out on an amazing experience on the other side of the world in Central or South America. From digital nomad hot spots to travel tips, Felicia Hargarten shares what she's learned during her travels. Read Full Article

A Digital Nomad Adventure Inspires The Transition to Stay-at-Home Dad

Inspired by his success working as a digital nomad and the flexibility it gave him to spend more time with his son, Chris Appleford decided not to return to any of his previous careers. Instead, he’s sticking with his new career as a home-based, remote contractor and entrepreneur. Here's how he made the shift from digital nomad to stay-at-home dad and his advice for keeping it all in balance. Read Full Article

Home, Café or Coworking? How to Find the Best Workspace

During our last six months of working from the road (Jeremy is writing a book and Sondra is a Product Manager for Elance-oDesk), we’ve had our share of panicked moments when our workspaces have failed us. Whether it’s a bad Internet connection, lack of quiet privacy for a video call, or rickety chairs better suited to a children’s tea party, in each of these moments we’ve fearfully thought, “Oh no, will we have to go home to a traditional office?” Here’s what we’ve learned after six months of working from coworking spaces, cafés and apartments. Read Full Article

Digital Nomads Hustle for a Life of Work and Play

How do you travel the world and work 40+ hours each week? Digital Nomads Jeremy and Sondra Orozco say it's all about the hustle. "We have eight hours per day to work, eight hours for fun, and eight hours to sleep — plus the weekends for taking pictures and videos that make our friends jealous. This is slow travel." Learn how the Digital Nomad lifestyle works for Sondra and Jeremy in their latest update, from Vietnam. Read Full Article

Work & Travel: A Beginner’s Guide for Digital Nomads

Leaving a 9-to-5 job for the freedom to work anytime and anywhere may seem like living the dream — but it's also an intimidating leap of faith. The "Digital Nomad Playbook" is a free eBook from Elance-oDesk that shows aspiring nomads where to start. Written by Dan Andrews and Alex McQuade of Tropical MBA, it's packed with advice and resources, from pro tips on gear to savvy business advice. Read Full Article