BN 119: Let's Talk Food! Favorite Spots & What To Look For
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
1M ago
Don't come to this episode hungry! Eli & Dan discuss some of their favorite locales for food and try to get a bit deeper: How much can food play a role in our perception of a location? What's the best way to really experience a local flavor? And what's our strategy for staying healthy while still experiencing food culture? Furthermore, we'll plant some seeds: Our favorite locations & food experiences -- the cuisines that sit with us for years after the fact. Hopefully, they'll inspire you (... if not for your next destination, then at least fo your next meal!).   ..read more
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BN 118: Essential Nomadic Apps & Resources for 2024
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
3M ago
Every few years we like to check in & ask: What digital tools are we most heavily leaning on? What are we using on a daily basis during our nomadic journeys? In this ep, Eli & Dan cover categories such as social life, learning, navigation, and fitness. Hopefully giving you some helpful tips... but very likely just demonstrating our own ignorance :) Let us know what vital new tools we've missed at eli@becomenomad.com or dan@becomenomad.com.   ..read more
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BN 117: Eli's 2024 Principles for Finding the Right Location
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
4M ago
It's our eternal question: Where next? Eli's constantly thinking of how to answer this question -- not just with places as answers... But with principles & concepts that always stand true. In this episode, he talks about some of his new and undiscussed principles to make sure the next destination is a place you connect with ..read more
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BN 116: "When Are You Gonna Settle Down?" & more with Wandering Earl
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
6M ago
Derek from Wandering Earl is back! To share more of his endless insights from 20+ years on the road. He & Eli touch on the classic question faced by lifelong nomads: Where's the finish line? Or, more accurately, is there a finish line? And they discuss what it's like to stop and start nomading again. Plus a grabbag of other topics: Building community, running a tour company, connecting your location with your work, and a whole lot more. Please give our friend some love & go check out WanderingEarl.com ..read more
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BN 115: Money Talk! Digital Nomad Finance & Banking
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
6M ago
It's definitely not the sexiest part of our nomadic adventures... but it may be the most vital. Still, banking's tricky because, more than most, it's not a one-size-fits-all topic. In this episode, Eli & Dan try to tackle the distinct financial "tiers" and the different opportunities nomads have -- all to eventually establish some universal truths & words of wisdom. If you're looking for a more practical episode -- one without any rose-tinted, Instagram-filtered glasses -- this one's for you ..read more
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BN 114: What You Don't Expect About the Digital Nomad Lifestyle
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
7M ago
You pack your bags and hit the road with a certain expectation in your mind. You imagine what you might experience, how you might change, what you might see, and who you might meet. But after years on the road, once the honeymoon phase has worn off... What unexpected realities might the digital nomad lifestyle bring? In this episode, we look past the glamorization and excitement of this lifestyle. Let's talk about some of the hard personal truths & ongoing psychological battles that might emerge. Because as much as there is to love about the digital nomad path, its reality isn't a Hollywoo ..read more
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BN 113: 20 Years of Digital Nomadism w/ James Clark
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
9M ago
On this ep, Eli's joined by a special guest: James Clark, founder of the travel blog Nomadic Notes. They discuss the ups & downs of being on the nomadic journey for so long, how the landscape has changed since James hit the road in 2003, the importance of holding onto hobbies & interests, and a whole lot more. ... & if you have any thouhts of Qs, give us a shout at info@becomenomad.com ..read more
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BN 112: Building a Team Vs. Working for Yourself
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
9M ago
Eli has spent years of nomadic working on both sides of the aisle. Looking back on his experiences, he shares the pros & cons, the rewards & tradeoffs, of both working solo and managing a team. Plus: He shares how starting a remote company wasn't a product of ambition or courage as much as a product of necessity. And he dives into how this change in work-life forced a change in nomadic values. Thoughts or questions? Please shoot us an email! At: info@becomenomad.com ..read more
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BN 111: Nomadic Locations -- An Update on Emerging Hubs
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
11M ago
You know about the Chiang Mai's and Medellin's of the world -- the established digital nomad hubs mentioned in every other blog post. But which places might become the next Chiang Mai? The next Medellin? In this episode, Eli & Dan scour the global map to identify a few dozen places on our BecomeNomad radar -- some have long been emerging, some have just piqued our interest, all worth at least considering as you plan your next plane ticket. ... And of course we missed something, but what did we miss? Let us know at dan@becomenomad.com ..read more
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BN 110: Finding Accommodations -- How the Game Keeps Changing
Become Nomad | Digital Nomad Lifestyle and Long Term Travel
by Eli David
1y ago
Accommodations! We start with Eli looking back at the early days of finding a place to stay via travel guides & simple spontaneity... And then see how things have drastically changed in the past ten years. Have they changed for the worst? Is the convenience gained by the Airbnb's and Booking.com's worth the dilution of nomadic adventure? What matters the most when we look for accommodations? And what further changes can we expect as trends like coliving become the norm? All that & a whole lot more to inspire your next temporary home in this episode ..read more
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