It's amazing how much being a #Muslim has changed me, mostly in the realm of not being quite as impressed with this mortal world.
For example: I belonged for years to a #DigitalNomad community. The chat is mainly about pursuit of bodily, fleeting contentment, the pitfalls of spending a lot of time in planes and airports, which travel gear is optimal, and Ozempic injections and other strategies to do end runs around the effects of the inevitable #OverConsumption. In summary: frequent #Dopamine hits or bust.
Hey, this was my thing too, for decades. Now... not so much. Just for starters, I won't be travelling very much in future, Insha Allah. I'm an immigrant now, not a nomad! And I can't afford to overconsume in any way anymore.
So I left that community just now, in an amiable way. No one's done anything wrong, and I certainly can't criticize people for being how I was just two years ago. But there's little sense in my being there anymore.
“Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket”, got it.
But as a #freelancer , how many baskets should I have?
(for saving and investing).
2 baskets, 5 baskets, 10 baskets?
Especially as a #digitalnomad , dealing with:
- different currencies.
- different banks-apps.
- different countries.
Any #financialanalyst in the room?
Inside Digital Nomad Paradise: How a Bulgarian town became a haven for remote workers
Story of my life for the past 6 months.
Fitting all my shit into a suitcase for yet another flight.
Hilton Hiroshima Room walk through Nov 2023 https://www.alojapan.com/985918/hilton-hiroshima-room-walk-through-nov-2023/
#airport #albania #digitalnomad #espresso #Expat #Fixedincome #Foreigner #Hilton #HiltonHonors #Hiroshima #Hiroshimadestinations #Hiroshimatour #Hiroshimatravel #Hiroshimatrip #Hiroshimavacation #hotelpoints #Italy #nomad #nomadic #opera #poland #rent #retiired #slowtraveler #solotraveler #travel #traveling #Vlogger #wizzair #広島
Eine Digitale Nomadin berichtet: Wieso Arbeiten am Strand keinen Spaß macht https://www.freitag.de/autoren/the-guardian/digitale-nomaden-wieso-arbeiten-am-strand-keinen-spass-macht?utm_source=pocket_discover
It’s been about a year since I showed up here and so it’s time for an updated #introduction.
I'm currently living in #Mexico thriving on tacos and Modelo!
Things I will be talking about on this account.
#tv, specifically #realitytv as I'm a huge fan of shows like #survivor, #thechallenge, #amazingrace, etc... If someone can get voted out and go home, I probably watch it. Big fan of competition and artistic creation reality tv.
I think that's pretty much me in a nutshell. I look forward to expanding who I'm following here!
Thank you for enabling such a beautiful office, today. I’m grateful.
#Shoutout to #WooCommerce and to a slew of #indieweb #WebDev #OpenSource #Developers around the world. I’m REALLY #grateful for what I’m able to create as I stand on the shoulders of giants!Walking Desk made possible with #Wordpress & iOSToday, I’m also #thankful for healthy #website #pagespeedscores.
I’ve worked incredibly hard to achieve these core web vital scores from Google & GTMetrix.
I truly feel a sense of accomplishment in attaining these performance scores.
https://www.laviezine.com/634243/living-in-asean-countries-a-perfect-blend-of-beauty-affordability-and-friendly-people/ Living In ASEAN Countries: A Perfect Blend of Beauty, Affordability and Friendly People ##ASEANexplained ##Malyasia #adventure #asean #brunei #Cambodia #DigitalNomad #Indonesia #Laos #Myanmar #PassportBros #Philippines #PlacesToTravel #retiree #Singapore #SoutheastAsia #SoutheastAsiaTour #SoutheastAsian #Thailand #travel #vacation #Vietnam
The fastest growing remote work hubs of 2023 are:
1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Danang, Vietnam
3. Seoul, South Korea
4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Penang, Malaysia
6. Montevideo, Uruguay
7. Manila, Philippines
8. Hanoi, Vietnam
9. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10. Ljubljana, Slovenia
In the days of AI, it seems like just adding to the noise but I'm thinking again about writing a book about my life.
I have many interesting stories but one problem I see when I think about writing a book is a lack of a unifying narrative.
But I could write chapters that stand on their own (Black Mirror style) and combine them into a book about the bizarre experiences of a location independent affluent middle class westerner in the 2020s.
Exclusive: Transport Opinion Survey says in September workers spent 21% of their week working from home, down from 27% in March
Anyone aware of a mobile provider (I need a reliable hotspot for a month) in Spain that doesn't require you to have a DNI or a NIE + a Spanish bank account?
Do separation toilets really work? Otherwise known as 'composting toilets' these units can replace chemical or maceration toilets in caravans and RVs. We tested an Airhead unit while out bush camping for three months and the results were very positive.
Airhead composting or 'separation' toilet (photo: Airhead website)
If you're heading out for a
#DigitalNomad #ProductReviews #BushCamping #Gadgets
Kuala Lumpur is consistently ranked a top Southeast Asian city for expats—let's look at how to get a digital nomad visa and what to expect living here!
Stoked to be on the road again tomorrow. We've been at my in-laws cottage for over a month. It felt like coming home, but not really in a good way.
Then it's back to Vegas in October.
I've decided to check out firefish and am on infosec.exchange as @firstname.lastname@example.org so I figure infosec.town is a good place to start with an #introduction.
Professionally, I’m a Director of #Engineering at a #startup building cool things in the ticketing/live event space.
I'm a #gamer, although I find myself playing less of them these days as I try to balance work, exploration/#travel/#digitalnomad, #diving, #reading, and many other things.
I currently live in #Mexico thriving on tacos and #Modelo!
I'm a recent #football convert and tend to cheer on a few different national teams like #USA, #England, and #Mexico. I'm also a fan of the #Scottish #Rangers
Thing's I will be talking about on this account.
#music, specifically #deathmetal and #blackmetal although I'm also a big fan of #trance and #edm.
#sports, specifically the #worldcup as well as the #nfl. I'm a lifelong #chicago #bears fan so I'm used to a lot of weekly despair. I'm also a #hockey fan, but I don't watch much of it these days.
#tech, especially anything around #infosec, #php, #web #applications, #security, #scaling, #growth, #startups, etc...
#videogames, currently playing a couple of games but a huge fan of #jrpgs like #finalfantasy and really anything nostalgic.
#tv, specifically #realitytv as I'm a huge fan of shows like #survivor, #thechallenge, #amazingrace, etc... If someone can get voted out and go home, I probably watch it.
#diving. I'm a #PADI #divemaster who loves spending as much time underwater as possible!
I think that's pretty much me in a nutshell. I look forward to expanding who I'm following here!
I guess it's time for an #Introduction / #reintroduction: image of my first post here - an early Nov 22 refugee from Deadbird. The 1st days here were strange & also Vv cool. An emptyish room, w/awesome people already but filling with even more. Yellow Dog #Democrat, #digitalnomad, #RVlife #tinyhome dweller. #Texas #dogs #cycling #hike #kayak #ADHD #OregonDucks
Somehow managed to bend and split the steel plates that attach my tow hitch to the frame of the RV. Noticed it last night - needless to say, we didn't tow today.
6 hour drive from Regina to Winnipeg with us driving separately. Hoping we can get this fixed before we head to Ontario tomorrow 🤞
"Today, there are streets in Medellín, as in Mexico City or Canggu, that look more like Bushwick — where English is more common than the local language, and where the streets are dotted with brightly painted coworking hubs and prissy restaurants serving international cuisine."
Back on the road today. Headed ultimately to Calgary, AB with a two-night stop in the mountains.
From Feb to April, we were on the move every week or two. It's been nice to be stationary for a whole month, and I'm kinda looking forward to being stationary for the summer when we get back to Ontario. Still working on finding the right balance of movement and rest, in more ways than one.
The good news is, I basically finished it in a day. The bad news, #same
Martin Hench is a #DigitalNomad and #Accountant with a background in #tech (his RV is named Unsalted Hash). If you think accountancy is boring, your search term is Enron (which has zero to do with the plot but does demonstrate that #accounting can be as exciting as one chooses to make it).
As there are already two #sequels in the works, it's not a #spoiler to tell you he doesn't die, though other people do, sometimes in unpretty ways. Marty is a good guy, and so are some of the other people you meet. There are some really bad guys, but we don't more than glimpse some of them through Marty's eyes.
Highly recommend, and I generally don't review books.
Man - #Spain's new #DigitalNomad #visa law is dense and looong. My spanish isn't great so I had to have it translated, and then I retranslate sections that aren't clear or translated poorly. It's slow going and I just finished the Preamble.
And I'm doing this in #Obsidian, since I'm all about taking notes for future needs/reference - but this also means that I have to futz with the CSS to make things look the way I want. Being so visual means that text needs to be formatted and colored in a way that makes sense.
On the road today. We hadn't originally planned to stay here, near the Oregon Dunes, for two weeks, but the extra week was some much needed downtime.
Headed to Astoria, OR this weekend, with a stop in Tillamook tonight. Seattle next Sunday, then Vancouver, BC the following Monday.
We're nearing the end of our stay in the US. Hard to believe it's already been 6 months!
Looking for recommendations for a microphone that will let me hold Zoom meetings while working in cafés without the other participants struggling to hear me?
Also considering using Krisp, but I'm not sure if it's as good as it seems?
Driving a half mile dirt road out of our Hipcamp spot this morning, after almost a solid week of rain.
There are no words. Terrifying. Petrifying. I felt so close to tipping the RV a couple of times, I needed like half an hour of deep breathing to calm my nerves afterward.
The adventure continues.
On top of getting ALL of my photos indexed in NextCloud, I also hacked on my RV home automation stuff, and got climate controls working.
This means I can remotely control the climate system in my RV. This is the first step in setting up a system that will notify me if there's a power outage, and automatically kick on the generator if there's no power and it gets too hot inside, for the times we leave the dogs home.
The view out my RV office window today. We're parked at a KOA that happens to be lakefront, and the lake kind of wraps around us juuuust enough that every single window in the camper is a lake view. You forget that you're sharing the space with anyone. It's nice.
Also, there's a lot of Canadians at this specific campground. Perhaps it's the common French influence of Louisiana that brings them around?
I'll be speaking at a FREE online event tomorrow about the #DigitalNomad lifestyle and what you need to know before living it.
This talk is hosted by the Detroit Public Library
Can't attend? You can get all the same info from my book The Everything Guide to Remote Work https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Everything-Guide-to-Remote-Work/Jill-Duffy/Everything/9781507217863
This post goes in detail what our full-time RV setup looks like. We are a family of two cats, two kids, two adults, and one dog.
We haven't posted anything like this since we moved into the FIRST camper.
A lot has changed since we started 3 years ago(!), and although I've micro-blogged about it, the actual setup we're using today hasn't been talked about directly.
There's also a video tour, and a writeup, with lots of pictures.
So I think we're just going to leave this campground tomorrow. We can get most of our money back from the stay, and I promised myself I wouldn't make myself ever stay somewhere I don't want to stay again. It's just not worth it. My house is on wheels, why should I stay when I want to go?
Side benefit - Sunday's drive gets cut down significantly, and also I get to eat crepes at an amazing crepe restaurant
So last year, this rear bumper ripped off and I had to replace it with a heavy duty tube since we were attaching a bunch of stuff to it.
A nice benefit is I can stabilize the camper with pistons now.
I've been experimenting on where to put these 6 different pistons, and I think moving two from the kitchen to the back of the camper is going to be better. We'll see.
I bet this makes a huge difference.
This week's RV park is awful 😂. It's RIGHT off the highway, and I'm so close that I can hear all of the road noise even in my camper, with headphones on.
Feelin' like I paid to park at a truck stop.
To be fair though, I kinda had a feeling that this first stop would suck. We're close to a major city, and it always seems like the ones that are more trailer park, less national park, are in cities.
It'll do for the week, but I'm glad I'm not here longer than that.
We've been docked in #LasVegas for a solid 3 months. The original plan was only 6 weeks, but we love our Hipcamp hosts and their property so much, we stayed.
We're leaving next weekend with mixed feelings. Headed to San Bernardino, CA for 5 weeks, then we meander up the coast back to Canada. We are definitely coming back here next winter!