I have come to write about the Nomad List, as I have recently become a digital nomad, having left Sydney, Australia and now working remotely for the past 6 months. It has always been a dream of mine to work with just a laptop, a wifi connection and not be worried about being in a specific city or having to sit at an office desk all day, waiting for my 4 weeks of annual vacation. So I took the plunge, quit my job, sold everything and have since been wandering between Sydney, Bali, Paris and all the in-betweens. My choice of destinations are mainly led by warmer climates (as I am allergic to cold) and to beaches with swell as I surf. So Europe for the summer and as it starts getting cold it’s time to pack and head to Asia and Indonesia, then further down under to the Australian summer which peaks in December. Nomadism seems to be a growing trend that people can now adopt thanks to today’s technology. After reading many articles about this growing movement, I came across this very interesting site for all aspiring Digital Nomads out there. It smartly lists the best places around the world to live in according to your needs, whether it be budget, weather, fast internet, coworking spaces, nightlife or even legal weed. Yes, you heard that. It’s intuitive to use and very informative. The site is perfect for planning your next nomadic life. The only question will be, how will you tell your boss you quit?
TRD: I am a nomad without a camel but with a motorbike and a surf rack to take me to the beach.
Did you know: The word Nomad is derived from the Greek word for pasture – Nomos. Pastoral Nomads would move their household in order to find pasture for their herd of animals.