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Lessons Learned from a Year On the Road

We’ve been traveling for a year now, and while every place is unique and offers different adventures, food, and culture, there are some universal rules we’ve come across to help make your life that much easier.

Find your Travel Pace - Nomading can come in many different form factors so it’s up to you to decide what you want your trip, and trip length, to look like. If you’re ‘one-bagging’ it and want to put emphasis on meeting new people, you can stay for shorter durations without getting burned out. If you want to stay longer in destinations and have more items with you, longer stays, or ‘slow travel’, will help you stay sane. While there’s no right or wrong here, and an entire spectrum exists in the middle of the two extremes, Michelle and I prefer the slow travel method. We’ve found that staying in one spot for 1 month each time is the ideal way to travel. This is why slow travel works for us:

It is better to travel well than to arrive...

“It is better to travel well than to arrive…“

Become One With your Destination - You’re not going to leave a place as a local if you only stay there for a month, but you can definitely become more familiar with their culture, history, and traditions. This helps you grow while also being respectful to the place you’re visiting.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

-Nelson Mandela

Know How to Handle Stressful Situations - You will be out of your comfort zone for much of your day while digital nomading. It’s important to know how to bring yourself back to earth.

“You’re not you when you’re hungry”

Find Your Work/Life Balance - Depending on your vocation as a digital nomad, your work life will differ, but it’s best to find out what that balance means for you and stick to it.

Bring a Partner in Crime! - Whether your spouse, partner, or just very good friend, traveling with a Parter In Crime (PIC) can help make it that much more meaningful.

Partners In Crime

Partners In Crime

Happy travels!