Digital Nomad

Do you work remotely for a company or as a freelancer? You are thinking of traveling the world and dont know some of the technical details on how to do so? There are some basics that you need to know.

  • Always have a backup, this includes phones, hard drives, Credit Cards, and IDs.
  • Airbnb & Uber are international.
  • Pack light, carry ons & digital tickets can save time & stress.
  • A travel router or dedicated IP can help you avoid issues managing your accounts or location requirements.
  • Research which neighborhoods are safe and which ones should be avoided.
  • Make sure that you have an offline language translation , maps , and currency exchange. For example , Google Translate offline and Organic Maps.
  • Have an international Phone Plan. Google FI is a great option, except this works best with Pixel Phones. You can also utilize eSims with newer phones and get an eSim data plan.
  • Remember that most of your access is dependent on a working phone, MFA texts from your bank for example. You can use Google voice and get a copy sent to your email, this way you can manage MFA from your phone or computer without a cell signal.
  • Stay in contact with friends and family via signal , whats app, or Telegram.
  • Google Flights is a great resource to help find direct flights.
  • A travel credit card can help along the way to avoid the international transaction fees.

Now that you know the basics, you need to plan where you will visit and what the entry requirements are. Your country of origin usually provides travel information for its citizens. Another place to check is with the airlines, they can provide useful information regarding covid requirements. Make sure that you know how long that you can stay with your passport and if you need to get a visa.

Now its time to gear up and go on that adventure that you have always wanted to do. I have provided a list of some useful technology that can help you on your journey.

Safe Travels and the best of luck !!!