Category: Remote Work

How to make work and travel work together.

When van life sucks

Van life isn’t always fun. Hip Instagram portrayals make it seem like one long, perfect, carefree daydream. We think van living is pretty great… except when it’s not. Sometimes, van living sucks. Sometimes, you don’t wake up to ocean waves or a bucolic park — you wake up outside a Walmart. It’s really important to us to be honest with you… Read more →

Don’t cheap out on mobile

In August, we were high in the Cascades outside Bend, Oregon with two friends. It was pouring rain, effectively cancelling our hike, so we pulled out our phones to figure out a new plan. Me and Chris: no service. Jon and Eliza: three bars.   Here’s Jon laughing at something else, but he was probably laughing at us in his… Read more →

Digital nomad day-in-the-life

What’s a typical day like when working and traveling? 6:30 a.m. Wake up at Wyeth Campground, a U.S. Forest Service campground halfway between Cascade Locks and Hood River, OR. This is our second morning here. Loving it because it’s so green and quiet.     We both have 8:00 a.m. calls and need to get work done, so we’ll head… Read more →

Mountains, mourning, and taxes

Mountains It’s the beginning of our second week in Asheville, North Carolina. We’re doing a lot better, mostly thanks to the kind words from our friends, family, and even total strangers. So thank you. Being up in the mountains — and doing a little digital detox — helps too. It’s so peaceful. We’ve been exploring, but I haven’t taken many photos. Even full-time travelers… Read more →

How we make the world our office

Unlike our time in Latin America, Chris and I will be freelancing consistently while on the road. As a result, there are additional logistics we need to consider as “digital nomads.” Digital nomads are individuals who leverage telecommunications technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic manner. (Wikipedia) Here are the three big… Read more →