We are excited to share this guest post from Daan, all about living a digital nomad life – an insight into daily life & how you can be a digital nomad too.
Live life like a Digital Nomad
Living from an online income and travelling the world at the same time. For some, it sounds like a dream, for me it has been a reality for the last 3 years.
Thanks to Creative Travel Guide, I will share my adventure with you today!
The lifestyle of a Digital Nomad
Hopping from one destination to another with a backpack full of travel gear, a wifi connection and a simple laptop. Being location independent was for me a dream coming true. Since I started my travel blog some months ago, it allowed me to earn an online income working from anywhere in the online world!
The thing I like the most about being a Digital Nomad is the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. You are your own boss and only you can change the way you earn your monthly income.
However, the life of a Digital Nomad is not always sunshine and roses. There is a side about this lifestyle that many overlook and becomes a reality once you commit to this way of life.
Often the most economic thing to do is stay in a country where the living costs are low. This means that you are not always able to see family and friends when you want to.
Who can become a Digital Nomad
If you are wondering if the life of a Digital Nomad is for you, it probably is! Everyone who wants it can earn an online income. Maybe it seems like an unrealistic goal, but with small steps, you can become a location independent traveller too!
Many people think that you need certain skills to become a Digital Nomad or that you need to have a lot of money to invest. The truth is that starting a blog and earning money doesn’t require any skill or investment.
My favourite Digital Nomad experience
Let me tell you the story of how I found my absolute Digital Nomad paradise:
I was travelling around India and Nepal for some months and decided it was time to change things up a bit. I booked a flight from New Delhi to Australia while I was in Nepal for a short visit. I heard a lot of stories about New Delhi and was not really into staying there. From Nepal, I took a train and scheduled my arrival one day before the flight.
When the train was about to arrive in Delhi I noticed my small travel pouch had been stolen. I was in complete stress, everything was in that bag. My passport, credit card, cash, mobile phone all I had left was my laptop.
Since I passed the allowed refund time of 72 hours before my flight I had to miss it and pay the full price. It was a sad and stressful day in New Delhi.
After I calmed down I realised at the Dutch Embassy I had 2 options: Either fly home the next day with an emergency passport or wait 3 weeks in Delhi for a new passport to arrive.
In the end, I decided to not give up and wait until I got a new passport. This was the best decision I ever made and I had the best time of my life during this period.
Just 3 hours north from New Delhi somewhere in the mountains lays a small town called Manali. A quiet, peaceful place where a lot of Indian people spend their holidays. This town for me was the definition of absolute Digital Nomad paradise. There was no stress, no traffic, plenty of super cute cafes you could work and one night in a good hostel was only $3 USD!
If you want to see a full list of my favourite cities, head over to my blog!
Thanks for reading and I hope to see you on the road!
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