Work & Travel

The 8 Best Coffee Houses in NYC

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I don’t have an office, rather I have a coffee shop where my "co-workers" are writers and artists who set up their laptops and fuel their craft with cappuccinos and French pastries. Instead of oppressive silence or the symphony of fellow employees typing away on outdated keyboards, I have light jazz mixing with the sweet smell of coffee and the day’s bakery [...]

Travel for free with Workaway

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After turning 30 last year, I decided it was time to leave the sunny beaches of Australia behind and give my 2-year working visa for the UK a whirl before it was too late (it's no longer valid once you turn 31). I'm not one to dilly-dally on a decision for long, so after about 6 weeks, my flight was booked, my bags were packed and I'd sold everything I owned[...]

The Wild Wild West in Canada

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“Easy girls”, I hear Tim's voice from the front. He doesn't mean me, of course, but the two mule mares drawing the coach I am on. Earlier that day a two-hour truck drive brought me from Banff to the Bighorn camp-ground on the edge of Banff National Park, Alberta. I was about to gather my first WWOOFing experience, leaving behind electricity, running water, p[...]

30 questions that made me quit my job and start traveling

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Every time I step into a plane, there’s a part of me that hesitates at the meaning of an upcoming adventure. Was it the right decision to buy an expensive plane ticket again, am I going to be safe, is this guy really worth it? I’m a grateful female solo traveler who quit her job in order to travel. Traveling has been my greatest accomplishment and a life [...]

2 Years as a Digital Nomad: (More) Lessons Learned

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A year ago I wrote this article about the lessons I've learned in the first twelve months of being a "digital nomad". It's become one of our most popular articles on Travelettes, it served as the basis for a number of talks I've given on the subject and it was recently featured in an article in Germany's national newspaper Der Spiegel (here in German[...]

One Year as a Digital Nomad: Do you have what it takes?

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In October this year I celebrated one year of full-time travel, not as a backpacker (am too old), not as a gap year girlie (am far too old) or as someone who was lucky enough to take a sabbatical from work or be retired (am not old enough - phew!). Instead I took my work with me. For one year I have been working and travelling as a digital nomad - a new(ish)[...]

8 Tips and Tricks for Planning a Successful Semester Abroad

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If you love travel like we do and happen to be going to Uni, then you’ve probably already dreamed about and perhaps planned a study-abroad semester or year. There are a lot of hoops to jump through and important decisions to make. Bigger universities don’t always feel the need to explain things in detail. I’ve put together a few step-by-step tips, based [...]