Work & Travel

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 [...]

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,[...]