7 Steps to Becoming a Digital Nomad

You’ve most likely heard the term “digital nomad.” You may even know someone who is living the lifestyle. These are people who’ve made the choice to work remotely while spending the majority of the year traveling abroad. My partner, Damon, and I have been living this lifestyle for years now. When we first set out, we set ourselves a budget of $1,800 a month. We sold everything and didn’t look back. If you’re receiving your Social Security, then transitioning to this nomadic lifestyle is...

The Complete Work From Home Guide

The global shift to remote work has been going on ever since the internet and smartphones became commonplace, and it’s rapidly accelerating. But what’s the best way to set yourself up at home to accomplish all the same tasks you got done when you commuted to the office? How do you maintain efficiency, avoid distractions, manage time, and cope with the added social isolation that comes with working remotely? As a freelance writer, I’ve been working remotely for nearly a decade, both at home and...

What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

What is Daily Life Like at the Moment in France? Things in France are very quiet at the moment. We’ve had several “executive orders” which started with a strong recommendation to stay at home and a closure of all schools and universities, and ended with all non-essential businesses being closed and strict regulations on when you can leave your home. It was all a huge shock at the first, but we’re in our second week of the tighter regulations and they’ve been widely accepted. How are you...

What is Life Like in Panama During Lockdown?

As I write this—halfway around the world from most who will read it—it occurs to me that we are all in the same boat. No matter where you are, there are worries…compassion for many who have lost jobs or worse, loved ones…and hope that we can slow the spread of the specific strain commonly referred to as the Coronavirus (a general term for a family of viruses). Is Panama Prepared for the Coronavirus? In a communiqué published March 19, the United Nations singled Panama out as a leader...

What is Life Like in Mexico During Lockdown?

Covid-19, aka the Coronavirus, has been spreading rapidly around the world. Here in Mexico confirmed cases are growing but have so far been low. That’s expected to change, of course. With limited tests available, there could be a lot more infected people out there that just haven’t been diagnosed. With that backdrop, what’s it like to be in Mexico right now? Restaurants are closing or open for delivery or carryout only. Government offices are limiting open hours and sending older employees...

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