Manage your travel money with Revolut

What is Revolut? According to the Revolut website (https://revolut.com/) “Revolut is working to build a fair and frictionless platform to use and manage money around the world. Revolut brings freedom to your money with our multi-currency card and mobile app. With Revolut you can now send, spend and exchange money instantly with intuitive ease.Using the Revolut App you can set up an account in 30 seconds, enabling you to instantly transfer money globally through SMS, WhatsApp and social media using the best possible exchange rates, the spot interbank rates.Once you’ve topped…

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Overseas card charges

Here is a list of credit card and bank charges you receive when spending your money abroad as and up to February 2016 in the UK.   UK Credit cards (as at February 2016) SPENDING WITHDRAW CASH PROVIDER NON-STERLING TRANSACTION FEE ATM FEE (NON-STERLING FEE WILL ALSO BE CHARGED) INTEREST (APR) IF PAID OFF IN FULL The AA 2.99% 2.99% min. £3 27.9% Amazon (2) 2.99% 5% min. £5 27.9% American Express 2.99% 3% min. £3 27.9% Asda 2.99% 3% min. £5 27.9% – 29.9% Aqua Reward or Advance NIL…

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Digital Nomad in Whistler

Whistler, first founded in 1966 is the largest ski resort in North America. Whistler draws people from all over the world to British Columbia’s stunning Fitzsimmons range of mountains and it’s no wonder. With 200 plus on-piste Ski runs it’s easily 50% bigger than its nearest competitor on this continent. Add to this a stunning village area that includes hotels, bars, restaurants and a variety of retail outlets, there is something to offer for everyone. If winter-sport isn’t your thing, then for a Summer destination Whistler also scores top marks…

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The Carbon Neutral Digital Nomad

Over the past several years I have travelled all over the globe in aircrafts, trains, cars, buses and even motorcycles. I never really considered the effect this quantity of CO2 (CO2 is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide) emissions would be having on the environment. I always thought emissions my travel produced would be at least equal to, or less than what was produced during my daily commute. Because I have always produced several tonnes of CO2 yearly, is it acceptable to continue? The media regularly report on the effects of…

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Digital Nomad TV Guide

Travelling the globe as a digital nomad and Missing TV from home? Here are some products that can help you get the TV you miss. Overplay Smart DNS– Twitter and Facebook from China, Netflix or iPlayer from your office – anywhere your internet access is filtered, SmartDNS can help! With overplay Smart DNS you can unblock regional content by simply changing your DNS device settings and choosing the localised options you require on the Overplay website. Because its not a VPN, it doesn’t suffer from the usual bandwidth restrictions and allows high…

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Spain for the Digital Nomad

With nearly 65 million visitors from all over the world every year, Spain is a destination of choice for holidaymakers worldwide. Attracted by its wealth of culture, beautiful sandy beaches and over 300 days of sunshine its no wonder so many choose to visit this unique country. Spain can also be a perfect destination to visit for any Digital Nomad, here’s why; Communications Network- Spain now has an extensive and reliable ADSL broadband network offering 20Mb across most of the country with Fibre connections available in major towns and Cities. 3g/4G LTE…

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Top travelling gadgets you must have!

Space in your backpack? Once you have packed your clothes,shoes,toiletries and medicines you might have a little space left in your backpack. I have put together a list of items you might want to consider; Water Purification bottle –  LifeStraw Go Water Bottle with Integrated 1000-Liter LifeStraw Filter – The award-winning LifeStraw water filter has now been incorporated into a sports bottle to give users access to safe drinking water even when there is no water source nearby. Simply use the bottle to scoop water from any pond, stream or river, and you will…

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Bahamas for the Digital Nomad

Fancy a Caribbean break? Try the Bahamas. Beautiful beaches and warm climate are two of the reasons why you wouldn’t regret a stay on one or more of the idyllic islands of the Bahamas. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan Archipelago consisting of more than 700 islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Florida coastline. The island of new providence has the highest population and the location of the capital, Nassau. Bahamas facts for the Digital Nomad Communications network – Clearly the most important…

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The first aid travel kit

Essential items that should be in your First Aid kit A well stocked first aid kit for travel should be an essential item in your bag, but what items should it contain? Well with the aid of The NHS “Travel health essentials” page and “How to Assemble the Perfect Travel First Aid Kit” from IAMAT I have put together my definitive list. The Basic Kit This should be the foundation of any travel first aid kit, if you intend to travel without checked luggage you may need to exclude certain items such…

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Essential computer tools for the freelance traveller

Whether you are freelancing across the globe, travelling for work or having to do a spot of work whilst on holiday, I recommend you look at the following tools to make your life easier. Speedify –  Combine your 3G/4G mobile network, WiFi and wired connections to get higher speeds. Using technology known as Channel bonding it combines all available internet connections for increased throughput and redundancy. Channel bonding makes it possible to spread individual packets amongst multiple Internet connections. By splitting all your web traffic at the packet-level even large single socket transfers such…

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