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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Morzine, a perfect Ski resort for the Digital Nomad

Ski Season Anyone? Try Morzine. Are you a Freelance or Telecommuting Professional and a winter season in the French Alps sounds appealing? Well Morzine has the infrastructure to be perfect for any Digital Nomad. Located just a 45 minute drive from Geneva Airport and in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is ideally located to provide easy access to transport links and one of the biggest ski areas on the planet! The town of Avoriaz, just a few short ski-lifts away comes in at number 6 most snowiest resorts in Europe…

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Airport thefts on the rise, tips to secure your bags.

Tips to help you avoid becoming a victim           Bag security through airports is becoming more of an issue with news reports of thefts from overhead lockers in flight and bag security stealing from your checked in bags. With video’s surfacing like the baggage handlers in Miami airport below, its very important you don’t leave anything of value in your checked baggage. I myself suffered from the hands of these people losing a few hundred dollars worth of computer equipment. At first you think you have…

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6 Essential Travel Apps

Don’t leave home without these 6 essential apps           Whether you are heading off for a vacation or on a round the world ticket I have compiled a list off essential travel apps I don’t leave home without. 1 – Tripit – By far the most useful app I have on my phone for travel. Just keeping everything in one place makes life so much easier. I use a Gmail account for all of  my travel bookings and Tripit automatically updates all of my travel details into…

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The guide to cheaper flights

Google flights can save you big The pricing grid As with most people, I assumed the cheapest way to fly around Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA was with using the “Budget” airlines such as Easyjet, Flybe, Ryanair, Air Asia, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, jetstar or Virgin blue/Australia. Recently I have discovered many of the tier 1 carriers offer some fantastic deals if your dates are flexible. Using Google flights pricing grid option (example above) you will often find flights much cheaper than the budget airlines are offering and many offer free luggage! Simply chose…

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Freelancer working on the move

Travelling with an income Over the past 7 years I have met many people who mange to make a success of travelling the world whilst keeping a work at home or freelance job going. There are a few insights I will share that should help anyone looking to do this, and save a great deal of stress in the long run. I would never recommend anyone telecommute on the go unless you are already an established remote worker as you could end up stranded with no source of income in a foreign land….

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The 6 mantras for a successful home office

Moving from the office to home? Working from home can be very tough to start with. I, like many, struggled with my own personal motivation and time management. I presumed it would be the same as sitting in the office, but without a long commute….. How wrong I was! The usual deadline opposing chatter such as a colleague telling you about their amazing weekend, or their new car can make the office seem filled with distractions. You will be amazed how much easier they were to deal with than the distractions of being at home….

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Find Flexible work with Flexjobs

Sick of the office? Try FlexJobs Do you wants a job with some kind of flexibility? a telecommuting, part-time, freelance, or flextime job?. With 55 career categories and jobs ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, they really do offer something for almost anyone. Specifically, FlexJobs is a fantastic resource for: Anyone looking for part-time, flextime, and freelance jobs that are in-line with their career. People looking to telecommute some, or all, of the time. Professionals looking for flexible, flextime, or non-traditional schedules. Parents wanting to be more flexible for…

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