14 Signs You Might be a Digital Nomad

Do you dream of month long vacations? Hate the 9-5? Here are 14 reasons why you should re-think your career path and buy that 1-way ticket. 

 

We get it, living a nomadic lifestyle is scary and can seem unrealistic. Yet since leaving selling everything we owned and leaving home in March 2014, we've gotten used to this new way of living, we can honestly say it's not so bad.

Of course there are times where it's not all sandy beaches and delicious food, yet the pro's definietly outweigh the con's. We've taken our skills, brought them online, and thrive by being location-independent!

We've learned a lot about our selves and through the ups and downs of being self employed, we wouldn't change a thing!

Are you a Digital Nomad?

 

1. Instead of working under florescent lights, your scenery often changes

...and right now you’re most likely staring at a beach, or in a tropical setting and a cocktail is very closeby

Our private villa in Ubud


2. You care more about minimising work hours, so that you can do really spectacular things!

 

Going glacier hiking in Reykjavik, Iceland


3. Early Monday morning meetings are replaced with leisurely coffee breaks or impromptu day trips to the beach 

 

Lounging in Zurich, Switzerland


4. You somehow work incredibly efficient now

...and what used to take a week to complete can now be done in a few hours. It’s amazing how new scenery and travel can motivate you to get shit done

 

Sitting on our balcony at Iniala, near Phuket, Thailand


5. You’ve been know to work at 2AM, 6AM, 4PM, 9PM, really whenever the mood strikes

 

Early morning at the Ritz Carlton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


6. You work around your travel plans and not the other way around

 

Missing cocktail hour just wasn't an option


7. Your desktop has at least 5 international clocks on it

...and you constantly keep track of weather reports, in case you get the urge to take off

 

8. You know what KUL, BKK, LHR, HND, and CDG mean

 

Flying over Siem Reap, Cambodia


9. Your life revolves around finding secluded, off the beaten path destinations with really strong, fast reliable WIFI

 

Our trusty TEP always keeps us connected


10. You have perfected the art of packing and unpacking and can usually do it in under 20 minutes

 

11. It’s perfectly acceptable to have a cocktail or two during your 4 hour lunch break 

 

Taking a break to enjoy Oktoberfest in Berlin, Germany


12. You no longer take selfies of your cute work outfits and instead take pleasure in knowing that cut off jean shorts and a tank top is completely acceptable work attire. 

 

Glamping on the small island of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia...off the coast of Bali


13. You can't remember the last time you wore a pair of heels and you get way too excited to find old shoefies

 

14. Juice cleanses, carb free diets, and well, pretty much all forms of dieting no longer exist 

 

Eating carb packed noodles in Hong Kong