In doing my year-end taxes, I realized I saved a bundle using Transferwise. And I prove it in this post, with a flurry of calculations.
Travel Lifestyle Guides
What are Travel Lifestyle Guides?
After 12 or so years of wandering the world on a full-time basis, I've written over 1,000 articles and posts for this site (and other publications too) about how to travel long-term (or full-time), as well as the nuances of managing finances, working remotely, what to bring, and SO much more.
I pity the soul who tries to sift through 15 years of blog posts to put it all together!
So instead, I did it for you.
From security tips, to tax advice, to staying healthy, working remotely, making your money work for you, and SO much more, these Travel Lifestyle Guides are the ULTIMATE in lengthy in-depth how-to instructions and suggestions, so you can start traveling like an expert with a dozen years of experience under your belt.
Sherry Ott and Nora Dunn have almost 25 years of digital nomad experience! We compare war stories, and discuss pros and cons of being a digital nomad vs having a home base.
How do you change your career when you’ve been bamboozled by the pandemic (or other blows)? Here’s a 7-step process with tools to help you.
Are you thinking about starting a blog, or taking your existing blog to the next level? I wish I’d had these blogging courses and tools when I started my blog.
Learning Spanish – or becoming fluent in any language – takes a lot of hard work. But for me, there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to converse with and understand people in their own language, in their own country. It takes travel to an entirely new level.
By using frequent flyer miles strategically and knowing how to travel hack (ie: reading this post!), you can save even more money and even fly for free. This article is the ultimate beginner’s guide and will help you dip a toe in the ocean of frequent flyer mile opportunities.
Looking for the ultimate packing list for full-time travel? Here’s exactly what I pack to travel the world as a digital nomad – down to every last item. This interactive packing list widget is sure to give you lots of ideas for your next trip.
With this simple zero waste kit, you can eliminate single-use waste when you travel (and at home). Here’s how to do it, and why it’s important.
After suffering everything from parasites to heavy metal poisoning, I’m now a clean water guru. And it’s not just about clean drinking water; it’s also about how to brush your teeth, what foods to eat, how to cook, and much more. This article gives you everything you need to know.
Want to avoid international roaming but not sure what your cell phone travel options are? There’s something for everybody, and this article outlines ALL your options along with pros and cons and what kind traveler/trip each strategy is best for.
With travel mystery shopping, you’ll subsidize travel with free hotels, discount flights, and more. Read my mystery shopping tips from personal experience.
The internet is packed with websites for travelers, but sites come and go everyday. This is the most up to date list of the best travel websites around!
I’ve been asked repeatedly to provide long-term travel budget templates. Here’s a framework, with info on what financially sustainable travel REALLY means.
Here are 46 hidden travel costs that could derail your budget if you’re not prepared for them. From airline extras to hotel add-ons and more, these tips will help you plan and save money on the road.
After a dozen years of traveling, I’ve learned a few ways to save money that nobody talks about. Here’s how to travel on a budget and stretch your money with 14 killer secret budget travel tips.
Trying to decide which travel vaccinations to get (if any)? This guide is packed with info to help you make an informed decision about your health.
Some things just have to get done before you travel. Things like visas, important legal documents, even proof of onward travel! This guide outlines it all. It finishes off with instructions on how to sell everything to travel.
Debt management, organization of finances, saving for retirement, asset allocation, and more: Financial planning is always sticky, but when you’re traveling the world? Eek. This guide gives you everything you need to manage your money on the road.
Want to know how to start a travel blog? Here’s everything you need to know to go from concept to money-making machine (including why you shouldn’t do it)! This post is the ultimate in unbiased advice.
This gigantic free guide to finding free and cheap accommodation around the world is guaranteed to save you hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars on your next trip. Click through and see for yourself!
From career options and ideas, to overhead costs, experiential advice, logistics, and more… This guide outlines all the basics you need to learn how to become a digital nomad and go location independent. Want to work online? Let’s get started!
Knowing how to make money while traveling can be the difference between a lifetime of long-term travel and going home when your savings dries up. This guide goes WAY in-depth into 7 effective ways to make money while you travel.
How do long-term / full-time travelers insure themselves against medical emergencies? Expat insurance is a solution. Here’s everything you need to know.
What are the different kinds of travel insurance – and which kind do you need the most? Answer every possible question you have about travel insurance with this guide, which includes a glossary of terms and claims advice.
I’ve suffered a ridiculous number of illnesses and diseases on the road; now I’m an expert on staying healthy while traveling! Learn what’s in my travel medical kit, what supplements I use, natural cures, and all my tips and techniques for staying healthy while traveling and avoiding illness in the first place.
It’s important to keep your documents, data, finances, and identity safe while traveling. In this ultimate guide to travel security, you’ll learn everything you need to know, including VPNs and more.
Credit cards, cash, debit cards, prepaid travel cards, etc….throw in international travel, and it gets complicated. In this guide, I outline the best ways to travel with money, securely and safely and without losing your shirt in fees.
When it comes to luggage, I’ve had it all. Checked luggage, carry-on luggage, rolling, backpacks, wheeled backpacks, hybrids, and more. Here’s why I now travel with checked luggage, along with criteria fo you to decide if carry-on or checked is best for you – and the best road-tested luggage recommendations.
How do you go about filing taxes as a digital nomad? With an ever-increasing population of digital nomads taking to the road, this is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue. Learn from experienced digital nomads in this GIANT guide with everything you need to know about filing taxes as a digital nomad.
As a writer living abroad, I’ve been burnt by a lack of support – both professional and moral – from friends and family. Here are lessons learned about support.