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Practical Tips from Four Years of World Travel : Legal Nomads

Practical Tips from Four Years of World Travel : Legal Nomads
As promised in my last post about homesickness and long-term travel, I wanted to publish a follow up about the more practical side of my time on the road. I started out having no idea if I had packed the right things in my bag, worried about losing my passport (I tend to be slightly scatterbrained on the best of days) and curious if I’d last the full year around the world. 4 years later, I’m still moving – though I’m doing so quite a bit differently than when I first started out. I’m travelling much more slowly, opting to spend more time learning and eating. Where possible, I rent an apartment for a few months to really get a feel for the place and to get work done. Over the years, I’ve found myself disagreeing with my initial packing strategy and also learning a bunch of tips that I keep using as I go. I wanted to share those tips for world travel here. 1. One of the most frequent questions I receive is “are you lonely travelling alone?” 2. 3. Additional notes (Apr 6): 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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