| | Yo yo yo,
It’s Francis here with another Friday edition of The Nomad Newsletter, where I give you the quick & dirty deets on the Digital Nomad World. Today, we’re covering thoughtful topics regarding nomadism, as well as sharing exciting updates on newly created “Digital Nomad Visas”. Btw, can I say something about that?
The fact these visas are real is f*ckin nutz. Our grandparents likely lived in small towns. They grew old with the same people. They went to the same places their whole lives. Maybe if they were ‘lucky’ they’d have a job lined up for them close to home….Now?
Countries seemingly create visas overnight. They want you to come. Some even begging you. Relocation companies literally “hold your hand” through the process, making it easy to move and work abroad. And there are even more businesses made to give you community, career opportunities, and more ways to live comfortably.
(I’ll share these companies in a future issue, of course)
Hopefully, this and future issues will inspire you to look into all of them and make your nomad journey even more real. Alrighty, before I start rambling, let’s get into it — here’s today’s line of The Nomad Newsletter.
👴🏻 Are You Too Old To Be A Digital Nomad?
📡 Why Tallinn, Estonia Is The Next European Nomad Hotspot
☻ The Dark Side of The Digital Nomad By Mark Manson
🏖️ Nomads WILL Get Even Tanner: Brazil’s New Digital Nomad Visa
It’s a Friday.
It’s been a good week, and it’ll be an even better weekend.
So before you head off and do your thing, I hope you take a look at this issue and enjoy every word :)
Are You Too Old To
Be A Digital Nomad?
When you think of a ‘digital nomad’, what do you think of?
Many would think of a 20-something year old dude with a man bun, sunglasses, and baggy yoga pants taking the morning to meditate his Heineken hangover away — yeah, that guy. And sure, there ARE those guys. But the world has changed.
| | Nomads are now CEOs, high-level entrepreneurs, parents, retirees, and people who have finally torn away from the shackles of their 9 to 5s, all at different ages. Which is why I thought this article by Fodor’s was interesting, because it shares the experiences of an older generation and their nomad experience.
If you or someone you know is interested in launching the nomad life, but are a little worried about their ages…This article is for you. It’s calming, reassuring, inspirational, and proof that it’s never too late to see the world.
===>>Go here to read the article.
Why Tallinn, Estonia Is The Next
European Nomad Hotspot
Not sure if you’ve heard the news yet, but apparently, Estonia SLAPS.
No longer the redheaded stepchild of European capitals, Tallinn is emerging as one of those not-so-hidden gems people never stop talking about. For a good reason, too.
It’s lively, yet peaceful. Absurdly photogenic and bursting with sights that make you feel like you’re in another time — ancient churches, medieval streetscapes, noble merchant’s houses. And oh yeah, damn good WiFi.
| | Throw in a pinch of a growing foodie scene, exciting modern culture, swanky-ass coworking spaces and you got the makings of a city you can just fall in love with over and over again.
===>Learn all about Tallinn, Estonia here.
The Dark Side of Digital Nomad Life
By Mark Manson
I love being a digital nomad.
Ever since I was young, I wanted to travel the world freely. I sat mesmerized, glued to the TV , hugging a pillow watching Anthony Bourdain be the rockstar he was. Samantha Brown from The Travel Channel was my first crush. And I’d low-key sit in Barnes & Noble Bookstores in Memphis for HOURS reading travel books and magazines.
And though I love traveling, being on the road, and seeing new and interesting places…It can be hard sometimes. Without my girlfriend, I’d likely feel lonely. And there have been times where we certainly felt that way, even together. Like most things in life, there’s “another side” to the good stuff.
Yeah, there’s cool sights, tasty food, and meeting new people…But there’s also missing friends, not seeing family for years, and the constant tug-of-war of mental health and balance.
Mark Manson, the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
and a bunch of other best sellers describes ‘the dark side’ well in his essay, aptly named “The Dark Side of the Digital Nomad Life.”===>>Read it here.
*I’d love your thoughts on this article, reply back with what you think - I read every response :)*
Nomads WILL Get Even Tanner:
Brazil’s New Digital Nomad Visa
It’s happening, ANOTHER country is on the Nomad Visa train. Now, it’s ol’ Brazil hopping on and how freaking exciting, right?
Now you have the chance to immerse yourself in the gorgeous, sultry, and exotic culture of one of the most romantic countries in the world. Brazil just has that “vibe”. It feels spontaneous, sexy, and packed with adventure most will never know.
| | And now that I think about it, I only know 1 person who has truly explored Brazil hard — and he stayed there like 6 months, so it must be a hitter.
Anyway, the requirements to apply are still being formed. Though, multiple sources have mentioned requirements won’t be as hard or as high as other countries.
● $1,500/month requirement
● $18,000 in the bank
● Income earned from a foreign company (not Brazilian)
===>>Get the details here.
We made it another week…And thank goddess.
And also, thank YOU so much for reading this. It means everything to me that you even opened this up. Nothing makes me happier than loading this doc up and going through some of the best articles I read over the week.
So, thank you for being here.
As for me, my upcoming book Nomadic & Happy: 6 Steps To Becoming A Well-Paid & Fulfilled Digital Freelancer is ready and will come out in a few weeks — details on that super soon.
In the meantime, I hope you have an amazing weekend and you take some time to enjoy yourself.
You deserve it.
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