It’s your boy Francis, here. Back with another edition of The Nomad Newsletter!
Great news: I finally made it back to Hungary
. After a brief spell with COVID last week, I hopped on a plane three days ago and was sprawled out like a starfish on my big fluffy blue couch here in Budapest by 5pm Wednesday night.
It feels good, but I couldn’t help but catch some feels
boarding the plane leaving Memphis. As much as I love traveling, seeing new places, and meeting new people — there’s nothing like being in MY place with MY people. There’s nothing like seeing my parents, hugging my siblings, and laughing with my best friend of 10+ years.
I’ve seen the stunning waves of the Pacific Ocean on two different continents. I’ve stared at the picturesque walkways in Italy. I’ve been mesmerized by the rolling green mountains in France, Spain, and the Philippines — but let me tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing my mom with open arms at the airport.
Nothing beats that.
My US trip made me even more grateful for where I’ve been, where I’m going, and where WE go together as part of The Nomad Newsletter community.
So here’s to you. Here’s to my family. And here’s to today’s edition of The Nomad.
Check out the lineup:
🌎 The World’s First Digital Nomad Village — One Year Later
🗺️ What Makes Budapest a Digital Nomad Hotspot?
🏝️ 10 Productivity Tips For Digital Nomads
🙎♂️ The Course That Made Me (Francis) Become A Digital Nomad
Alrighty, enough rambling on my side.
Let’s get into it!
The World’s First Digital Nomad Village —
One Year Later.
In February 2021, an exciting new community launched in the Portuguese jungle, becoming home to a crop of entrepreneurs, remote workers, and freelancers from all around the world. Tucked in the stunning and sunny Madeira Islands, the world’s first Digital Nomad VIllage is a one-stop-shop for nomads to settle (even for a few months) and commune with like-minded individuals.
Just think about that for a sec.
When most people think of becoming digital nomads, they get terrified at the thought of doing it “alone”. They wonder how they’ll meet people. If they’ll make friends. Or even worry about burning out with constant travel. Madeira’s Digital Nomad Village takes care of all of that.