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Time for another Friday edition of The Nomad Newsletter.
I’m currently comfortably sittin’ pretty in the tiny village Naoussa, Greece. And let me tell ya, it’s gorgeous. It has all of the beauty of famous cities, like Mykonos and Santorini. You get the stunning blue and white buildings, tucked closely and wrapped around with winding walking paths — but without the constant stopping for IG influencers.
Paros is one of those places you go to get lost in and kind of hope it takes a while for someone to find you. It’s crazy to think places like this exist, but they do. To think I grew up in an ol’ grungy city, like Memphis, but some lucky person got to see these sights every day.
Luckily for me, the newness and novelty add to the magic.
The kind of magic I hope you experience one day.
(or maybe you already are?)
Anyway, here are a few topics to help you get there:
🌆 2021’s Top Rated Destination For Remote Workers (That You Won’t See In Your Friends’ Travel Photos)
🇭🇷 [Video] How A New Jersey Man Moved To Croatia & Lives Comfortably On $47/ Day
💱 Crypto Billionaire Gives You (Digital Nomad) Life Advice
💻 Well-Known Digital Nomad Influencer Tells You He’s FINISHED W/ Digital Nomad Life
📱 4 Supah Chill Digital Nomad/Remote Work Podcasts You’ll Love If You Dig Personalities, Travel Stories, And Real People
….alrighty, it’s Friday. I don’t wanna waste any more of your time. Let’s get into it!
The Best City For Remote Workers Is A Surprise To Most —
Don’t Sleep On Tallinn, EstoniaVoted as the #1 city for remote workers, I’ve known about Tallinn for a while now. After the game-changing decision to give online workers e-residency a few years ago, Tallinn has quickly become the hub for online business & tech entrepreneurs. Not only is it freakin’ gorgeous, but it’s also incredibly affordable and fun to live in. Shout out to living in a city with fantastic quality of life, right? With Tallinn being one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Europe, home to several beaches, trendy modern districts, and nearby other popular European cities, like Oslo, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg…It makes sense why this seemingly random city is such a hit!Some more facts:
- Even the US Department of State assessed Tallinn as a low-level crime location, making it a safe place to live in.
- The median rent for an apartment in Tallinn is around 400-600 euros...which is pretty good. Especially considering living in many happenin’ cities in the US would cost you around several thousand dollars.
===>Check out this entire article by Visit Estonia to get the complete breakdown of why you should move to Tallinn.
- According to the World Health Organisation, Estonia is among the countries with the cleanest air.
This Dude Moved To Croatia During The Pandemic,
Now He’s Making Countless People JealousYouTube has been stalking me relentlessly to watch a certain video. I ignored it for WEEKS. To be honest, I was just way to0 busy watching Theo Von videos and Memphis Grizzlies highlights from 2012 (glory days). Until, one day, I finally gave in and gave it a view. The video: It’s an 8-minute clip released on CNBC’s Make It segment, featuring a guy named Steve Tsentserensky, who transitioned to digital nomad life in January 2021, during the pandemic. Steve left the US and made a move to Split, Croatia, where he now lives happily, enjoying a better quality of life than he had in New Jersey (haha ain’t that hard if you ask, it’s JERSEY — joking, my bad for anyone from NJ)
Here's why I think it's cool:
- It's a story of how someone didn't let the sh*tty circumstances of the pandemic stop them from making a life-changing move.
- It shows you how easy it can be to move abroad with the right mindset.
(if you saw my email two emails ago, you’ll see my friend David Mcneill who can help people move abroad with ease) ===>Check out this feature to get his whole story and how he makes a living as an expat traveler.
- For some, the pandemic was a reality check. A lot of people hunkered down and chose to wait till things blew over. While others built businesses, side hustles and set their futures up.
Wow, Another Article On Cryptocurrency (Kind of) —
Quick Insights From A Crypto Billionaire On Digital Nomad LifeMeet Vitalik Buterin, one of the co-founders of Ethereum.Yeah, that Ethereum. Last week Buterin opened up his Twitter account and allowed any of his followers to ask him a question. Sure, they could have asked him about the future of his product or literally ANYTHING about being a billionaire. Instead, a lot of the questions were around his nomadic lifestyle. From slow-travel vs. long-travel to his favorite cities to stay in, he broke it all down in 140 characters or less.The article is short, so I’ll keep this part short for you. ===>Click here to read about what billionaires do as digital nomads.
Thoughts From A Guy BREATHED Digital Nomad Life...
Now Says He’s SICK OF IT!There come a time where all the greats retire. Ali, Jordan, Kobe, Gretzky. The years, the wear & tear of the lifestyle, and plain ol’ getting older just hit you differently. At that time, it’s time to pack up, move on, and see what else is new. But that’s not just for pro athletes. For seasoned travelers like Tom Kuegler, it also relates to life on the road. Tom is a well-known writer, YouTuber, and vlogger who documents his adventures worldwide. But in Tom’s August 25th article published on his Medium profile, he revealed that life nomading isn’t what it used to be. For some, remote work and traveling is a lifelong affair. I’ve personally met people well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s still surfing Mexican waves and toasting with a glass of Hungarian Palinka with fellow elder travelers. But for some, life on the road comes must come to an end. ===>Check out Tom’s thoughts on “being sick” of digital nomadism here.
4 Ridiculously Good Digital Nomad/Remote Work
Podcasts For Easy Listening
- If you’re interested in online business… — check out David Ralph’s podcast, Join Up Dots. David’s style is hella unique. His energy, storytelling, and exciting lineup of guests make each episode incredible and crazy engaging. While some podcasts can tire out after the 12-minute mark, David has a way of keeping your attention for the entire episode.
- If you’re looking for a blend of topics...— check out Matthew Bowles’ The Maverick Show. Matthew is a really good dude. Like, really. Not only is he genuinely interested in his guests’ work, but also their lives. Listening to podcasts where it’s just value, value, value every episode is easy. But finding a podcast where you can dive deep into interesting stories of guests and fall in love with them, that’s rare. But with Matt’s podcast, it’s the norm.
- If you’re looking for straight-up digital nomad tips...— check out Kristin Wilson’s Badass Digital Nomads podcast. I’ve written about Kristin before, but that’s just a testament to how excellent her content is. She has a magical way of pulling out interesting guests with unique topics, making each episode not just fun but also helpful. Learn about how to launch your nomad life AND live well.
- If you’re looking for couples doing digital nomadism work together...— check out The World Wanderers by Amanda & Ryan. These two have been at it for more than a decade! They have a blend of storytelling, value-based content, and personal updates in their episode catalog. If you’re looking for a chill-vibes podcast to listen to, then grab an episode of theirs and enjoy!
__________BAM. There you have it. 4 topics, 4 podcasts. That should keep you busy for the next few days. Make sure you mark our emails as “important” so you never miss an update. If you’re still reading here, then I just want to say “thank you.” Writing this newsletter is seriously so much fun for me, and I hope it inspires you to write or create content about topics you’re passionate about. Look out for our next email on Monday!Have a great weekend and talk soon, FrancisThe Nomad Newsletter
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