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3 trade goals for Knicks to consider before rumor picks up

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    The season was one step forward, one step back for the New York Knicks.

    Going into the 2022-23 NBA campaign, the ‘Bockers have yet to establish consistency and have failed to establish themselves as an above-average team at either end of the court.

    It’s too early to give up hope for this season, however, and the Knicks have shown little desire to tear up this roster.

    On the contrary, New York is expected to operate more like a buyer than a seller this trade season, so let’s identify three winning targets worth watching ahead of basketball’s biggest trade encounter.

Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets

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    The Knicks have a glut of point guards and not enough minutes to circle their bigs. If they are looking for improvements in the commercial market, wing spots should get their full attention.

    Eric Gordon is a combo-guard size (6’3″, 215 lbs), but he’s skilled and smart enough to play anywhere between points 1 and 3. More importantly, he provides positive points at both ends of the floor, which could have him moving up the pecking order quickly in this rotation.

    On offense, he may be better as a point shooter, but he can create dribbling for himself and his teammates. Since the start of last season, he’s averaging 2.1 threes on 39.8 percent shooting. Those numbers alone should be of interest to the Knicks, whose 31.5 three-point percentage ranks worst in the Eastern Conference and 29th overall.

    Gordon, who turns 34 in December, clearly has no future with the rebuilding Rockets. And if that keeps his trade cost reasonable, the Knicks should try to strike.

Kelly Oubre Jr., Charlotte Hornets

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    Kelly Oubre Jr. is something of an NBA nomad, having spent more than seven seasons with four different teams. The Knicks could consider becoming his fifth NBA employer.

    The 26-year-old has never been consistent enough for a team to lock him in for the long haul, but his length, athleticism and two-way talent continue to attract suitors.

    It would help if his outside shooting was more reliable (career 33.1%), but if it was, he could cost a fortune in a trade. Given his shooting limitations and the fact that he has more career rotations (518) than assists (504), he shouldn’t be too expensive, especially if Charlotte isn’t keen on covering the cost of his next unrestricted free agency.

    The Knicks could be positioned to bring out the best in Oubre. They wouldn’t always need his scoring, which should allow him to refine his defense and off-ball activity, but they should be able to find enough shots to keep him fully engaged.

Josh Richardson, San Antonio Spurs

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    Josh Richardson turned 29 in September. He will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

    His days with the rebuilding Spurs should be numbered.

    His defense and long-range shooting should be firmly on the Knicks’ radar. The fact that he offers a pinch of creativity off the dribble only adds to his appeal.

    If the Knicks are getting enough star power — or star-caliber production — from players like RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson, they’ll need more low-maintenance role players like Richardson.

    The Tennessee product is well established as an above-average shooter at this point (career 36.5%), but his elite splash flashes (two seasons shooting over 41%) suggest he could be just the kind of spacer this offense needs. .

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Digital nomads are on the rise. But where should they live now? http://lostnomad.org/digital-nomads-are-on-the-rise-but-where-should-they-live-now/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:21:30 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/digital-nomads-are-on-the-rise-but-where-should-they-live-now/

When Julie McCane became a remote worker during the pandemic, she had no trouble choosing a location. London, Paris and Athens topped his list. But how to find a reliable rental apartment — now this was not easy.

Most vacation rental platforms are created for short-term leisure travelers. Dealing directly with a landlord – and deposits and utility bills – seemed too complicated.

Then she saw an ad on Instagram and a light bulb went on. A company called Blueground offered furnished apartments for monthly stays at a competitive rate.

“Discovering Blueground helped me put together a lot of things about this European stay that I dreamed of at the time,” says McCane, a consultant who works with law firms. “Finding a well-located furnished apartment on flexible terms was a lot less to worry about while I was planning this move.”

How many digital nomads are there?

McCane is not alone. A recent study by MBO Partners found that 16.9 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads. That’s a 9% increase from 2021 and 131% from the pre-pandemic year 2019. By some estimates, there are 35 million digital nomads worldwide.

The actual number may be higher. Many remote workers, McCane included, don’t use the term “digital nomads” to describe their lifestyle. They prefer to be called location-independent consultants or employees.

“Being a digital nomad is a blessing — and a curse,” says Denise Rousseau, professor of organizational behavior and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. “It’s appealing because of the flexibility and the feeling of freedom. But for many knowledge workers, it’s hard to sustain over time.”

Rousseau, who has studied remote workers and digital nomads, says housing can be one of those challenges.

As the number of digital nomads or remote workers increases, so does the need for reliable and affordable hosting. Remote workers aren’t necessarily interested in the conveniences of a vacation rental, like a pool or an entertainment center. Instead, they need fast Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, and laundry facilities.

What are your accommodation options for extended stays?

You have a lot of hosting choices as a digital nomad – almost too many choices. Here is a short list:

Airbnb

The largest vacation platform is also an option for remote workers. For Ravi Davda, CEO of a marketing agency, it’s his favorite place to book accommodation. Davda says that in some parts of the world, rates are reasonable and hosts can be flexible.

“There were times when we booked for the first month on Airbnb and then spoke directly with the host instead of continuing through Airbnb,” he says.

Airbnb and Vrbo both offer monthly rates at a significant discount from the weekly or daily rates charged to leisure travelers. But you still have to deal with the fact that most Airbnb rentals are created for people on vacation, so you might not find all the amenities you need as a digital nomad.

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McCane, who is about to move from a Blueground rental in London to one in Paris, says the company is trying to make its apartments a home.

“They have a pet-friendly policy, which is wonderful,” she says. Furniture and accessories are the same from city to city, which she also finds comforting. But Blueground is different from a traditional rental in other important ways. Most messaging with Blueground is done through a smartphone app. In McCane’s experience, the response time is lightning fast.

For example, when she arrived in London a few months ago and was still suffering from jet lag, she left her keys in her apartment.

“I messaged the team through the Blueground app and someone happily delivered a new set within two hours,” she says. “It’s a big deal in central London, so it’s a great system they have.”

Apartments for extended stays

Some destinations are so appealing to digital nomads that they are creating a new type of flexible accommodation category. Take Portugal, for example, which has just introduced a new digital nomad visa. “Portugal’s location and time zone are also conducive to working internationally,” says Chitra Stern, CEO and co-founder of Martinhal Resorts.

The company already offers long-term rentals on some of its larger units, which come with full kitchens and living rooms. (Rates start at $45 a night based on a six-month lease.) The company is also putting the finishing touches on the Martinhal Residences project in Lisbon’s Nations Park area. The property is specifically designed to meet the needs of a digital nomad audience with a combination of hotel suites and luxury apartments for longer stays.

Hotels and resorts

Some hotels accommodate long-term guests. For example, Casa Delphine, a luxury boutique hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, offers a special “Work from Hotel” offer on certain weeks in January and from mid-April to mid-September. For $950 per week per person, a rate that includes breakfast, digital nomads can move to Mexico.

Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner, a travel technology company, says hotels are actively courting digital nomads by offering lower rates and larger accommodations for longer stays.

“This phenomenon could become the biggest change in the travel and tourism industry since the invention of the airplane,” he says. “I’m not kidding. Hotels are spending millions and millions on these extended stay deals now. It’s a whole new category of permanent travel.”

Landing

When Paige Beauregard and her husband, Francois, needed a place to stay in Orlando, they turned to the internet. “I think I typed in ‘long-term corporate housing’, and that’s when I came across Landing,” says Beauregard. They applied for membership and were accepted. Landing gives you access to its inventory of apartments as a member ($199 per year).

“To say we were surprised by the apartment and the furnishings would be an understatement,” she says. “Not only was the apartment beautiful and the furnishings perfect, but the apartment complex itself was beautiful, gated and with amazing amenities.”

Landing has apartments in dozens of US cities, from Albuquerque to Winston-Salem. And like Blueground, the amenities are standardized, so you’ll get the same furniture, super-fast Wi-Fi, and other amenities.

mint house

Another option for the local self-employed is Mint House, which is trying to create a new category of tech-powered hospitality. Mint includes full kitchens, large living spaces and connected workspaces in city centers including Miami, New York and Seattle. Mint emphasizes technology integration with mobile check-in, keyless entry and 24/7 digital concierge services. The company caters to business travelers who need reliable Wi-Fi “but want to have fun at either end of the journey and even bring their family,” says Paul Sacco, Mint’s chief development officer.

Rent directly

Location-independent travelers who plan to spend more than a month in one place can also make a short-term rental. That’s what travel blogger Steffanie van Twuijver did in Korea and Germany.

Prices and requirements vary. There are forms to fill out and the deposits can be considerable.

“For example, my apartment in Seoul required a $4,500 security deposit — the minimum security deposit amount — and my rent was $600,” she says. “My house rental in Germany has around 2,500 euros deposit and 1,350 euros per month. So be prepared to have a large deposit for some areas.”

How does a digital nomad

I’ve been a digital nomad for six years and have tried most of these hosting options. There is no perfect choice. Finding the right place to live depends on the location, your needs as a remote worker, and your preferences.

For example, I stayed this spring in a Vrbo rental in Cape Town, South Africa, perfect for a digital nomad. It was close to grocery stores, a mall and the beach. In addition, it had an extremely fast wireless connection.

In terms of ease of use, you can’t beat Blueground and Landing. Everything is handled through their smartphone apps. Connecting to WiFi in Blueground’s apartment in Athens was super easy. The apartment also had everything I needed as a remote worker without the over the top amenities you sometimes get with a vacation rental. Landing locations are always in the middle of everything, close to grocery stores, malls and metro stations.

McCane, the legal consultant, says she wouldn’t trade it for a stable life despite the challenges of being a remote worker.

“A new environment revitalized me, especially after the isolation of the pandemic,” she told me. “Even though there’s more to juggle, being here helps me run a better business – I can also give sound advice to clients who are considering adjusting their lives.”

So how do digital nomads juggle it all? I’ll tell you in part two of this series.

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Best nomadic travel insurance and health insurance for expats http://lostnomad.org/best-nomadic-travel-insurance-and-health-insurance-for-expats/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:02:00 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/best-nomadic-travel-insurance-and-health-insurance-for-expats/

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In recent years, the world of global travel has been turned upside down: we have all had to deal with the fallout of a global pandemic and global conflicts. These types of unforeseen events made simply jumping on a plane and flying off to a different destination a little more difficult than usual.

Especially for expats or nomads whose jet-set lifestyle often means living in different destinations and traveling without restrictions.

Now more than ever, it’s very important to make sure you have the right travel insurance for you when traveling around the world. The fact is that the type of travel insurance traditionally offered does not always correspond to the non-traditional lifestyle of nomads or expats.

However, in recent years nomad insurance, developed for both expatriates and nomads, has taken the market by storm.

This wave of specialized insurance has shaken up the rules of the game and created packages that allow nomads to travel and work without worry. We at Digital Nomad World are no strangers to international travel and all the pitfalls that can come with it.

Over the past year, we’ve looked at some of the best nomad insurance deals and picked the best nomad insurance and travel company you should look to for all your travel and medical insurance needs while on your trip. road.

Best recommended health and travel insurance for nomads

Passport (www.passportcardnomads.com)

These guys are offering something a bit revolutionary in the world of nomad insurance. Gone are the days when you had to pay out of pocket for trips to the doctor abroad, then had to spend your time claiming your reimbursement from your insurance company. Instead, PassportCard is simply a Visa card that you use to prepay for any medical treatment, without waiting for your insurance company to pay.

Rather than conventional insurance, it’s more like a debit card, meaning you won’t be limited to the medical providers you use.

The process is extremely simple: if you need help with your medical expenses, contact PassportCard; they will load your red card with money and then you will only pay the medical bills to be paid.

This is not at all a normal insurance for expats or nomads, and for this reason, it is probably one of the best offers for globetrotters at the moment. You can even buy it abroad – customize your plan to suit your trip and extend or cancel anytime, anywhere in the world. Plans start from $59 per month.

Why did we choose PassportCard as the best travel insurance?

With its bold website and colorful design, PassportCard ticks many boxes for those looking for an affordable yet comprehensive travel insurance option.

Billing itself as “a global social safety net”, PassportCard offers everything from simple basic insurance coverage to the most comprehensive insurance packages.

This specific insurance for digital nomads provides you with coverage in the event of an unexpected injury or illness during your stay abroad, including any hospital stay or visit to a doctor. Travel disruptions such as lost luggage, unplanned overnight stays, and emergency evacuation from things like flooding are also covered.

The company has been buoyed by a string of good reviews from digital nomads who have used their flexible policy to ensure their journey is as smooth as possible. The easy subscription model is something that ticks a lot of boxes for many people looking for travel insurance. Simply log in and be covered.

Final Thoughts on Nomadic and Expatriate Insurance

Although it may be more expensive than other companies, for the money you spend you get excellent protection from a company that provides reliable service.

The company’s founders are nomads themselves, so you can be sure they know what they have to offer in terms of insurance for digital nomads. These guys don’t just cover digital nomads, but also travelers, remote workers, and even expats.

All in all, PassportCard seems like a much more mature option for your travel insurance. Along with all the other perks, they also offer plans for families and couples.

The benefits of opting for PassportCard Travelers Insurance with this particular company include a secure VPN to verify your bank account, access to airport lounges for late flights, and an emergency response team for events where time is running out.

They even offer virtual counseling sessions to keep your sanity in check after spending time alone on the road, which could really help make your life as an expat or nomad much more comfortable.

To obtain your travel insurance by PassportCard, consult their website here

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Malaysia harnesses the digital nomad sector http://lostnomad.org/malaysia-harnesses-the-digital-nomad-sector/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 03:30:00 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/malaysia-harnesses-the-digital-nomad-sector/

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has joined the list of countries that issue visas for digital nomads, which aims to foster the mobility of digital professionals within the local tourism industry. This decision was also adopted by Thailand, Estonia, Malta, Croatia, Mexico, Spain and Portugal.

The visa for these travelers is part of the DE Rantau program promoted by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC), which started on October 1.

Digital nomads are those who lead nomadic lives while using technology and the internet to work remotely. These people typically do their work in rented premises, hotels, cafes, public libraries, co-working spaces, or RVs/RVs, using Wi-Fi, smartphones, or hotspots mobiles to access the Internet.

While some are perpetual travelers, others are only nomads for a short time. In Malaysia, the program is open to local and foreign digital nomads or remote workers to cultivate a healthy digital ecosystem.

DE Rantau was reported to have received over 2,000 applications within 18 days of the program’s launch and in its first phase, locations such as Penang, Langkawi, Kedah and Kuala Lumpur were named digital nomad hubs.

It was also reported that the program is expected to generate revenue of RM70 billion by 2025 and growth within the digital economy.

Senior researcher at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, Dr Shankaran Nambiar, said harnessing the digital nomad sector could be a catalyst for the country to become a hub for the digital economy, especially with the Malaysia’s 5G rollout plan, adding that the move could also facilitate the progress of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

He said digital nomads are a new class of worker that emerged after Covid-19 changed working styles and employees needed to be more flexible to work from home.

“Having more digital nomads in the country would transform Malaysia’s image in the digital world.

“This means that we would be considered a preferred destination for remote workers.

“The program would also increase the diversity of talent within the digital sector, which would help grow the industry in our country.”

He also said the influx of digital nomads into the country would potentially generate growth opportunities in the tourism industry while boosting the economy through their spending, adding that he expects higher demand for “Small Office Home Office” developments, first in digital hubs and later nationwide.

Meanwhile, World Trade Center Kuala Lumpur Group Managing Director Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said while the move to facilitate digital nomads will propel Malaysia as a digital economy hub, there are still many to do to raise awareness of local talent and improve infrastructure.

Irmohizam, who is also the conference and exhibition chairman of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York, and a member of the advisory board of the same association, said: “We need to diversify, especially in terms of platforms. form and exposure to prepare the younger generation to face the challenges of globalization and get involved with digital nomads or the digital economy.

“Our infrastructure needs to be upgraded and 5G implementation accelerated so people can enjoy faster internet services.”

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10 cities with the lowest rent for digital nomads http://lostnomad.org/10-cities-with-the-lowest-rent-for-digital-nomads/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:37:12 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/10-cities-with-the-lowest-rent-for-digital-nomads/

The number of digital nomads is growing as thousands of people move to remote parts of the world for work while experiencing new cities and cultures.

Without further ado, here are the 10 cheapest destinations for digital nomads.

10. San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is the starting point for exploring the country’s beaches and parks. The nation is offering a special digital nomad visa to make it as easy as possible for remote workers to settle.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,566 (€4,094).

9. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Experience the medieval splendor of Ljubljana as you explore this bustling university town with around 45,000 students. For those seeking European beauty without paying European fares, this is the perfect location nestled between Italy and Croatia.

Although there is no specific visa for digital nomads in the country, potential expats can apply for other choices like a Schengen visa to stay there for an extended period.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,491 (€4,007).

8. Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, a small Baltic republic. Estonia has a highly digital society which is ideal for remote employees. There are free internet connections throughout the city and 99% of government services can be accessed online.

The country also offers digital nomads a one-year visa.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,437 (€3,942).

7. Bratislava, Slovakia

This medieval city crosses the Danube and is located at the foot of the Little Carpathians. Vienna and Budapest can be reached by boat in 70 minutes and two hours, respectively.

The country does not have a special visa for digital nomads, but future expats can apply for a temporary residence permit.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £3,354 (€3,847).

6. Athens, Greece

This old town combines historical significance with modern charm. There are ancient ruins throughout the city, as well as lively pubs and cafes.

Greece is ideal for people who enjoy a pleasant climate due to its mild Mediterranean climate. The country also offers a two-year visa specifically for digital nomads.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,580 (€2,959).

5. Riga, Latvia

Riga, another Baltic gem, dates back to the 12th century AD. Remnants of its past are everywhere – the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – but there are also modern and well-equipped co-working spaces.

A digital nomad visa allows remote employees to stay in Latvia for one year.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,313 (€2,653)

4. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is famous for its rich history, beautiful architecture and vibrant nightlife. About 30 million tourists visit the city every year. The city is also located in the center of Europe and borders seven different nations, making it an ideal base for exploring the continent.

A “carte blanche” is the Hungarian visa for digital nomads. To apply, you must first submit an application to a local Hungarian embassy.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,306 (€2,647).

3. Santiago, Chile

Santiago is surrounded by mountains, including the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range. On weekends, you can ski in the Andes and surf the Pacific Ocean.

Chile does not have a special visa for digital nomads. Visitors can instead work on a 90-day tourist visa, which can be extended for another 90 days for around €100.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £2,248 (€2,580).

2. Bogota, Colombia

Bogota has a lot to offer culture vultures with its street art, museums and architecture. Foreign workers employed outside Colombia can apply for a new digital nomad visa from October 2022, which will allow them to stay in Colombia for up to two years and work remotely.

Rent for a one-bedroom apartment for six months is £1,818 (€2,087).

1. Ankara, Turkey

It is the capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city after Istanbul. It is a sophisticated metropolis and an excellent gateway to the rest of the country with its breathtaking landscapes.

Turkiye does not have a special visa for digital nomads, but you can apply for a residence permit.

Six months’ rent in a one-bedroom apartment: £1,303 (€1,504).

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What is Nomad List and what can you do with it? http://lostnomad.org/what-is-nomad-list-and-what-can-you-do-with-it/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 21:00:00 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/what-is-nomad-list-and-what-can-you-do-with-it/

With the increase in internet speeds and penetration around the world, many people have decided not to be tied to a desk. And with the rise of remote work, the opportunities to live and travel in different countries have also increased.


Before moving or traveling to a new place, doing your research beforehand is a good idea. Nomad List is one of the most comprehensive guides to living and working in different cities around the world. But what exactly is Nomad List? What can you do with it and do you have to pay for the service? Keep reading; we’ll tell you everything you need to know in this article.


What is the nomadic list?

Nomad List is a tool that aims to help remote workers find the information they need when traveling and living in other countries. The service was founded by Pieter Levels, a digital entrepreneur, in 2014.

In addition to offering information on specific destinations, Nomad List also offers information on how to obtain residence and work permits in various countries. In addition to that, you can use the tool to determine if you are a tax resident in many parts of the world. Nomad List also offers a friend finder service, along with various other features.

Is Nomad List free?

You must purchase a subscription to access most Nomad List features. The Nomad List membership fee is $99, but unlike many services, you don’t need to pay a monthly fee. Once you pay the initial fee, you can access Nomad List for life.

What can you do with Nomad List?

Now that we’ve talked a bit about what Nomad List is and how much it costs, let’s take a look at what you can do with this tool. Below are some of the best features of Nomad List.

1. See scores in different aspects

Perhaps the most useful Nomad List feature is that you can see scores for different cities broken down into different categories. For this example, we’ll look at Berlin.

screenshot of scorecards for berlin on nomad list

As you can see from the image we provided, Nomad List tells you if you will find a lot of activities to do in the city. Of course, much of this will depend on your hobbies, so you’ll have to take it with a pinch of salt.

When you look at the towns on Nomad List, you will also get a glimpse of how good the locals are at speaking English. Besides that, you can find out if the internet speed will meet your standards. Along with several other things, you can also get a quick overview of the following:

  • Perceived friendliness towards strangers.
  • How safe a destination is if you are a traveler.
  • How walkable a city is.

2. See the pros and cons of different destinations

Screenshot of the pros and cons of a destination on Nomad List

Along with the scores for each destination, you can also get a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of visiting each location. You’ll find out if Nomad List members like to visit, and you can also find out if you’ll find community members there throughout the year.

The pros and cons section will also tell you how easy or difficult it is for most people to make friends, but again, that’s subjective. Having the list of pros and cons will make things much easier if you plan to go somewhere for a long time, but you may also find it useful for short trips.

3. See a digital nomad guide

Screenshot of the Digital Nomad guide to Nomad List

Nomad List’s Digital Nomad’s Guide is particularly practical if you plan to settle down longer. On this tab, you will find out if the tap water is safe to drink and if you are allowed to own land in this destination as a foreigner.

The Digital Nomad Guide also identifies the most popular short-haul and long-haul airlines, and you’ll also find out the gender breakdown for where you’re going.

Another handy feature of the Digital Nomad Guide is whether you need to withdraw money during your visit or if you can use your bank card. You will also learn about the population of the city, as well as the best taxi app, and more.

4. Get an overview of the cost of living in each destination

Screenshot showing cost of living on Nomad List

If you are traveling or living in a new city, understanding the cost of living is a good idea. This is especially true if you’re working remotely, as you’ll want to make sure you can enjoy being somewhere and support yourself financially.

Naturally, the cost of living will be different for locals and expats. Although you may not spend a lot of money as a local, you are likely to do more paid activities, such as eating out, if you are an expat or a nomad.

In the Cost of life section, you’ll find out how much you can expect to pay for coworking, Airbnb rentals, and hotels. You will also see an overview of how much you can expect for your monthly living expenses.

The Cost of Living section on Nomad List also tells you how much you are likely to pay in taxes for certain income brackets.

5. Check Jobs Remotely

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If you are considering becoming a digital nomad, you have several options to support yourself financially. You can, if you wish, choose to become independent. And if you have a particularly interesting idea, you might want to start your own business as an entrepreneur.

However, you can also find remote jobs if you still want to work for someone else. And with Nomad List, you will find a selection of openings that will allow you to work wherever you want.

6. Join Meet-Ups

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Whether you plan to live somewhere for three months or permanently, you will want to create some sort of community. Meeting other nomads is a great way to make new friends, and Nomad List aims to help you with that.

Nomad List offers several meetups that you can participate in as a member. These take place in many cities around the world, including New York and Chiang Mai. If you choose to join Nomad List, you might want to consider attending one of these events.

7. Connect with others

In addition to participating in real events, Nomad List also allows you to connect virtually with other members. Once registered, you will have access to Slack.

When you are part of the Slack community on Nomad List, you can contact other members based on their location. Besides that, you can join different channels for topics that you find important, such as accommodation.

Nomad List: useful if you plan to work remotely

Nomad List is a handy tool for those planning to work remotely. And if you want to get an overview of the places you want to visit or live, you will also find use in the service.

For those who want to connect with like-minded people, Nomad List offers the opportunity to meet people you might not have come across otherwise.

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Josh Martin is a Kiwi travel writer based in London.

OPINION: Admittedly, I thought it was a great idea.

A detailed two-week itinerary of a road trip through North Iceland, tweaked to within an inch of his life. It contained food recommendations, must-see glaciers and ice caves adjacent to the accommodation, nearby geysers and gas stations, etc., all entered into an Excel spreadsheet to share with a group.

The trip was clearly a success – despite that hyper stage 5 organizer – as the file had been shared and re-shared and ended up in my wife’s inbox. Annual leave limitations delayed our trip to Iceland and at the time I regretted not being able to take advantage of such planning at the military mission level.

We deviated to the south of the island and followed a busy trip that followed the main tourist route (despite the geysers, waterfalls and glaciers, my strongest memory remains a supermarket parking lot full of tourists eating food cheap as they could find, given how expensive the food is there).

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Now, with a plethora of apps offering driving directions, location hacks and must-see activities, modern social media travel means you don’t even need email attachments titled Iceland_Team_Roadtrip_version6. xlsx.

Has it become too easy? Have social media suggestions become a self-fulfilling prophecy of popularity by default and undermine our craving for off-piste? Are they setting us up to feel deflated? It certainly adds to the list of destinations to visit, tables to eat, places to see.

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So it’s no surprise that whether it’s plotting days in a notebook and cross-referencing Greek ferry schedules or adding a backpacking trip to Southeast Asia to get the most Starting from the Thai Railway timetable, I’ve always been biased towards an obsessive over-planner rather than an unbothered nomad.

I’ll scribble notes, fill in schedules, and happily spend a disproportionate amount of time researching a meal that might be an hour, the “perfect” beach that might be two, the hike that might be three. The type to spend hours finding the best bed for me to save a 20 minute walk into town. Genius? Control manipulator?

Well, something of an intervention occurred on a recent trip to Tuscany. Perhaps such a romantic and high-profile destination sparked so many travel Instagrammer fantasies that it was all short-circuited. Shy of a hotel reservation on a vineyard, we hadn’t booked anything.

“What should we do today?” asked my wife. I shrugged. “I have no idea”. It was wonderful. The weather let us down one day, the Vespa rental had a problem, the bus never showed up. All three were boring and out of our control – but a lazy lack of planning meant that those troubles didn’t have a domino effect, where an over-planned, over-hyped day is ‘ruined’.

This meant we had the ability to swerve and bump into things. When your fleeting holidays are timed to the hour, you deprive yourself of this spontaneity. Yes, excellent food and wine have helped enormously in rural Italy and perhaps it is worth taking this approach in a destination where it can be almost guaranteed.

Likewise, I realize that I’ll never be the kind of traveler to just “show up and fly” that Kiwi “she’ll be right” attitude that leads to nights camped at a train station or missing a hike at the Machu Picchu until a lack of reservation in advance. Wasting time scrounging up a wi-fi cafe to book a room on the day of arrival is not how I envision my first few hours in any destination. Is there a middle ground if the goal is to have plans without exaggerating expectations?

Perhaps a day set aside for aimless wandering and raking in activities (or table reservations) that you don’t discover until you arrive. Better yet: put away the list of must-haves. Maybe you’ll put your phone down, but let’s definitely draw the line on a reshared Excel spreadsheet.

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Now that Paraguay has reopened, here’s why you should visit in 2023 http://lostnomad.org/now-that-paraguay-has-reopened-heres-why-you-should-visit-in-2023/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 14:27:29 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/now-that-paraguay-has-reopened-heres-why-you-should-visit-in-2023/

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Two and a half years after Covid was declared a pandemic, Paraguay removes all entry requirements and welcoming foreigners under normal pre-pandemic rules. In this article, we discuss the new guidelines for traveling to Paraguay and why this landlocked and lesser-known South American destination is where you should go in 2023.

Iguazu river on the border between Paraguay and Brazil, South America

Earlier in the crisis, the virus hit South America (SA) hard, turning it into a global epicenter of infections on numerous occasions. However, the situation has improved considerably in recent months, as the majority of destinations on the continent have achieved some sort of stability, indicating that the long-awaited “endemic phase” is closer than ever.

After the darkest days of 2020 and 2021, Paraguay has now become the fourth South African country to abolish health checks, confirming that Covid has ceased to be an emergency:

No entry requirements to travel to Paraguay from October 2022

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Since October 24, travelers were allowed to re-enter Paraguay without any pre-arrival or on-arrival health checks. To put it simply, if you are a US visitor, your vaccination record was no longer relevant in border control procedures after the government issued a new mandate restoring pre-Covid normality.

Going forward, all of the following applies to international tourists, regardless of country of origin and Covid status:

  • Vaccination is not a prerequisite for entry
  • Pre-departure testing for unvaccinated people has been scrapped
  • Post-arrival testing does not apply
  • Quarantine is not mandatory

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*Also, since April, face masks are no longer mandatory

Previously, only vaccinated travelers were allowed to circumvent Paraguay’s stricter border rules. The unvaccinated, on the other hand, had to present a negative Covid test result, preferably a PCR, dating from less than 72 hours before the trip. Again, as of this week the testing mandate does not apply and the Covid discrimination has come to an end.

Paraguay is the fourth country to reopen in South America

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Officially, Paraguay is the fourth destination in South America to fully reopen its borders, after Argentina, Guyana and Ecuador. Regardless of the lifting of the Covid vaccination requirement, the government notes that travelers may still be asked to provide data on their vaccination status when passing through Paraguay, although “this will not present any barrier to entry in the country”.

In addition, any traveler coming overland from four other South American countries – Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela – will be required to produce a yellow fever vaccination certificate. This policy was in place long before Covid became widespread, and it is simply reinforced now.

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Why should Paraguay be on your bucket list for 2023?

Paraguay may not have as developed a tourism scene as its Mercosur neighbors, particularly Brazil and Argentina, which are competing to become South Africa’s digital nomad hub, but it is home to many natural sitesa vibrant cultural scene and beautiful colonial-era Spanish settlements.

Asuncion, capital of Uruguay, South America

Unlike its competitors, it has no coastline, being landlocked between the aforementioned Argentina and Brazil, as well as Bolivia. As a result, it is composed mainly of swamps, savannahs and subtropical forests. For this reason, Paraguay is particularly popular with adventurers and solo travelers backpacking through South America seeking natural experiences off the beaten path.

These include:

Iguazu Falls, South America
  • Iguazú River: the mass of water flowing in one of the seven natural wonders of the worldthe Iguazu Falls, a series of jaw-dropping waterfalls stretching along the borders of neighboring Brazil and Argentina
  • Salto Crystalanother iconic waterfall described by a visitor on TripAdvisor as an “unknown treasure in nature” that left them in awe
  • Cerro Cora National Parka national park dotted with sculptures, historical monuments and a stunning green landscape
  • Ybycui National Parkpopular for hiking and wildlife viewing
  • Aregua Beacha lakeside beach ideal for relaxing and swimming in the hot summer months
Historical oratory in Asuncion, capital of Paraguay, illuminated at night, South America

The capital of Asuncion is known to be one of the oldest European colonies in South America. Having retained some of its Old World heritage, it is full of historic buildings and quaint neighborhoods. One of the most important attractions of the city, Casa de la Independencewas built in 1772, and it is now open as a museum.

Paraguay is not as famous as Costa Rica or Belize when it comes to nature excursions, but the views can be just as stunning, and overtourism and inflated prices are far from a problem here. It’s simply the perfect choice for Americans who crave the outdoors and budget-friendly destinations.

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]]> FLORIDA BEACHES: ENJOY YOUR VACATION AT FLORIDA BEACHES http://lostnomad.org/florida-beaches-enjoy-your-vacation-at-florida-beaches/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:34:00 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/florida-beaches-enjoy-your-vacation-at-florida-beaches/

Florida Beaches – The Best Places to Visit on Your Florida Vacation

Visiting Florida beaches is a great way to spend your vacation. These beaches offer the best in water activities, whether you want to play volleyball or go scuba diving. Moreover, you can also fish and take a boat ride. This makes it an ideal destination for families looking for a relaxing holiday.

Jacksonville Beach

FLORIDA BEACHES: In Northeast Florida, you can visit Jacksonville Beach. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to one of the best surf spots in the country. The popular Fishing Pier is a popular place for surfers, while “The Poles”, which are old pilings, is another great place to surf. North of Jacksonville, you can also visit Huguenot Memorial Park, which is popular with kitesurfers and regular surfers. It’s also the only place in Jacksonville where you can drive on the beach!

Blowing Rocks Nature Reserve

FLORIDA BEACHES: There are many beaches in Florida, but the Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular. Located along a coastal strip formed by waves over thousands of years, it has a unique beauty. At low tide you can walk through the rock formations, while high tide is a great time for snorkeling. Nearby Hobe Sound Beach and Coral Cove Park both have free parking and lifeguards. If you want a quieter beach, try Hollywood Beach, which has a car-free Broadwalk.

cocoa beach

FLORIDA BEACHES: Cocoa Beach is another great place to visit. There is a popular drumming circle every Sunday afternoon. Children will enjoy dancing to the music and watching the belly dancers. The pier is also a great place to watch a launch. You’ll want to arrive early to get the perfect shot. This beach is a popular destination for people from all over. A vacation here is sure to be memorable!

Clearwater Beach

FLORIDA BEACHES: Clearwater Beach is also a great place to visit. It has crystal clear waters and powdery white sand. This Florida beach is a popular destination for families. The nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium is another fun family attraction. While you’re there, you might want to stop by Winter the dolphin, who has a prosthetic tail.

The Fort Lauderdale area

FLORIDA BEACHES: The Fort Lauderdale area is one of the most popular vacation spots. The city is 23 miles north of Miami and has great hotels and restaurants. In addition, the region is home to interesting cultural events. Its beaches have pedestrian walkways. During the week, the area is less crowded. You can watch pelicans and ospreys while you are there.

Deerfield Beach

FLORIDA BEACHES: Deerfield Beach is another great option if you’re looking for a family beach. Herds of deer once roamed the dunes here. The area also has a huge water park and ski lift. If the kids get bored at the beach, they can always enjoy the nearby parks. A day at the beach will never be boring if the kids have plenty of options to occupy their time.

Naples

FLORIDA BEACHES: Naples is another great beach to visit in Florida. This town of white sand and turquoise water is ideal for families. The city has several beaches suitable for families and offering many water activities. Apart from the beaches, you can also visit the Naples Pier, which is a great spot for dolphin and fish watching.

sarasota

Sarasota is another popular beach in Florida. It has eight miles of beach that runs along the Gulf Coast. Siesta Beach is known for its fine white quartz sand and is consistently ranked as the best white sand beach in the state. Siesta Key also offers small town charm and a relaxed atmosphere.

Honeymoon Island State Park

Honeymoon Island State Park is located just north of Caladesi Island. The island is accessible by ferry or private boat and boasts pristine coastline. Visitors can stroll along the beach or kayak through the mangroves. It is also home to dolphins and gopher turtles. If you bring your kids, you can rent snorkel gear and paddle boards so they can explore the water.

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Mexico has become one of the best destinations in the world for digital nomads http://lostnomad.org/mexico-has-become-one-of-the-best-destinations-in-the-world-for-digital-nomads/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 13:23:34 +0000 http://lostnomad.org/mexico-has-become-one-of-the-best-destinations-in-the-world-for-digital-nomads/

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With digital nomadism on the rise and remote working becoming the norm, Mexico eclipses other countries one of the friendliest destinations for temporary and autonomous migrants, although it has not yet announced its own nomadic visa. Great weather all year round, amazing culture and super friendly locals? What’s not to like?

Young man in a floral shirt, summer outfit working from his computer in a beach setting, digital nomad concept

Throughout the health crisis, Mexico has pursued what many saw as an unorthodox approach in leaving its borders open to vacationers and long-term travelers. While most of its neighbors, including the United States and Belize, restricted travel, it opted for much more lax measures, subsequently climbing to the top of the world tourism charts.

Even though the Americas reopened on a larger scale, all eyes remain on mexico as it confirms its status as a freedom-loving center – and now, a nomadic refuge.

Mexico is becoming increasingly popular among young nomads despite the lack of visas

Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Caribbean Sea, Mexico

Mexico is on a clear modernization path that sets it apart from all other Latin American competitors. Whether it’s new scenic tourist trains and major infrastructure investments, the deployment of E-Gates for faster border control, or a zero-tolerance policy on crime, the Mayan homeland strives to be a fully developed international destination.

Naturally, it has begun to diversify its tourism offerings, catering not only to luxury travelers, who continue to flock to Mexico as demand for budget vacations fades, but also to young digital nomads looking to temporarily reside south of the border, or to escape the biting cold. of their homeland or simply to challenge themselves as lone adventurers.

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It seems Mexico’s appeal to this demographic is remarkably strong, regardless of its own lack of a viable immigration route for nomads. Ángel Terral, AirBnB Mexico Country Manager, notes that 2021 saw a strong 54% increase in long-term stays across Mexico. Of course, we must consider this with a critical eye.

Not all Airbnb customers who book an apartment in Mexico City for an extended period — for example, between one and three months — are digital nomads. They might have other reasons for extending their stay in Mexico, such as visiting family or friends, their studies or even personal projects, but it is undeniable that nomads represent a large part of the sum.

Man using his laptop, digital nomad concept

Hotels in Cancun are starting to promote long-term stays

In Cancún in particular, a large number of teleworkers employed in the IT field has been observed, Marco Erosa Cárdenas, president of the Mexican Chamber of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies (Canieti), affirming that those who ‘do not need to be in a place of work’ are likely to choose places like Cancun stay “one season”.

Continuing his developments, Mr. Cárdenas said that the pandemic had accelerated the trend of “working from home”, with the technology industry being “one of the most developed” in this regard. He believes the pandemic has paved the way for programmers to live abroad while continuing to perform their professional duties in the United States or Canada, or wherever their employing company is registered.

Aerial view of Cancun Hotel Zone, Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya, Mexico, Mexican Caribbean

However, IT professionals are only part of the pie: freelance writers, copywriters, designers, web developers, and language teachers are other professionals who are soaring in droves. The numbers are so expressive some hotels in Cancun offer special packages to digital nomads setting up bases in the Riviera Maya.

Last summer, Marriott offered a special “productivity in paradise” package for nomads. Indeed, they were able to book a minimum stay of 7 nights with a 30% discount on the whole of the Caribbean, in particular at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun. As part of the promotion, nomads had access to a long list of worker-friendly amenitiesincluding co-working spaces and a meeting room.

Beautiful beach in Cancun, Mexico, Riviera Maya

The Hive Cancun is another example of a digital nomad center, focusing exclusively on long-term stays for remote workers. Located just 20 minutes from the Cancun airport, its main assets are fast and reliable Wi-Fi throughout the property and a culture of well-being: when work is done, guests are free to relax. at the swimming pool or in one of the many saunas.

Elsewhere in Mexico, cities like Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos are equally popular, the former hosting a Facebook group of 5,000 people and both collecting countless stories of nomads online. The Mexico City megalopolis is also exploding in popularity, so much so that locals are complaining about gentrification and excessive internationalization.

Mexican flag waving atop a historic fort in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Digital nomadism is taking over Mexico

Now, 20% of Airbnb stays in Mexico fall into the “long term” category, or reservations exceeding 28 days, indicating that the nomads are establishing themselves as one of the most important customers in the country. It is important to note that these claims are based on data made available by only one platform.

Commenting why mexico has become so massively popular In this slot, using AirBnB as a metric, AirBnB Mexico manager Ángel Terral believed it was due to Mexico’s “proximity to the United States” and being in a time zone similar, which increases “competitive advantages” over destinations across the pond.

View of Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City at sunset, Mexico

There are caution: Mexico has not yet followed Costa Rica’s model. Unlike the Central American competitor, it has not disclosed plans to launch its own Digital Nomad Visa, although it already attracts more foreign workers and long-term visitors than other countries that have established their own visa routes. .

Visas not required for stays of less than 180 days

Currently, American and Canadian tourists can stay in Mexico for 180 days as tourists or business visitors. Anyway, some nomads find that six months in a country is enough before flying off to their next destination. For them, the lack of a proper visa in Mexico will not be too much of a problem.

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You do not need to apply for any type of visa to reside in Mexico for less than six months as a US or Canadian national. On the other hand, those hoping to stay in the country for years, essentially settling in Mexico as an American expat, will need to apply for a long-term resident visa.

For more information on visas for Mexico, we advise you to contact immigration specialists and/or the nearest Mexican consulate.

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