Nick and Dariece

Nick and Dariece

When and why did you choose to become a Digital Nomad?

We decided to become digital nomads after a year long trip around SE Asia. After that trip, we went back to Canada and knew it wasn’t right for us anymore. So, we needed to figure out a way to make money and stay on the road forever!

For the first year, we also taught English in China, but since 2013, we have made our money solely from the website.

Where are you from, and where have you been?

We are from Canada and have been to 46 countries in Africa, The Middle East, Europe, Central America, The Caribbean, Northern Asia, SE Asia and Central Asia.

How do you manage to sustain your travelling lifestyle?

We are travel bloggers, freelance writers and house sitters. We are paid for our writing by various newspapers, magazines and online media. Coupled with house sitting, where we don’t pay for accommodation, this is a sustainable plan for us.

What does a typical day in your life look like?

We like to rent apartments and stay put for a month or two, before hitting the road again. So, while we’re living somewhere we typically wake up and do a couple of hours of work before taking a breakfast break.

We work for about 5 hours each day, with lots of breaks in between for exercise and eating. We try to shut the computers off at 3:00pm.

Check out this day in the life video to get a betteridea of what our life is like as digital nomads 🙂

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Nomads?

Make sure you have the proper equipment. Get a 3G internet stick, or use your smartphone as a router if needed. Get extra ram put into your laptop if you will be using big programs and basically just try to make things as streamlined as possible!

There’s nothing worse than constantly waiting for your computer to start up, or for the wi-fi to connect, that’s a waste of your valuable time .

Any last comments, stories, thoughts that you would like to share?

We truly believe that these days there’s no need to be confined to a desk, in an 9-5 job.

There are so many opportunities for working remotely! Wouldn’t you rather have beach breaks rather than coffee room breaks? Or, take the day off if you wanted to?

Being a Digital Nomad gives us total freedom in our lives and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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