What is a Digital Nomad

The lifestyle of the young modern Digital Nomad strikes a cord with many. Both young and old. But despite being a far cry from what was the aimlessly wandering backpacker, it too is not as glamerous as it first appears.

To start with it is just not practcal to sit working on a white sandy beach in the middle of nowhere. Firstly there are not that many “undiscovered” beaches left, secondly you need good comms and thirdly the sand gets into everything and gums up the working parts of your lap top.

So is it practical?

The answer is both yes and no. It depends on what skills you have, how determined you are and what you are prepared to give up to do what you want to do. But no it is not for everyone. Not yet anyway.

The opportunities for working remotely are still few a far between and reserved mainly for those already proficient and working in the digial world. Coders and designers who have both the skills and a client base that gives them the freedom needed to work from wherever they choose.

But online consultancy is another opportunity and is one which will open doors and not just for highly skilled and recognised professionals. Everyone excels at something. Everyone has something they can contribute. And the internet is a tool  that gives each of us the opportunity to make ourselves useful and reach a global market.

That is pretty awsome.

Mark Allan Knysna South Africa    

Camping in the Garden Route

Forest cottage accommodation in the Garden Route

Many ask: ‘where is the garden in the Garden Route?’ Well, nature’s garden surrounds Knysna and immersing yourself in it is an authentic experience that you will treasure.

I clearly recall the profoundly spiritual experience of walking the Elephant Trail hike in the Garden Route National Park outside Knysna. It follows the pathway cut through the beautiful indigenous forest by large herds of migrating elephants over a century ago. It somehow brings you back to considering who the ‘authentic you’ is – the values that form the essence of you when all else falls away. It surrounds you gently and inspires you with its simple beauty; a gurgling stream, sunlight filtering through century old giants and the aura of the last few shy elephants that seldom show themselves.

Travel blogs

The Going Homeless Project

For what seems like many eons, I have wanted to live a nomadic lifestyle, you know the one you read about – taking advantage of the modern trappings of life to live a real simple one.

http://www.goinghomeless.co.za/
I’m Meruschka a.k.a @Mzansigirl, experience seeker, festival lover and the unofficial ambassador for South African and African travel. My first independent travel experience was backpacking from Joburg to Malawi via Mozambique in 2003, after which I was hooked! I’m passionate about sharing my love for Mzansi and I’m especially curious about exploring cultures.
www.mzansigirl.com

Bright Continent
The published works and photography of Anton Crone.
www.brightcontinent.co.za

Nomadic Samuel
The story of my ´nomadic life´ is one in which I have yet to work in Canada as a post university graduate with the majority of my 20´s having been spent overseas in Asia working as an expat English teacher, model, photographer, freelance writer and – of course – as a wandering nomadic soul completely infatuated by all the splendor and woe longterm travel has to offer an individual.
www.nomadicsamuel.com

Smiling Faces Travel Photo’s
My name is Samuel Jeffery & I’m a confessed travel addict. It’s possible some of you new to this site may already know me from my flagship site Nomadic Samuel.My intention with this site is to share with you those splendid moments where the people I’ve met are radiating a wonderful smile.
www.smilingfacestravelphotos.com

Backpacking Travel Blog
Samuel and Audrey met one fateful day in Itaewon. He regaled her with stories from Rajasthan while she indulged him with tales from Mumbai. Over the span of the afternoon they discovered their mutual desire to pursue a life of travel.
www.backpacking-travel-blog.com

That Backpacker
Anyong! I’m Audrey and this is where I’ll be recording my world adventures and weekend wanderings.
www.thatbackpacker.com

On My Walkabout
I’m Nick and apparently now I’m a blogger and travel writer. I started this blog when I had some time off from work because another one of my friends passed on my info to their friends to prod me for travel advice on her upcoming trip. I figured since people are always asking me this stuff anyways and I’m always teaching others how easy travel and experiencing the interesting things in life can be, I may as well tell everyone.
www.onmywalkabout.com

Around the World in 80 Jobs
After graduating from college in 2007, I hit the open road and headed to South America. I didn’t have a specific agenda or goal – just to travel, see some interesting places and meet hot foreign babes. I didn’t blog or write about it. And I don’t intend on writing about why you should go travel or advocate doing anything more than sitting on your couch. I don’t believe you can blog your way to financial freedom (easily) and I wouldn’t advise listening to people whose fashion sense cherishes tevas and cargo shorts.

http://aroundtheworldin80jobs.com

eTramping
Pack lite, travel far, and live long” is the motto that describes the lifestyle of travel bloggers Cez and Agnes who travel around the world on less than $25 per day while sharing the world with you on their blog!

http://etramping.com/about/similar-sites/

The Expert Vagabond
My goal is to inspire you with entertaining stories & beautiful photography from around the world. To share useful budget travel tips & advice that I’ve learned after 3 years of constant travel.

http://expertvagabond.com

True Nomads
Justin sold all his things and left home. He traded his possessions for dreams.. Dreams of traveling the world, getting lost, and living life free and to the fullest.

http://truenomads.com

The Travelling Squid
Hi, I’m Phebe, the author of this blog. I fell in love with India at a tender age of 19, when I lived there for six months. Ever since, I’ve been trotting across the globe with my trusty backpack sometimes alone and at times with friends, albeit with a questionable sense of direction.

http://thetravellingsquid.com/

Travel World Heritage

The site is focused on traveling for the purpose of seeing the magnificent World Heritage Sites, I have also added posts on things to do near certain sites.

www.travelworldheritage.com