How to find a sublet in New York City

How to find a sublet in New York City

In an era before AirBnB I was a habitual subletter. I managed to live in New York for seven years without ever signing a lease, hopping from one sublet to another and crashing with friends (or my parents) in-between. Finding a sublet in New York is more difficult than...
9 reasons to love home swapping

9 reasons to love home swapping

I spent five months traveling in 2017 and am set for at least another five months on the road in 2018. How do I manage without a trust fund? A mix of pet sitting, home exchanges, and couchsurfing. It’s more than just making travel affordable, though. Traveling...
Managing birth control while traveling

Managing birth control while traveling

When people talk about getting ready for a trip, they rarely talk about birth control. If you plan on having the kinds of sex that can result in pregnancy and want to use some sort of contraceptive besides condoms, it can take some planning ahead of time. IUD The...
9 Essentials for Digital Nomads

9 Essentials for Digital Nomads

About to hit the road and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s how to make sure you’re ready to do your best work, no matter where you are. Backup power I’ve used an assortment of external battery packs, from fancy ones to conference freebies. Casey...
How to be a digital nomad and still be an adult

How to be a digital nomad and still be an adult

The internet is full of people promising to show you how to throw off the shackles of adult life and become a digital nomad. Soon you’ll become a nubile 22-year-old who owns nothing but a backpack and works 4 hours a week while lying on the beach and getting endless...
A digital nomad’s guide to Cologne

A digital nomad’s guide to Cologne

Cologne is hardly the most popular city for visitors to Germany, but I can’t seem to stay away from it. It may only be Germany’s 4th largest city, but it’s my personal favorite. What to do and see I’ve obsessively researched Cologne’s history, from it’s Roman...
Before you go

Before you go

When people think about planning an extended trip, they imagine they’ll need to book flights and accommodation. There’s a little more to it than that. There is always something that will go wrong, every time. Here are some simple things you can do before you go to...
Everything you need to know about CouchSurfing

Everything you need to know about CouchSurfing

When I decided to go on a solo backpacking trip of Western Europe, I figured I’d CouchSurf for a few nights to take a break from hostels and save a little cash. It didn’t quite work out as planned. Instead, it ended up taking over my life. I ended up CouchSurfing (CS...
A digital nomad’s guide to South London

A digital nomad’s guide to South London

South London rarely makes the itinerary of visitors. It’s very much worth your time to make a detour to these South London neighborhoods   Peckham When I told friends I was staying in Peckham, there were three responses: I’ve literally never heard of this supposed...
A remote workers guide to downtown Vancouver

A remote workers guide to downtown Vancouver

My first trip to Vancouver was a bit of a whirlwind. I was there for — believe it or not — in-person all day meetings. I still managed to walk my feet off and explore downtown. But only downtown. For that reason, we’re going to pretend Mount Pleasant and...
The real trick to packing light

The real trick to packing light

I used to have a stuffed closet. I actually had two closets. Packed to the gills. I had so so many pairs of jeans. A zillion tshirts. Formal dresses. Thrift store finds for any occasion, no matter how unlikely. Costumes from every costume party I’d ever attended (and...
A digital nomad’s guide to Istanbul

A digital nomad’s guide to Istanbul

I expected to fall in love with Istanbul. I did not. I did have a really fun time, though. Where to explore Taking a boat on the Bosphorus is basically mandatory. There’s no need to pay for a touristy cruise when there are so many ferries. We spent a day in Büyükada...
7 AirBnB alternatives

7 AirBnB alternatives

We’ve all heard some AirBnB horror stories. Perhaps you’ve had one of your own. Staying in a home is so much more comfortable than a hotel, but no one wants to deal with a company that offers support only after you get on the nightly news (if then!)....
The digital nomad guide to Burlington, VT

The digital nomad guide to Burlington, VT

Burlington is a university town and thoroughly charming 365 days a year. In the winter things are cold but cozy. In the summer there’s lots of biking and exploring along the water. The abundance of college kids ensure a plethora of bars and restaurants. The close...
2016 year in review

2016 year in review

Most of this year was taken up with immigrating to Canada and then writing a book about the process. With both of us working full time, it’s been a busy year! It doesn’t feel like we’ve traveled much this year, but we still made it to 28 cities in 6 countries. Unless...
The digital nomad guide to Buffalo

The digital nomad guide to Buffalo

I didn’t have high expectations for Buffalo. Morbid curiosity, perhaps. And simply the desire to go somewhere and explore for a few days without having to get on a plane. Now that I’ve been there, I can tell you that Buffalo is way more than a stop on your way to...
A remote workers guide to Yorkville, Manhattan

A remote workers guide to Yorkville, Manhattan

In the 1870’s, German immigrants flocked to Yorkville, a neighborhood on the Upper East Side. While the majority of Yorkville was German, there were plenty of families from Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Hungary. While the buildings were technically tenements, they...
A remote worker’s guide to Montreal

A remote worker’s guide to Montreal

Everyone loves Montreal. It inspires a passion that Toronto just doesn’t. It’s a tiny, French-speaking city that’s been mostly forgotten by the Canadian economy, but it’s still the city visitors (and Canadians) gush about. It’s a Catholic...
A remote worker’s guide to Zagreb

A remote worker’s guide to Zagreb

Croatia is often overlooked by American tourists, but has long been a popular destination for Europeans. That’s mostly in part because much of Croatia has been part of Austria, Italy, and Hungary at various times throughout history. While part of the EU, Croatia isn’t...