Digital nomads are quite literally sailing into the sunset, as targeted cruises become more and more popular. But is it really cost effective and workable to live a life on the high seas?

Earlier this year, The Telegraph published an article with figures working out that living on a cruise ship is cheaper than living in London. Of course, digital nomads have known for many years now that living in most countries is cheaper than living in London, which is why we hang out in countries like Thailand and Bulgaria, rather than London and New York.

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travel-transformation

I’ve worked for and with dozens of companies around the world, and I never cease to be baffled by the diversity in professional standards I witness. For the few years that I was a foreign English language teacher, no two schools were ever alike in their expectations of how I should teach or my role in their hierarchy. Yet, each acted as though the way they did things was the way everyone did them, and that I should have automatically known all this.

As a freelancer, things weren’t much better. A company in India once hired me remotely to handle some of their brand strategy and messaging before being impressed enough with my work to invite me out to Delhi so we could upgrade our working relationship.

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nomad-surfing-sarah

My name is Sarah, and I am a digital nomad.

The term “digital nomad” is becoming more and more popular amongst travellers, and not only does it describe a certain way of working, but it actually encompasses an entire lifestyle. Being a digital nomad does not simply mean to be able to work from anywhere you want. As a digital nomad you make the conscious choice of not only working online, but also living the life of a nomad and herewith being location-independent. Most digital nomads don’t just have one job; a lot of them work as a freelancer in their free time or host a blog or podcast.

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Second day at TOA for us started with a keynote / ignite talk from Nate Levin, Producer at IMVU. Many of you might have heard of IMVU from Lean Startup book written by Eric Reis. Nate’s Virtual Worlds, Transformational Festival Cultural Ethos, and the future of Social VR keynote was organized around three topics: IMVU, Ascent to Social VR and Burning Man, a festival that takes place in Nevada desert, near Black Rock city.

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tech open air festival berlin

 

Tech Open Air is an annual technology festival that takes place in Berlin, Germany. It first started in 2012 as the very first tech festival organised through crowdfunding. The festival has developed into a well known tech gathering that brings together technology, music, art and science.

This year, TOA festival will take place for three days with more than 150 live speakers and 175 satellite events around Berlin, enabling attendees to connect and learn from industry experts in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin. Attendees will experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations and live music at the beautiful Funkhaus Berlin.

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We’ve all experienced it before. The alarm clock goes off for the tenth time and you continue to hit the snooze button. You finally wake up, groggy and angry, filled with bitterness and resentment at the world, your job, and life in general.

And that’s before your first cup of coffee.

Studies have shown that, in order to win at life, you need to win your morning. And with a little help from technology, mindfulness, and good food, you can start to take back your morning and your life.

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Coworking Spaces in Croatia

Being part of the evergrowing freelance community has made me realize that, while working alone, sometimes you find yourself in a rut. This state often manifests itself as a lack of creativity, inspiration, and motivation.

Importance of work strategy improvement had an influence on young professionals. They imagined a low-cost office space where people gather and work together. Not only it is a relatively inexpensive, but also a very productive way to carry out an activity they are assigned to.

The idea came to a realization and so-called coworking spaces have begun to spread rapidly among the freelance community. Since the numbers of these kinds of spaces are increasing each day, every developed country has at least a couple of coworking locations within its borders. Croatia is one of them.

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