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One year on the road. ...

One year on the road.
While working.
It can be done.

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    Don't be rich. Live rich. Presentation for Thomas Cook Don't be rich. Live rich. Presentation for Thomas Cook Presentation Transcript

    • Don’t be rich Live rich Nomadz.nuFriday 1 April 2011
    • A nomadic AdventureFriday 1 April 2011
    • THE LAST 12 months LOOKED like this:Friday 1 April 2011
    • FLEW into South AfricaFriday 1 April 2011
    • MOVED ON TO THAILANDFriday 1 April 2011
    • AND TRAVELLED TO ARGENTINAFriday 1 April 2011
    • WE SET FOOT IN 10 COUNTRIESFriday 1 April 2011
    • Lived in A SOME DESIGN APPART- MENTSFriday 1 April 2011
    • Drove A VINTAGE CARFriday 1 April 2011
    • Game watching in KrugerFriday 1 April 2011
    • Africa Burn in the desertFriday 1 April 2011
    • SurfingFriday 1 April 2011
    • MAHOUT FOR A DAYFriday 1 April 2011
    • MEDITATION RETRAITEFriday 1 April 2011
    • WE HAD BRILLIANT FOOD OVER AND OVER AGAINFriday 1 April 2011
    • WE LIVED NEAR THE SEAFriday 1 April 2011
    • All kind of custom made stuffFriday 1 April 2011
    • saw Iguazu Falls by full moonFriday 1 April 2011
    • went horseback riding in patagoniaFriday 1 April 2011
    • STAYED AT MOST BRILLIANT REMOTE HOTELFriday 1 April 2011
    • walked on a gletsjerFriday 1 April 2011
    • Met incredible peopleFriday 1 April 2011
    • Had loads of fun!Friday 1 April 2011
    • ARE WE rich? NO!Friday 1 April 2011
    • THE COST, YOU ASK? A normal monthly wageFriday 1 April 2011
    • HOW DID WE DO IT? WE KEPT ON WORKING!Friday 1 April 2011
    • WHAT do we do ? ★ Catherine: online marketing+butikk.nu ★ Ine: web designer & photographerFriday 1 April 2011
    • BUDGETBOUTIQUE HOTELS.net ★ Feel like staying in those splendid places we do? ★ A site out of all those cheap wonderful hotels we visited, and others. So all of you don’t have to envy us anymore. You can now stay in the same places without being rich! :)Friday 1 April 2011
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    • WHY DID WE DO IT? ★ Love travelling ★ Have more ‘time’. ★ Wanted to do our own projects againFriday 1 April 2011
    • Don’t be rich Live richFriday 1 April 2011
    • Lifestyledesign ★ Design your own life according what you want to make out of it. ★ Don’t think in the normal ‘templates’ of life. ★ Timothy Ferriss: exit 9-to-5Friday 1 April 2011
    • Nu NOMADS ★ Live on the road while working ★ Location IndependentFriday 1 April 2011
    • Life HACKING ★ GTD: Stop underperforming: Win ‘time’ ★ Achieve goals & dreams ★ Time & space for personal projects ★ Think out of the box: structures & moneyFriday 1 April 2011
    • Mini Retirements ★ Stefan Saghmeister ★ Recurring sabaticals ★ Travel to accomplish proper projectsFriday 1 April 2011
    • SO HOW DID WE DO IT?Friday 1 April 2011
    • First step ★ Choose destinations (gut feeling + internet available) ★ Made a budget & saved money (by selling stuff + asking 4 money instead of presents ★ Started planningFriday 1 April 2011
    • SECOND step ★ Checked for hacks: accountant / grants / gap year subsidizing / ... ★ Bought cheap tickets and checked early booking ★ We told our clients we were leaving & prepared them ★ Made sure they had the right toolsFriday 1 April 2011
    • THIRD step ★ Had a hostel / hotel / couch for first days ★ Went on the for apartments ★ Got a local mobile number ★ Found locals ★ Found ourselves an office/wifiFriday 1 April 2011
    • FOURTH step ★ Lived locally ★ Worked normal hours ★ Spent weekend on doing fun stuffFriday 1 April 2011
    • SO, YOU REALLY WORKED THROUGH THE INTERNET ?Friday 1 April 2011
    • The Future is Digital ★ In Belgium just starting, in US more mainstream ★ Especially digital jobs ★ In the future more than only digital jobs (think doctors, psychiatrists)Friday 1 April 2011
    • Gear ★ Laptop ★ iPhone + Local mobile number + SIP solution (local Belgian number is gated to our local number abroad at very affordable rates) ★ iPhone + Skype ★ TelenetConnect for internet (on laptop + iphone) ★ Backup disks in case of emergenciesFriday 1 April 2011
    • PRO software ★ Skype for contacting clients + screensharing ★ Billings for tracking time + invoices ★ Dropbox / Sugarsync / Nomadesk for filesharing ★ Backblaze for online backuppingFriday 1 April 2011
    • Other Working Needs ★ It really helped us to have an office in Buenos Aires. We became much more productive ★ Headphones are a must ★ Good internet makes a hell of a difference, although, not having it all the time makes you more productiveFriday 1 April 2011
    • WE TRAVELLED DIGITAL TOO...Friday 1 April 2011
    • Tools we loved ★ AirBNB.com, local craigslist & google: holy cow! ★ The combo wifi/3g + Booking.com rocks! We once arrived in Thailand from Belgium, booked a flight on low cost carrier, and immediately booked a hotel via booking.com. All in the airport... ★ Facebook & twitter: travel recommendationsFriday 1 April 2011
    • Tools We Didn’t ★ KAYAK.com: although a very nice site + app.. We love the convenience of a travel agency, and the fact you can call them. And eventually, if not on low cost carriers, they always have similar prices. ★ Lonely Planet Guides on iPad/iPhone SUCK. Better think WallPaper Guides.Friday 1 April 2011
    • & WE LIVED DIGITAL... (but don’t we all do that a little today)Friday 1 April 2011
    • THROUGH THE INTERNET WE STAYED IN TOUCH WITH OLD FRIENDS & MET NEW FRIENDS ON THE ROADFriday 1 April 2011
    • PEOPLE COULD FOLLOW US EVERY STEP ALONG THE WAYFriday 1 April 2011
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    • PERFECT TOOLS TO CONNECT WITH LOCAL PEOPLE TOOFriday 1 April 2011
    • Friday 1 April 2011
    • WE HAD OUR PRIVATE CINEMA, LIBRARY, MUSIC COLLECTION, PICTURES AT HAND ALWAYS & EVERYWHEREFriday 1 April 2011
    • SOME AFTER THOUGHTSFriday 1 April 2011
    • THE HARD STUFF ★ You just can’t do it all. You’re not a tourist, you have a working life and are not on vacation. Although many people think you are. ★ Tourist stuff is expensive. Very expensive. ★ Starting over and over again is tiring.Friday 1 April 2011
    • WE MADE IT! ★ Came back with as much money as before (and even a little more) ★ We are still on speaking terms with each other ★ We managed to travel & to make time for several mini- retirement sideprojectsFriday 1 April 2011
    • ANY QUESTIONS?Friday 1 April 2011
    • ★ www.nomadz.nu/lifestyledesign (EN) ★ www.nomadz.nu/traveljournal (NL) ★ www.facebook.com/nomadznu ★ www.twitter.com/nomadznuFriday 1 April 2011