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-                      MENTSFr...
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                      AG...
WE LIVED                  NEAR THE                  SEAFriday 1 April 2011
All kind                      of                      custom                      made                      stuffFriday 1 ...
saw                 Iguazu                 Falls by                 full moonFriday 1 April 2011
went                      horseback                      riding in                      patagoniaFriday 1 April 2011
STAYED AT                      MOST                      BRILLIANT                      REMOTE                      HOTELF...
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                      market...
BUDGETBOUTIQUE                 HOTELS.net                      ★                          Feel like staying in those splen...
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WHY DID                      WE DO                      IT?                      ★                          Love travellin...
Don’t be rich                        Live richFriday 1 April 2011
Lifestyledesign                      ★                          Design your own life according what you want              ...
Nu NOMADS                      ★                          Live on the road while working                      ★           ...
Life HACKING                      ★                          GTD: Stop underperforming: Win ‘time’                      ★ ...
Mini Retirements                      ★                          Stefan Saghmeister                      ★                ...
SO HOW DID WE                          DO IT?Friday 1 April 2011
First step              ★                      Choose destinations (gut feeling + internet available)              ★      ...
SECOND step              ★                      Checked for hacks: accountant / grants / gap year                      sub...
THIRD step              ★                      Had a hostel / hotel / couch for first days              ★                 ...
FOURTH step              ★                      Lived locally              ★                      Worked normal hours     ...
SO, YOU REALLY                      WORKED THROUGH THE                          INTERNET ?Friday 1 April 2011
The Future is Digital              ★                      In Belgium just starting,                      in US more mainst...
Gear              ★                      Laptop              ★                      iPhone + Local mobile number + SIP sol...
PRO software              ★                      Skype for contacting clients + screensharing              ★              ...
Other Working Needs              ★                      It really helped us to have an office in Buenos Aires.            ...
WE TRAVELLED DIGITAL                   TOO...Friday 1 April 2011
Tools we loved              ★                      AirBNB.com, local craigslist & google: holy cow!              ★        ...
Tools We Didn’t              ★                      KAYAK.com: although a very nice site + app.. We love                  ...
& 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 A...
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
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WE HAD OUR PRIVATE CINEMA, LIBRARY, MUSIC              COLLECTION, PICTURES AT HAND ALWAYS &              EVERYWHEREFriday...
SOME                      AFTER THOUGHTSFriday 1 April 2011
THE HARD STUFF              ★                      You just can’t do it all. You’re not a tourist, you have a             ...
WE MADE IT!              ★                      Came back with as much money as before (and even                      a li...
ANY                QUESTIONS?Friday 1 April 2011
★              www.nomadz.nu/lifestyledesign (EN)      ★              www.nomadz.nu/traveljournal (NL)      ★             ...
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  1. 1. Don’t be rich Live rich Nomadz.nuFriday 1 April 2011
  2. 2. A nomadic AdventureFriday 1 April 2011
  3. 3. THE LAST 12 months LOOKED like this:Friday 1 April 2011
  4. 4. FLEW into South AfricaFriday 1 April 2011
  5. 5. MOVED ON TO THAILANDFriday 1 April 2011
  6. 6. AND TRAVELLED TO ARGENTINAFriday 1 April 2011
  7. 7. WE SET FOOT IN 10 COUNTRIESFriday 1 April 2011
  8. 8. Lived in A SOME DESIGN APPART- MENTSFriday 1 April 2011
  9. 9. Drove A VINTAGE CARFriday 1 April 2011
  10. 10. Game watching in KrugerFriday 1 April 2011
  11. 11. Africa Burn in the desertFriday 1 April 2011
  12. 12. SurfingFriday 1 April 2011
  13. 13. MAHOUT FOR A DAYFriday 1 April 2011
  14. 14. MEDITATION RETRAITEFriday 1 April 2011
  15. 15. WE HAD BRILLIANT FOOD OVER AND OVER AGAINFriday 1 April 2011
  16. 16. WE LIVED NEAR THE SEAFriday 1 April 2011
  17. 17. All kind of custom made stuffFriday 1 April 2011
  18. 18. saw Iguazu Falls by full moonFriday 1 April 2011
  19. 19. went horseback riding in patagoniaFriday 1 April 2011
  20. 20. STAYED AT MOST BRILLIANT REMOTE HOTELFriday 1 April 2011
  21. 21. walked on a gletsjerFriday 1 April 2011
  22. 22. Met incredible peopleFriday 1 April 2011
  23. 23. Had loads of fun!Friday 1 April 2011
  24. 24. ARE WE rich? NO!Friday 1 April 2011
  25. 25. THE COST, YOU ASK? A normal monthly wageFriday 1 April 2011
  26. 26. HOW DID WE DO IT? WE KEPT ON WORKING!Friday 1 April 2011
  27. 27. WHAT do we do ? ★ Catherine: online marketing+butikk.nu ★ Ine: web designer & photographerFriday 1 April 2011
  28. 28. 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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  32. 32. WHY DID WE DO IT? ★ Love travelling ★ Have more ‘time’. ★ Wanted to do our own projects againFriday 1 April 2011
  33. 33. Don’t be rich Live richFriday 1 April 2011
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. Nu NOMADS ★ Live on the road while working ★ Location IndependentFriday 1 April 2011
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Mini Retirements ★ Stefan Saghmeister ★ Recurring sabaticals ★ Travel to accomplish proper projectsFriday 1 April 2011
  38. 38. SO HOW DID WE DO IT?Friday 1 April 2011
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. FOURTH step ★ Lived locally ★ Worked normal hours ★ Spent weekend on doing fun stuffFriday 1 April 2011
  43. 43. SO, YOU REALLY WORKED THROUGH THE INTERNET ?Friday 1 April 2011
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. PRO software ★ Skype for contacting clients + screensharing ★ Billings for tracking time + invoices ★ Dropbox / Sugarsync / Nomadesk for filesharing ★ Backblaze for online backuppingFriday 1 April 2011
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. WE TRAVELLED DIGITAL TOO...Friday 1 April 2011
  49. 49. 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
  50. 50. 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
  51. 51. & WE LIVED DIGITAL... (but don’t we all do that a little today)Friday 1 April 2011
  52. 52. THROUGH THE INTERNET WE STAYED IN TOUCH WITH OLD FRIENDS & MET NEW FRIENDS ON THE ROADFriday 1 April 2011
  53. 53. PEOPLE COULD FOLLOW US EVERY STEP ALONG THE WAYFriday 1 April 2011
  54. 54. Friday 1 April 2011
  55. 55. PERFECT TOOLS TO CONNECT WITH LOCAL PEOPLE TOOFriday 1 April 2011
  56. 56. Friday 1 April 2011
  57. 57. WE HAD OUR PRIVATE CINEMA, LIBRARY, MUSIC COLLECTION, PICTURES AT HAND ALWAYS & EVERYWHEREFriday 1 April 2011
  58. 58. SOME AFTER THOUGHTSFriday 1 April 2011
  59. 59. 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
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. ANY QUESTIONS?Friday 1 April 2011
  62. 62. ★ www.nomadz.nu/lifestyledesign (EN) ★ www.nomadz.nu/traveljournal (NL) ★ www.facebook.com/nomadznu ★ www.twitter.com/nomadznuFriday 1 April 2011
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