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Asking Why You Do What You Do

January 6, 2020

The past couple of weeks was a good time to do some reflecting as things were much slower than usual. I spent a lot of time thinking, reading, and asking myself why I'm doing what I'm doing.

When things are really busy, it's easy to get lost in the day-to-day tasks and not have the headspace to think about why you're doing the things you're doing. Sometimes, you just get into the habit of doing ...

Coffee Shops vs Coworking Spaces

December 2, 2019

I've been doing the digital nomad thing for almost 5 years straight now and I find that working in coffee shops works best for me.

Coworking spaces certainly have their pluses and will probably work better for those with a more structured schedule.

Below is a list of reasons I can think of where a coworking space makes more sense:

  • you work full time and have a set schedule
  • you need a quiet area to ...

Renewing a US passport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November 11, 2019

Renewing a US Passport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I've recently renewed my US passport while traveling in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I actually still had about 10 months left before expiration but I decided to renew it earlier as some countries require at least 6 months validity before they let you in. I didn't want to wait until the last minute.

Since Malaysia allows for up to a 90-day stay for tourists from the US, I figured this would be a good place to ...

Extending your Thailand 30-day tourist visa by another 30 days in Bangkok (December 2017)

December 10, 2017

Bangkok is one of my favorite cities and I wish I could stay here for a few months straight without having to do visa runs.

If you have a U.S. passport and entering Thailand by air, you'll automatically get a 30-day visa on arrival as a tourist. If arriving by land, you get 15 days.

As a digital nomad, I like to stay in my favorite cities for a few months at a time throughout ...

Google's Project Fi: The Digital Nomad's Cell Carrier

August 14, 2017

I've been using Google's Project Fi service for about 4 months now and it's one of those services that I wish I'd known earlier.

I first heard about this service when I was living in Bogota, Colombia earlier this year from another traveler. Currently, to sign up to the Project Fi service, you need to have a U.S. address. So when I visited family back in the U.S., I immediately signed up for the service. ...

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