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How To Find Work As A Digital Nomad

Beginning your journey as a digital nomad starts with finding an online remote job. Certain countries that give digital nomad visas will require you to show your job and proof of income. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to begin looking for remote work a few months before your desired moving date. Let's take a look at the best ways of how to find work as a digital nomad. Social Media Management Many entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large companies need a social media manager. Usually, these jobs are offered in fully remote positions. Your main duties will be creating a social media platform calendar, curating posts, writing captions, and increasing user engagement. Most large companies want someone with a few years of experience in this position. Entrepreneurs an...

The Benefits of Living Abroad

Benefits of Living Abroad Living abroad can be an absolutely daunting thing to think about. As terrifying and intimidating as it is, there are quite a few benefits that come along with living abroad that make the adventure totally worth it. Follow along as we discuss the benefits of living abroad.  For many Americans and Canadians, everyday life can become a cycle of work, sleep, pay bills, repeat, and easy to fall into. It provides security and assurance, which for some people are critical for their mental health.  The Rut The problem arises when this cycle becomes so ingrained in their life that they feel as if they can never get out of the rut that they are stuck in.  Moving abroad will completely shatter this cycle. Stepping out of the comfort zone th...

What Every Digital Nomad Must Have to Survive

Living As a Digital Nomad The whole point of becoming a digital nomad and making a living abroad is to experience a new culture and a new way of life. Not everything experienced needs to be new though. In fact, most digital nomads will need at least a few of their own belongings to feel comfortable and to ease some of that homesickness away. Follow along as we discuss what every digital nomad must have to survive abroad. Here are the most tried and true items that digital nomads find essential for making a home for themselves in a different country. Your Own Computer This one seems like a given. As a digital nomad, your entire livelihood will depend on your computer. Some digital nomads even bring multiple computers! Technology overseas can be limited and certain brands ev...

Life as an Expat in Nicaragua

Retiring In Nicaragua Life as an expat in Nicaragua is often overlooked and overshadowed by Costa Rica to its southern border, but do not underestimate this small Central American country. Nicaragua is full of nature, lakes, oceans, wildlife, adventure, and culture.  Nicaragua is very popular with backpackers who want to experience Central America on a budget. As one of the most affordable countries in the region, it is becoming more popular with retirees from the United States and Canada who want to get more for their money. The cost of living here can be as much as ten times cheaper than in the United States. How is that for life as an expat in Nicaragua? Infrastructure In recent years, Nicaragua has taken huge strides in improving its infrastructure. Roads here are ...

12 Things To Know Before Moving Abroad

Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad Permanently moving abroad can be one of the scariest life moves you may ever make. Comments from friends and families can often make it seem scarier than it needs to be or seem like too much of a hurdle to jump through. If only I knew before moving abroad. Every expat and digital nomad in history has looked back on their first time abroad and thought, “wow, I wish I had known that from the very beginning.” So, what are the things you wish you knew before moving abroad?  The good news is that becoming an expat is the most fun and rewarding life change that you could ever make. With this article, you can learn about some of the most common mistakes that new digital nomads make and, in turn, be able to avoid them for yourself. ...

The Best Beaches In Costa Rica

Finding The Best Beaches in Costa Rica Costa Rica is nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Being a fairly small country, both coasts are generally easily accessible within a single day. About 80% of the country's coastline lies on the Pacific side, with the other 20% along the Caribbean coast. World-class beaches are found on both coasts and never too far away. Follow along as we take a look at the best beaches in Costa Rica.  Playa Manuel Antonio Playa Manuel Antonio, which can be found in the Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast, is one of the most popular beaches not only in Costa Rica but in the world, and for a good reason. In 2019 it was voted #22 on the list of Best Beaches in the World by TripAdvisor users.  Getting to the ...

Life As A Digital Nomad In Panama

Living in Panama Panama, which is often overlooked and overshadowed as a destination by Costa Rica to the north and Colombia to the south, is an ideal place for digital nomads to travel and work. Panama is one of the most digital nomad-friendly countries in Central America. Follow along as we discuss life as a digital nomad in Panama. Navigating Life As a Digital Nomad in Panama Generally a fairly safe country, as with anywhere else in the world, it is always a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings and don’t make yourself an easy target. As expected, petty crimes like theft and pickpocketing are more common in large cities but you will likely not have any problems if you pay attention and stay aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking alone at night and only u...

What Does Pura Vida Mean In Costa Rica?

Living The Pure Life! Pura Vida. What is it? What does it mean? Why does everyone who is living in or from Costa Rica say it so much?  Well anyone who learned at least a little bit of Spanish at some point in their life could likely tell you that it directly translates as “Pure life”  Pure life? Why is that so special? Two simple words, can it really mean something deeper? How much could it possibly represent? Well, to start, it is an excellent way to describe Costa Rican culture. The laid-back and easy-going lifestyle is evident everywhere you go in the small Central American city.  It seems as if there is no one who carries any stress with them here. Everyone is living a carefree life.  The surfers riding the strong and steady waves on the Pacif...

The Best Eco-Lodges In Central America

Top Ten Eco-Lodges In Central America Eco-Tourism is rapidly becoming one of the biggest industries in Central America. Costa Rica is often referred to as the top destination in the world for eco-tourism, but it is certainly not the only option available. This is a list of some of the top eco-lodges in Central America. Keeping digital nomads in mind, almost every lodge on this list has reliable WiFi access. Let’s explore some of the best eco-lodges in Central America! Rancho Margot Rancho Margot is a self-sufficient eco-lodge located near El Castillo, Costa Rica. Gardens and farm animals on the property provide more than half of the food that is prepared for the included organic meals. They generate their own electricity and recycle cooking oil into soaps that are provided in...

Life As A Digital Nomad In Costa Rica

Living and Working in Costa Rica Costa Rica is an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads. Ranking as the 32nd most peaceful country in the world and the #1 most peaceful country in all of Latin America according to the Global Peace Index, Costa Rica offers a level of security and safety that puts travelers at ease.  With everything from the bustling streets of San Jose to hidden villages in the jungle to countless laidback lazy beach towns on both the Caribbean sea or the Pacific ocean, Costa Rica offers a little bit of something for everyone.  Follow along as we explore life as a digital nomad in Costa Rica. Travel Requirements  Citizens from the United States and Canada do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica and can stay for 90 days as a ...