SIX TIPS FOR DIG­I­TAL NO­MADS

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1. If stay­ing in hos­tels, ask for a room near re­cep­tion, says Amy Mol­loy – the in­ter­net con­nec­tion is often strong­est there.

2. Don’t nec­es­sar­ily try to scrimp on cheaper flights. More ex­pen­sive ones tend to be at bet­ter times and quicker – al­low­ing for a bet­ter day’s work. ‘When you’re work­ing while trav­el­ling, it can be false econ­omy to go with non-di­rect flights that take you off­line longer,’ says Bryce Adams.

3. Back up ev­ery­thing to the cloud – at some point you may lose mem­ory sticks, phones and lap­tops.

4. Sched­ule so­cial me­dia posts to give the im­pres­sion you’re on­line and avail­able even when you’re half­way up a South Amer­i­can moun­tain.

5. Sleep when you can. As a dig­i­tal no­mad, you’re es­sen­tially hold­ing down two full-time jobs – your ac­tual job and the trav­el­ling. ‘That means time is at a pre­mium,’ says Amy, ‘so grab your sleep when you can – buses, flights, air­ports.’

6. Re­search, re­search, re­search! On­line re­sources like No­mad List pro­vide hints and tips on dozens of ci­ties, tak­ing in ev­ery­thing from good places to stay and cheap places to shop to where to get mo­bile SIM cards and good ex­change rates.

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