SIX TIPS FOR DIGITAL NOMADS
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.