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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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7 Places to Look for a Place to Live (And 3 Places Not To)

Picked a city to kick off your digital nomad career? You'll need digs. Here are 7 great places to look.
This much is true for location-dependent and digital-nomad types alike: there's an art to finding a place to hang your hat. Luckily for us, the era of collaborative consumpti… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/7-places-look-place-live/

Pimp My Layover

Everybody fusses over the nonstop flight, but y’know what? Layovers are not necessarily the manifestation of unholy darkness.
Crappy options? Take heart. Everybody fusses over the nonstop flight, but y’know what? Layovers are not necessarily the manifestation of unholy darkness. Breaking up a long-ha… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/pimp-my-layover/

The Real Reason You Need A Travel Buddy

Great travel buddies don't just share the cost of gas and a hotel room. They have a much more vital job.
A good travel buddy is a convenience, but that's not the only reason they're worth their weight in gold. Far from it, actually.  It's huge to be able to split the cost of accommo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/real-reason-you-need-travel-buddy/

5 Ways to Make a Home on the Road (And Do It Quick-like)

Home is something you create -- even (especially!) on the road. Here's how.
Home doesn't happen. It's something you create. If you're a location-independent type, you have a definition of home that changes every couple of months -- and that can wear yo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/5-ways-make-home-road-and-do-it-quick/

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About La Paz, Bolivia

This is one hell of a place. And it ain't what you think it's gonna be.
La Paz: The not-quite-capitol of Bolivia. Yeah, it wasn't really on my radar, either. A couple of coincidences and a cheap flight, however, plunked me here more than a month ago… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/5-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-la-paz-bolivia/

Nowhere Else Exists

A poem by Sarah Arvio.
Flying by Sarah Arvio   One said to me tonight or was it day  or was it the passage between the two,  "It's hard to remember, crossing time zones,   the structure of… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/nowhere-else-exists/

3 Changes You Can Make Today to Start Your Escape To Location Independence

Ready to run? Good. Here are the first steps on your escape route.
This is just a three-item checklist, but it packs a punch. Taking these actions today will put you much closer to your nomadic goal. These three actions will go far towards remov… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/3-changes-you-can-make-today-start-your-escape-location-independence/

Stuff You Can't Do As An LIP (And A Few Things You Can)

Are you ready for the bad news? (Spoiler: there isn't much.)
You probably have a pretty good idea of the stuff you'd have to give up as a digital nomad.  The thing is: you're wrong. Be ready to raise an eyebrow or two. Stuff you can't … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/stuff-you-cant-do/

Here's How to Deal if Your Freelance Focus is F$%^&@!

If your focus is falling apart and your LIP business is suffering, you may need get scientific about the problem. Here's how.
As a digital nomad, your time is entirely yours to use, exactly as you need and want to.  Sounds good, huh? Maybe you've discovered that you have no idea how to navigate the ma… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/heres-how-deal-if-your-freelance-focus-f/

The 7-Item Reading List For Would-Be Nomads

Ready to escape? Here's a seven-item reading list that will kick you in the right direction. Hard.
I'm asked the question every day. I'm not exaggerating. Every. Day. "How do you do it? How can I do it, too?" I get it. Trust me. And I'll tell you the same thing I wa… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/7-item-reading-list/

Travel Insurance for the Digital Nomad (Or: Ya Feeling Lucky, Punk?)

To insure or not to insure? If you’re smart about it, however, you can generally reduce (or, even, eliminate) the hit while retaining your sanity and peace-of-mind.
To insure or not to insure? When you're already looking at a hefty tab for your travel, it's hard to think about adding additional line items to the budget. If you're smart abo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/travel-insurance-long-termer-necessary-safety-or-utter-waste/

How to be a Biologically Female Traveler: The Quick-and-Dirty Guide

OK, fellas—click away. This one’s for women only.
OK, fellas—click away. This one’s for women only. Shoo. There are aspects of travel that men will only experience by proxy. He’ll never be compelled to search for a tampon in the… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-lady-stuff/

The Delicious Person's Guide to Bug Bites

For many expats and LIPs, bug bites are a hard fact of life. There’s no avoiding it—so ya gotta be ready.
Are you delicious? If you are, you know it. When you seem to get bitten more than anyone else around you, it's tempting to say what I always used to say: "Man, the mosquitoes j… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-bug-bites/

Totally Mobile Fitness for Totally Mobile People

Full-time travel requires full-time focus on the vehicle that moves you through this beautiful world: your human body.
Fitness is simple when you're living in place. When you take that life on the road, you'll have to get much more creative. You can't transfer your gym membership to Kerala; you can… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-fitness/

Health On The Road: The Hacker’s Guide to Sleep

Go gentle into that good night.
Full-time travel can keep you up at night. Sleep cycles have a tendency to get a little crazy outside the carefully managed variables (and easy familiarity) of a "home" environme… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-sleep/

How to Build a Bulletproof Travel Toiletry Kit

Just eight little steps will keep you tidy, sweet-smelling and sane in the security queue, all over the world.
Packing for long-term travel poses a number of interesting challenges—from dialing in a capsule wardrobe that fits into your carry-on to finding the right luggage*. One of the clas… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-build-bulletproof-travel-toiletry-kit/