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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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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/

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/

Adioso, Suckas: Free-Wheeling Flight Search for Flexible Flyers

I just found something extra-specially cool, however, for location independent folks with flexible schedules and insatiable wanderlust: Adioso.
Don't get me wrong: I love my travel search engines. I love Kayak (especially Explore). And AirfareWatchdog. And Hipmunk. And even Orbitz, very occasionally. I just found somethi… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/adioso-suckas/

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/

How I Failed (and How I Fixed It)

Lifestyle design is all about agility -- sometimes, right into a brick wall. The beauty is in the fixing.
I learned some very important lessons in the past couple of months.  I learned 'em by that legendarily efficient method of learning: failing. Here's how. In December and … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-i-failed-and-how-i-fixed-it/

5 Things NOT To Pack (But You Shouldn't Live Without)

There are a few things that you'd be nuts to make room for in your luggage -- but you shouldn't live remote without them. Here's the skinny.
These are items you almost certainly won't be packing for your trip...not even in your checked bag. However, the quality-of-life boost they deliver is way worth the effort. Usuall… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/5-things-not-pack/

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/

The BASE Jumper's Guide to a Brento Vacation

Planning your first BASE jumping trip to Monte Brento? Here's what you need to know.
What's the best way to bookend a summer? Weekend BASE jumping trips to Monte Brento. I did it this year: kicking off the season there in April, then returning for a beginning-of-… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/base-jumpers-guide-brento-vacation/

4 Productivity Tools That Will Save You From You

Get ready to outsource your brain -- and bite your nails quite a bit less.
Stop trusting your brain. It loses things. All the time. You don't need a huge pile of productivity apps or a clunky-ass day planner. You need a core set of tools that you can … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/three-productivity-tools-will-save-you-you/

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/

7 Places to Look for a Place to Live

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 consumption h… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/7-places-look-place-live/

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/

The Six Things a Digital Nomad Must Do After Wheels-Down at a New Home Base

Your first day or so in a new, foreign city -- especially if this is your first location independent adventure -- will likely be overwhelming. It'll seem like you face an immense list of tasks to check off in order to settle in to your new home.
Your first day or so in a new, foreign city -- especially if this is your first location independent adventure -- will likely be overwhelming. It'll seem like you face an immense l… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/six-things-digital-nomad-must-do-after-wheels-down-new-home-base/