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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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What Am I Forgetting?

When you move around all the time, the "little" stuff can get away from you. Add these reminders to your calendar, and you'll see some of the loose ends before you trip over 'em.
When you move around all the time, the "little" stuff can get away from you. Add these reminders to your calendar, and you'll see some of the loose ends before you trip over 'em. … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/what-am-i-forgetting/

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/

4 Ways to Rock Duolingo (Even If You're Convinced It Doesn't Work)

Ah, Duolingo: Our fearless, tracksuited, owly leader. When it came out, it changed pretty much everything that was currently the established Deal with online language learnin… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/4-ways-rock-duolingo/

In Praise of Crazy

“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato, the Phaedrus
“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/praise-crazy/

Tried the New JustLanded Yet?

Attention, location independent pros: JustLanded's brand-new redesign hides amazing deals under somewhat less-horrible UI.
Looking for a place to live overseas that's expat-friendly -- or a car, or furniture, or a language exchange? JustLanded, while it doesn't work well for every LIP destination, … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/tried-new-justlanded-yet/

I Changed My Mind About Global Entry

I held out on Global Entry. For a looooooong time. I clawed into my reasons for abstaining and I held my ground.   My tipping point came after a 12-hour marathon flight. After a … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/global-entry-does-not-suck/

How I Write: My 6 Best Tools For Habitualizing Writing

Writing isn't just a talent, nor a gift: it's a habit. Here's how I weave the act of writing into every day -- and how you can, too.
The truest words ever said about writing were from the famously irascible Bukowski in his excellent poem on the subject: "if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of ever… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/my-6-best-tools-habitualize-writing/

6 (Entirely Random) Ninja Skills I Wish I'd Had Pre-Launch

You couldn't ask for a more arbitrary list of skills than this -- but damn, they're handy.
Random? Oh yes. Here are six ninja skills that, for a list of reasons as arbitrary as the skills, would have come in useful over the years I've spent on the road. Perhaps they … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/random-ninja-skills/

No Platinum Status? No Worries.

Your "airport time" doesn't have to suck, even if you don't wait for the airline gods to grant you elite status. Buy your way in. It's cheaper than you think.
It’s a reliably awesome way to turn a travel day into a usable workday: tuck in to an airport lounge. Just show up a few hours early for your flight*, amble through security at yo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/no-platinum-status-no-worries/

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/

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/

Losing Momentum? Slap Your Brain Awake.

If you're in a rut, here's how to get the hell out of it. Stat.
Feeling stuck? Working out a problem that isn't soluble by the usual methods?  Flip "the usual methods" the bird. You don't need 'em. Do familiar things backwards. Use the w… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/slap-your-brain-awake/

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/

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/

How to Save A Ton of Money on Food in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland -- And Be Healthy, Too

Don't let Lauterbrunnen's price tag spook you. There are plenty of hacks.
When I tell people that I live more cheaply in my current digs -- the pristine, legendarily pricey tourist Mecca of Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley -- than I do in my Salt Lake… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/save-money-lauterbrunnen-food/

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/

How to Work Remote Without Being An Asshole

When you're working in a public environment, it doesn't matter how nice you are. You can ruin easily someone else's workday by arriving unprepared (and/or unthoughtful), and that would make you -- you guessed it -- a de facto asshole.
I know you're not an asshole. You're a sweetie, in fact. Of course.  But when you're working remotely in public environment, it doesn't matter how nice you are. You can ruin ea… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-work-remote-without-being-asshole/

How to Create Your Day

It's possible to get a lot done -- and keep everything on track -- if you live mindfully.
When you're your own boss, it's easy to get distracted. Big projects lose their way, dragged off track by details; the body suffers as its needs are constantly put off "until tomo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-create-your-day/

Immune Hacks for Travel: What Works

Hear this: the hippie stuff works. Surprised? Don't be.
Vitamin C? Sorry. Doesn't work. Echinacea? Yeah…nope. If your go-to weapons are useless, what do you do in the face of a planeful of impending sicknesses? Baby your body th… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/immune-hacks-travel-what-works/

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