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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/

How Zombie Dragons Will Make You Better

Habitica is going to give you a +6 against lazy.
Y’know what self-improvement has been missing all these years? Zombie dragons. And oceanic armor. And mana points. And health bars. Basically, what self-improvement has been lack… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-zombie-dragons-will-make-you-better/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/