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The Alt-Nomad Guide to Road Trip Planning: Shortcuts, Hazards, and Pit Stops
Great planning leads to great road trips. We always leave plenty of room in our travel plans for the unexpected, but we do schedule the..
A Dad’s Guide to Surviving Your Orlando Theme Parks Trip from Hell
Fewer things are more terrifying to a parent than planning a big trip with their kids–and there’s none bigger than the dreaded Orlando theme parks..
How to Tell if Your Airbnb Host is a Cult Leader and Other Vital Lessons in Rentals
In the past year alone, Mike and I have stayed in a whopping 45 Airbnb rental units. Trust us–we’ve seen it all. From the good–when..
A Year In Our Camper Van: Lessons Learned After 43 States Traveled
We’ve certainly had some lessons learned in our camper van this year. It’s been exactly a full year since we set out from Austin for..
Our Micro Camper: A DIY Ford Transit Connect Conversion Guide
Our Ford Transit Connect conversion cost us less than $2500, about 30 hours of labor, and a whole lot of planning to get us there. ..
How to Travel More For Less By Making It A Priority in Your Life
I know, I know, you hear it all the time, coming from high-school graduates to senior citizens alike. It’s an effortless, universal icebreaker when you..
The Plunge: An Expat Guide for Thriving As a Corporate Nomad
To tell you the truth, I was terrified. It’s 2009 and here I am, a young lab manager who had just walked out of..
How to Build a Career as an Online ESL Teacher
If you’ve done so much as dip a toe into the digital nomad community, you’ve likely noticed one prevalent trend– there are a LOT of..
9 Must-Have Camping Essentials for Small Campers
We’ve been on the road with our ultra-light Ford Transit Connect custom camper van since March of 2017. That’s given us enough time to get..
Here’s a Handy FAQ for All of Your Burning Digital Nomad Questions
Most people can understand what it means to ‘work at home’, but when you start talking about getting rid of your house/apartment, downsizing your possessions,..
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Alt-Nomad: How Refusing to Settle for ‘Ordinary’ Lead to the Creation of this Website
Since beginning our Alt-Nomad lifestyle, we’ve pretty much heard it all the last 9 months, from: “That’s such a great thing you guys are doing!”..