Contact Airbnb by Phone… Mission Impossible?

Anyone who’s travelled more than a little has become familiar with Airbnb. At its best, the company offers travellers and property owners a seamless platform for renting a bed, a room, or an entire apartment. At its worst the company is a blood sucking nightmare that abuses its customers and destroys neighbourhoods. I will elaborate […]

Airbnb contact phone number maze

Arenal Volcano Budget Trip

La Fortuna / El Arenal on the Cheap (Budget Travel Guide to Costa Rica) 17

If I can make one recommendation about visiting La Fortuna and El Arenal volcano, it is: don’t. Arenal’s claim to fame used to be that it was Costa Rica’s last active volcano. You could see its red lava glowing in the night. However, since 2010 the volcano has become dormant, and now it isn’t much […]

Manuel Antonio on a Budget (Costa Rica Budget Travel Guide) 1

Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s smallest and most popular national park. Its coastal jungle ecosystem supports an extreme biodiversity, and you can spot many land animals, birds and fish there. Not to mention that the views are gorgeous. Unfortunately, due to its popularity with (especially American) tourists, Manuel Antonio is also the most expensive place […]

Manuel Antonio National Park on a budget

Budget travel Costa Rica tips

Budget travel guide to Costa Rica 6

I just came back from a trip to Costa Rica. Since I was in the Houston area, it was cheap and easy for me to catch a flight to the small Central-American country, and I decided to take advantage of the opportunity. With a GDP per capita of only about $11,000 (similar to that of […]

Why the USA Is a Bad Place for Digital Nomads 4

Over the last year I’ve spent a significant amount of time in the United States of America, because my girlfriend is working on a research project there. The US has a reputation for liberty and entrepreneurship, which makes it seem like a decent spot for a digital nomad to hang out for a while. It […]

USA infrastructure for digital nomads

too much choice cereal

Choice in America

Americans are obsessed with choice. I travelled here three weeks ago to stay with my girlfriend for a couple of months. Since then I’ve had to make an astounding number of choices. The local grocery store has 85 types of breakfast cereal to choose from (though not the type of ‘crunchy muesli’ that I like […]

Upwork: not so much up for work anymore 5

For many (digital) nomads, having some location-independent work or business is key to sustaining the lifestyle. It keeps the necessary amount of money coming in to pay for apartment rental, food, and travel, while not tying you to one place or employer. One of the challenges that comes with this nomadic style of working, is […]

Upwork pricing structure

best tax countries for digital nomads

Nomad life: of taxes and bureaucracy

I recently relocated from Kraków, Poland, to Sofia, Bulgaria. Kraków was a charming town, but Sofia has more business opportunities to offer. Partly the result of Bulgaria’s low tax regime, there is a lively startup scene in Sofia. Also Bulgaria has many well-educated programmers and other IT specialists, making it an attractive base for internet […]

How to dress in layers for a 40+ degrees temperature range 2

I’m writing this post from Sofia, Bulgaria. Outside the snow is piled at least 15cm high, and it’s -15 degrees Celsius. My stay in Sofia is part of a month-long journey that has taken me through Cyprus, Istanbul, and will end in Belgium. In Cyprus the daily highs would sometimes reach 20-22 degrees Celsius. Istanbul […]

dress in layers for temperature difference summer winter

Find the cheapest flight

How to find the cheapest flights online 12

The summer is here, and chances are you want to fly out to a cool holiday destination. Of course you don’t want to spend more than you have to. Fortunately there are now multiple online flight search engines available that help you how to find the cheapest flights. Three of the most powerful flight search […]