Preparing for travel hijinks
In this series of videos we’ve been talking about being location independent or a digital nomad and some of the challenges that can bring. Today we’re going to talk about travel hijinks and some of that stuff that you just can’t predict and some solutions for those. Check them out below!
So travel hijinks. Honestly, stuff that you can’t predict, you can't prepare for. My best tip for that would be to do what you can and to learn to roll with the punches.
However, the best thing that you can do to prepare is do a lot of research. So when you’re traveling abroad, that means getting on the internet and learning about visas, what are the entry and exit requirements from the countries that you’re visiting? What’s important to you in a place that you stay? I’ve been staying in Airbnb’s lately and I check out the reviews before I book them and look out for what’s important to me as someone who works on the road. I’m looking for strong Wi-Fi, looking out for bedbugs, somewhere that’s comfortable and these sorts of things.
Another thing is to make sure that your passport is up to date. Make sure that its valid for long enough for you to get in and out of these countries that you’re visiting. Get a travel consultation before you leave the country. Make sure that you got your vaccines and maybe most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help! You know, people are awesome and they’re willing to help you if you’re kind. :)
I’m filming this video from unbelievably beautiful rainbow mountain in Peru. I'm also a copywriter for female entrepreneurs. If you’re interested in learning what its like to work with me, I do free connection calls. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Until next week, I hope you’re amazing and we’ll talk to you then!
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Making friends on the road
In this series of videos that I’ve filmed, we’ve been talking about the challenges about being a digital nomad. In this one I’d like to address the challenges of making friends while living abroad. Read on or watch the video below to see how...
So, making friends while living abroad and traveling. It’s not always super easy but I do have a couple of tips for you.
Your first few days somewhere, consider staying in a hostel instead of an Airbnb or a hotel. It’s a lot easier to talk to people there. Everyone’s there to meet people, a lot of people are traveling alone, there’s often a bar there and its really easy to strike up a conversation. There are often events planned and it makes it a lot easier to approach people. They’re very open to chatting.
Another thing you can do is choose to stay longer in one spot. When you’re on vacation its feasible to hop around a great deal. But, when this is your lifestyle, if you stay in one spot for a bit longer it makes it easier to meet other people.
And then of course there’s stuff like joining meetups, joining Facebook groups for expats, trying to do this sort of things you’d like to do at home. Dance classes, yoga, any of these can make a difference. Walking tours. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and talk to people. Have fun with it!
Today I’m filming this video from magical Machu Picchu in Peru. I’m a digital nomad myself so I do know a thing or two about the challenges and about rolling with the punches since you can see that Machu Picchu is currently covered.
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Staying in touch with crappy wifi
In a recent video, I talked about the challenges of being a digital nomad. The first was about spotty wifi and staying in touch with your family. In this video, I’d like to offer some solutions. Read on or listen below...
So getting around crappy Wi-Fi when you’re traveling around the world. I have a few suggestions for this. I have a resource that I like and use that compares prepaid data SIM cards that you can use from your phone or pair with your computer. This resource compares different service providers on characteristics like coverage or amount of data.
Another thing that you can do is remember that if you visit restaurants or Starbucks, they often have Wi-Fi if you buy a cup of coffee, so that’s a way you can get around that too.
Another thing you can do before you even leave home is check out service providers that have good plans for traveling. Canada’s not so great for this to be honest, but I know that England has some good “roam away from home” type plans.
And finally when it comes to staying in touch with your friends and family, why not lean into being a bit old school and send a postcard? Finding a mailbox isn’t always super easy, but your Airbnb host or someone at the hotel or hostel will probably know where you could do that.
So that’s it for today. Challenge #1 complete!
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This video was filmed in beautiful Ollantaytambo, Peru.
What are some of the ways you stay in touch while traveling abroad? I'd love to hear your tricks! Comment below and let's chat.
Ever wonder about some of the challenges of being a digital nomad? In this video, I’d like to talk about just that. Watch or read on below for some great insight!
I’m recording this video for you from Huacachina, Peru, which is an oasis in the desert and it’s absolutely amazing, as you can see! One of the upsides of being a digital nomad is traveling to cool places, but there’s stuff that can really hold you back too, and some of it’s obvious and some is less obvious.
Challenge #1: It can be difficult to stay in touch with friends and family on the road. Wi-Fi can be iffy when you travel abroad and that can make it really difficult.
Challenge #2: Making friends when you’re staying in hostels is a little easier, but it’s hard to do work there. If you get yourself an Airbnb or stay in a hotel, it means that the onus is on you to go out and meet people. It can be tricky abroad if you don’t speak the language or if you’re shy.
Challenge #3: Traveling hijinks. Stuff going wrong that you could never have planned for. Did you know, for example, to be allowed entry into Peru you need to have proof of exit at the time you are getting onto your flight? I learned that one the hard way… And finally,
Challenge #4: Work-life balance. When you’re doing this, you may be used to traveling for fun and when you’re doing this as a lifestyle, this is your life, so you have to find a good balance between seeing the cool things that there are to see in the world and doing the work that you’ve got to get done. So those are the quick 4 tips that I wanted to share with you about that.
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Megan is the owner of Megan Words, a boutique copywriting and editing consulting business devoted to helping female entrepreneurs with worthy causes develop high-quality web copy and content. She sometimes wears pants. Learn more about her here.