Hi, I’m James. Welcome to Nomadic Notes

I'm a long term traveller from Melbourne and I've been running an online media business (while I travel) since 2003. Nomadic Notes is my travel blog featuring photos and notes from my wanders.

Work and Travel Anywhere
I've been working location independent for over 11 years and I have compiled a list of digital nomad resources to show how it can be done. I also have a long term travel page if you prefer to wander without working.

Travel Planner
I've always loved travel planning, which is how I got into publishing travel websites. I've bookmarked the top travel sites for popular destinations which can be found in the in the travel guides.
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The Workshop

Nomadic News: August 31, 2014

Here is this weeks edition of Nomadic News. Location Independence An ode to the accidental workplace – Dan at TropicalMBA on the art of working in cafes. The cost of living in Phuket – A budget breakdown via nextstopwhoknows.com. Our digital nomad life in Berlin – By Victoria at Bridges and Balloons. Lessons I learned […]

Fishing Boats - Mui Ne

Fishing boats, Ham Tien Beach [Mui Ne] – Vietnam

Mui Ne is a beach resort town in Southern Vietnam. When people refer to Mui Ne they usually mean the long stretch of beach that runs between Mui Ne and Phan Thiet; the town itself is a fishing port with only a few places to stay. I stayed on the beach at Ham Tien, which […]


Launching livinginasia.co – A guide for living in Asia.

As you may have gathered by now I spend a lot of time in Asia. On my first visit to Southeast Asia in 2005 I spent a month there and I was instantly hooked. Every year since I have returned for a little longer, to the point where last year (2013) I spent an aggregate […]

Digital nomad working on the beach

Is there a better phrase than “digital nomad”?

[Working by the beach at Pangandaran, Indonesia.] I call myself a digital nomad for want of a better term. I run a business that doesn’t require me to be at a fixed address so I take advantage of that by working in locations around the world. In my travels I have met many others who […]

Kamakura Cafe

Nomadic News: August 17, 2014

Here is this weeks edition of Nomadic News. Location Independence Want to go location independent with kids? Here are 6 things to consider – Caz at ytravelblog shows that it’s possible to live the location independent lifestyle with a family. What is the cost of living in Indonesia? – Budget breakdown by bankerinthesun.com. The Internet […]

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