Nomadic News: January 12, 2014

Greetings from Saigon. I’ve been back here for two weeks but my visa runs out next week so I will be doing my first visa run for the year. This coincides with the Tet holiday (the lunar new year in Vietnam) so I will making out like half of the residents of Ho Chi Minh City and getting out of town. I will be in Malaysia well as having an island break in Indonesia for a week.

Here is the first Nomadic News for 2014!

Location Independence

The Day-to-Day: BaliElisa Doucette describes a day working and living in Bali.


The Tale of the World’s First Travel Blog, Born 20 Years Ago Today – Jeff Greenwald recounts the day he uploaded the first travel blog post ever made on the Internet.

52 Places to Go in 2014 – Yes, another top places to go list that you see around this time of year, but I liked the presentation style of this article, a style of which we will see more of.

Latin America low cost carrier freakonomics is a distribution headache – Living in Southeast Asia with so many choices for low cost airlines, I have often wondered why Latin America is so poorly represented with airline choice. TNOOZ has the answer to that question.

The “Get F*cked Up Lifestyle” of a traveler: more harm than good? – Diana Edelman writes if the book of the same title is promoting irresponsible travel.

The U.S. Needs Tourists. Why Make Visiting So Hard?

Office Of The Week

Cafe Ducoin Saigon

I’ve been out looking at new cafes to add to the cafes in Saigon list, and I am still amazed at how many new places I find.

Ducoin Saigon is my most recent find which is my office of the week.


  1. Great articles, really wish I could do the entire NYTimes list in 2014. Would definitely be a busy year…

  2. Love your office!

  3. I’ve never traveled abroad before. To renew your visa, do you have to go back to Australia to do so? How does that work?

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