Nomadic News: November 24, 2013

Greetings from Saigon. I originally started off this series as a weekly roundup, but a weekend conference one week and a lack of links another week has made me post this on a fortnightly basis. Having said that I’ve had a glut of interesting links that I have collected over the last two weeks that could have been made weekly, but I will stick with the current format. So, here is this fortnights Nomadic News:

Location Independence

21 location independent women running their businesses while traveling the world – location independence; it not just for dudes.

How I make money while traveling – Steph from Twenty-something Travel reveals how she does it, and lists some others who make money while they travel.

California couple moves to Thailand to avoid the financial stress of living in the US – Location independence goes mainstream with a feature in Business Insider.

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2014 – A thorough summary from Tim Leffel on cheap places to live.


Things I learned wandering around Europe for 7 months – After 5 years a slave in the consulting world, Matthew Trinetti booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a 7 month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.

Have Injury, Will TravelOutside put medical tourism in the spotlight by asking asking if you should go overseas for surgery?

16 American cities foreign governments warn their citizens about – The next time an American points out that I am visiting dangerous places I will send them this link [h/t @legalnomads]

My 30 Best Travel Tips After 3 Years Traveling the World – from Expert Vagabond Matthew.

42 of my favourite things from two years of travel – A long term travel summary from Dave at What’s Dave Doing? (where you’ll find he has been travelling off and on for way longer than two years).

Internet cafes in the developing world find out what happens when everyone gets a smartphone – I was recently wandering around the backpacker area of Ho Chi Minh City looking for a net cafe to print a document and I realised that net cafes are dying out. I found one net cafe!

Office Of The Week

L'usine - Ho Chi Minh City
[L'usine, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam]

I love going to working in cafes early in the morning on weekdays. Sometimes you can have even the most popular cafes all to yourself.


  1. says

    I have been sitting on my hands to quell the anticipation and here we are – I do love the Nomadic News and having read through it, I’m now off to check out What’s Dave Doing? Thanks!

  2. Wade says

    Hey mate love ya site I’m in saigon and need to print some boarding passes where did u find the net cafe in dist 1??????
    Thanks mate

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