If you are new to the blog and want to catch up, then these posts are a good starting point. Enjoy!
On New Year's day, I reviewed my life and realised that I needed a change. I decided to leave both my job and London, the first steps in becoming a modern nomad.
Minimalism is living life with few possessions. This is relevant to a modern nomad for three primary reasons: focus, mobility and work options. Read on to find out why.
I was promoted at work today. Money and titles are great temptations. Should I settle for the money and give up my dream of a nomadic life?
Becoming a nomad means leaving the safety of normality. Naturally, this is quite frightening. The fear can do strange things to your mind though, so be wary of it.
Today was my 30th birthday. I picked this day to announce my nomadic plans to my family, work colleagues and friends. This post explains why I picked my birthday for this and how it all went.
Today was my last day at work. Read on to find out why I slept in the office last night and the meaning of friggatriskaidekaphobia.
If you need to quickly get rid of your stuff, don’t throw them. Throw a give-away party instead!
I finally left London. This post reminiscence about what the city has meant for me as well as whines about the amount of work involved in breaking away from your job, city and country.
GTD is an amazing productivity system that helped me organize everything that I needed to do to leave London and start my new nomadic life. I recommend you take a look at it, even if you just want a stress-free everyday life.
An update from New York, Long Beach Island, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read on for luxury bidets, an epiphany on a motorcycle and a handsome group of burners!
The ghost town of Bodie is an eerie snapshot of a Californian gold rush town. There is no gold to be found here now, but Bodie has yet many treasures.
Burning Man is an annual festival in the Black Rock Desert. This post covers the fundamentals of what you might see and do at this unique event.
The most important part of Burning Man is the community, and to understand it, you must understand the ten principles that shape it.
I am no longer a rodeo virgin. I competed in three events: Goat Dressing, Steer Deco and Chute Dogging. Click on to see me manhandle an animal three times my own weight.
I tried being a carpet cleaner for a day. It made me realize that I am free to try any odd little job that I can find. What a great opportunity that is for gaining new experiences.
Frequent goodbyes are an unavoidable part of the nomadic life. It is, however, more complicated than a matter of scale. Read on to find out what makes the nomadic goodbye different, for better and worse.
Teotihuacán is an amazing and mysterious archaeological site featuring two enormous and beautiful pyramids. Who built them? No one knows. Probably not aliens.
Norm-breaking lives raise the question of purpose. Why do you do what you do? It is a question rarely asked of those who follow the norms. If you don't, then remembering your purpose is particularly important.
I'm done with Mexico City! This is my wrap up post, featuring comments on traffic, salesmen, running green men, sinking pyramids, wrestling dwarf parrots, dancing mummies and me being thrown out of a convent.
A summary and review of 2011.
We all want to do great things with our lives, but unless we know what they are and put them ahead of everything else, we won't get there. This post is a guide to how to do this in time for a brand new year of possibilities!
Nomads fly a lot and therefore need a good airline patron to keep their travel flexible, cheap and smooth. But they come with certain risks.
In this post, I elaborate on geo-independence, sustainability and eudaemonia, the three principles of my mission statement and a successful nomadic life.
Afraid you might lose your data? You should be. They are out to get it; you know they are! This guide to backups might just save you from their evil schemes.
Nothing can paralyse like a blank canvas. Non-artists face similar situations too, especially nomads.
This post explains why we freeze like this when starting something new and suggests ways to deal with it.
Is your life on-track, or are you falling helplessly towards a messy end? What if you can’t even tell anymore? You may not if you’ve moved far enough from your normal frame of reference, and that is where the real adventure begins.
Our minds sometimes turn against us. This post explains why nomads in particular need to worry about these mental monsters and how best to deal with them, no matter if you are a traveller or not.
Nomads and tourists share a love for travel, but the way they travel and what they get out of it is very different. Any budding nomad should be clear on these differences!
Photos, videos and random observations from my long weekend in Mendoza, the wine country at the foot of the great Andes. Expect dead dogs, overcome police barriers and serene beauty.
Living in a country where you don't master the language is difficult. The practicalities can be dealt with, but the social problems are much more insidious.
Tango is like a dominatrix - sexy in its strictness, as well as sumptuous, sensuous and seductive! Click through for your tango survival guide and a video of my progress as a tango dancer!
You can get into great shape without going to a gym. P90X, a 3-month home fitness program which I've just completed, is a great way to do so, and it's perfect for nomads. Click through for a review, before/after photos and a video guide.
Audiobooks are a fantastic way to read. You can read while e.g. commuting to work, and a masterful narration will breathe life into any book! You’ll never be bored again!
Can you afford to be a nomad? What does it cost? Am I broke yet? Find out in this financial review of my first year as a nomad!
Is a nomadic lifestyle inherently bad for the environment? Many think so, but I disagree. Read on for details on the carbon footprints of a nomad and a wider theory on how to avoid global warming.
Is the nomadic life doomed to forever be devoid of deep and loving relationships? Is a nomadic partner too much to hope for?
Learn how to create impressive panoramic photographs using any digital camera and the free software Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE). It is surprisingly easy!
I spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a gay nudist B&B eco-farm. Read on to find out how I became the king of this place, and many other stories from this my least-traditional holiday season ever.
This is an analogy between the seemingly harmless mistake of falling asleep on the sofa instead of going to bed, and life at large where many push the work towards a better life (the bed) to a tomorrow that never comes.
Gratitude is a state of mind. Far too often, we lose sight of it, and not only do our own lives become poorer for it but also the lives of those around us. This article explores the art of gratitude and its life-affirming qualities.
Infrequently Asked Questions about Sydney. Find answers to what might kill you, the sex-appeal of the locals and what mental disorder the Sydney Opera House suffers from.
Second part of the New Zealand South Island travel guide, featuring classic Nintendo games, timeless mines, dolphin swims, helicopters, earthquakes and much more.
Imagine civilization as a great machine, and every person is a cog, playing some part. Is there room for a nomadic cog? There may be, but it is hard to find, and whilst searching, one’s sense of self-worth suffers.