I offered to host Cody McKibben’s digital nomad blog carnival this month, and the timing couldn’t have been better. I’m sure he needed the help. Cody lives in Bangkok, which continues to be gripped with it’s worst political violence in decades.
When I wrote Cody to talk about this month’s blog carnival, I received this email in response:
Unfortunately the political unrest in Thailand has reached a boiling point and anti-government protesters are clashing with soldiers on my doorstep—rubber bullets, tear gas, M79 grenades and petrol bombs are flying on Thanon Ratchaprarop and Din Daeng in central Bangkok.
ALL business is on hold until further notice. Until things cool down, I may be difficult to reach and take several days to respond to your message. Thanks for your understanding.
I’ve since heard from Cody, but evidently things haven’t completely cooled down over there. Let’s hope for a quick peaceful outcome for all of our friends in Thailand. Political unrest is definitely something to consider when you’re traveling the world.
For those of you who still aspire to travel despite the risks, here are some of the best articles from around the web this month about being a digital nomad:
Sean Ogle from Location 180 writes about the downsides of working from the road. You know, sand, sweat, mosquitoes, working round-the-clock and burning through savings while building your business.
Carmen Bolanos from NuNomad writes about the “many ways people out there just like you and me are seeing the world and keeping their income going.”
Richard Adams writes about “a few lifestyle myths might come in useful to help level the playing field for any freedom seekers who want to learn more about the process” at Lifestyle Design Unleashed.
Erin McNeaney compiled an excellent list of inspiring travel bloggers at Never Ending Voyage. Also check out her partner Simon’s post on The Life of a Digital Nomad.
Becky Ances at Untemplater writes about the excuses that might be keeping you from changing your lifestyle for the better.
Pat Doyle shares a useful tutorial about how to make sure your blog reads well on mobile devices.
Diana Edelman writes at Sharing Travel Experiences, saying, “Take a minute and reflect on this question: what does travel mean to you? It means different things to different people, and you can improve your nomadic experience if you know the answer to the question. It’s even more important if you’re traveling with a friend or partner: what if you have different views?”
Over at London Is Cool, William Wallace shares some calm places where you can escape from the craziness of London.
Katie Sorene put together this excellent list of tips for saving money when booking hotels over at the Tripbase Travel Blog.
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