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Life on the road, new destinations and meeting new people from different walk of life might be pretty exciting and at the same time, it might also come with various challenges. Been your own boss comes difficulties and challenges. Most of the time you’ll have to get things done super fast with a terrible internet connection. As a Digital Nomad, you’ll definitely be faced with some challenges which hitherto would have never have been a challenge if you are aware of some website or you have installed on your laptop or mobile device some of the applications I’ll be outlining to you in this write up.

Focus@will

This is totally the coolest website you’ll definitely need to visit, most especially when you are working in a noisy environment and you need some level of concentration. This website claims to use neuroscience approach in selecting cool background music while working. The free trial version of this web application limits you just to an hour of play. But you can as well go for the paid version which cost a token of $4 per annum.

Canva

For folks with limited design know-how. Canva is the ultimate tool needed to get your designs done in no time at ease. This website has a library with over ten thousand stocked images from which you can choose from in case you don’t have a perfect one for yourself. This website also gives you the flexibility of curating professional looking website graphics, flyers, info-graphic design just to mention a few.

Asana

This is the perfect project management tool for you and your team. This supplication comes handy most especially when you are multi- tasking between different projects or you have a large team of guys working on a project and you’ll have to stay updated at all times. Asana works perfectly with iOS and Android devices, not so surprised why it is regarded as one of the must have tools for a Digital Nomad.

Rescue time

Rescue is the perfect time management tool you’ll have to get installed  installed on your laptop as it helps your keep track of your numerous tasks.it tells you the time you spent on watching a movie, writing or surfing through the web. Just name it. Rescue time basically helps you keep track of every of your activities.

XE Currency

This is one of old time Digital Nomads favourite. This application gives you the flexibility of converting in between currencies. The coolest part of this application is that you can sync ahead of time and recall when needed most especially when you don’t have a working data.

Other must have applications and websites for a Digital Nomad

  • WikiSherpa
  • Trail Wallet
  • Tripit
  • Ditto
  • Flycut
  • AutoHotkey
  • Wisetamp
  • Rapportive
  • Boomerang
  • Trello
  • F.lux
  • Shopify
  • Everytime Zone
  • Zero
  • 1password
  • Work from
  • Sugar Sync
  • Schedule once
  • Spaxtel
  • Earth Class Mail

To stay ahead of time as a Digital Nomad it is advised you consider installing some of this apps on your laptop and mobile device or you visit the site listed on this website.

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There are some places that feel like home instantly. I’ve only experienced this feeling three times:
Canggu, New York, and now Goa.

Yeah I know… they’re all very different. But I think what links them for me is their undeniable sense of community, of belonging.

If someone told me you’d want to live in India, I’d laugh in their face. I’m an Aussie – I love my space, I’d think to myself. But that’s the special thing about travel – it proves your assumptions wrong.

When I told people my plans to visit India, I got one of two responses:

  1. Oh, that’s amazing. I’d love to go there.
  2. Why would you want to go to India? It’s way too full on.

Most people, unfortunately, said number two. I guess I was a 50/50. Half of me was excited for the culture shift, while the other part was legitimately scared.

I arrived in Goa, my first stop in India – my guards up, on alert. But instead, a wave of peace calmed my body (and mind). This euphoric sense never left during the week I was there.

Palm trees, golden sand, fish curries, rustic wooden beach bars and organic cafes… it doesn’t quite conjure up images of India, does it?

Well, this is exactly what life is like in Goa. Sure, there are a few cows meandering around and colourful tribal ladies encouraging you to see their shop – but everyone seem to enjoy life there. People get along.

Scooter

Maybe it’s got something to do with the people Goa attracts. The hippie vibe, although subtle, is still alive and kicking. Back in the 70’s, many dreadlocked guys and gals flocked to Goa to celebrate life. The sun, sand and beach shacks had wandering souls doze off under the sun-drenched trees.

And while the happy hippies have moved on as the backpackers start to flock, it’s a place where people come to find community.

Every morning, my friend and I would walk 500m down the street towards Anjuna Beach to Dee’s Café. Nestled between rice fields and the main stretch of beach, this café was decked out with beanbags and coloured with an earthy, maroon wall.

House

One morning stood out to me more than the others. Two yanks were playing cards on the first table as we walked in. Four older ladies, probably best friends, sat on the beanbags sipping at their espressos. They all wore bandanas and I remember thinking to myself, I hope I’m travelling still when I’m that old.

Our table, creatively positioned under the fan, was free – like always. A few seconds after I plonked my laptop down on the rustic wooden table, the owner came over. He handed us two coffees said: “Thank you for being our regular customers. It’s on the house.” It was only our third day there, at this stage.

Cafe

I finished my southern Indian coffee in a minute, which surprised me because it was so hot. My attention soon skipped to another sense, my smell. My nostrils were filled with weed and I look over to see the guys had lit up. My friend and I exchange a giggle.

One week in Goa and we had already made friends. People started to recognise us and I felt like we belonged there. Locals and travellers live in peace together.

The influx of longhaired western youth hasn’t stopped. And coming from Canggu which has quickly turned ‘too cool’ for it’s own good, Goa was refreshing. No one was trying to be anything but themselves. You could see it, feel it.

Sunset

Moral of the story: Don’t judge a book by its cover. And if you do, expect to be proven wrong. Oh, and don’t listen to someone when they tell you “you shouldn’t’ go to India.”

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Meet Amanda From LocoTravelMagazine.com.

“Loco shares authentic narratives of travel to challenge our assumptions. It’s not ticking off bucket lists; it’s taking ownership of our travel experiences.
We see the world the way most don’t – stretching our minds through new experiences.
To us, travel is a mindset, not an action. And this changes everything.

We teach Loco’s how to follow your own happiness and live a life that’s true to you.Find your life, do not conform and be true to your deeper self. Leave your known to discover the unknown.”

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The President-elect of the United States seems to elicit reactions from people all over the world, regardless of who they are, what they do, or how remotely they are going to be affected. There is no doubt he is going to affect several aspects of the world, including outsourcing, freelancing and digital nomading. Here are a few ways he many have an impact on professions that are outsourced.

The IT profession and the H1B visa

Trump’s policies talk about discontinuing the H1B visa, which could mean the IT industry, which generally has people from all over the world, could lose a large number of employees within the USA.

Professions that depend on worldwide talent

The internet has opened up countless talent and given them the ability to find work worldwide. Many media houses use freelance worldwide talent for things such as writing, coding, and web designing. Trump’s policies talk about potentially stopping all this outsourcing. This would seriously limit options for freelancers for US companies.

Increased Taxes for Freelancers & Outsourcing

Many US companies were turning freelance, reducing their dependency on corporations. This also reduces chances of wealth being concentrated in a the hands of a few people. Trump’s new tax laws talk about lowering the tax rate to 15% (it is unclear as of now if this a a flat rate or a cap). However, many small businesses are already in this tax bracket and won’t find much of a change in their tax reduction. On the contrary, If their outsourcing is taxed, it could increase their taxes to the upper limit of the 15%.

Social Impact

For professions like writing that promote diversity, this possible taxation could seriously affect the quality of content. Since there is already a shortage of diversity in many aspects, it doesn’t look like it will better the situation. There has been a reported rise in social issues like racism, which begs the question — how will it affect representation in content?

Many non US freelancers may have to look for other opportunities as there might be a shortage of gigs coming their way. There may possibly be increased taxation for companies that provide freelance services for US based companies. While industries like freelance writing are project-based and still too small to be affected, bigger industries that offer continuous content may find themselves out of work. For example, people in coding or website designing or front end/back end managing who work on projects with certain clients for months at a time may not get anymore work considering they can find coders  and designers within the US as well. The companies that really require outsourcing may still hire freelancers abroad but may not pay as much. International freelancers too may have to brace themselves for a decline in work work from USA coming their way.

There is no doubt that this will bring major changes in the international freelance network around the world and we hope for the best. 🙂

Festivals are a major part of any country and timing your travels to celebrate a festival could be one of the best ways for digital nomads to explore a culture. India, being incredibly diverse, has a number of them. Festivals of all faiths are celebrated with much gusto and with entire communities taking part. Cultural festivals and music festivals are becoming centres of multiculturalism and pull crowds from all over the world. Such festivals take place as a show of humanity and many of them support social agendas.

Try one of the following festivals in India to make 2017 more eventful. Just remember to celebrate responsibly!

Religious festivals to attend in India

Dussehra: Dussehra is celebrated all over the country but for a really good show, visit the city of Mysore in Karnataka. The palace is lit up beautifully and the annual parade is a splendid display of decorated elephants and their mahouts. It generally takes place in the month of October, though dates will vary from year to year.

Diwali: One of the biggest festivals celebrated in India, Diwali can be appreciated from anywhere in the country. Oil lamps are lit to symbolically banish evil and darkness from their lives and people celebrate by lighting fireworks. It falls on different days every year, according to the Hindu calendar so make sure you get the dates correctly before planning anything around this time.

Holi: The festival of colours is one of the most anticipated festivals for everyone including tourists in India. The festival is celebrated over two days. A bonfire is lit the previous night, followed by the celebration of colours the next day. Water, colour, sweets and the traditional but intoxicating (and dubiously made) drink of bhaang are how you can celebrate the festival authentically.

Durga Puja: Majorly celebrated in east India, Durga Puja is another festival celebrating good over evil. The city of Kolkata celebrates the festival most enthusiastically. Idols of the goddess Durga are located all over the city, and women come out in full force to celebrate the power of the goddess. Song, dance and elaborate prayers are carried out with entire communities taking part.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Not many people are aware that Ganesh Chaturthi became a public celebration only in 1893. Today the celebrations are on a much larger scale and take place all over the country, mainly in the state of Maharashtra. The ten day festival is in honour of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, with idols springing up in almost every lane of major cities.

Eid-ul-fitr: Eid-ul-fitr is celebrated in either June or July, according to the Islamic calendar, right after Ramadan, the month of fasting. Communities get together, people offer prayers, and feasts take place to celebrate the end of fasting. In major cities like Mumbai and Delhi, street food stalls spring up, selling kebabs, biryani and other traditional fare.

Cultural Festivals to experience in India

Khajuraho Dance Festival: The ancient temples of Khajuraho are already known for their erotic sculptures but the Khajuraho dance festival is another reason to visit this city. The annual event which takes place in February showcases artists who perform various classical dances. Certain artists and troupes also specialise in fusion dances, merging two or more classical forms or even contemporary forms of dance. Dates for 2017 will soon be updated HERE.

Hornbill Festival: The Hornbill festival is a cultural extravaganza and the largest gathering celebrating the lives of the indigenous tribes of the state of Nagaland. It runs for ten days, with dance, music, art and craft exhibitions, film festivals, concerts, games and a lot more at the Naga Heritage Village, about 10 kilometres away from Kohima. It takes place in the first week of December and usually begins on the first of the month. You can find more details about the festival HERE.

Pushkar Fair: The biggest camel and cattle fair in the country, Pushkar is a popular festival not just for cattle owners, but for photographers and musicians as well. It runs for five days in October or November, depending upon the calendar, beginning with a camel race. It has gained quite a following among tourists across the world and even attracts contemporary musical acts from all over the globe. Read more about the festival HERE.

Rann Utsav: Also known as Kachch festival, this is one of the most popular festivals in the country. This year, it began on November 1st and is scheduled to run till 20th February 2017. Celebrating all sorts of art from the region, it highlights the artistic talents and natural beauty of the state of Gujarat against the backdrop of the Rann of Kachch. You can find more information HERE.

Goa Carnival: Rooted in Portuguese traditions, Goa Carnival is a fun, colourful festival that takes place before Lent. Parades and processions move through major cities in the state, with dancers and performers, and ends in the red and black dance in Clube Nacional in the capital city Panaji. Carnival will run from 25th to 28th February in 2017. For more details, click HERE.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival: The three day Jaisalmer Desert Festival takes place during the winter. The event was specifically set up to promote Rajasthani culture to people from other countries and celebrates the heritage of the state. It is held in February every year, at Sam Sand Dunes, a few kilometres from Jaisalmer. Contests like turban-tying and the moustache competition are extremely popular with tourists. To find out more about this festival, click HERE.

International Kite Festival: Every January, Ahmedabad comes alive with hundreds of kites being flown to celebrate the International Kite Festival. Kites of all shapes, sizes and materials take over the skies – some displaying messages of social importance, others that are positively feats of design and engineering. It is traditionally celebrated on Sankranti in January and is slated to take place between 7th and 14th January in 2017. You can find more details about this festival HERE.

Must attend Music Festivals in India

Ziro Festival of Music: The seven sisters have always been the epicentre for rock and alternative music and Zero Festival of Music in Arunachal Pradesh celebrates this. A fairly new festival, Ziro began in 2012 and has showcased acts like Indus Creed, Madboy, The Supersonics, and some famous local acts. It is held every year, towards the end of September, in Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Indian and international tourists require permits to travel to Arunachal Pradesh so make sure you have this document before you head there. You can read more about the festival HERE.

Sunburn: The biggest music celebration of the year, Sunburn takes place in Goa during New Years’. If you are a fan of electronic music, Sunburn cannot be missed. While the original event takes place in Goa the brand itself is spreading all over the country and even to Sri Lanka and Dubai. Electronic artists from all over grace this much coveted music festival and it has never known to disappoint. You can find out more about Sunburn HERE.

NH7: NH7 travels to multiple cities and is one of the largest music festivals in India. You can catch it at Pune, Delhi, Begaluru, Kolkata, Nagpur, Mysore, Puducherry, Jaipur, Hyderabad or Shillong between October and December. It covers several genres of music so you can’t go wrong with NH7. You can read more about the festival HERE.

Mahindra Blues: Asia’s largest Blues Festival has seen blues legends like Buddy Guy and Joss Stone over the years since its inception in 2011. The two day festival runs every February and will be held on 11th and 12th February in 2017 at the popular Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. More details about the festival HERE. 

Ragasthan: Ragasthan is a most aptly named music festival that takes place on the dunes of the Thar desert. Flea markets, a sports arena, restaurants and bars, and multiple stages lie sprawled over the desert sands near Jaisalmer. Featuring bands like MenWhoPause, Parikrama, and Advaita, Ragasthan is a much awaited event every year. Dates for 2017 have not been announced yet but you can bet the three day festival will pack a punch. You can find out more about Rajasthan HERE.

So we hope you have a great time all around the country. Do share this information with other. 🙂

You will agree that one of the stimulating experiences for a digital nomad is meeting like-minded individuals as it gets quiet lonely for a solo DN traveller with only his laptop for company. In a foreign land, it helps bring a different perspective to life, acceptance of different kinds of people and hence a great learning experience. There are tons of meet-ups that happen globally which can be for purely networking purposes or have an agenda attached to it. Here we list a few for our readers:

Thames Valley Tech & Digital Community: It is a reading-based platform bringing together the fast-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem of Thames Valley’s including tech and digital economy. Founded in April 2013, it already boasts of 653 members with a record 187 Meetups in the past.

Digital Nomads Berlin: A meetup.com group, Digital Nomads Berlin encourages people who love traveling, online marketing and freelancing to attend these meetups. Join this digital nomad community in Cologne! Within a span of a year this 686-member group has already organized 11 meetups with active participation from registered members.

Find a Nomad community: This is a free-for all community wherein details of digital nomads are available; where are they hanging out right now and also enables to check their profiles and reach out to anyone who you’d like to possibly meet up with. Another feature is to add information about your future travel plans, to be able to know beforehand of who shall be in that city to arrange meet-ups with.

Digital Nomad Girls: As the name suggest, these are for female travellers who work while on the go. With their laptop lifestyle, it is essential to exchange ideas with others and hence being a part of this group makes a lot of difference. They customize meetups according to your availability. So if you express about having a meet-up then they will create an event at that location for you. All the best for a girl’s night out with the traveller clan!

Coworking Europe Conference, Brussels, Europe: A coworking conference, this event aims to talk about the differences between coworking and cosharing workspaces, and explore the opportunities available to people who want to get involved in the coworking scene. The attendee can attend this 3 day event at a cost of €225 wherein 50 speakers and panellists will talk on related topics. Check it out this year from November 28–30th.

Which one are you headed to on your travels?

South Asia has often been an area of conflict. Ideological and political differences between countries have lead to unrest over the years. With the shift in world power and the rise of power in South Asian nations, one particular relationship between two countries has grown to play an important role in world events. Indo-Pak relations have kept fluctuating over the years since partition, and once again, the citizens of both the countries find themselves on the brink of escalating tensions. While words get rougher, we need to take a moment to consider how travellers to and from both these countries are going to be affected.

Travel in India and Pakistan

As travel destinations, both India and Pakistan are beautiful. While India has extremely diverse physical landscapes and people, Pakistan has a rich Mughal history and shares the same roots as India as far as ancient civilisations go. The modern border seems to have split these historical sites, making us forget that we have more in common naturally. For purposes of tourism, there is not a considerable exchange of visitors between the two countries, which is not surprising given the violent exchanges between the two countries in history as well as the recent past.

Visas

Visa procedures between both countries is generally tough. Indian nationals get a 30 day tourist visa provided they travel through certain tour operators. However, for the protection of citizens of both countries, requirements may get more stringent. Visas to visit family and friends is easier to obtain but comes with certain restrictions.

Travel in other countries

For both Indian and Pakistani citizens, racism is a problem. While most of the world has a progressive outlook and holds racism in the contempt that it should be held in, racist incidents crop up in the most unexpected places. When an element like terrorism is linked to the countries’ relations, both of them cannot escape having a negative profile to other countries. Tourists are looked at suspiciously, security procedures increase in intensity and in worst cases, incidents of harassment take place.

What travellers can do

Indian and Pakistani travellers are numerous in the world. Many countries have peaceful communities of both who face no problems. It may be a different case for travellers who keep moving. In small places where visitors aren’t common, where you’re from always becomes a topic of conversation. Even during procedure, prejudice does get in the way at times and Indian travellers can find themselves denied visas. If you do find yourself questioned by authorities, it is best to not hide any information. Keep your documents and receipts updated and ready and answer any questions politely. Always try to report to your country’s embassy to find out who you can contact there in case of an emergency. Planning your travel ahead of time would also keep you prepared to answer any questions.

Sadly, tension within countries in South Asia means the whole world begins getting wary of visitors from this region. People derive a collective impression from the travellers, based on region and race and by extent, even to their lifestyle. It may seem there is no way to stop stereotypical thinking from taking root in the world but we can make sure to correct it where we go.

Travelling involves more than taking in the sights. Tourists may visit places to see beautiful things, but travelling includes involving yourself in society. Programmes like volunteering put you deep into situations that the majority of the country faces. An extreme example of this would be to be in a country during the war. Your safety depends on the degree of uncertainty in the country but here are a few steps you can take to ensure your safety:

Visit your embassy: On entering a country in the middle of war, the first trip you make should be to your embassy. Submit an itinerary and contact details for every day of your journey. If you are not aware of emergency procedures, ask for any essential information that you should know in case of any crisis. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to exit the country, the embassy is the safest spot to be. They will recommend a safe place to stay, put you in touch with other citizens of your country, and inform you about flights leaving the country.

Skills: Basic medical emergency procedures like first aid and CPR are skills that every traveller should know regardless of where they are travelling. In high-risk areas, your knowledge of first aid may save lives.

Fake passports: It will be useful to have a camouflage passport, which is a fake passport with a non-existent country stated in details. It is an extreme move and not usually necessary, but journalists who work in war zones are given one to deter abductors.

Training: Many organisations offer basic training courses about what to do in emergency situations.  Such courses cover topics like survival, escape, and protection that can be extremely handy for travellers. Journalists, NGO workers and even corporate workers receive such training especially before visiting high-risk areas. Some of these courses also have weapons training but they can be quite expensive and specialised, and you may need to state a reason for receiving such training explicitly.

Insurance: It is critical to know that medical insurance does not cover the war. Insurance for war-torn countries is sold separately and can often be quite expensive. For corporate travellers, the company usually pays for it, but freelancers should consider it as an important necessity while travelling to high-risk areas.

General safety: Your best source of information in a situation like this is your hotel staff. Before heading out anywhere, make sure to ask them about the condition outside. Check local media as well, to assess how safe it is outside. Do not wander too far off and avoid crowded areas. Stick to areas with security. While moving around in affected areas, be extremely careful of photographing people and places. If the situation escalates, it is safer to stay indoors and get in touch with your embassy.

Most countries that are in a state of war do not advise travellers to visit. However, if you find yourself in a situation where the country you are visiting gets into a state of war, exercise extreme caution and make sure to head to the closest embassy.

As the end of the year 2016 comes closer, nomads need to decide sooner than other travellers where they’re going to spend new years’ eve. Clubs will be full, parties will be booked and before long, you’ll be hunting for accommodation. To get a head start, here are a few suggestions on where you can celebrate new years’ in India:

Gokarna: For the nomads who want to spend the new year festivities with a small group away from the city, head to Gokarna in South Karnataka. Not a very mainstream destination, the quiet beaches are ideal for small groups. It is still advised to book your accommodation in advance since Gokarna is a popular destination with the city folks of Bangalore.

Kasol: Popular at any time, Kasol has a steady stream of psychedelic parties through the year so it shouldn’t be too difficult for one to be on during New years. The Parvati Mystery party during this time seems to be the most energetic happening during this time of the year.

Mumbai: If major parties and dancing are your thing, spending new years’ eve in Mumbai is the place to be. Take your pick from the choicest parties in the most popular areas. They can be quite expensive though so begin saving up now!

Bangalore: Bangalore is where the pub scene reigns so head over there if you’d rather spend your new years’ sitting down rather than dancing. Being a prime destination for music acts, Bangalore will also have some prime gigs around then. Ideal for a group, be sure to make reservations wherever you decide to celebrate.

Hampi: The small historic site slash hippie town is another ideal place to celebrate new years’. Virupapura Gadde, the bank across the main town, has most of the homestays and new year parties are an extension of the regular partying that happens every night. However, you can find quiet places to celebrate the new year as well, just as long as you aren’t being a nuisance to the locals. As always around the holidays, book in advance.

Goa: Goa is pretty much party central so with a good deal of planning and booking in advance, new years’ at Goa is always a blast. You have your pick of beaches, an easy flow of cheap beer and some of the most coveted clubs and active nightlife. New Years’ in Goa couldn’t go wrong!

Jaisalmer: You don’t have to be in the thick of it all to have a good new year party. If you’re looking for peace and solitude, head to Jaisalmer, where you can spend new years in the Thar desert, below the stars. Just be sure to bundle up properly, nights can get pretty freezing, especially in the winter.

Shillong: Shillong has an amazing music scene throughout the year so new years here is bound to be something special. It is quite an underrated place, so if you’re looking to experience a different kind of party scene, Shillong is your best bet. Plus, the enthusiasm after Christmas only increases till new years’, making it one long celebration.

You can ring in the new year anywhere, given that any establishment with a claim to being a hotel throws its own new year party every year. Just remember to celebrate responsibly and book your taxis well in advance!

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Waking up to a sunrise in a different country is what you dream of, don’t you?

The dew on the grass, the birds chirping and the aroma of freshly ground coffee is inspiration enough to make you feel completely alive and start the chores of the day. What if this picture-perfect life comes to a standstill due to an earthquake ripping the city apart that you are currently in?
Yes, nature has its own way to balance everything and with no control over natural disasters we have to accept it. Here is what you can do in case a natural disaster hits the town you are vacationing in:

Even before a disaster strikes: While you are setting foot in a new place, ensure your passport/visa details are given to friends there who can assist in case of a disaster occurs. It is a good idea to download apps that can send SOS messages with a click to your family in case of an emergency situation. Check out Life360, Disaster Alert, Earthquake Alert, etc.

Emergency Essentials: When tragedy strikes, be alert and pick up certain essentials like phone power-bank, wallet, laptop, travel documents and medical supplies in that order before vacating the spot. It is important to always pack your bag in a way that you always pick these at a go and just rush to safe spot!

Smart Reflexes:

  • In case of an earthquake, help yourself by immediately running in an open area wherein no physical thing or building can fall on you. Check out for any wire cables and stay away from them as they can electrocute you.
  • In case of floods, move to a higher area and help others to do so. It is extremely crucial to be away from wires and also switch off any electrical appliances in the vicinity. Hold onto any floating object to stay afloat if the pressure of the water is high.

Support: Once you are safe and sane, it’s time to help others.

  • As people lose their homes and loved ones in natural disasters, they undergo an emotional turmoil which needs immediate attention but is often overlooked. At such a time, we can help these strangers with a few words of encouragement, therapy or medical help, art therapy classes to make them experience a different side to the grim reality. 
  • If you are able and willing, you can help in the relief measures being taken on-ground that can include cleaning debris, being an emotional support for children & senior citizens, provide shelter to others, etc.
  • Being digital nomads, it is easy for us to get help digitally from friends, folks or people willing to help disaster victims. Apart from updating your social media pages about your safety, you can start a Facebook page, start a WhatsApp message chain or broadcast videos of the situation to garner any sort of help. Be specific and ask for monetary help or help in terms of food and basic sanitation items.

As a digital nomad, we can showcase our humane side to the strangers and friends that we have made during our stay in a particular city in case of natural disasters. Be Safe and Keep Exploring.

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