What books, blogs or other resources would you recommend for someone considering this lifestyle change?

Questions & AnswersCategory: AdviceWhat books, blogs or other resources would you recommend for someone considering this lifestyle change?
Sean Tierney Staff asked 1 year ago

What are the formative videos, blogs, books, people, etc that have shaped your thinking around moving towards being a location independent worker? Are there any widely-held misconceptions or unintuitive things you learned from the process?

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Sean Tierney Staff answered 1 year ago

I highly recommend the book, Vagabonding by Rolf Potts as a first read. It will get you fired up for the experience and once you have sufficient motivation to make the leap, everything else can be made to work and just falls into place. There was a guy in our Remote Year group, Eddie Contento, who has a YouTube channel that is pretty fantastic and worth watching. First-hand blogs from nomadic workers who have taken the leap then documented it are a great primary source to learn about the good & bad of this lifestyle. I run the site RemoteYearBlogs.com that is an aggregator for bloggers from this particular program. It’s got a bunch of non-sugar-coated, primary source info. Other than that I recommend reaching out to people who have done it (and obviously taking the full Nomad Prep course here ;-). Most travelers are super approachable and willing to share their experiences with people considering making the leap.