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Working Remotely from Oslo

Hello, happy Saturday! I just got back from Oslo, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what it’s like to work there.  When most people think about hopping on a plane and working remotely for a few weeks, they think of Chiang Mai, Budapest, Berlin… not Oslo.  I get it; I was thinking the same thing before I arrived. Last year I spent a few months working while traveling (Manchester, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon).  I was supposed to stay in Oslo for two days, just to catch my flight back to Chicago. When I went to leave for my flight home, I realized that I was staying at a hotel at the wrong airport.  I had flown into the main airport in Oslo.  My flight out of Norway was so far that It would have cost me the price of another plane ticket home ($400 USD…I’m great…

24 Hours with a Digital Nomad: Maia Hariton

Current Location: Boston, Massachusetts Home Town: Paris, France Why did you become a digital nomad? My husband and I used to work in San Francisco as software engineers. The goal was to get as much experience as we could to start working remotely and traveling the world. I wanted to be able to work remotely while traveling. I was also interested in working for myself, manage my own hours, and work on projects I was interested in. How do you make a living as a digital nomad? Since November 2015, we have been working as freelancers. Building websites, hybrid phone applications, and now VR projects! I have started my own development agency, Cassiopeia, and work with multiple clients on a regular basis. The work ranges from individuals needing a website to a small business needing rebranding. What is your schedule like? I woke up at 8:30 am because I went…

24 Hours with a Digital Nomad: Gigi Griffis

Current Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia Home Town: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA Why did you decide to become a digital nomad? Honestly, I did it because I needed to on a soul-level. I was living in Denver, working my butt off, and fighting off some serious depression and anxiety (later diagnosed as Adjustment Disorder). At some point, I realized that I needed change – in a big way. I needed a change of scenery, a place to reset, a way to jostle myself out of everything going on inside my head and change my focus. I was already freelancing full-time, already working with clients around the US and rarely ever required to be in person in an office, so when I realized traveling while working was an option, I also realized that it might be exactly what I needed. About 6 – 8 months later, I locked up my rental house for…