Some nomads are looking for a different way of exploring the world.
They long for adventure, sailing the seas, living by the tides and always looking for the next port to call home.

Meet Marte, Full-time Nomadic Sailor and Front Stack Engineer

Photo by: Iswanto Arif

Information covered in this article:

  • Tools and resources to figure out where you can travel to
  • Evaluating location options
  • What you’ll need to prepare beforehand
  • What to expect while traveling
  • How to stay connected and get help
  • Staying safe and healthy.

I’ve done quite a lot of traveling during the pandemic.
I did two trips back and forth to Europe, and am currently on a flight back to Denver from Costa Rica. I’m not alone. A core group of nomads has continued to travel during the pandemic, to the extent possible. For many of them, going back to their “home country” wasn’t a real possibility…

A few weeks ago, we published an article talking about the recently launched Barbados Welcome Stamp Visa that allowed remote workers to live and work on the island for 12 months. Since then, we have seen more countries creating new policies that legally allow remote workers to stay within their borders.

Until now, digital nomads had been navigating the vague silver lining of tourist visas when it came to legally entering a country and working remotely for a company outside of its frontiers. However, the COVID pandemic and the change of paradigm in the workforce from on-site to remote has…

Kazbegi National Park

The Remotely from Georgia is a state program designed for freelancers, remote employees and entrepreneurs who want to live and work without restrictions in Georgia.

Cris Torres has been a digital nomad since 2016, and is one of the first remote workers to get the Barbados Welcome Stamp. We asked her to share her experience with how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed her lifestyle and why she decided to apply for the Barbados Welcome Stamp, and most importantly — how can you get it too? Cris is also one of the researchers behind Flatten the Curve, a resource intended to keep the nomad community up to date with the travel regulations and the coronavirus status of every country in the world.

This year started in…

TL;DR Nomads are ready to start up their travels again. It’s possible. You’ll just need some creativity, flexibility, and diligence.

It seems almost impossible that, as remote work has exploded overnight, nomading is more difficult than it has been in years. While the effect of COVID-19 on travel is not surprising, it certainly is not a welcome change for a community that values freedom of mobility above all else.
Most nomads were faced with difficult decisions at the start of the pandemic.
Do you evacuate home, or stay abroad? There was and is no correct answer.

What’s important moving forward…

It’s safe to say that everyone connected with the travel industry (as well as many others, of course) has had an exciting few weeks, to say the least.

Nearly every day, our community is presented with a new challenge that seems almost impossible to overcome. Nomads around the world have been put in a uniquely difficult position abroad.

We know this because we felt the responsibility of coming up with a simple way to explain complicated insurance policy details to thousands of people in distress. Everyone was asking what is covered, and the answer depended on location and on travel…

What does “flattening the curve” mean?

Well, it’s a pandemic. Without an organized global effort, the world has failed to stop the spread of COVID-19. If it’s not where you live currently, it’s coming. The growth of the virus is exponential, and even with a low death rate, the pandemic is wreaking havoc on communities around the world. Still, there is quite a lot of hope for optimism. Some locations, governments and communities have done an incredible job at slowing the spread.
This is what the world is now focused on: slowing the spread of Coronavirus (i.e. ‘flattening the curve’).


Why is this so important?

There are two specific reasons we…

COVID-19 has arrived. Unfortunately, that is likely a true statement regardless of where you are reading this from. If the virus itself hasn’t affected you, the effects of it likely have. I’ll start off by saying this article has nothing to do with the virus itself, and it’s all my opinion. A lot of us spent much of the weekend listening to a 24-hour news cycle while brainstorming innovative toilet paper replacements. What is life anymore? Needless to say, I think that it would do us all some good to pay attention to how our health is doing apart from…

Obstacles you are likely to encounter while working remotely, and how to overcome them — coming from a 100% remote team.

Even if you haven’t been affected by the actual Coronavirus (Covid-19), you’ve probably been affected by the spread of the news. Most notably, many companies, including Facebook, Amazon and Twitter, are encouraging their employees to work from home. After years of trying to convince their employers to let them ditch the office, the global workforce has had remote work thrust upon them.

The result is the world’s largest, semi-mandatory experiment in remote work. This is exciting, but the stakes…


Building a global safety net that offers travel medical insurance and global health insurance for remote companies and individuals.

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