Check Your Passport Privilege

I’m about to get controversial here and write about travel and privilege. I’m a strong believer in the fact that travel is about so much more than just ticking countries and sights off a list. There’s a tremendous amount of privilege that goes in to being able to country-hop, ticking wonders of world off your … Continue reading Check Your Passport Privilege

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Digital Nomads and the Future of Work

I’ve said this before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but the 9-to-5 is dead. Given today’s technologies, the 9-to-5 static office model has become obsolete for many industries. For example, many tech companies already have teams of software developers around the world, so it’s just a matter of restructuring your company to keep … Continue reading Digital Nomads and the Future of Work

Packing for Long-Term Travel

Ok so here’s the thing. If you’re a new reader, hi my name is Hanna (Bubu Backpacks) and I’m a nomadic freelance web developer. I’ve been semi-nomadic for the past three months and if everything falls into place, I’ll be making the jump to traveling full time very soon. As I’m working towards that date, it’s been a whole process to narrow down what I need to / can bring with me on the road. I don’t know about you, but I suck at packing (true story one time I went home for winter break (like four weeks) and forgot to pack SHIRTS.)

Blockchain, Digital Nomads, and the Future of the Nation-State

For those of you who have been regularly reading my blog, this is a bit of a departure from my usual topics, but it’s one that I think will play an important role, not only in the future of travel but in the future of global governance. As technology continues to advance, the world economy … Continue reading Blockchain, Digital Nomads, and the Future of the Nation-State

Backpacker Culture: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Anyone who has ever stayed in a hostel can attest that they attract a certain crowd. While they’re relatively mainstream in European culture, hostels are only beginning to gain popularity in the United States. Unlike our European cousins, Americans are unaccustomed to cramped quarters and sharing space, and the concept of accessible international travel for young Americans has only really exploded within in the last 20 years.

Stuff: On Leaving and What’s Really Important

Packing up my life and preparing for life on the road has forced me to think about what physical, material possessions I really need to keep and what else is just clutter, taking up unnecessary space in my apartment and my life. Aside from a week’s worth of clothes, my laptop, my camera equipment, my … Continue reading Stuff: On Leaving and What’s Really Important