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
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
The idea of being to live and work from anywhere in the world is attractive to many, who have chosen to become digital nomads and wander the world as laptop warriors. It seems like the perfect lifestyle - no rent, no commute time, the freedom to work from the beach every day, yet it does … Continue reading Gentrification on a Global Scale
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.
Hello, world! I know I’ve been MIA for the last few months, and it’s been a whirlwind. Three months ago, I sold 95 percent of my belongings, downsized my life to fit in a 45L backpack, and moved from Washington DC back home to Chicago to focus and prepare for my next great adventure. I’ve … Continue reading Hanna Becomes a Digital Nomad
Hi everyone! As we begin 2018, I can’t help but get excited to plan the trips I’ll be taking this year. As you know from my previous posts, 2018 is the year that I hope to become fully remote and take my job on the road with me so I can adventure FULL TIME 🙂 … Continue reading 18 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit in 2018
This post is part of a series documenting the path that led me to become a digital nomad. Harper’s Ferry marks the approximate halfway point on the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. It is home to an adorable Industrial-era village that played a key role in the American Civil War. It is conveniently located a short train … Continue reading Life Lessons from the Appalachian Trail
Hi everyone, and welcome! My name is Hanna (Bubu Backpacks), and I started this blog as a way to document my journey from a 9-to-5 corporate slave (albeit for a company that I do love) to a full-time digital nomad, so I can travel the world as I work. At the time of … Continue reading Deciding to Become a Digital Nomad: My Story