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December 17, 2014 791

How I Afford to Travel… And You May Not Like What I’m Going To Say

in Conscious Nomads Blog by Guest Blogger
If you watch the videos with Conscious Nomads posted on this site, you will notice the one piece of advice in common, when asked how to get started traveling is, "just do it." This article by Kate Repetto is a bit more encouragement along those lines. Many are feeling the urge to get out and experience the world and share their gifts and talents with the wider community. JUST DO IT! >>>>> The honest truth – I never have the money I need to travel, but I buy the ticket anyway. I’ve realized that money comes and goes, but the more I make, the harder it is to part with it and weirdly, the less I have, the easier it becomes to budget. I don’t do that saving account, checking account, travel account thing either. I am not rational. I am extreme. I want to travel and so I do. There is no in… Read More
Photo: Murad Osmann
February 02, 2014 960

(Do) Date a Girl Who Travels

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A couple of days ago I reposted an article titled, "Don't Date a Girl Who Travels." It was a satiricle look at how it might be difficult for some to be with a person who is so wild and free. The blog post I excerpt below by Stephabroad uses the same format and is in response to the first one. It takes a more positive approach and I present it as a contrast for your enjoyment. • • • • • Date a girl who travels She is the one with the sun kissed skin and lightly scattered freckles. A sense of wellness radiates around her, paired with plump healthy skin and a twinkle in her eye. Date a girl who travels. She is less materialistic. She doesn’t dote on possessions but rather treasured experiences. Expensive presents are unnecessary, rather give her photographs she can have with her at all… Read More
Don't Date a Girl Who Travels?
January 31, 2014 886

Don't Date a Girl Who Travels

in Conscious Nomads Blog by Guest Blogger
Wild thing... There she goes cruzing down Jalan Raya on a motorbike, hair blowing in the wind (no helmet for her) short skirt tucked in between her legs and the edges fluttering as she swerves in, out, and around traffic in central Ubud. There are also many other versions of the "Girl Who Travels," all over the globe, that aren't living quite so much on the edge as what is depicted in the blog post below, but they'll still probably be a challenge for anyone who wants to tame or control them. This blog post is a fun read, and not far from the truth in many ways, except that most of the wild women I've met while traveling are spiritually centered and grounded in their truth, they aren't fueled by unbridled rebellion, but a yearning for expanded awareness and new experiences. We call them… Read More
This could be you?
January 24, 2014 883

Why Moving Abroad is the Best Work Hack Ever

in Conscious Nomads Blog by Guest Blogger
This is a blog post by Sarah Hansen. There are lots of reasons for moving, or traveling long-term, abroad. Sarah points out quite a few that we agree are big positives. There is also the shadow side, like crappy internet, traffic, and questionable food and water, so it'a not always 100% paradise, but it can sure feel like it at times. • • • • • It seems crazy, doesn’t it? You pack up and leave the bulls eye of business in America for the sole purpose of growing your company in the Latin tropics. Who does that? Why leave the glistening sidewalks of Wall Street for steamy rain forest mountain trails? It sounds like insanity, but then again, most brilliance starts out that way. More entrepreneurs are embracing exactly this strategy. Why? Because they found a new culture was just the catalyst… Read More
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December 14, 2013 1778

Everyone Says I'm Running Away

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This is a blog post by Matthew Kepnes that has gone viral. There are lots of reasons why people travel indefinitely, and this is an entertaining post on one man's perspective. • • • • • When I started traveling, my dad asked what I’m running away from. My mother constantly wants to know when I will “settle down” and join the “real world”. Someone once commented on my blog and told me to stop running away and live life. There was even a blog called “Mom says I’m Running Away” once. I’m not sure why, but there is this perception out there that anyone who travels long-term and isn’t interested in settling down or getting a conventional job must be running away from something. They are just trying to “escape life.” The general opinion is that traveling is something everyone should do — that… Read More
December 03, 2013 931

Global Web Index: Which Countries are the Worst and the Best

in Conscious Nomads Blog by Bram Larrick
Every year the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) releases it's report on the rankings of countries in relation to access, freedom and openness, relevant content, and the empowerment of it's people. The composit results determine the overall rankings for each country. This information is important for Conscious Nomads so we can take the steps necessary to have uninterrpted internet no matter which country we are traveling to. (it may require virtual private networks (VPS) or proxy servers to accomplish, but these are often best configured in countries without strict policies, before setting out on your journey) Here's an excerpt from the article on Mashable. • • • • • In its own words, the report assesses how the web empowers people not only to receive information, but also to voice their… Read More
November 12, 2013 944

Conscious Nomads are the Pollinators of the Human Population

in Conscious Nomads Blog by Bram Larrick
At this critical time on the planet there are lots of necessary, even vital, roles conscious people are playing. Earlier today I was reading one of Jim Channon's Facebook threads that was talking about how important it is for people to get an acre of land and begin tending a vegetable garden as a way to insure our survival. (what with Fukushima, GMOs and countless other disasters impacting our health and food supplies.) I think this is really important work, and for a moment or two I was beginning to feel a little 'less than' seeing as how I'm living a mobile life style (currently) in Bali and don't have a plot of land in which to invest my time and energy. There are more and more organic farmers here all the time, but I'm not self-sufficient in this regard. I've been here in the magical… Read More
Symbiosis Gatherings
October 25, 2013 898

Why Attending Transformational Music Festivals is a Little Like World Travel

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This post from Ryan Wren Barret showed up in my Facebook feed after Symbiosis Festival and speaks to why I feel music festival goers often have a similar mindset as world travelers. When you are dropped into an environment that is foreign to your everyday life, it asks you to be present in ways that can expand your awareness into the matrix where the possibility for connection and magic is more available. By: Ryan Wren Barret Symbiosis Gathering: My last Festival with a capital F for 2013. Going in, I was completely DONE with festivals. I was starting to feel a little jaded even. I didn’t go to Burning Man this year: I had stuff to do. Between a consistent run of workshops – both at bigger events and self-organized – and a beautiful and demanding personal life, 2013 has been packed. I was… Read More

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Nomads: Embracing location independence as a lifestyle

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What is This? is a resource for anyone who is attracted to the location independent lifestyle. From Music Festival goers to world travelers, if you want to expand your circle of friends; knowledge of places, people and things; and increase the potential for income you can earn from anywhere in the world, then this is a stellar resource for you.

What is the Matrix? 

As I've traveled to transformational music festivals (transitory towns), and to pockets of consciousness around the world, I've noticed that many of the people I am interacting with have a noticeably different quality about them.  

As I observed this over time, as people came and went, an understanding crystalized for me that we Conscious Nomads are creating a new virtual territory (an energetic field, a collective, a matrix, a hologram) that extends beyond nation-state borders and historically accepted boundaries, and encompasses the entire planet.