In this week’s episode, I share a few tips on getting started with a nomadic lifestyle and how, despite my initial plans, found myself living full time around the world. https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e4do1s You can listen to the Cocoa Nomad Podcast on the following services: Anchor FM iTunes Spotify Stitcher I'd love to hear from you. Reach … Continue reading The Cocoa Nomad Podcast – #13: Creating Your Nomadic Lifestyle: Part 1
Bag lady, you gon' hurt your back, draggin’ all them bags like that. I guess nobody ever told you all must hold on to is you. Erykah Badu Remote Year ended for me in mid-March. Though the program was officially over in January, I continued to travel with my fellow Battutas, keeping the dream alive … Continue reading What’s In Your Bag?
Consulting: $0 I did pick up consulting work in January but because I use cash basis versus accrual for accounting, it won’t show until next month. I was able to do some work for a former client who is finally shutting down the project but needed some final artifacts delivered. There may be additional work via … Continue reading January 2017 Earnings Report for The Cocoa Nomad
Staying in shape is a challenge regardless of your living/travel situation. It becomes even more difficult if you are constantly changing locations. One of my goals this year was to at least maintain the condition I was in when starting Remote Year. Trying all of the local cuisine (and beverages 😉 )throughout the year , I … Continue reading A Remote Year of Fitness
In the past year, I’ve used many modes of transportation. While the opportunities to speak with pilots, bus drivers or train conductors are rare, Uber drivers are frequently open to conversation. Typically our talks are about our respective hometowns, what the city is like, tips about venues to see and me constantly checking the route to see … Continue reading Uber Drivers Are Side Hustle Inspiration
I've now gone out three times to find products to source for retail arbitrage (RA) via Amazon FBA. I'd heard about it on a few seller podcasts/YouTube vids and wanted to see firsthand what the experience was like. I've decided to provide some answers to questions that I had when I started. Perhaps they can … Continue reading My Retail Arbitrage Experience
I left my job of 3 years in April to focus on developing my own apps and exploring other ways of making a living. I was burnt out and needed a sabbatical. Six months later, I'm looking to pass the mantle of President of Team Hangout to someone else on Remote Year and get back … Continue reading Thinking of a Master Plan
When I started this Remote Year, I thought that I would be frequently blogging my experiences, keeping everyone updated on my travels. I also thought I would still be working at my job, and returning to the States at the end. It’s amazing how much can change in a year. In an effort to reignite … Continue reading Where Have You Been?
As my departure date quickly approached, my stress level increased as did my apathy for preparation. I've never been big on planning but I'd become even less so as it became clear that I really just wanted to leave my old life behind and start fresh with a new journey. But before I could embark on … Continue reading The Hardest Goodbye
It is the end of a calendar year and normally I would post a list of places in the US that I intend to visit in the coming year: conferences, festivals and other events that attract my interest. In less than 30 days, I‘ll be embarking on a journey that will take me to at … Continue reading Context Switch