Building communities of friends as a digital nomad

Last year was an exciting year because I lived in so many interesting places.

  • 5 months: January-May in Tucson, AZ.
  • 1 month: June (my vacation month). About a week each with friends in Seattle, San Francisco, Omaha, Boston, and Martha’s Vineyard.
  • 3 months: July-September in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2 months: October-November: Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • 1 month: December. Visiting friends in San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, and Brattleboro, Vermont.

It was fun to live in so many places, including those where I don’t speak the language (Hungary and Thailand). After such an adventurous year, I felt the need to chill out and relax a bit by staying in the U.S. Continue reading “Building communities of friends as a digital nomad”

October and November in Chiang Mai as a digital nomad

If you’re a digital nomad, you know that Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations for nomads to work and live. A very low cost of living, combined with modern amenities and tasty Thai food are some of the reasons digital nomads come here. And because it’s so popular, many groups have formed for socializing and networking. Continue reading “October and November in Chiang Mai as a digital nomad”

How to make friends and enjoy your social life as a digital nomad

Sonja & David
My friend David with his daughter, Sonja. Hanging out with them in Portland.
When I tell people about my life as a digital nomad, questions I often hear are, “don’t you get lonely?” and “How do you stand going to a place where you don’t know anyone?”

My answer is: not so far, and it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with old friends and make new friends. The world is small.

Here’s how it works. Continue reading “How to make friends and enjoy your social life as a digital nomad”