Unlocked, no-contract iPhone + Skype + Google Voice = good solution for digital nomads

As I was preparing for living in Mexico for six months, I began to research the options for using my iPhone there, without paying astronomical fees.

It took a lot of research, but I finally found a solution that works well for me. Since many of you have asked, I’ll write about it here. This solution may not work for everyone, but some aspects of it may be useful for you, depending on your situation. Continue reading “Unlocked, no-contract iPhone + Skype + Google Voice = good solution for digital nomads”

Why I put my photos into several different social media sites

I like using various social media sites for my photos. Why? A few reasons. I have different followers on each network, so it gets the photos out to more people. Each social network has different advantages and people use them in different ways. All of these provide more ways for people to find my blog, my ebooks, the online courses I teach, and other work. Also, it’s fun!

Oaxaca photos in Instagram for iPhone
Some Oaxaca photos in Instagram iPhone app

Here’s my flow:

  1. I take photos with my iPhone (they get backed up automatically to iCloud and Dropbox).
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  3. I lay around on the couch or in bed and look through photos on my iPhone, upload some of them to Instagram (with interesting filters). This is relaxing and fun.
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  5. A script I turned on in IFFT automatically copies all my Instagram photos into Flickr.
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Two gadgets that make life easier as a digital nomad

Those of you who know me, know I love gadgets! I buy them, try them, use them, sell them… a constant stream of techie gadgets flows through my life.

Here are two that I’m really glad I bought recently, because they are useful for my “location-flexible life!”

1. ZuniConnect Travel Router
ZuniConnect travel router

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2. HMDX Audio JAM Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

HDMX Audio JAM Bluetooth Speaker

First let’s talk about the router. Have you ever been somewhere where the wifi just wasn’t strong enough? Maybe you had to move around to different locations within a room to get enough signal bars? This device solves that. Continue reading “Two gadgets that make life easier as a digital nomad”