Pharmacist going travel developer to explore the world and to live a fearless life.
Current Location: Medellin, Colombia
A Better Life for Half the Price by Tim Leffel – One of my favorite books since I started researching this Digital Nomad lifestyle. I really enjoyed learning about how the grass is a little bit greener on the other side if you’re willing to let go of a first world conveniences. By pulling in dollars and spending in pesos, it’s easier to have more free time to do what matters: living life. Tim gives a breakdown of the standard of living, food, infrastructure, useful resources, and tons of other goodies. Would definitely recommend you start with this book for some inspiration.
The World’s Cheapest Destinations by Tim Leffel – Another favorite by the same author as the first book. This book will help you figure out where to travel for cheap without necessarily having the goal of settling in that country. Again, tons of great breakdowns and easy to read.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo – A beautiful fable about a young Andalusian boy who seeks to travel the world. Through his travels, he learns the incredible wonders and mysticism of the world. The book represents for me the burning desire to live life at the fullest and a justification for my wanderlust.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes – A realistic travel hacking account for you to check out. Matt has been traveling for a long time and recorded all of the travel tricks of the trade so your travel is even better. He spreads his wealth across a little bit of everything including tips for saving on activities & flights, finding the right credit card, and regions of the world to check out. Really fun read!
Getting Out by Mark Ehrman – If you need a solid reference source for settling in another country, this is definitely a good place to start. The book covers the crucial aspects that you need to know in easy, organized categories. It will talk about visas, infrastructure, culture, religion, and many other topics. This is a great reference to pair with Tim Leffel’s A Better Life book.
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts – A relatively antiquated book but still a good read. There was a reason why Tim Ferriss got his inspiration to base his 4-Hour Work Week on. Lots of a good travel advice and discussions about digital nomadism. The resources could use an update but some of them still work great.