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Luca here greeting you from Spain 🇪🇸
Let’s dive right into a big question I’ve been wrestling with recently:
Should we plan our travels, or just wing it?
When I started out as a digital nomad, I was Mr. Spontaneity. It was all about the thrill of waking up and thinking, “Where to next?”
But let me tell you, it wasn’t always a bed of roses. I ended up in some sticky situations - like scrambling for a quiet café in a crowded touristy island. And the cost of last-minute flights and hotels? Ouch. That hurts 🤕
This year, I decided to flip the script. I planned everything - a new country each month. Sound foolproof, right?
Well, not so much. Life loves throwing curveballs, doesn’t it? Take Morocco, for example. An earthquake there wasn’t just a schedule hiccup; it hit me deep. Then there were times I had to rush home for family or work emergencies called me back to my nomad base.
Here’s what I figured: in our nomadic life, there’s no perfect plan. You can’t map out every step, but you also can’t leave it all to chance. It’s all about balance. You’ve got to be flexible enough to switch gears but have some sort of plan to keep your passion for travel and your work life in harmony.
So, my fellow nomads, here’s my two cents:
Plan a bit, but stay ready for surprises.
Remember, rolling with the punches is part of the adventure. Let’s keep living this nomadic life to the fullest, but maybe with a bit of a roadmap in our back pockets.
I hope this hits home as you figure out your own travel rhythm. Here’s to a week of getting stuff done and having a blast while you’re at it!
Catch you in the next update,
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