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Internet on the Road: Where should you avoid traveling to?

internet speeds by country

Infrastructure is the stuff you don’t see in the travel brochures, often the factors that don’t effect tourists but are vital to the longer term traveler. So, here’s a list of internet download speeds by country.

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Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 8:09 am

How Recruiting a Virtual Assistant can Power Up your Location Independent Lifestyle

life is much better with a VA looking after the details

If you travel and run a business you might want to consider hiring the services of a VA (virtual assistant). I’ve done this successful on a number of occasions and it can really help with settling into a country, especially if you plan to stay some amount of time.

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Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

How Setting Goals Helps You Reach Your Travel Dreams

Goals travel

Everything in your life right now was the result of an idea you once had. If you want to create change, you have to plant the seed in your mind first.

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Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 19:45 pm

The Location Independent Lifestyle: Install these 7 Apps on Your Phone

travel apps

From translators to apps to sign official documents on your smartphone, here are the 7 travel apps I use and recommend.

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Last updated: November 17, 2014 at 23:21 pm

Decision Time: What is More Important – Time or Money?

Time or money

The fruits of your decision may take a long time to flourish but every day from here onwards you are moving forward. Every day, you get closer. Even small steps taken every day can yield massive results in the long term. Take the first step. If you want it enough, the detail will fall into place

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Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 19:45 pm

How Dropbox Can Help You Become Location Independent

dropbox location independent

Dropbox allows you to back up files on your computer to a remote hard drive. Rather than those USB pen drives or external storage you may use to save your important files and photos, Dropbox backs up everything automatically to its server.

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Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

How I Use Mail Scanning Services to Stay Connected While Traveling the World

virtual mailbox redirection services

If you want to send me a postcard, send it to Switzerland because that’s where my mailbox is. One of the concerns people have with leaving for any extended period of time is getting mail. Even in the modern age of email, important documents from banks, tax authorities and local governments still come in old fashioned paper envelopes. One solution to this is a mail scanning service.

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Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

Listen to 4 Chapters from My New Audiobook Free

Get Up and Go Travel the World

Listen to 4 chapters of my new audiobook free, read by yours truly. Get Up and Go Travel the World!

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Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

How to Travel the World Without Paying a Penny on Accommodation: Amirah Cook (Barefoot Radio 19)

amirah cook cool young history

Let’s face it, travel can be an expensive business. Flights, hotels, eating out – it all adds up. By my own calculations, just the accommodation part of travel is between 50 and 70% of your monthly living expenses. So, when someone tells you how you can effectively reduce that budget by 70%, it’s worth listening isn’t it? In today’s radio show, Amirah Cook from Cool Young History talks about how they travel without spending a cent on accommodation.

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Last updated: November 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

The Barefoot Journal Wanderlust Photo Competition

The Best Swing in the World? Gilli Islands, Indonesia

So, I asked followers of The Barefoot Journal to tag their best travel photos for this week with #barefootjournal, and the results were pretty amazing. I have to shortlist the 10 best photos of the lot. It was a difficult decision, but here’s my favorites!

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Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 8:41 am