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In the digital nomad community, hubs have formed to enable the emerging mobile workforce to baseline their expenses and gather together, with the latter being an important quality in an often lonely line of work. While places like Chiang Mai, Medellin, and Berlin have formed the first generation of meccas for our fellow roving laptop jockeys, new centers are beginning to form as more people join our ranks. What up and coming places are hot this year? These places are on track to become digital nomad hubs for 2015, so if you are traveling close by to these locales, be…

Managing your money

For many young people, the months following graduation from high school or college are spent searching for employment, temporary or otherwise. For some, however, there is the lure of adventure and discovery, and the next stop after school ends is to begin seeing the world and traveling. Whatever the theme of the trip, whether for volunteer work, exploration or simply a chance to spend time in a foreign country, the first successful long term trip or gap year that a young person undertakes begins with proper planning of the budget. Planning a gap year budget Though there are certainly exceptions,…

Studying at university can get pretty hectic; you’re setting your own path through the academic world, potentially living on your own terms out of home, undertaking some sort of internship or work experience, balancing a job – all the while trying to get your assessment in on time. Fortunately, all of this is forgotten about as soon as the semester break kicks in. It’s a chance to unwind, catch up on all those missed episodes of Game of Thrones, and head away on an overseas adventure. If the latter sounds like you, here are the top destinations for students to…

Relaxation is the true meaning of a holiday. Whilst some go away to party until the early hours, never seeing the light of day, some go to live it up in theme parks for two weeks, exhausted at the end of every evening, and others go for adventure, trekking up mountains and walking for miles, I prefer to kick back, chill-out and watch the world go by. Work can be stressful, and dreaming of endless oceans, white sand between your toes and the glistening sun caressing our skin is what gets most of us through a dark, depressing winter; I…

Macchu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the ancient Inca city discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 in Peru. Known as the City of the Incas, Machu Picchu sits 7,000 feet above sea level and is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Alright, now that we’ve knocked out all the things you already knew about Machu Picchu, it’s time to dig a little deeper (something Bingham himself might have appreciated.) Let’s take a look at five things you probably didn’t already know about Peru’s most popular tourist destination. 1. Hiram Bingham Was A Kept…