The Top 5 Digital Nomad YouTube Vloggers

Blogging may not be dead but there’s a good case to be argued that vlogging, video blogging, is where the world is heading. So we thought we’ll introduce you to the best digital nomad YouTube Vloggers from around the world, who have commendable in living adventure every day!

Video blogging allows people to capture the actual moment that something takes place and then to share it with their audience. This is fantastic for digital nomads who are traveling the world and looking to better communicate their new and strange experiences with their audiences back home. Video adds a dimension to things that the written word simply can’t emulate.

These five digital nomad vloggers are the people at the top of their game in this field. Millions of people have watched and learned from them and their travel experiences. Maybe you’ll enjoy sharing their experiences or maybe they will inspire you to become a master vlogger yourself?

5 Best digital nomad YouTube Vloggers

Mr Ben Brown

Ben is a filmmaker and documentary producer so it might not come as a surprise that he doesn’t have a website when he can use YouTube. He is also has a great Instagram account for his photography work.

Brown spends a lot of his time traveling back and forth between the UK and South Africa but his work has a much broader remit than that. His Arctic videos in particular show a slice of life that most of us will never be able to experience. You can understand from watching them why Ben feels they are among the most exciting days of his life.

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Vagabrothers

The Vagabrothers have gone full YouTube only and they run a very popular channel which is kind of dedicated to showcasing destinations that they’ve been to. Think the stuff of travel TV channels of days gone by with a slightly younger more irreverent perspective and you’ll be there.

Vagabrothers is a compound word of Vagabond and brothers and they are real life brothers, Marko & Alex Ayling. We’re not so sure about the “vagabonds” part as they both look too well dressed to pull that off.  Their most popular video to date is a rundown of their travel packing hacks.

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Christopher the Freelancer

Christopher Dodd begun his digital nomad journey two years ago and quickly realized there was a gap in the digital nomad scene. He decided to turn his freelancer-coding website into a one-stop resource for others looking to start their own nomadic journey.

Most of the content that Christopher produces is on his well-established YouTube channel and with one of his most recent videos scooped over 110,000 viewers.

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If you’re an aspiring digital nomad, new into your journey or looking for some advice and tips, you can download a copy of the free digital nomad guide on his website.

Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat may be the most popular of all the digital nomad travel vloggers. He’s run up more than 100 million views on his YouTube videos and they show off a broad cross-section of the places and things Casey has done. He’s very much focused on experiences in new places and there’s some really crazy stuff in his channel.

The videos of him snowboarding along with the NYPD on the streets of New York take some real beating.  Incredibly he never went to film school or attended any form of professional education for his film work. He uses some standard off the shelf equipment and his imagination to capture his vision to share with the world.

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Pyscho Traveller

Pyscho Traveller, also known as Aly, is from Birmingham, England, who has been travelling the world for three years.

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Aly’s videos showcase her weekly life on the road as a digital nomad, the people she meets, the food tasted and the highs and low to living a digital nomad life. Aly’s channel is more than just travel, it’s a platform to inform and inspire people of all ages to live the life they want to live.

Aly also appeared on Chris The Freelancer’s YouTube Channel, talking about how viable a career as a travel vlogger is.

Compared to most other areas of digital nomad self-promotion, logging is still very much under-utilized. While there are definitely some stars like the names above, there is also plenty of potential for new stars to be born without having to fight for attention.

So, you might want to keep that in mind when you’re weighing up your digital nomad career options.

Top 5 Digital Nomad Families

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If you thought that digital nomad life was a walk in the park, try doing it with children in tow. You’d be surprised just how many people are doing exactly that now and today we bring you the top 5 digital nomad families from across the world.

They’re not just working and traveling but they’re raising their children on the road too.

Now, there’s no excuse for you not to book your ticket and get moving with your own plans.

Travel Bohemian

A Mum, a Dad, and 3 amazing boys dropped out of the American rat race seven years ago in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle. After simplifying their life and selling their crap, they spent a few years exploring Central America before heading to Southeast Asia.

Traveling and living with kids in exotic locations, home-schooling the three boys, and working as digital nomads has taught many life lessons. They are on a mission to continue to share their experiences to encourage others to attempt a life of forever adventure.

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The Nomadic Family

Kobi, Gabi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai are the 5 members of The Nomadic Family. They’re all originally from Jerusalem in Israel and it was Kobi’s (dad’s) dream to see the world but Gabi (mum) says that she’s a free-spirit and that she was as inspired by the idea too. They say that life as a family on the road is, “Messy, ugly, colourful, very noisy; sometimes quiet, painful, enlightening, bittersweet, often divine and peaceful.”

Typical posts include this one on “The Non-Christmas Revelations of an Un-Traveler-Nomadic World Travel at Home.

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Digital Nomad With Kids

Digital Nomad With Kids is a family project run by Nanouk (mum), Joost (dad) and their young children Roan and Evi. They say their mission is to help other families break into the digital nomad lifestyle because they love it so much and have found that there are many other families who’d like to get started in the life, they just don’t know how to do so.

They left home, the Netherlands, back in 2015 and have been gone ever since. They travel slowly as a family and they live an RV to give themselves the continuity of “a home” while they travel.  A good post to get going with their blog is “5 eye opening moments of a newbie digital nomad with kids.”

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Where’s Sharon?

Where’s Sharon claims to be the most popular family travel blog online. We don’t know if that’s true but what we do know is that their blog is without a doubt one of the most resourceful blogs we’ve ever seen by anyone.

There’s a ton of country specific information on working and traveling with your family in every country they’ve visited as a family – and it’s a lot of countries. Sharon and her family are from Australia and they’ve lived and worked all over Asia and Europe as well as Australasia. Looking to the future Sharon and family are expecting to spend time in the Americas as well as Africa!

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Sharon and her husband Joshua are accompanied by their three children every time that they go anywhere. Their posts are full of useful information like this one, “Complete Guide to the Top 20 Things to do in Phuket with Kids.”

Raising Miro

A Mum and a son left their home in 2009 for a one year trip. Now on their eighth year of travel, 25 countries and many personal changes later, Lainie & Miro continue to travel at a slow pace, They enjoy living a possession-free-lifestyle, volunteering and learning about the world.

Often you will hear Lainie say “we are blessed to be accidental in-schoolers” and has become and an advocate for “life learning” at any age. Lainie & Miro describe their greatest accomplishment as the ability to participate in the world without fear.

They’ve even paired up and spoke at a TedX event: http://www.raisingmiro.com/about/

So there you have it, 5 nomadic digital families, who have embraced the challenges of working and traveling as digital nomads and are living up to that challenge with their families.

Who knows, if you take the first steps with your family today, we could be reading about you in a year’s time?

Also, check out our pick of the 5 Best Digital Nomad YouTube Vloggers around the world for some more inspiration!

15 Hidden Gems in Croatia

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Here at GoGo Places we like to think that we know a little bit about Croatia as it’s the country we are opening up first to visitors around the world. That puts us in the right place not just to talk about the quality of life, the beautiful beaches and the incredible people of this European nation but also about the amazing places that most visitors never see.

We’d like to share our 15 favourite hidden gems in Croatia and we hope that you’ll join us soon to appreciate them in person.

1. Stiniva Bay

You can only get to Stiniva Bay by boat and it’s really worth your effort to do so.  There is splendid beachfront isolation combined with clear waters and dramatic rock cliffs. It’s the sort of paradise on earth that you never forget.

2. Pupnatska Beach

This is the perfect place to get your diving gear on and check out the local marine life. The water is always relatively still and utterly transparent, and did we mention that the location is also absolutely stunning? You need to see it, to believe it.

3. Lastovo island

Croatia’s second most distant island, Lastovo, remains at the edge of the world. Beyond Ubli, where car ferries dock daily from Split (five hours, via Korcula), modernity seems a rumour. Wifi? Even the phone signal is sketchy. Yet Lastovo is more than an island to remember how to relax.

Washed by the cleanest seas in the Mediterranean, it offers good diving (find out more at www.lastovo-diving-ankora.com) and walks on a wild island wholly designated a nature park.

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4. Gdinj, Hvar Island

Gidinj is a lovely village near Hvar in Croatia. Hvar is the capital of the island which bears its name. The area is highly picturesque and has more than a century of experience of dealing with visitors looking to get away from it all. The beaches are very attractive and rarely busy.

Hvar; CroatiaReference: http://www.goholidaylets.com/Croatia/1556

5. Dugi Otok (Croatia’s Long Island)

Dugi Otok is the seventh largest island in the Adriatic and the right place to get away for a relaxing break. You’re also on the doorstep of the Kornati Islands National Park from here. You will find some great hiking in the neighbourhood when you want to get away from the beach.

6. Sakarun Beach

You’ll need to hurry because Sakuran Beach is starting to leak out into the mainstream radar and when it does – it will no longer be the best place to take a family for a weekend’s swimming and sandcastle building, but until then, it is.

7. Lovrecina

There are very few sights in life as breathtaking as the first glimpse that you get of Lovrečina. It’s a jaw dropping spectacle that near demands that you go and pay your respects by lounging on the beach and swimming in the still blue waters.

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8. Bobovista

Bobovista is a sleepy town which promises and delivers a safe haven away from home. The local restaurants are famed for their fresh catch and nothing beats walking hand in hand along the harbour front on a romantic evening.

9. Postira

Please keep this one under the radar; it’s too peaceful to benefit from huge crowds of visitors but it can be our perfect secret. Postira was made for chilling out in. You may find that the only downside of visiting Postira is that it’s very hard to move on when your time there runs out, it’s just too nice.

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10. Badija Island 

This island is home to a monastery but don’t let that put you off lying on the beach and soaking up the sun. It’s a fantastic getaway destination and the monks won’t mind you enjoying the island as much as they do.

11. Galesnjak

The “island of love” is one of the most romantic spots in Croatia and while there are beautiful beaches there’s also plenty of wild, untamed nature to be found here.

12. Vrulje

You may not associate Croatia with desert islands but strangely Vrulje is pretty close to it. It’s an incredible place in the Kornati Islands which captures every travellers’ heart.

VruljeReference: http://www.vrulje-kornati.com/vruljeDE.html

13. Komiza Town

Komiza is well-known and well-loved for its wine making prowess and this sleeping fishing town has far more to it than meets the eye. We recommend that you check out the Blue Grotto and try some of the local honey for which the area is also famous.

14. Pomena Beach

Don’t tell anyone about Pomena Beach, it’s our favourite unspoiled spot in Croatia. Check it out and you’ll find crystal blue seas surrounded by the green of nature. It’s not to be missed.

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15. Zaklopatica Bay

It’s great to get up high above the bay and see this wonderful natural inlet from the sea and its shore front. There are almost no crowds to be found in this area and you can enjoy a superbly peaceful time in Zkalopatica Bay.

ZakloptaicaReference: http://www.lastovotravel.com/zaklopatica/

That should give you some food for thought as to where to visit in Croatia. If you’d like to learn more about this beautiful country and to stay at GoGo Places, sign up to our newsletter today. Or check out a previous blog about how Croatia is becoming the new digital nomad hang out.

7 Must Read Books for Every Digital Nomad

7 Must Read Books for Every Digital Nomad – With the disruption of the workforce continuing unabated, many are now beginning to realize that old career paths aren’t as stable as they used to be.

At the same time, some have also heard about the rise of the digital nomad, who are professionals that use worldwide internet connectivity to complete work or run a business from anywhere on the planet.

Seeing pictures of them getting it done at beach bars on the other side of the world is enough to make others want to join their ranks.

If you wish to achieve this goal as well, reading well-written books will go a long way towards providing you with the knowledge needed to become a digital nomad.

7 Must Read Books for Every Digital Nomad

The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Although you could set out on your digital nomad journey without reading The Four Hour Work Week, you would be missing out on learning about the path that one of the pioneers of the movement blazed on his way to becoming location independent.

From the opening chapters, Tim Ferriss makes the case that retirement is an antiquated notion at best and that it would be best to focus our efforts on creating a lifestyle that allows us to use our time any way we see fit.

As you progress through the book, he lays out the groundwork for freedom-minded individuals to find their own way to location independence, all while peppering in success stories that will make you ask, “If these people made it happen, what’s my excuse?”

Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

Like the idea of a life of perpetual travel, but think that it is out of reach for you? Rolf Potts will shatter your perception of it being a fundamentally expensive endeavour by laying out how even those of meagre means can make it happen.

An efficient read at only 240 pages, Vagabonding delivers massive value by showing you how one can finance their travels with relative ease, adjust to life in a foreign country, deal with common frustrations, and cope with reverse culture shock upon returning home.

By reading this book, not only will you be convinced that this life is possible, but you will be better prepared for the realities of coping with cultural norms that differ from your own.

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Even if you plan on entering the digital workforce as a freelancer or remote worker, there are a number of tasks that you will now have to perform that was handled by your former company.

In essence, you are now your own business, so you need to act like an entrepreneur, even if you don’t consider yourself to be one.

While it only covers basic technical issues of working for yourself, Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It! acts mostly as a metaphorical kick in the butt for those needing a spark to get up off their duff and seek out opportunities that will ensure a long and fruitful career away from the 9-5 paradigm.

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The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman

Unlike Crush It!, The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman does get into the nuts and bolts of being in business for yourself.

Aiming to be a DIY substitute for those that are unwilling to shell out many thousands of dollars for a traditional MBA, it breaks down the basics of sales, marketing, negotiation, productivity, operations, and so on.

It also addresses issues that haven’t been adequately covered by staid academic programs that have changed little since the mid-20th century, which also makes it a valuable book for those that already have a business degree.

All things considered, this book is a must-read for all digital nomads.

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Despite having time and mobility freedom, you’ll still need to please your remote employer, clients, or customers if you have any hope of sustaining this lifestyle in the long run.

To do this, you will need to internalize a philosophy of creating delight for everyone that you work with; in our opinion, reading Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness is the quickest way to internalize these principles.

As the CEO of Zappos (which was acquired by Amazon in 2009), Tony applied lessons learned from the science behind happiness to improve relations with clients and employees.

As such, this read will also be valuable if you end up hiring outsourcers/employees, making it a great book to keep in your rucksack/suitcase as you travel the world and grow your location independent business.

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The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

Written by serial entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau, The Art of Non-Conformity is a guide that implores you to challenge the assumptions that society has laid out before you, and to live a life that fits you rather than shoehorning yourself into someone else’s mold.

Based on the example that Chris has set over two decades of self-employment, you can travel to every country in the world, volunteer to help make it a better place, work on that passion project, or whatever else tickles your fancy. You are the writer of your own play – not someone else.

Remote by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This book, by 37signals, shows both employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any space, in any place, anytime and anywhere in the world.

With 326 reviews averaging a 4-star rating and with a high ranking on Amazon, proves this book is selling in the ten of thousands monthly. It can be downloaded as an e-book, purchased as a hard copy of the audio file.

It explores the “working from home” model very clearly and will certainly give you food for thought, if you are thinking of becoming a digital nomad and is a must read.

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