We Have Officially Entered Our Seventh Year As Nomads. Now What?
In 2024, we're planning trips to Egypt, Bulgaria, and Ethiopia. Or we might buy or rent a place in Spain or Italy. And are we *ever* moving back to the U.S.?
Don’t tell Michael, but lately, I find myself regularly checking out online real estate listings in Spain and Italy, where you can get a pretty great villa with a sea view for $300,000 USD or less.
I’m also partial to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. And Chiang Mai, although it’s difficult for foreigners to buy property in Thailand.
At the end of December 2017, Michael and I officially left Seattle to travel the world as digital nomads. Which means that as we enter 2024, we are starting our seventh year doing this crazy “nomad” thing.
Anyone who reads this newsletter knows we’re fans of our weird alternative lifestyle. It isn’t for everyone, but it’s been perfect for us.
On one hand, we have no plans to stop nomading any time soon.
If all goes well, we’ll spend the winter in a small resort town on the Egyptian coast. Then in summer, we’ll hopefully head to Bansko, Bulgaria, for a reunion-of-sorts with a group of old nomad friends. And in the fall, we hope to make it to Ethiopia with two other old nomad friends.
On the other hand, well, it has been seven years. We’ve seen and experienced a lot. So we increasingly, ask each other: “What comes next?”
And if you’ve ever been annoyed by how insufferable Michael and I can be about how great our lives as nomads are, you’ll be delighted to know that he and I are not on exactly the same page about this.