Today, I’m responding to the WordPress DailyPrompt: “If you could live a nomadic life, would you? Where would you go? How would you decide? What would life be like without a ‘home base?’”
My answer? YES, absolutely!
I would love to live the life of a full-time “digital nomad.” In fact, I’ve done it before (even if only for just a few weeks) and I plan on doing it again over a longer period of time. It’s not a question of “if“, but “when.”
I would like some stability while traveling, so I want to first save up a lot of money. $1,000 per every month of travel seems like a safe bet.
Where would I go?
Central America, South America, Africa and Southeast Asia seem like great choices because the cost of living is cheap. If $1,000 a month is my budget, I’ll need to stick to “developing countries.” Europe is beautiful and I would love to visit it again, but it will have to wait until I’m a little older (and wealthier).
As a surfer, I’ll make sure that every country I visit has decent waves. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Indonesia and Brazil are all countries that fit my affordable with good waves criteria.
What would life be like without a home base?
Life without a permanent home would undoubtedly be tough. I will miss holidays with my family and friends. I will miss the high quality of life in the United States. I will playing basketball at my local gym. But the world is a big place and there are so many places I would like to visit. After all, the world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.
Where would you visit if you were a digital nomad? Leave your answer in the comments below!