Getting past an Onward Flight Requirement with TripIt

When booking one-way travel to a foreign country, there is often the catch-22 of having to show proof of an onward flight, in order to even board your departing plane. And when dealing with the boarding policies of an airline, typically you either fork up the money for a return ticket that you may never use, miss your flight, or you try the...
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5 Little-Known Travel Hacks for Proof of Onward Travel

You’re looking at the entry requirements of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, or some other international destination that you just booked a one-way ticket for — when you read that you must show “proof of onward travel”. Such an infuriating requirement. As you bought a one-way ticket for the reason that you’re uncertain about when you’ll be leaving...
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Does Your International Phone Solution Suck? Here’s How to Fix It

Is the way you’re making phone calls while abroad, a horrible experience?  Or is your international phone setup just not working perfectly for you? Then you should be curious to know how an experienced digital nomad would go about making his or her calls while overseas, in comparison to the big mistakes made by a beginner, or a “newbie”. Because a newbie...
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If Your Laptop Is Stolen Tomorrow, How Would You Protect Your Data Today?

Being location independent—traveling or living as a digital nomad—increases your risk for data loss. Your laptop could be stolen from your AirBnB rental, or snatched away with your backpack tomorrow. The extra wear and tear on your gadgets will shorten their lifespan (I know I’ve been caught in the pouring rain more than once with...
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How to Schedule Client Meetings Across Multiple Timezones

Chennai, India - November 2013

If you have the freedom to work and live a location-independent life, dealing with multiple timezones can become an issue. Whether this is because you have clients from around the world, your employer is within another timezone, or your own location changes frequently — overcoming the challenges of coordinating across timezones doesn’t have to be...
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