Key Takeaways:

  • If you're a senior, working remotely and traveling can be an exciting way to explore the world and embrace your adventurous side, but it's important to consider what to do with your house before you hit the road.
  • Renting is a great option to consider if you're not sure how long you want to stay in a particular location, and an RV is a good way to have flexibility and comfort while you travel.
  • Immersing in the local culture and connecting with other digital nomads through groups and events are great ways to meet people, and it's important to have a reliable way to stay in touch with family and friends while you're on the road.

f you're a senior, working remotely may be the best way for you to embrace your adventurous side.

Whether you've been thinking about it for decades or just recently decided it's time, here are some wats to help you navigate the world as a digital nomad.

Consider what to do with your house.

If you're considering working remotely and traveling the world, you've probably thought - what would I do with my house? Should I sell it? Rent it out?

  • Selling your home will allow you to make a profit on your property, but it also means that you'll have to find somewhere else to live for some time—and renting can be expensive. You'll also need to consider how long you'll be gone (and how much it would cost to rent or sell) before deciding whether this is a good idea.
  • Renting out your home while traveling is an option that will allow someone else to enjoy living there while providing some income for yourself. You may even want to consider hiring a property management company so they can handle the rental process for you while you're away!

Ultimately, whether or not selling or renting makes sense for your situation depends on how long you plan on being away and how much money or time you want to invest in finding another place to live or managing rentals from afar.

Where should I stay when I travel? Rent?

Renting a place to live is one option that you can consider if you are not sure how long you will stay in your current city. It's cheaper than buying, and renting can be less permanent—you don't have to commit to the space or location. Also, there’s no need for down payments or deposits, which means that moving out of a place could be much easier than moving out of an apartment or house.

On top of all these benefits, renting also allows you some financial flexibility when it comes time for your next move. If you want to buy somewhere else after living in your current city for a few months or years, then renting means that there won't be any additional costs (like closing costs), so whatever money has been saved up from living frugally goes straight toward making another purchase!

Try an RV!

An RV allows you to have freedom and flexibility in your work and travel plans, while still giving you a comfortable place to live (and sleep).

If you choose an RV, I recommend getting one that has a full kitchen and bathroom. This will allow you to cook your own meals when needed—which means less money spent on eating out! If you don't want to live in an RV full-time, consider renting one for weekend getaways, or even just for long weekends during the week (if possible).

Immerse in the local culture.

Once you’re settled in, you can begin exploring the local culture.

The best way to understand a culture is to immerse yourself in it. You don’t have to take part in every tradition or eat every food, but make sure to try a few different things. If there are cultural events going on, go check them out—you may find yourself enjoying something new!

If you are traveling with other people, try to learn about each other’s cultures at home and share stories with each other. This will help you to understand each other better while also learning more about your own culture.

How to meet people while traveling.

There are lots of digital nomad communities out there, and you’ll make new friends as you connect with like-minded people.

  • Join a digital nomad group. Whether it’s on Facebook or Meetup, there are many groups that meet up in different countries to hang out and talk shop.
  • Join a chat group. There are also many digital nomad chat groups where people can connect over shared experiences and interests while they work remotely together in the same virtual space (and some even meet up in person!).
  • Join a meetup group. Get together with other remote workers at actual events or online gatherings where everyone is working toward similar goals, but just doing it from their home base instead of an office building downtown. This option works especially well if you live near big cities like London, New York City, and San Francisco where there being too many options makes choosing one difficult!

Lastly, make it easy for family & friends to find you.

You should have a good way to contact your friends and family. Make sure you have at least one phone number that will always work, even if you’re in the middle of remote Australia or the Amazon rainforest. If your internet connection goes down, make sure you have a landline number as backup (they still exist!).

If you travel for long periods without any internet connection at all, we recommend using Skype credit (or any other VoIP app) so that people can reach you from anywhere in the world.

If you're a senior and you're thinking about becoming a digital nomad, I hope this post has helped to give you some ideas.

If not all of them work for you, there are many other ways to become a digital nomad - it just takes some creativity!

Jul 11, 2022

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Bob Cohen

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