A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be a guest on The Postcard Academy. Sarah Mikutel and I are now podcast buddies (and, as it happens we are North London neighbours!). So I was so pleased when Sarah agreed to come on to my podcast.
A few weeks ago, I went to Lisbon, to try out co-living and co-working space Outsite. While I was there, I was curious to talk to digital nomads who were staying there, and to find out about the realities of working and living on the road long term.
I've been travelling on and off for 16 years, mixing up my travel writing with freelance design work. Way back in 2002 (when I took my first ever trip to South-East Asia), there was no such thing as a co-living space for digital nomads, or at least not that I'm aware of. Fast-forward to 2018 and the question I find myself asking now, is why wouldn't you want a more flexible work/life balance?
In 2008, Rhiannon Downie-Hurst was at a low point in her young life. She had lost a lucrative job in ad sales, split up with her long-term partner and was heartbroken, living in a tiny bedsit in North West London. Today, she lives in The UAE, and is the founder of award winning website brideclubme.com. This is her incredible expat story.