“Be a responsible citizen and take care of the planet,” has been drilled into our heads since we were children*. We learn to recycle, take a reusable bag grocery shopping, and not to litter. Trash is thrown in the bin and it’s taken away, never to be seen again. Streets and parks are generally clean. It’s easy…

Sometimes our world can seem like a place of strange and unpleasant happenings. 2016 has certainly been a year of unwelcome surprises and heartbreaking events for those all over the world. However, we forget that many wonderful phenomenons occur every single day both on the Earth itself and out in space.  These photos are just some of…

Slovakian-born Londoner Nika Janeckova made the jump from big city girl to digital nomad living on a remote island. Janeckova opened up to TravelHacker about why she left her career for the unknown and unsure reality of a digital nomad lifestyle. TravelHacker: Why did you decide to become a digital nomad? Nika Janeckova: As a little…

If travelling were free, I’m almost certain that most of us would quit our jobs and spend the rest of our lives adventuring around the world. Travelling frees you from the daily grinds of routine- you can explore new places, see breathtaking landscapes, you can meet new friends and try new experiences. By keeping things to…

The Lonely Planet called it a ‘symphony of elements’ and that it is. It’s the land of fire and ice; of volcanoes, waterfalls, geothermal baths, abnormal rock formations – it is otherworldly. It is raw, it is unspoiled and many have called it a Nordic Nirvana. The transfixing splendour found in every corner of the…

A thief stole your passport, and it’s not cheap to get a replacement. Your rental surfboard broke in half on a massive wave, and you’re liable for its market value. You have an impressively large hospital bill from a motorbike accident. Travelers have to contend with these real situations. Do you know how to prepare for a financial…

Coming home is something that the majority of digital nomads will do, whether it’s for a visit or to repatriate into their home country. The first time I returned home after moving abroad was very disconcerting. Now I know that I was experiencing reverse culture shock. After picking me up from the airport, my friend…

Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan… Iran? An unlikely addition to a list of fascinating countries with surf, Iran’s appeal is largely in how unknown it is to travelers. When you think of Iran, empowered and athletic women probably don’t immediately spring to mind. That’s why it’s even more intriguing that women are pioneering the typically…

The jaw-dropping land formations of Avatar are real. They’re in China. When most people think of China, they think of pandas, pollution, and the Great Wall. While the Great Wall is pretty great, it was the unexpected and unrivaled vistas that caused me to fall in love with China. From ancient city walls, to sheer,…

At Travel Hacker, we’re not rich. Some of our core beliefs are that it doesn’t take much money to begin traveling, and that the Digital Nomad lifestyle can have a positive impact on one’s net worth. Turning those beliefs into reality takes preparation and discipline. Personal finance can be scary stuff, even without accounting for…