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…

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…

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 Travel Hacker team is stoked to share a new airfare by monthly payment program we recently learned about. Get a bigger bang for your buck by ditching high credit card interest rates. Normally pay cash? Create some flexibility with your finances by using a monthly payment plan instead. CheapAir.com and Affirm are now offering a…

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…

Traveling alone can be challenging for women when it comes to packing and taking care of themselves while being constantly on the run. For women who just started traveling, it is a common mistake to over-pack, overthink, and sometimes over-plan certain activities that might cause delays or worse—additional airport fees that can significantly cut your…