Advice for Thailand visa requirements or extending your Thai Visa Thailand has something for almost everyone. Stunning beaches surrounded by breathtaking cliffs, beautiful islands, world class food, the list goes on and on. It’s not surprising then that Thailand is a popular destination for digital nomads and expats to live on a semi-permanent basis, especially seeing…

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…

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 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…

People have all sorts of different motivations for choosing their travel (or live and work) destinations. Adventure sports, art, food, culture… the where and how of traveling are entirely dependent on the travler. Italy’s reputation for innovation and quality have earned it a place as a top travel destination. Italy also has a lesser known…

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…