Why the least productive place you can work is at the office

I always find it strange when employers don’t let their staff work from home. For some reason, they believe that by looking over their staff’s shoulders for eight hours a day, they will get more work done. Why do people believe the office is the best environment to get stuff done? It’s a myth that[…]

Why travel won’t make you happy

I was bored. Down. Lonely. Aimless. 26 years old and in a cul-de-sac at work, in life, at home. I craved adventure, change, excitement; and most of all I wanted that elusive thing – happiness. So I did what everyone who gets the “quarter-life crisis” does. I bought a backpack and a ticket to South-East[…]

Tips on effective time management for working travellers

Now that we’ve been home in Australia for a couple of months, we are starting to settle back down into our work-then-play routine. This finely balanced split was tipped over during the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day period when the whole country takes a few months off to watch cricket, eat snaggers, drink Chardonnay[…]

Looking back on 2014 and looking forward to 2015

It’s that time of year for reflection. I’m guessing gyms around the world are busy right now with signups, although it would be interesting to know how many of these memberships are still in use by the end of the year. When I reflect on the past year, I’m proud of what we managed to[…]

4 vital moves before you quit your job to become a digital nomad

I just had a classic day. I got up at 6am (ouch!) and did a workout on the rooftop terrace of my hostel in Cartagena, Colombia. As the sun rose and my sweat patches expanded I got an amazing view of the sun rise over the old Spanish fort that guards the city’s harbour. After[…]