Resources and Tools for Digital Nomads

It’s Location Independence Week here on One Woman Shop! Join us as we chat with digital nomads and provide you with resources to jumpstart your location independent life. Want more resources via email? Sign up for our location independence interest list!

We’re back with a list of resources and tools for digital nomads. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good jumping off point. If you have anything to add, don’t hesitate to email us!

For learning and getting inspired:

For meeting other digital nomads:

For air travel:

    • Flightfox: “Flightfox is a marketplace of flight experts. [They] use custom built tools and ongoing research to help you travel farther and wider for less.”
    • Skyscanner: browse for flights, hotels and cars via price and location
    • KAYAK Explore: see where you can go for how much

For accommodations:

    • TravelPony: to find steeply discounted hotel rooms
    • Airbnb: a community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique spaces around the world through mobile phones or the internet
    • Couchsurfing: a site for connecting with individuals who host you for free
    • Hotel Tonight: for finding a last minute hotel room
    • Agoda: for discount hotel deals

For budgeting and travel hacking:

    • Trail Wallet: easy travel expense tracker for iPhone
    • Mint: free web-based personal financial management service
    • Chase Sapphire card: a highly recommended card for earning airfare miles
    • Travel Hacking Cartel: a private paid service to help you travel hack (like earning frequent flier miles without flying)

For packing:

    • Rimowa: for sturdy but lightweight luggage
    • Skross: for international adaptors
    • Scottevest: for jackets and vests designed especially for travel
    • Pocketknife
    • Waterproof backpack

For finding paid and volunteer gigs:

    • Working Nomads: curated delivery of remote jobs
    • FlexJobs: a paid service for finding telecommuting jobs
    • HelpX: find places to volunteer in exchange food and accommodation; includes farms, homestays, B&Bs, hostels, and more
    • WWOOF: find volunteer opportunities on organic farms worldwide

For finding office space and coworking spaces globally:

    • Regus: 2000 locations worldwide of executive suites, office space, virtual offices
    • ShareDesk: a global coworking space finder

For running your business online:

    • XCom Global: international MiFi hotspot
    • Tools We Love: a list of tools that One Woman Shop uses every day
    • Asana: a free project management tool
    • Google Drive: an easy way to store, access, and share files via your Google account
    • Dropbox: a cloud-based storage area your files
    • [email protected]: provides “attention amplifying” music channels
    • ScheduleOnce: appointment scheduling software
    • SaneBox: an email management tool that lets you filter your messages based on importance

For miscellaneous things:

    • HappyCow: for finding vegetarian-friendly restaurants

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2 Comments on Resources and Tools for Digital Nomads

  1. Kayla Hollatz
    June 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (3 years ago)

    This is an awesome list! I am definitely going to be bookmarking this!

    Reply
    • One Woman Shop
      June 5, 2014 at 7:31 am (3 years ago)

      Glad you found it useful! Are you considering going location independent?!

      Reply

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