My Nomadic Offices around the World

Poolside at the Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi

In my decade of work-travel life, I’ve called countless different places my “office”. Some are more conducive to work; others are unbelievably inspiring (see: digital nomads in Jeju Island).

Regular practice of rapid, remote setup, and discipline to complete my daily tasks, ensures that I am comparably productive from wherever I hook up. Some are simply makeshift: enough space for a laptop, near a power outlet. Certain spots are definitely more distracting than others! (see: beaches, Rio de Janeiro, most hostels, etc)

My favourite spot ever - Jeju Island in South Korea
"Home" studio a few years ago in Krakow, Poland

I fulfill a lot of different duties in my “work” life. After my “dayjob” blockchain/IT work, (ideal for cafes & libraries), I lock into music & arts production mode, hence the regular accompaniment of a portable music studio. This work is much more focused from a private room.

One of the original studios for Goa Music Lab, Arambol

I’ve worked at, and have produced, plentiful music festivals & events across the world; accommodation is usually a tent, and my “office” is whatever station I’m assigned to. Our Arambol-based experimental music & arts TV show / live series, @goamusiclab, consumes most of my spare creative time, working from “The Lab”.

Nomadic Offices around the World from Multiple Projects

I’ve enjoyed random roles, such as being a part-time stadium PA announcer for a pro baseball club (the @melbourneaces), umpired kids across the Melbourne area, and served as the head softball coach of a girl’s school (@shelfordgirlsgrammar). I’ve become a regular global IT conference speaker (@thedomainx, @blogxin, @indiablockchainweek, @timechainlabs and more). More recently I’m a blockchain co-founder, with Legacy.

Sea speaking at BlogX with Bijay

All these different roles have contributed to a broader and diverse skill base, that greatly comes in handy when any new challenge is thrown my way. It keeps things fresh and interesting. And I gain a better sense of what I really like (or don’t), as well as for which work & tasks I legitimately hold passion.

Some places are riskier than others – like scaling Himalayan mountains, or crossing treacherous areas for a sliver of peace. All the more reason to have remote travel insurance – I recommend SafetyWing (@safetywing) for their Nomad Insurance options here…

Where next to work from? Goa has been fantastic, but perhaps next year will bring a return to Europe and/or Africa and/or the Americas. Only so long we can hold a nomad down.

SEA nomadic office in the south of Sri Lanka, 2019

Author: Sea Ansley

Sea is the founder and head writer at Digital Nomad. He's lived the freelance life for 20+ years, and worked/lived on the road the past 5+. Currently, he's based in Goa, India. Sea recently published his latest (travel) book, Plan Sea -

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