Working while travelling, as a digital nomad, can provide you with one of the richest, most freedom-filled lifestyles imaginable. But digital nomads still have to work. It’s not all lying on the beach, sipping pina coladas, watching the sunset without a care in the world.
And especially when you are moving around so frequently, it can sometimes be a challenge, bringing your work everywhere but today, I’m going to walk you through two simple steps to make it easy to bring your work anywhere when you travel…
Step #1 – Get the Right Device
All a digital nomad really needs to get their work done is an internet connection and a device with which to access the internet.
This makes choosing the right device mightily important.
Now, you typically have two options when choosing a device:
- A laptop
- A tablet
Obviously, your decision will depend on the exact nature of your work but each of these choices has their benefits. A while ago, I would have said that a laptop was the obvious choice for a digital nomad, but these days, tablets can do almost everything laptops can and they’re more portable, thus, would make it easier to bring your work anywhere with you.
But – on the other hand – laptops have far greater “lapability” (the ability to sit on one’s lap). I think we can all agree that it’s a great pain trying to work on a tablet if it’s on our lap. Even if we have a case that acts as a stand, we still find ourselves hunched over which can cause strain over time.
Luckily though, step two might just fix this issue…
Step #2 – Get a Briefcase
I know what you’re thinking, “A briefcase? I’m a digital nomad, not a business person!”. And you’d be right. But, it’s very important for digital nomads to be able to carry around their work safely. And, you can get yourself a special briefcase, designed specifically for your tablet that you can take with you on your travels.
Go for one that doubles as a tablet stand, meaning it can transform into a mobile workstation so you can get your freelance writing (or whatever digital nomad work you do) done literally anywhere on the road.
If you get a high-quality ergonomic tablet stand and briefcase like the one from Silesian, you won’t have to worry about getting a sore neck or developing bad posture, no matter where you are doing your work. This being due to the fact that it elevates the screen, meaning you don’t have to be all hunched over as you work (I told you this would fix the issue with tablets).
When you aren’t working, it just looks like a regular briefcase or document folder and it’s super easy to carry around.
And don’t worry about your tablet getting damaged…
This briefcase is made from shock absorbent composite material that will protect your tablet against impacts and potential damage.
So, a tablet and a briefcase. Everything a digital nomad needs to get their work done anywhere in the world while travelling. Now you’ve just got to hope that you can find WiFi!