How To Work & Travel On The Road

How To Work & Travel On The Road

While travelling this year I have learnt a lot about how to work and travel on the road.

Mostly by learning the hard way =D

So far this year I have blogged from the mountains of Snowbombing – Austria, the tropics of Costa Rica and Fort Worth airport.

You have to be prepared for every possible situation and I have been caught out a couple of times while out and about.

So this guide will teach you how to work and blog on the road no matter where you are in the world and be prepared for any situation life throws at you.

In fact I’m writing this post from the seat of my flight between Texas & London so we can add that to the list as well now!

Everyone around me is sleeping so shhhh! Daphne date raped herself with a sleeping pill and woke up for 30 seconds to tell me about genocide.

A bit distracting but crazies aside let’s take a look at how to blog & work on the road while travelling!

Live In The Cloud

One of the biggest problems I faced was been able to access all of my files and applications from anywhere in the world.

Whether I was using my laptop on the side of a mountain or only had access to a web browser in an internet cafe, having access to my files and applications was critical.

So I decided to move everything to the cloud with Google Drive which offers a few benefits.

First of all it keeps all of my devices in perfect sync with each other – if I edit a file on my laptop, it is instantly updated on the office machine and vice versa.

Secondly it allows you to access all of your files from any device that has a web browser, which is pretty much everything these days even some fridges have a web browser!

But most importantly it means that everything is always automatically backed up so if your laptop was stolen abroad or your crazy ex burns the house down; you’re still good to go!

At the moment 100GB of storage costs just $5 per month which is pocket money compared to the benefits it offers.

However you can get 5GB of storage free of charge to give it a whirl if that tickles your fancy.

Setting It Up

Just sign up for Google Drive and install the application on your PC. This will create a new ‘Google Drive’ folder, anything you place within it is automatically sync’d and backed up in the cloud.

However I changed the My Documents location on all of my computers to be the Google Drive folder.

Check out this guide, this guide or this one to do the same!

The process is pretty much the same for most versions of windows!

I also did the same with the My Pictures folder so every day I copy all the pictures from my camera and they are instantly backed up.

I would be gutted if I lost pictures from my travels and this setup helps to protect against that.

Also check out CloudVault for your Android phone/tablet to automatically upload pictures and videos to the cloud!

Portable Applications

You can also get portable versions of applications that you don’t need to install.

Just single executable files that can be ran from your computer, a USB drive or straight from the cloud!

So I have portable versions of all of the applications I use regularly stored in the cloud ready to rock and roll anytime I need them.

Google around for them – they are pretty easy to find!

Dealing With Large Files

The only drawback to this was a lot of my video tutorials, the raw footage and project files can span 10-20GB each.

It doesn’t make sense to have these accessible via the cloud so I created a separate offline documents folder and marked it as a favourite folder in windows.

This folder gets backed up and archived separately on my network & a remote destination using SyncBack.

Music

Music is my life and soul that keeps me going throughout the day; I would be lost without it!

So how do you make sure you always have access to all of your favourite tracks?

Google Music will allow you to store up to 20,000 tracks in the cloud and access them from any device or web browser.

So that’s the software side of things dealt with but what about everything else we need to have a smooth experience working on the road?

Working On The Road Essentials

There are a couple of essential pieces of kit you will need if you are going to blog on the road or work as you travel.

Reliable Laptop

I recently bought a new laptop because my current one was on its last legs after surviving a few rough knocks and bumps. It even cartwheeled its way down the stairs one time!

So I decided to buy a laptop that was strong, lightweight & powerful. It needs to be good enough to edit videos with, but without adding unnecessary weight to my travels.

There are a few good options on the market like the HP Envy but eventually I settled on the cheaper Asus U32V.

It is made of aluminium so is strong & light (1.7kg) but also features a core i5 processor, 2GB dedicated Nvidia graphics and 4GB of ram.

Not seen it cartwheel down the stairs yet though.

Decent Camera With Optical Zoom

You will also need a decent camera to steal souls and capture those precious moments in life.

It should be able to shoot good quality photos and HD video, but most importantly it needs optical zoom.

A DSLR provides the best image quality and lens options but is far too bulky to be carrying around everywhere.

Trust me a phone just doesn’t cut it in most circumstances, digital zoom makes for terrible pictures!

You might have the latest handset but my cheap 2-3 year old compact camera will spank it every time.

At the moment I’m using a Panasonic DMC-TZ8 which I have had for a couple of years out of a bargain bucket but it does the job beautifully and has 12x optical zoom.

They have just released the DMC-TZ40 which has 20x optical zoom and some other nifty features though, tempting! Perhaps when I break the $10,000 barrier.

Or maybe someone from Panasonic is reading and wants to donate one – who knows ^^

Travel Bag

If you really want to travel cheaply then you’ll want to avoid the additional fees of taking a suitcase with you, which you then have to carry around as well.

So to make the most of the (usually) free hand luggage I purchased a Cabin Max bag which gives you the maximum amount of storage possible – 44 litres in fact!

It also has a padded compartment for your laptop – perfecto!

They are stupidly cheap to buy as well in comparison with some bags I looked at.

Day Bag

You also need a decent lightweight day bag for when you finally get to your destination.

I just use one of those cheap ass draw string bags – you know the type.

Simple but effective and I can carry everything I need for the day including wallet, laptop, camera, sun screen and so on.

Gadget Insurance

The problem with carrying all of this kit with you is it makes you a prime target to be mugged.

This is a greater risk in some countries than others although regardless of the country you will always read ‘horror stories’ online.

So make sure you protect yourself against theft and accidental damage abroad with comprehensive insurance for your gadgets.

In my case this was already included on my homes content insurance so check your existing policy as you might already be covered!

If not it’s usually only a couple of dollars a month to add to your existing premium.

Anti-Theft / Location Tracking

I use the PreyProject to track all of my devices.

I have it installed on my laptop, home computer and phone.

If I ever lose a device I can track its location, set off an alarm, view its camera, watch what they are doing, erase it remotely, lock it with a password and so forth.

You can activate any of this instantly via the website control panel or by sending your phone a text message.

Not had to use it yet though!

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Peripheral Preparation

You’re also going to need a few odds and sods to make sure you’re prepared for every possible situation.

If you prepare for the worst, then the worst can never happen right!?

When I went to Snowbombing I had Wi-Fi and could stream films, but I didn’t have a HDMI cable to bring it to the big screen in the room /doh!

Portable Speaker – X-Mini 2

This is the most important peripheral you need. Music gets me through the working day!

So having a decent portable speaker was critical. In the corporate world I was demonstrated the XMI X-Mini speakers which produce an unbelievably rich and deep sound for their size.

They are lightweight, charge via USB and last for around 8-10 hours. Zing!

You really need to hear these for yourself to fully appreciate them!

Avoid the cheap clone knock offs they are no way near as good, trust me I tried :P

Travel Adaptors

This one probably goes without saying but having a worldwide compatible travel adaptor is pretty important.

I chose to get one that provided both a plug socket and a USB socket to keep all my bases covered!

Plug Socket > USB Adaptor

Even though my travel adaptor has a USB socket I also decided to get a plug socket > USB adaptor.

I haven’t actually used it yet but I’m sure a time will come when having access to 2x USB power sockets will save my skin!

Retractable Network Cable

It might sound stupid but you’ll be surprised how this has helped when Wi-Fi wasn’t working or available.

At Fort Worth airport in Dallas, Texas it costs cold hard cash to use the Wi-Fi.

However there are loads of stations that allow you to use the internet for free and charge your devices, if you have a network cable that is.

See my bag in that picture? Everything I need to work and live anywhere in the world right there!

Retractable Micro USB / Mini USB / Apple Cable

This is the coolest cable in my whole setup – did I just say that? Never getting laid again.

Anyway this little beauty (damn it) gives me 3 plugs in one and covers a lot of bases from my phone to my camera.

To be honest you need one of these even if you’re not working on the road.

Retractable HDMI Cable

Ok so let me explain the retractable obsession. This is just cable management on steroids and when you have a bag full of cables it’s a pain to untangle them.

So any cables you get; make sure they are retractable – it just saves a lot of hassle!

A retractable HDMI cable is always handy and allows you to hook up to most TV’s in hotels or projectors if needed.

Memory Cards

I always like to have 3 memory cards for my camera at hand. I never ever come close to filling one up, never mind 3 but there is method in the madness.

I have 1 in the camera at all times, 1 in my wallet and 1 where I’m staying.

Half way through the day I swap the memory card from my camera with the one in my wallet. That means if I ever lose my wallet or my camera I only ever lose half the days pictures.

At the end of every day I copy the pictures from the camera, to the laptop which automatically get backed up to the cloud.

The 3rd memory card is a just in case spare – they are easily lost/misplaced so it’s good to have a backup at the ready!

USB Flash Drive

I carry a 32GB USB flash drive with me for the ride as well – this is just an empty drive that serves no specific purpose other than ‘just in case’

This saved my skin in Costa Rica when I needed to quickly transfer files from a client’s computer to mine when we didn’t have internet access.

The Doomsday Flash Drive

I also carry another 32GB USB flash drive that looks totally different to the other one so I don’t get them mixed up.

This provides a bootable windows environment along with portable versions of all of the applications I need. Follow this guide to create yours.

I haven’t had to use this yet but if worse comes to the worst and I lost my laptop, I could just plug this into any computer and instantly be up and running with everything I need in seconds.

Spare Batterys

Call me paranoid but I like to have a spare battery for my phone and my camera fully charged and ready to go.

You never know when you’re going to run out of juice, either while you’re out or just before you head out and there is no time to wait for things to charge.

So keep a spare battery charged and ready to go for your camera and phone.

I don’t do the same for my laptop though because of the sheer weight of the battery and I can access everything through my phone anyway thanks to living in the cloud ^^

VPN Connection

Often while you are working on the road you have to use public Wi-Fi to gain access to the web.

The problem is this is not very secure at all – with nothing more than a rooted android phone it is possible to sniff out logins for a range of websites.

The bottom line is if you ever use public Wi-Fi to do anything you are at risk of having your accounts hijacked, its not even that hard to do.

So to get around that I make sure I use a VPN connection from these guys.

This encrypts all of my data/traffic so no one can listen in! This also works with my phone.

You can also use it to quickly change your location online to test things like ad targeting or searching Google from other countries in one click etc.

Portable Mouse

The one thing I hate more than anything with laptops is the touch pad to control the mouse.

Things just take longer to do with that thing than they would if you had a decent portable mouse!

I went with the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 which is compact, lightweight and has all of the buttons I need.

There is no need to carry a separate receiver as my laptop has Bluetooth support.

Other Travel Essentials

That’s pretty much all of the techy side covered – with all of that in hand you can deal with most problems quickly and easily.

But what else might you need?

Credit/Debit Cards

In general credit cards are better for spending on abroad as they offer the lowest rates and charges when compared to debit cards, unless your withdrawing cash.

So find out which credit card has the best rates for spending on abroad and get one – just don’t spend more than you can afford to pay back!

You also want to find a debit card that offers good rates on cash withdrawals.

When you go out always leave one at your hotel or wherever you’re staying so if your wallet is lost/stolen you can instantly hire a hitman to get it back for you ^^

Travel Insurance

I know we already discussed gadget insurance but you’ll also want to consider travel insurance as well.

This protects you against a bunch of stuff including injuries, illness, cancelled flights, companies going bust or if you need to cancel for any reason and so forth.

I have an annual travel insurance policy that keeps me protected everywhere I go all year long.

Be sure to do your research though as some have significantly better payout rates than others – you get what you pay for in that respect.

There We Have It!

You should now have everything you need to work and blog on the road without a hitch!

Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comments!

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73 Responses

5.9.2013

As a fellow traveler, I loved reading these tips and insights (In fact, I considered creating a blog that focused on helping people run a business from the road). The only thing I’d add to your list of must-have items is a nice headset with a mic for Skype sessions.

There’s nothing worse than trying to pitch a client in a hostel lounge when everyone can hear your conversation!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Great additional tip that I hadn’t thought of! I think a blog like that would do well!

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Iain Reply:

That’s a great additional tip Brian.

That is something so simple that we can often forget those types of things.

I know I carry headphones with me at all times, but not a mic. Great point.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I was going to add about my headphones but didnt, might edit this a little. I have a set of Shure headphones with a lifetime warranty for cable breakages etc which are perfect for the travel!

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Phil Reply:

Hey everyone,

first of all amazing post. For having really high quality audio equipment on the road I would recommend using the Samson GoMic. It’s a tiny little condensator microfone which has a plug for your earphones. You can adjust the characteristics of the are to be recorded, you have superb quality and very small size. You could even do videos on the road with this as you can easily apply it to your laptops screen.

Again thanks for this amazing blog, just wanted to share my 0.02 :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Just had a look at it, does look pretty sweet and I hadn’t considered recording a video tutorial on the road. Tempted to now though so I have an excuse to buy that wee thing :)

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5.9.2013

Enjoyed your post here Matt. My wife and I travel often, and I too run my business from multiple locations. We spend months at a time away and now are back home for the summer. I thought I have all my bases covered but there are some superb tidbits here in your post that I will definitely make use of. Ex. Yearly travel insurance…my broker has never mentioned that we can be covered like that. We purchase new insurance every time we are going out of the country.

The best thing we make use of is a credit card that gives travel points, plus to shop at locations that also give travel points, believe they add up very fast. We get at least one to two first class trips a year this way. And even when we are away we use the credit card to build up more points.

Anyways, happy travels
Dwight

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Dwight,

Glad to hear it has helped out an experienced traveller :)

I’m using a credit card that gives cash back on purchases, but what is a ‘travel point’ ?

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Dwight Reply:

Travel point = air miles. For every dollar we spend we receive a travel mile. So many travel miles = free tickets. :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Ahhh I see – what sort of $$$ value is 1 air mile though?

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5.9.2013

Looks from your gadget, your not an apple fans.
Usually I found many Internet Marketer had macbook as their ultimate weapon.
Anyway what ever… :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hahaha I’m not cool enough for a macbook

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Munir Nathoo Reply:

You need to join the Mac family my friend! Just get Parallels for windows installed on your mac and you’re good to go with any windows application/software…

I promise you will never regret it… :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hahaha never – if its not broke don’t fix it :)

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5.9.2013

You travel a lot so you need many things in your arsenal. Thanks for the details tutorial Matt. Keep it rockin’

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers =D

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Casey Dennison
5.9.2013

Awesome post, Matt! Man, I stay in Houston, TX – about 3 hours from Dallas – and would of bought you a beer if I’d been in that area lol

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Maybe one day ^^

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5.9.2013

I thought it was a dooms day plan…LOL ..when i travel i do nothing :-) the best i’ll do is record my ideas on my hone and then deal with it when i get back..now that’s travelling light.. :-)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hahaha sounds like a good plan =D

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Alex McDonald
5.9.2013

Seriously fantastic guide here Matt.

Although, I was thinking the exact same thing as the first commenter regarding the headset. In my experience, I’ve found that Bluetooth headsets that you normally see combined with mobile phones work great for coffee shop Skype sessions. They are compact, wireless and you don’t look like a stereotypical telemarketer. Plus, no cables :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Do you have any specific headset you recommend?

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Alex McDonald Reply:

Sorry Matt I don’t, it has been a while since I looked around for one. Though, Plantronics always seemed to score highly.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys =D Way back when Jawbone headsets ruled the roost but they also ruled the bank account ^^

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Lee
5.9.2013

A little bit dramatic mate, I spent over ten years traveling pretty much full time and running a business out of a backpack.

All you need is a dive bag with a roll top (waterproof for the rainy season) also means you can keep it with you at all times on overnight trains when you use the john ect.

I started out with 2 x 256mb usb sticks, uploading all my programs to a internet cafe computer. Wherever i happend to be, usually in India, then i upgraded to a 4 gig asus device (that got mangled while drunk) then on to an asus aspire netbook (that served me well), then finally an asus j35u (top quality machine i hasten to add)

what you want in a travel laptop is

1. A non flexible screen, so grab the screen and give it a wiggle see how sturdy it is. This laptop is strong (been dropped on a corner and survived)
2. Light weight is good as well (its 1.7kg) that was top draw at time of purchase about 3 years ago in malaysia.
(tip if you heading that way its worth while buying in Malaysia its not cheaper but everything is like a year ahead of UK spec with tons more specification choice.)
3.A universal adaptor, plugs, nothing fancy as the charger brick sorts out current spikes.
4.A bundle of cables.
5. Phone that is 3g enabled that is rooted so you can tether it and thats about it, (cheap Samsung mini about 80 quid and a tenner to get it rooted and unlocked if you cant do it yourself)

7. Humility, you aint the first person to travel with a laptop Mr woodward so dont be so dramatic;)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Lee,

Some great feedback from an experienced traveller – even more so that Wi-Fi availability wasn’t what it was today back then!

Could you link me to a picture of the dive bag you talk about? Sounds much better than my drawstring jobby

I’m not the first person to travel with a laptop, but I spent many many hours looking into it, thinking about the possibilitys and doing it.

I was surprised by the complete lack of blog posts around this hence this one :) In fact I believe this is an entire niche waiting to be discovered!

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lee Reply:

Email me with contact details I want to offer you some work if interested? pay for your next trip ;)
+ I will save you the exsternal link to an amazon page.
Google “Dry Bag, 15 Litres ” this kinda bag, I used a tube one this flat type looks good though, its new. when you in the thick of it and its monsoon you want one of these or its game over.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Lee,

Very kind of you I’ll drop you an email – yeah those bags look much better! Would of thought a british man would be prepared for a monsoon by default ^^

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Lee Reply:

Also i guess that your laptop is the same spec as U35 laptop, I recently updated the ram to 8gig. Go to Crucial RAM they have an app you can download that checks your spec and tells you if it can take 2x4gig, (even though the manufacturer website states 4 gig max) … cost 50 quid

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I was thinking about swapping the HDD out for an SSD, it made a huge difference on my main rig but to be honest its fast enough already =\

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5.10.2013

Awesome that you reached your goal. How did you like Costa Rica? I bet it’s a lot different than the UK. When I went there for the first time, I truly feel in love with the place. San Jose is great but the caribbean was my the best. Have you thought about writing a kindle book showing how you turned your idea into a online mobile business? I’d love to read it!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I was on the Pacific coast and didn’t really like San Jose, just like any other city yawwnnn.

Who knows I might go live there for a while yet ^^

Which idea? Publishing a book is on my bucket list one day

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5.10.2013

Way cool, wish i could see the sights and make money at the same time…Maybe some day when i have as much knowledge as you.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No such thing as wish, only ‘do’ or ‘don’t’

I set myself the goal to be able to work and travel anywhere in the world in November 2009, I have arrived :)

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5.10.2013

Bloody legend, living the dream.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I’m only living what I chose to create

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5.10.2013

I’m not quite at the place where I can travel at will but reading posts like that can only inspire – thanks Matt…

Nevertheless, there are some really cool gadgets that I might look to treat myself to prior to a trip to the Med this summer! :-)

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a Page”

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Love that quote!

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5.10.2013

Excellent post as always but I want to add something that I think is missing here and for me is absolutely essential when away from the office. You see I have a heavy powerful laptop in the office with a good Internet connection. Because this powerful laptop weighs 3KG and is power hungry I cant lug the thing around with me. So, at home (where the Internet is crap) and on the road (where the Internet is often worse) I use a 11.6″ Intel Atom Notebook that cost peanuts, has a 4hr battery life, weighs nothing and that does everything I need except it cant run processor/network heavy stuff like submitter and scrapers etc or do heavy uploads/downloads etc for obvious reasons… so I use VNC to remote access my office machine and do all this stuff remotely while away. This is without doubt a setup that I love and cant live without. TightVNC is my open source VNC weapon of choice. Oh, and I also absolutely must use Dropbox with this setup (equivalent to Google Drive).

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I had to decide what type of machine I would take on the road, the problem was I needed something that was powerful AND lightweight so the atom style netbooks just didn’t cut it and the screen is far to small.

But yes you are right remoting in would get around a lot of that – but that relies on always having the internet connection which I can’t always guarantee on the move =/

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Emeka Madusha
5.11.2013

Lovely post. One Question though. You never talked about clothes. You mean to say you have all the clothes you will ever need in that bag?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Yup – I had 2 pairs of trains, few pairs of short, 1 jeans, 6 tshirts and the other bits. Roll clothes instead of folding them when packing, you can get a whole lot more stuff in – and no creases :P

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5.12.2013

That’s long list of awesome tips for any blogger who want to travel more and spend more time on road this summer.

Some of the tips are very useful and I hope all my friends who are in Europe who travel a lot will like that share.

Thanks for the valuable tips and tricks.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Thanks very much I hope they help you out somewhat!

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5.12.2013

Matt

I continually learn from reading your blogs. Inpressed with the way you get SEO by keywords and outlinks.

Incorporated in my blogs and see almost imediate result.

Respectfully,

Steve Schellert

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Thanks very much, feel free to email me a longer testimonial :)

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5.13.2013

Awesome stuff Matt!

I can’t wait to travel, really. And I’m keeping this post in mind for when I do.

I absolutely love the idea of working from anywhere in the world, and you’ve done that – “I’m only living what I chose to create.” <– that right there, that's awesome.

Cheers!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Sam,

Lets see you make the same choice :)

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Chris
5.13.2013

Fantastic post.

How come you do so much travelling, Matt?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Because I made it my goal 3.5 years ago to be able to work anywhere in the world with just a laptop and internet connection – time to take advantage of it :)

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Joe
5.16.2013

This is a great post! If I ever manage to get on the open road again I will come back and follow some of your tips.

For my day bag, I use a North Face backpack/ruck sack that folds into a little zipped pocket so it can easily go in your bigger bag when not needed.

Its a bit like your drawstring bag but a lot less JD Sports circa 1999 ;-)

Where is up next on your travel plans?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Wahahaha – its vintage n ting blood! ^^

Off to Spain at the end of June to see a reader :)

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Joe Reply:

Yeah, keep it real.

You should also add some noise cancelling earphones to the list to block out the kids on the bus with their ghettoblasters.

Have a good trip to Spain.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I have those but didn’t include it in the list =\

Thanks Joe!

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5.16.2013

This is a great guide Matt! Thanks for sharing from your valuable experience. Very useful!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Glad you enjoyed it =D

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Morgan
5.24.2013

Another great post Mat! Looking forward to my travels and working on the road soon:)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers morgan!

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JJ
5.28.2013

I used to use this Wi-Fi Finder application it helps me to find free or paid Wi-Fi hot spots anywhere in the world.Very useful when travelling,easy to use,works both online or offline with map included. Love it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jiwire.android.finder&hl=en

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Nice tip thank you!

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5.29.2013

Hello,
Nice post Mat, Great Advice.
I’d like to add that is nice to have a “personal search engine”. For example I use http://www.google.com/cse/all to add multiple sites from Authors that I admire and when I search for advice on Online Business it’s a lot quicker and it allows me to search multiple sites. But on Google you have to type every single time what sites your searching on.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Great tip right there! Anyone you would recommend following?

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Cristea Cristian Reply:

Well, I have multiple sites on one search engine for “online business”, even if there are various categories, like SEO, Marketing, WordPress, etc. There are a lot of them, but i’ll list a few.
My list:
First, http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk – you have a fresh perspective on how you do things. I admire Tim Ferriss, but he is not that kind of a step by step person (like you) especially in online business. He let’s you be creative…nice.
1.2 http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/
2 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
http://www.viperchill.com/
http://nerdynomad.com/
http://www.mindvalleyinsights.com/
http://www.nichepursuits.com/
http://moz.com/
http://socialtriggers.com/
http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/
http://thinktraffic.net
http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/
http://hackthesystem.com/blog/
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/
http://www.jameswedmore.com/
…and a lot more.

Also, some sites inspire my with:
Brand: yours ; http://expertvagabond.com/ ; http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/
Community: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/ ; http://www.shelfari.com/ ; http://creativemonkeyz.com/ ; http://my.windowfarms.com/ ; http://myfolia.com/
Sales: http://www.appsumo.com/ ; http://www.kickstarter.com/ ; http://www.donorschoose.org/
Authority: Tim Feriss ; Seth Godin

Fore More stuff you can get inspired at: http://foundation.bz/ or http://mixergy.com/ or http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/category/podcast/

It takes a wile to warm up to every entrepreneur filosofy. It taked me 4 days to fully understand how you work. It wasn’t hard, just new.

I like to know you list too…ESPECIALLY a list of digital nomads (i like travel and online work).

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Wow thats a killer list of resources right there – going to have to carve some time into the weekend to check them all out.

Perhaps I might roll all of mine into a post at some point :)

Thanks for the detailed share!

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Iain Reply:

Cristea,

Wow, that is a super awesome tip. I never knew about that feature. I just started playing around with it, and it is pretty freaking amazing.

Thanks again.

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Cristi C. Reply:

…you can also use Google Reader. Which works best for you.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thats getting shut down soon – I have moved to feedly

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Cristi C. Reply:

Didn’t know that, very helpful!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys :)

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5.30.2013

Great checklist Matthew. One counter point however . . .

Like yourself, I too thought that syncing to the cloud was a sound backup strategy . . . until I read these two articles:

http://gigaom.com/apple/syncing-does-not-a-backup-make/

http://www.erichansen.tv/2012/04/06/moving-to-dropbox-is-not-a-backup-strategy-4/

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Gary,

I use http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/backup-your-hard-drive-with-syncback/ to take care of that side of things :)

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clayton
10.24.2013

Hi,

I am first time reader of your blog. Amazing stuff! No hype, no BS. Pure and straight to the point SEO. Love it!

I got here from BHW, just finished reading your very long post about “how to make top 100 blog”. Three hours of so much motivation and epic information. Thanks!

Btw what was the exact date you visiting Mayrhofen? From the picture I can certainly say that I was in that hotel across the field.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Thanks very much :)

It was 1st-7th April, I’ll be back there again 7th-12th next year :)

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