Category Archives: Nomad Books

Wanderlust books for your best destination yet

Adventure awaits for those lucky enough to be digital nomads. Not sure where to go next? Then try these;

From the Taj Mahal to Venice with Wanderlust Books. Photo by Imahesh3847
From the Taj Mahal to Venice with Wanderlust Books. Photo by Imahesh3847

Top 10 Wanderlust Books

Whether you are planning a quick visit, a couple of months in an AirBnB or researching which new country to make your remote working home; Nomadic You has rounded up some inspiring reads. (I’m itching to order #3 and #9 from Amazon – Rudolph)

#1 Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places – October 27, 2015 by National Geographic.

Rated 5 star by 81% of reviewers.

   #2 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition– July 1, 2015by Patricia Schultz. 

Rated 5 star by 64% of reviewers.

  #3 How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter  – January 6, 2015 by Matt Kepnes. 

Rated 5 star by 72% of reviewers.

  #4 Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door 2017  – August 30, 2016 by Rick Steves.

Rated 5 star by 77% of reviewers.

  #5 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Partying Around the World – January 7, 2014 by Matador Network.

Rated 5 star by 64% of reviewers.


#6 Lonely Planet The World: A Traveller’s Guide to the Planet  – November 1, 2014 by Lonely Planet.

Rated 5 star by 62% of reviewers.

  #7 The World Awaits: A Travel Organizer – April 14, 2015 by Kate Pocrass.

Rated 5 star by 83% of reviewers.


#8 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do  – February 15, 2011 by National Geographic.

Rated 5 star by 62% of reviewers.

#9 Transit Maps of the World: Expanded and Updated Edition of the World’s First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth – November 3, 2015 by Mark Ovenden.
Rated 5 star by 73% of reviewers.
  #10 Lonely Planet’s Where To Go When – November 15, 2016 by Lonely Planet

Brand New, No Amazon reviews yet.

@NomadicYou Is planning your trip with some good wanderlust books half the fun? Crinkle of the page or Kindle?

Your Budget Destinations Rough Guide

Hit the ground running with a good travel guide. Nomadic You rounds up the;

Budget Destinations Rough Guide
Budget Destinations Rough Guide

Top 10 Travel books: Budget Destinations Rough Guide

“Make the Most of Your Time on Earth” is quite a cool slogan for The Rough Guide Series. I’ve been enjoying reading their guide for Europe on a budget. And found some good tips for exploring Athens and Istanbul.

Better still, is that whether I visit Prague, Budapest, Warsaw or Lisbon next, all the info is packed into one guide. The rough guide’s suggestions for the best budget hotels, hostels, bars and restaurants will help me manage my travel budget along the way.

Remember to get the latest edition; clubs and bars come and go, it helps to have the latest update on those city nightlife options. Here are some more books on my wishlist;


  #1 Hong-Kong, Thailand, Myanmar and the rest of the region. The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget Paperback – September 29, 2014 
  #2 39 countries, including Greece, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Turkey The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget Paperback – March 3, 2014
  #3 Traveling the continent and getting the most value for every dollar, peso, real, or sol.  The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget Paperback – September 15, 2015 
  #4 First-hand reviews of affordable accommodation, laid-back bars, and outdoor adventures The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget Paperback – November 3, 2015 
  #5 From Baja California’s beaches to detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Mexico City. The Rough Guide to Mexico Paperback – June 21, 2016 
  #6 Mediterranean beaches, legendary ancient sites, to the exotic, domed skyline of Byzantine and Ottoman-era Istanbul. The Rough Guide to Turkey Paperback – June 21, 2016
  #7 Whether you want to trek Chang Mai, explore the temples and waterways of Bangkok, or just relax on an idyllic Phuket beach. The Rough Guide to Thailand Paperback – October 6, 2015
  #8 Hang out in hyper-modern cities, explore thousand-year-old temples, or take part in age-old festivals. The Rough Guide to India (Rough Guide India) Paperback – November 1, 2016 
  #9 The wilds of Kruger National Park, whale watching in Hermanus, to Cape Town’s vibrant dining scene. The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland Paperback – March 17, 2015
  #10 The fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, to every beach along the Algarve The Rough Guide to Portugal Paperback – 1 Jan 2014

@NomadicYou What are the best tips you’ve come across in a travel guide? Which Budget Destinations Rough Guide will you get next?

Remote Working All in one for Dummies

You’ve decided remote working from Bali is for you; But what are your remote working options? Try learning these 10 gigs with All in one for Dummies

Joburg Rudolph reading All-in-one-for-Dummies
Joburg Rudolph reading All in one for Dummies

I love the “For Dummies” self-help books. Quick and easy to read with plenty of useful information. My favourites so far have been “Starting an Online Business” and “Social Media Marketing”. If you haven’t ordered one from Amazon yet, what is stopping you? The All in one for Dummies range are a fountain of information and I prefer them in print for easy reference. Here is a list of the freshest releases ideal for digital nomads and downshifters looking to work remotely.

Top 10 latest All in one for Dummies Books

 investing #1 Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions?Investing All-in-One For Dummies May 8, 2017 by Tyson
 social-media #2 Need help apply your marketing efforts to the latest social media marketing sites and toolsSocial Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies Apr 17, 2017 Zimmerman and Ng
 coding #3 Ready to add coding know-how to your professional repertoire? Coding All-in-One For Dummies Apr 17, 2017 by Wiley
 wordpress #4  Need help publishing your site, using SEO, social media and using plug-ins? WordPress All-in-One For Dummies Mar 13, 2017 by Sabin-Wilson
 online-business #5 Be ready to plan, launch, or maintain a successful online business. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies Jan 30, 2017 Belew and Elad
 photography #6 Need to get up to “shutter speed” on the latest camera technologies? Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies Jan 17, 2017 by Correll
 quickbooks #7 Take control of your business and guide your company’s financial processes in the right direction. QuickBooks 2017 All-In-One For Dummies Nov 30, 2016 by Nelson
 office-2016 #8 Need plain-English guidance on mastering the entire Microsoft Office suite? Office 2016 All-In-One For Dummies Nov 2, 2015 by Weverka
 seo #9 If SEO makes your head spin, this no-nonsense guide makes it easier. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies Sep 21, 2015 by Clay
 android-app #10 Interested in creating apps for the Android market? (Which grows in size and downloads every day) Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies Aug 3, 2015 by Burd

@NomadicYou Are you a fan of self-help #books too? What are the most #lifechanging books for #diginomads?

Nomad Books: Escaping Corporate

Being a digital nomad or downshifting author. NomadicRudolph tells why he is choosing to publish Escaping Corporate as an e-book


Downshifting Author

I have a love for self-help books, maps, lists and other useful info. It seemed to me that since I have decided to try the gig economy, I may as well research before I leap. What are the best ways to earn income working remotely? Which budget destinations have good Wi-Fi and cheap alcohol? Should I try van living or AirBnB? Then it occurred to me, why not get tips from other digital nomads and downshifters and learn from their mistakes. All this info should make for a pretty good e-book.

Cat and Keyboard

I have decided to self-publish on Amazon before I consider going to print. It is quite a process: writing, editing, formatting, submitting to Amazon and then doing some marketing too.Luckily for me, I know a very good editor and manuscript evaluator; Loukie Adlem. She is editing away at Escaping Corporate. I love the name of her website, it is titled Give her a shout if you are an aspiring author looking to self-publish too.



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Tips from authors, bloggers and our community on achieving a happy digital nomad or downshifting life 

 @nomadicyou Are you considering #remotework as an #author? What are the perks of writing away from home?