We mostly run this website and business from the road, aka, as Digital Nomads. As we have to carry the tools of our business on us and use them from Burma to Uzbekistan, we have to choose our gear for functionality, durability and cost. For a full list of all our gear, check out Our Office-Less Office.
If we missed something (and we know we have!), please let us know by sending us an email and we’ll add it to the list below.
Travel Blogging Tools and Advice
We highly recommend using the WordPress content management system (CMS) together with a Genesis theme. The designs are snazzy enough on their own, but there are infinite numbers of ways you can customize them to meet any and every design need and desired functionality.
Digital Nomad Gear: Laptops and More
Once you go Mac, you never go back. In addition to being light and durable, the MacBook is a powerful laptop that can handle most photography, video, webdesign and graphics work. Although Macs may costs more than PCs, you will save yourself headaches and hours and hours of time by not having to fight viruses and security issues on a regular basis. So worth it.
In a hotel room with only one LAN cable and have two laptops that need internet access? Never fear. Plug the LAN cable into the Airport Express and you have an instant wifi zone. Super easy to use.
It’s amazing how many hotels – from 0 starts to 5 stars – around the world only provide one electrical outlet in the room. With this Belkin multi-plug, we can both plug in our laptops, charge camera batteries, iPhones and anything else we might need at one time. Works in both 110 and 220 V countries.
Extension Cord (3 meters)
This may seem like an odd addition for this list, but a simple extension can provide much more flexibility in work locations. Sometimes we’re in a hotel room that only has one electrical outlet located in the most inconvenient part of the room. Or perhaps we want to work out on the balcony but there are no plugs around. With the extension cord we can work from almost anywhere in the room.
Until the world decides on one type of plug, it’s useful to carry the most common plug adaptors for your gear. We use a combination of an Apple World Plug Adaptor Kit and local adaptors we pick up in random markets around the world.
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