In every house I lived in growing up, we always had this picture on the wall. It was the poem “Footprints in the Sand”. You may already been familiar with it. It was something I saw every day. It was a photo of a pristine beach with one set of footprints and the poem text overlaid. I thought about it today as I walked along a beach in Borneo.
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. …
I fell in love with the idea of travelling with only a backpack and the clothes on my back. This minimal lifestyle isn’t for everyone, but it’s wonderfully refreshing to collect memories instead of material items. For those who like the sound of that, I present to you: My minimal digital nomad packing list.
Until a few years ago I hadn’t thought much about traveling. Not seriously, anyway. I was always fascinated with different cultures, countries, foods, and people. To me, traveling was what other people did. Students on gap years, people with money to go to exotic places, anyone but me.
In 2015 I decided I wanted to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan for a week. This may seem, and is indeed, a quite unusual destination, especially for someone who had never left the UK before. Aside from the fact I love the middle east and lesser traveled regions, I wanted to go because I thought to myself “If I can do this, there’s nothing I won’t be able to do”. …