No Love for Offices/Packable Backpacks/Nomad Conferences

Nomadico issue #18

A weekly newsletter with four quick bites, edited by Tim Leffel, author of A Better Life for Half the Price and The World’s Cheapest Destinations.

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Almost Nobody Misses Office Cubicles
The majority of people can put up with a hybrid work situation, but almost nobody wants to work full-time in an office they drive to it seems, according to a new Gallup poll. “A mere 6% want to work entirely on-site going forward. Doesn’t it seem that traditional management and workplace practices are broken if more than 90% of 70 million employees say they don’t want to come back to the office full time?”

Packable Backpacks in Stuff Sacks
One item that I almost never leave home without when traveling is a small backpack that squeezes down into a little pouch. These items take up very little room and are lightweight, but they expand on the other end to be a great daypack or eco-friendly shopping bag. There are options from Eagle Creek, Sea to Summit, Matador, ChicoBag, and others. The ideal versions have at least one water bottle pocket, making them useful on a hike. See some options and video demos here.

Pack-flat Toiletry Bottles
Travel-sized toiletry bottles are a necessity for traveling with a carry-on, but that’s a lot of throw-away plastic going (usually) into a landfill. If you use normal refillable ones, they keep taking up space when they’re empty. Mark found these collapsible FlatPak ones from Matador that lie flat when empty and are easy to clean and reuse.

Digital Nomad Conferences
Working at home, wherever that may be, can get a bit lonely sometimes. It can be stimulating to learn from and meet up with others leading a location-independent lifestyle. Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo, has a great rundown here of digital nomad conferences around the world.


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