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0 In Business/ Digital Nomads

Digital Nomad Tax Questions Answered by a U.S. Tax Attorney

Taxes. Nothing strikes fear into the heart of an aspiring digital nomad quite like the prospect of figuring out how to deal with taxes on income earned while working from a laptop in multiple foreign countries. There is a lot of speculation and false information circulating on the Internet regarding digital nomad taxes, so I figured I’d talk to a tax expert and get answers. I emailed Stewart Patton, a U.S. tax attorney currently living in Belize, to ask him some of the most common digital nomad…

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0 In Business/ Remote Work Case Studies

Digital Nomad Case Study: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents

This is part of my Remote Work Case Studies series, where I interview digital nomads and location independent-entrepreneurs about their businesses. Making Sense of Cents is one of my favorite blogs because it has great information on how to save money, have a budget, travel sustainably, and earn money from blogging and affiliate marketing. So I’m honored to have Making Sense of Cents founder Michelle on my blog today to talk about how she achieved success blogging and grew her business revenue to $70,000 per month!…

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0 In Blogging

What’s Behind the New Wherever Writer

Hello, my dear readers! The Wherever Writer turned FOUR years old this month! (What??) And my remote business turned three this year! And I turn 26 next month! With so many milestones happening, I figured it was time for a refresh. When I started this blog in 2012, I was fresh out of college, starting a two-month cross-country road trip with my dad and sister, and clueless as to what to do with my life. Now I’m a few years out of…

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Location Independence Case Study: Laura Pennington, Freelance Writer and Business Coach

Hey readers! I’m starting a series of Remote Work Case Studies featuring entrepreneurs who consider themselves either location independent or digital nomads. My goal is to give you proof that this lifestyle IS possible by showing you inspirational business owners who have gone before you. Would you like to be featured here? Email me a bit about yourself and I’ll see if you’re a good fit! First up in our series is Laura Pennington, a successful freelance writer and business…

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0 In Stories

The Things We Try Not to See

There is always someone crying. In Cusco, sometimes it was the neighborhood cat late at night. When the townspeople went to bed and the stray dogs roamed la calle taunting the outnumbered feline. Even with earplugs, and my head pressed firmly into my pillow, I could hear it screeching from somewhere behind the wall of my courtyard. But every time I pushed open the heavy metal doors and ran into the street, I could not trace the source of the…

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0 In Food/ San Francisco, California

Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

The first time I went to Tartine Bakery I was with the man I thought I might marry someday. I should’ve known the relationship was doomed when we shared Tartine’s famous big-as-your-face croissant, and he went right for the hard crust, devouring its dry and charred bits, while I opted for the only part I found edible: the soft center. “See, this is why we make a great team,” he told me. “I like the crust, and you like the…

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For Every Time You Almost Didn’t

“Cálmate. Relájate,” Miguel cooed as he led me across a busy highway in the dark of night near Real Plaza, Cusco’s first and only shopping mall. I can’t remember why I was panicking, but it could have been a couple of things: the fact that he was ignoring the crosswalk signals as honking taxis flew past us, or the fact that I was out way past my bedtime in the middle of a foreign city. We were on a mission…

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