Untethered: Living the digital nomad life in an uncertain world by author Nathan James Thomas is an informative book about a desire for freedom and complete independence while still maintaining employment and connection through a digital lifestyle.
Adventurous seventeen-year-old Nathan James Thomas from New Zealand purchased a ticket for 20,000 kilometres on the Greyhound Bus network in Australia. From there his travel journey began. Over the next decade, he moved from country to country exploring the world. In 2014, Nathan founded the digital travel magazine Intrepid Times which has grown into a thriving global community of thousands of writers and travellers.
What if someone told you, you could travel anywhere you want in the world and work anywhere anytime you like? Nathan guides you in Untethered through the process and will help you decide if this lifestyle is really for you, giving an insight into what it is like to be a digital nomad.
This book contains stories from digital nomads and their subjective experiences of travelling domestically and overseas, and how the internet keeps them connected to jobs, co-workers, and clients as well as highlighting how each started out and the obstacles they have faced along the way.
I found myself skipping pages in this book. I didn’t love the format or layout and the context didn’t excite me enough to read every page.
I am an avid overseas traveller and could not imagine being in another country and having to work due to it being a source of income for funding my travel and lifestyle, you would have no option but to make work a priority and there would be no time to enjoy your surroundings.
Whilst this book is not for me, I recommend it to the type of person who likes working in various locations and having the freedom, flexibility, and unpredictability of the digital nomad life.
Thank you, Beauty, and Lace, and Exisle Publishing Limited for the opportunity to read and review.
My love of books started at a very young age. My mum has always been a reader and encouraged me to read, buying me endless book from classic fairy tales advancing to the world of Enid Blyton, CS Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, Kathryn Kenny, Carolyn Keene, Francine Pascal. In my adult years the list of authors is endless and every room in my house is filled with books.
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