Episode #18 - Tomas Laurinavicius
Tomas Laurinavicius is a designer turned blogger and digital nomad.
Originally from Lithuania but working in London, he launched Despreneur, a magazine for designer- entrepreneurs, co-wrote a book on Mobile design and co-founded a stock photo marketplace.
Noticing his business does not necessarily need him to be in any specific geographical location – he decided to become a digital nomad and to travel the world while working on his current projects.
He launched “Life Designed” – a brand in which he blogs, writes an awesome weekly newsletter and documents his journey as a Digital Nomad.
He documented his processes – his challenges – HIS MONTHLY INCOME – and more on his newsletter.
Since then, he managed to travel to Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali, Cebu, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, London, Copenhagen just to name a few.
In this interview we talked about some thought provoking insights he got to from being a digital nomad for the past couple of years.
About his shift in mindset, after living the digital nomad lifestyle for a long while.
About some of his experiences including the Nomad Cruise (yes there is such a thing)
We also got into some super practical tips for researching flights and new destinations.
Enjoy this inspiring and practical conversation!
Ladies and gents, it’s my pleasure to present to you… Tomas Laurinavicius.
Let’s get mindful & ruthlessssss.
Links & Resources from the show
- Tomas’s Site & Blog – https://tomaslau.com
- Tomas’s Newsletter – https://tomaslau.com/newsletter/
- Instagram – @tomaslaurinavicius
- Facebook – https://facebook.com/tomaslaublog
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/tomaslau
Recommendations for books & apps:
- Tomas’s Reading list (pure gold) – https://tomaslau.com/reading-list/
- Chris the freelancer (website) – https://christhefreelancer.com/
- Chris the freelancer (Youtube) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbxtV_oVIXBtLRmyPfcLKVg
Websites for researching new places and connecting to the digital nomad community:
- Nomadlist – https://nomadlist.com
- Numbeo – https://www.numbeo.com
- Teleport – https://teleport.org
- The Nomad Cruise – https://www.nomadcruise.com
Searching for flights:
- Google flights – https://www.google.com/flights to identify hubs first.
Then compare prices:
Key Points from the Podcast
- Tomas shares his experience as a digital nomad. Travelling and working at the same time. His realizations and experiences.
- Talks about settling down and what to do in your 20’s.
- Remind himself of how precious life is and seeing death as motivator.
- Shares his biggest challenge as a digital nomad.
- Tomas talks about digital nomad lifestyle.
- What are the resources in travelling.
- Shares the process of booking a flight.
- His routines in flight.
- Focusing on things. Talks about priority and his social media.