Digital Nomads

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Meet Rax Suen, Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador for November

October 31, 2021 - Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador number 5 has arrived, as Singaporean Rax Suen takes up residence in the Croatian capital.  It is a measure of how this new breed of remote worker is a little different to my generation when November's Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Rax Suen explained one of the reasons he had applied for the position. "It was on my way home," Rax explained at last night's meetup at Canopy by Hilton.  'Home' being Singapore, and his starting point being Buenos Aires. It is all about perspective, I guess...  Rax is the fifth ambassador in…
Sunday, 31 October 2021

Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Andrae Smith Reflects on Month in Croatian Capital

October 31, 2021 - A diplomatic handover last night, as outgoing Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Andrae Smith handed over the role to Rax Suen of Singapore at Canopy by Hilton.  An entertaining evening of networking and travel stories at Canpy by Hilton in Zagreb last night, as October's Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Andrae Smith hosted an evening of scary and funny travel stories as she said farewell to Zagreb after a month in the role.  The ambassador program is a continuation of the award-winning Zagreb Digital Nomad Week, where one ambassador spends a calendar month in the Croatian capital, working…
Thursday, 28 October 2021

Share Your Scariest & Funniest Travel Story at Zagreb Meetup Pitch Night

October 28, 2021 - Outgoing Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Andrae Smith invites you to share your scariest and funniest travel story at her final event at Canopy by Hilton on Saturday. Have you ever woken up in a Belgian hospital with no idea how you got there, unable to move your legs? Been arrested wearing just a (very short) bathrobe by St Petersburg main train station? Been chased by 7 armed Rwandese soldiers after you inadvertently destroyed their military road block? Or ripped the duvet off a sleeping naked guest by mistake while working as a male chambermaid who had…
Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence: Meet the Creators, Download Case Study

October 27, 2021 - The award-winning Dubrovink Digital Nomads-in-Residence (DNIR) program has put the Pearl of the Adriatic firmly on the remote work map. Download the case study, and meet the team who conceived and delivered a program that was the first of its kind in the world.  Back in July 2020, the city and tourist board of Dubrovnik agreed to a proposal from Total Croatia News and Saltwater Nomads to put it on the map for digital nomads. Following Croatia’s first Digital Nomads conference in October 2020, the city was presented with a program for 2021 that would help…
Monday, 25 October 2021

Meet Olumide Gbenro, Founder of Digital Nomad Week

October 25, 2021 - It has been a busy 12 months for the Croatian digital nomad story, but there is plenty happening elsewhere in the world. Having been invited to speak at the inaugural Digital Nomad World conference from December 6-8, TCN caught up with owner and organiser ,Olumide Gbenro in Bali.  The global digital nomad story is gathering pace, and all (some 10,000 pairs) will be on Digital Nomad Week 2021 in early December, when 100 speakers will be addressing some 10,000 virtual attendees from over 120 countries.  Croatia will have a strong presence from the private sector, with…
Friday, 22 October 2021

From Istria to Podgorica, 'Digitalni Nomadi' Entering Mainstream Media

October 23, 2021 - Unheard of a year ago, the term 'digitalni nomadi' is taking up an increasing number of column inches, not only in Croatia, but also in the wider region.  18 months ago, few people in Croatia were aware of the term 'digital nomad'. If the Croatian equivalent - digitalni nomadi - even existed is debatable, but if it did then it was used even less.    A lot has changed in the last 18 months regarding the digital nomad revolution. The introduction of a DN permit, conferences such as Zagreb Digital Nomad Week and Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads,…
Friday, 22 October 2021

Beyond the Walls: DN-i-R Presents Sustainable Dubrovnik Tourism Direction

October 22, 2021 - Sustainable Dubrovnik tourism was the topic at a workshop in Lazareti today, as the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence case study was presented, along with the city announcing co-working spaces, a co-living space, and the Dubrovnik Digital Nomad card.  It has been quite a journey.  And we are still only at the beginning.  It is just 15 months since the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, gave me 30 minutes of his time to hear some ideas we had regarding sustainable Dubrovnik tourism. Half an hour later, we had an agreement to cooperate, and work started the next morning…
Thursday, 21 October 2021

Croatia Through the Eyes of a Digital Nomad: Boranka Plants Virtual Trees in Real Life

October 21, 2021 -  The Boranka reforestation campaign encourages children to color trees and volunteers to plant them, it’s part of an ongoing effort to bring the green back to the burnt area of Dalmatia. Ever since my Girl Scout days, the Scouts hold a special place in my heart. Americans love the cookies (I sold plenty of ‘em), but I’m talking about the program. I filled my sash with badges earned for all sorts of activities, including a badge my mother made for our troop when we came up with a new sewing project. When I heard about the Boranka…
Thursday, 21 October 2021

Building Community, Offering Content at European Freelancer Week in Split

October 21, 2021 - Small events all over the country are building community, as digital nomads discover the magic of Croatia while connecting with new contacts from a similar mindset.  One of the things I have never understood about living in Croatia is why everything shuts down over winter on the coast. As we learned in this very revealing interview with a UK tour rep based in former Yugoslavia in 1990, Croatia was very much Full of Life before the Kingdom of Accidental Tourism took over.  And it can be again.  These are very early days in the digital nomad…
Thursday, 21 October 2021

Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence 6 Months On: Kelsey Kay Love

October 21, 2021 - In April this year, 10 digital nomads from all over the world came together for the inaugural Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence (DNIR) program. As part of European Freelancer Week 2021, TCN catches up with some of them 6 months on - next up Kelsey Kay Love from Los Angeles.  A year ago, the city of Dubrovnik held the first-ever digital nomad conference in Croatia - Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads - as part of European Freelancer Week. The city has made great strides advancing its DN credentials and strategy, thanks in part to the award-winning Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence…
Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence 6 Months On: Marlee McCormick

October 20, 2021 - In April this year, 10 digital nomads from all over the world came together for the inaugural Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence (DNIR) program. As part of European Freelancer Week 2021, TCN catches up with some of them 6 months on, starting with Marlee McCormick from Texas.  A year ago, the city of Dubrovnik held the first-ever digital nomad conference in Croatia - Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads - as part of European Freelancer Week. The city has made great strides advancing its DN credentials and strategy, thanks in part to the award-winning Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program, which ran…
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