Nomads are people, whose lifestyle is based on constant travel and moving from one place to another. In the community of freelancers the term „digital nomads“ is becoming more and more common. It is a lifestyle, although it always doesn’t need to be for the whole lifetime. People who can make living simply by their ability and talent, together with a notebook and good Internet connection, have the possibility of traveling around the world while working. One of the first digital nomads in the Czech Republic is Vitezslav Valka, graphic and web designer. He goes on the road each year for several months, along with his wife and to daughters. They travel across the Europe in their caravan.
What is the life of some famous Czech digital nomads? How do they combine their job and free time? What tools do they use? And what do they gain from their lifestyle? Those are some questions that Martin Kavka asked few modern nomads for Czech online magazine about traveling. I happened to be one of the nomads.
There is this great travel festival in Prague, called SlowTravel. It’s hosted by very popular czech website about traveling – TravelBible, who also published many books. I was invited there to do an interview. They asked me many interesting questions about how we travel and I decided to translate their article for you. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
Wild camping with a caravan is not the same as with a tent or an off-road. But you can still skip campsites from you itinerary and get on stellplatz free parking & sleeping spots that have their own spirit and are not full of people.
Sixth caravan trip & unprecedented challenge. Funds before setting off on this trip was not in our favour. So we set a logical goal → we will measure how much our caravan life costs and we will try to sleep outside campsites and do boondocking (sleeping anywhere) as much as possible.
A ton changed in my priorities since 2012. I’ve fixed cashflow & step by step I’m fixing overall net worth. I’m paying attention to the fact, that life’s short and there’s a reason to not work as hard as it is technically possible.
Spring 2015. After trips to Croatia, Sicily and Turkey, we’ve taken our caravan family to the western part of Europe. And took a little side trip to Morocco. We left home in early April and were back in late July — over 15,000 kilometers of adventure. The longest trip we made.
This is a translation of an interview of me and Martin, the owner of a czech website about digital nomads. Martin is an internet marketing consultant and his wife Lenka is a graphic designer. Both of them are freelancers.
We all want the best for our kids. Some of us give it to them by unlimited supply of toys and fun, some of us by Montessori or Waldorf education. Me and my wife have decided to enrich the life of our whole family more evenly. My name is Vita Valka and I travel with my wife and our two girls (3 and 4 years old) by caravan. We became addicted to the nomad life when we hit our very first road back in 2012.
First autumn trip. Into Croatia for second time to a great campsite near Split. Three weeks of intermittent windy and sunny weather and short days have different atmosphere than spring.