• Digital nomad,  TDM,  Tips

    How to send your reMarkable notes to Google Drive using a Gmail alias

    I bumped into this excellent free script : Fetch Gmail Attachment to Google Drive using Google Apps Script. I edited a little bit to match reMarkable users’ needs. This script will fetch all the attached files you send to your Gmail alias and save them on Google Drive. First of all, the script uses Gmail & Google Drive APIs. I won’t have access to your Gmail or Google Drive. Google will host your script in your private space here. 1- Create a new project on script.google.com 2- On Editor, copy/paste my script 3- Here are a few things you may want to customize before using the script : Line 9.…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Travel Light

    Minimalist Mics for Digital Nomads: Podcast or Zoom

    I saw a question about the best microphone to create podcasts when you are a digital nomad on a forum. Implied: good sound, not too big, not too expensive, not too heavy. Having produced podcasts with bad sound quality (oops), I’ve been looking into this as well. I asked my sister who is over-equipped in this field because she is an amateur singer/YouTuber so she needs good sound. Rode VideoMic GO Compact Microphone She highly recommended the Rode VideoMic GO Compact Microphone. The Australian brand Rode is very well known for its affordable and high-quality microphones. This model is a bit big but not expensive (63€ or 96.99$ on Amazon),…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Travel Light

    Using Rode VideoMic Me with Osmo Pocket

    If, like me, you are a creator of minimalist video content, you have probably opted for one of those many sports cameras or an Osmo Pocket. If Osmo Pocket’s internal microphone is acceptable, you may need an external microphone to get good, professional-quality sound. All links are from Amazon because that’s where I bought my gear. I’ve read many reviews online, and everyone is going for the Rode VideoMicro model (95$, Amazon link). I tested this model because my sister has one. It’s compatible with Osmo Pocket, has all the mounts you need, but I find that its microphone stand is a bit big and its cable too long. Since…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM

    2020, The Year in Review – after 4 years 1/2 around the world

    On the eve of the year 2021 that everyone is looking forward to, it is time for me to take stock of this special year. It’s been 4 and a half years that we’ve been around the world. Wow.3 and a half years that we have been working as digital nomads. It is in 2020 that we start our 3rd round-the-world trip (as soon as we make a complete tour of the planet, we count a new one). Highlights of 2020 Here in chronological order are the important events of the year 2020: January 2020/February: we leave Yucatan (Mexico) to go to Oaxaca (Mexico) and then Mexico City, before traveling…

  • Around the world,  Country Guides,  Digital nomad,  During the World Tour,  Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal,  Venice

    Venice (Italy): 2 weeks as Digital Nomads

    After a month and a half in Rome, we decide to spend two weeks in Venice to enjoy the good weather before the arrival of winter. This is a first for us! We visited a lot of fake Venice, small Venice, green Venice…. but for the REAL Venice, we waited until 2020 to go there. We arrived in Venice by train. The train crosses a kind of narrow path, surrounded by water. It looks like we are going to the Keys. The water does not seem so deep because I saw people with their feet in the water and it only reaches their knees. We see a lot of fishermen…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  Europe,  Italy,  Rome,  TDM

    Digital Nomad: our 2nd Airbnb in Rome (Italy) #8

    An ultra fast post to show you our 2nd airbnb in Rome.We were in the Trastevere district in September, but we moved to the Piazza di Spagna side to be more central. In Rome, the public transport services are more and more limited, we easily wait 20 minutes to take the bus, so it’s good to have an apartment close to everything. All the services I regularly use are between 5 minutes and 15 minutes on foot. What a relief! We paid 35€/night for this apartment, it’s a ridiculously low price, which we could never have had without the Covid (you will find all the links to our Airbnb &…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  Europe,  Italy,  Rome,  TDM

    Digital Nomad: 2.5 months in Rome (Italy), ideal destination in spite of Covid

    As you know, because of the Covid, instead of taking it easy in Asia, we had to return to France and stay there for 7 months before finally leaving on a mop, destination Italy. Why Italy? Because the destination was part of our initial itinerary: France – Germany – Austria – Italy and the more we learn about it, the more we want to be there. Rome has always been on our wishlist but as it’s “too close” to France, we thought we would have all our time and finally we went around the world twice without setting foot there. It took us more than 30 years to go there,…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Thoughts

    [Thoughts] #7: Working on the first impression, The elevator pitch

    When you are interested in personal development, there are many ways to do it: read specialized books, pay a coach, do meditation etc. but I am lucky enough to have stumbled upon “a textbook case”: Matthew Hussey, a “self-proclaimed dating guru”. He has no qualifications, no references, one day he created his YouTube account to help women find their soul mate, he released a book (which became a New York Times bestseller) and since then, he hangs out with several “Hollywood A-list stars”, he gives several times a year a 3-day seminar where women pay 6000$ to listen to his advice – only to find no husband in the end.…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  Europe,  France,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Digital Nomad: Results after 2.5 months in Rouen

    We spent two and a half months in Rouen where we went as soon as the deconfinement was over and it was a good decision. Our Airbnb Where do we start? A tour of the apartment? Yes, that’s my favorite part too! As you can see, this apartment (former artist’s studio) is just amazing. It’s the kind of overpriced place we couldn’t have afforded outside Covid (this time we paid 3024€ for 77 nights, or 39€/night – to find out the price and get the link to all our Airbnb, click here). This is typically the style of apartments I will observe, jealous, as a tourist, thinking “the owners of…

  • Digital nomad,  TDM

    Apple Sidecar: your iPad as a second screen on your Macbook

    Being nomadic means having to limit your computer equipment. No more big external screen associated with the Macbook! As a result, I was super happy when Apple announced the release of Sidecar with the Catalina macOS update in October 2019. Sidecar is a feature that allows you touse an iPad as a secondary screen of a Macbook. It’s very simple and it works: Either wireless through the Wifi network Either with a cable lightning (Amazon link) When I tested this feature at the time of its release, it was unfortunately not a great success. I was in Central America with low performance Wifi connections, so there was a latency time…