Welcome Digital Nomads, Expats, & Travelers

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Hello (你好)!

I’m Theo the Nomad, founder of this blog.

Are you planning or currently overseas? If so, you’ll either need to learn to adapt and survive or view an additional perspective.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve traveled to several countries—and lived in a couple. Not only did this teach me to be greatful for everything that my country gave me, but it also taught me how to adapt in an ever-changing world.

You can do the same.

Whether you need to adopt with new cultural standards, technology, a change in lifestyle, or whatever, I can help you. Moreover, I can help you figure out ways to save money when possible by making adjustments to your lifestyle.

However, you’ll need to explore some of the many guides on this site.

How I Got to Where I am

While growing up in a small town in the west coast in the USA I didn’t have much exposure to the outside world. While getting older, I moved around my state, but still have seen what else is out there. During this time, I also lived out of my vehicle for a bit. Hence, the van lifer section.

I want to help van lifers or folks in similar positions make the most of their situation.

I digress:

Years later, and after a few retail positions, I had enough. A friend offered me an opportunity to travel to Vietnam and I took it. While enduring the horrors of flying and the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam, it made me realize that I’ve been stuck in a box my whole life. Made me understand there’s more out there.

And “eager” to learn more about the world.

Unfortunately, I had to go back to the states.

Years later, I visited:

  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • The Philippines
  • Canada
  • Macau
  • Taiwan

When in Taiwan and realized “this is where I wanna live”. That led me to quit my restaurant job, packed my bags, and move.

I had to adapt or die, but it was an interesting experience.

To this day, I continue learning a new language, culture, and way of life while finding myself surrounded by friendly people. However, nothing’s perfect. As with anywhere else in the world, there’s difficulties that I encounter once in a while, which is why I created this blog. To help fellow expatriates, digital nomads, and travelers.

And what makes me qualified as a writer?

I’ve been writing for over 7 years. Creative writing and blog writing. That has given me insight as to how to perform propper research, create easy-to-understand content, and how to write topics people actually want to know about. On top of that, I’ve taken user experience courses. To ensure users will have more accessability with finding what they need on EN.

What You’ll Learn from The Eager Nomad

  • Destination guides on places where I’ve lived & visited
  • Proven tips to make your trips smoother & cost less
  • Ways to protect yourself abroad in-person & online
  • Tips & guides for digital nomads, van lifers, & remote workers to make life smoother
  • How to optimize tips when traveling
  • Product recommendations to enhance your traveling or expatting experience

FAQs About the Eager Nomad & Theo

It’s a bit corny, but I chose Eager Nomad because I get very eager when it comes to traveling. And during my times of digital nomading, eagerness and adrenaline took the wheel regarding decisions.

I found a lot more friendly people, it’s convenient to get around, it’s safe, and I have access to many modern amentities (e.g., online shopping).

I’m not you, so I don’t know what’ll provide the best experience. You’ll need to sift through my destination recommendations and see whether you find anywhere that catches your eye.

I should visit home. But the next country I’d like to visit is Ireland. It’s beautiful.

I would have began writing this blog over 8 years ago. That way, I could provide information on Vietnam while I was there.