My digitally inspired nomadic summer

Manuela Willbold
6 min readAug 22, 2018

During the summer of 2018 I decided to not just use my break for fun and adventure, but to trial what my life would be like as a digital nomad living the laptop lifestyle. I was curious to see if it was for me, because so far I have been living a very “normal” and structured life working as a teacher in London while starting my side hustle as a blogger.

London offers many great spaces for online work (credits @petraeujanephotography)

What’s a digital nomad you ask? I have written a few digital nomad articles so far that cover that and many more questions:

That’s the theory. But how does it pan out in reality. To find out I embarked on a digital nomad wannabe journey. Everywhere I went I took my laptop and, of course, smartphone with me — hard to imagine to travel without it nowadays. My goal was to use the times on trains, buses and planes as well as in different locations to work on my blogs and copywriting projects and to see for myself how I could actually manage. Can I be or become a digital nomad?

To give you a better idea of what I do to support my digital nomad lifestyle, you can have a look at my personal blog:

And so you understand better how regular blogging, guest posting and web content writing can earn money, have a read of some of my most recent blog articles published on blogs I manage:

Write A Blog Post Going from 1 to 1000 Readers | UK Magz

Ways Of Earning Online With A Student Blog | Guide to Rough Times

Top 5 Success Factors For The Best SEO Copywriting | Blogrovr

Ways Students Can Earn Online With Writing | Entrepreneurs Toolkit

Ready for take-off?

Trip #1: London-Luxembourg

A short trip of 3 days I knew I wasn’t going to get much done, also because the hotel was so amazing and I kept on enjoying the pool…

Manuela Willbold

A digital nomad wannabe and teacher by profession who loves to travel, read, sing and write:,