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Sergio got into remote work blogging back in 2013, before becoming a video creator and filming content for his YouTube from all over the world

Tell us your journey on becoming a digital nomad

My first online was as a web designer back in 2013. Then I started my journey in a blog. Few years later, I got into creating videos which led me to start a YouTube channel filming cities to work remotely.

What countries have you visited and where are you based now?

More than 50 countries and 100 cities, but I’ve stayed in 20 cities as a digital nomad (more than a month). Currently traveling full time but my home base is in the United States.

What is the best thing about being a digital nomad?

The flexibility to choose where you want to be, make friends around the world and get to know the local cultures in a deeper way than typical tourists.

What is the most challenging part of being a digital nomad?

Keep relationships, both romantic and friendship, as everyone is moving around.

Favorite destination(s) for remote work and why?

Isla Mujeres, Mexico. A small beach town with good food, great beach and diving spot! I love all Mexico but because I’m mexican. But there’s so many other places that I love like Chiang Mai, Barcelona and Bali.

Sergio

How has Covid-19 impacted your life as a digital nomad?

In late 2019 I decided to start my YouTube channel as I was going to travel all 2020, but we all know what happened. Either way, the pandemic helped me enjoy quality time with my family and my dog, whom I started traveling with after quarantine. And now, my videos are picking up as more people want to travel and search for the cities I review.

Have you been able to travel during the pandemic or have you remained in one place?

I quarantined in Toledo, Ohio where my family lives, but after 6 months I moved back to Mexico and started traveling ever since.

How have you been able to make friends and connect with others during Covid-19?

Yes, that’s the beauty of the internet. I talked with my online friends a lot, and even made a video with other nomads about surviving quarantine.

What would you like to see more of from the digital nomad experience post-Covid (such as more (/less) people travelling, more safety measures, more of a community base in each country)?

Yes, I want to see more people traveling knowing they can find community in each place but also more awareness about the impact you have in a new place, plus being open-minded to these new cultures.

Tell us your most crazy travel story.

There’s so many… but for my 30th I decided to live in a monk temple in China. I learnt Shaolin Kung Fu, shaved my head, ate only veggies, disconnected from social media and had one of the best experiences of my life.

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