The Key To Getting Work Done While Traveling 👨‍💻

For most of the last four and a half years, I’ve been building internet businesses while traveling the world.

I recently had a call with a mentee who said, “Dude, I’ve been road-tripping for the last month, and I got almost nothing done. How the hell do you do it?”

To which I responded, “There is no way you’re going to be able to get a lot of work done if you’re traveling at that pace.”

I went on to explain that after much experimenting, I now try to abide by a rule of 4/30/90. I only visit new places for less than four days or more than 30 days, and I ideally target stays of more than 90 days.

Staying in a place for between 4 and 30 days is “no man’s land.” Where I’m not there long enough to get in a productive groove, and I’m there too long for it to be just a vacation.

The faster you travel, the more difficult it becomes to maintain habits, routines, relationships, and consistent work schedules.

One of the biggest mistakes that I see new digital nomads make is traveling too quickly. Fast travel leads people to believe this isn’t a sustainable lifestyle, and they usually end up giving up and going home.

If you’re interested in exploring this way of living, I highly recommend taking your time and not changing locations too quickly! 🤙

Cam Woodsum
I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.