The term "digital nomad" has been evolving from obscure techie reference into part of the everyday travel vernacular in recent years. Because of the recency of this concept's pop-emergence, most people assume the term itself was invented from the ether of travel blogs in the past 5-10 years. In fact, Digital Nomad is the title of an amazingly forward-thinking 1997 academic work by rockstar computer scientist (and electrical engineer) Dr. Tsugio Makimoto along with professional writer David Manners.
During our Trans-American motorcycle journey from 2012-2014, Aidan and I would customarily mark every thousand miles of our trip with photos, beers, and cigars, no matter where on the road we were.
Check out this post to see a slideshow of these 21 milestones that led us from the US all the way down to the southernmost city in the world.
When I needed to change my business class flight from Japan to Australia because of visa issues, I inadvertently stumbled on a trick to maximize the value of my miles by paying a change fee to get onto a better quality airline and knock a couple hours off my flight pattern.