Nomadism is evolving

And it might be a good thing

Welcome to Borderless, the newsletter for global citizens.

Every week, we handpick the best links to help you navigate the quirks of working on the internet and living across borders.


Nomad List still ranks it as travelers’ favorite country to visit, and with a new six-month visa, Japan is becoming more accessible for nomads. At least, nomads who earn a high global salary and whose passport country has good relations with Japan. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s a start.

Nikkei Asia Review

In an era of layoffs, H1B or “non-immigrant work” visa holders in the US tech industry face a ticking clock: find another job within 60 days or pack up a life's worth of dreams and “go home.” Will the rise of remote work lead to a geographic reshuffle of tech talent?

Varsha Bansal for Rest of World

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A group of Silicon Valley billionaires have quietly become the largest landowners in one California county through their attempt to build an eco-friendly utopia from scratch. It promises to be a model city creating thousands of new jobs and running off clean energy, but the concept is sparking debates about class divides, gentrification and corporate power…

Dani Anguiano for The Guardian

Does laughter mean the same thing in Lagos as in Lisbon? Does sorrow feel the same in Seoul and San Francisco? Crossing borders changes more than the scenery. Typically, we see emotions like joy, fear, grief, and anger as universal, but culture actually plays a big role in their flavors…

Nikhil Krishnan for New Yorker

Should I stay or should I go? The world’s leading relationship expert unpacks the struggle immortalized by The Clash. If you’re conflicted – be that in a relationship or place, you’re not alone. We all walk the tightrope between security and freedom. So, how should we navigate these seemingly opposing desires?

Michael Waters for The Atlantic


As Venice sinks under the weight of tourists and Phuket's ecology teeters on the brink, questions loom about what our wanderlust is costing the earth. The answer, of course, is more sustainable and conscientious travel—but is eco-friendly travel an oxymoron?

Devika Rao for The Week

How do you keep your travel environmentally conscious?

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How do you date on the road?

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Dating apps: Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, Feeld, Grindr (49%)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ The old-fashioned way: meeting people IRL (23%)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ I don’t or I travel with a partner (28%)