When the world’s your runway

And the trade-offs of the American Dream

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


Nomads have officially hit the runway. Inspired by the nomad movement and modeled by big names, luxury German fashion brand MCM’s spring/summer collection is centered on multi-use designs that seamlessly transition from workday attire to evening chic.

Pia Alexandra Bello for Cultured Mag


Global citizens operate in a complex bureaucratic maze, often involving paper print-outs and unfamiliar languages. Whether it’s insurance, visa applications or SIM cards, most processes require a form of identity verification. With the dual rise of nomadism and identity theft, can businesses modernize for borderless living while still managing security risks?

Regula Forensics

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Hoards of Californians are trading their surfboards for cowboy boots and moving to one of the fastest-growing remote work hubs in the US. Why is this Oklahoma city proving so popular among American nomads? The $10,000 relocation incentive certainly helps, but it’s about more than money alone.

Aaron Spray for The Travel


Lavish business dinners and hotel cocktail receptions may soon be relics of the past, according to recent research. In a post-pandemic world, business travel as we know it may fade, but a new travel category is already emerging to take its place…

Elizabeth Bennet for BBC


Immigrants chasing the American Dream often swap the warmth of close-knit communities for the relentless grind of capitalism, burn-out and hustle culture. But is it worth it? This love story reveals the intimate sacrifices two first-generation immigrants make as they build a future in an unfamiliar land.

Abdullah Zahid for The New York Times

In a scene straight out of Indiana Jones, hundreds of wannabe treasure hunters have descended on a small Dutch town after the government declassified a WWII-era map. With more than $20 million in buried treasure at stake, the excitement is mounting, yet the treasure remains undiscovered…

Frank Jacobs for Atlas Obscura

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How do you keep your travel environmentally conscious?

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ I pay the carbon offsets and local tourist taxes (14%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I slow travel and limit the number of flights I take (68%)

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ This isn’t a priority for me right now (18%)