Author: Nate Hake

Nate Hake is a digital nomad from Denver, Colorado who has been traveling the world full time since 2016. He has traveled to 65+ countries across six continents around the world and writes about emerging travel destinations at TravelLemming.com. His travel advice and musings have been featured in high-profile publications like NBC News, Lonely Planet, Mic, and many more.
20 Best Tulum Hotels & Resorts in 2022 (With Candid Photos)

20 Best Tulum Hotels & Resorts in 2022 (With Candid Photos)

Nothing can make or break a beach vacation like a great hotel. That’s especially true for Tulum hotels, because the Riviera Maya is a destination where your hotel basically is the center of the entire vacation experience. Hey, no pressure in choosing, though. Fortunately, you’ve now got help! I’ve quite literally created a career out…

As Virus Surges in Mexico, Travel Media Hypes Tourism, Ignores Outbreak

As Virus Surges in Mexico, Travel Media Hypes Tourism, Ignores Outbreak

American travelers looking for countries to vacation in this summer may find only a few willing to accept them. One of those countries is Mexico. If you read what major travel media outlets are publishing on the coronavirus situation in Mexico, you might be left with the impression that everything is on the mend south…

Travel Insurance and Coronavirus – A Guide for Informed Consumers

Travel Insurance and Coronavirus – A Guide for Informed Consumers

Finding the right travel insurance has never been an easy process. But searching for travel insurance in an age of the coronavirus pandemic takes that challenge to another level. Never worry, though, because I’m here to help! Before I was a travel blogger, I worked as a lawyer handling business insurance cases, so I know…

Why SafetyWing Lost My Trust Over Coronavirus

Why SafetyWing Lost My Trust Over Coronavirus

As a digital nomad currently abroad, I’ve recently spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make sure I am protected in the event I catch coronavirus. Like many long-term location independent travelers, I buy nomad travel insurance through SafetyWing because it is a company that markets itself as “Insurance for Nomads,…

Now Is Not the Time to Travel Abroad (An Open Letter from 92 Travel Bloggers)

Now Is Not the Time to Travel Abroad (An Open Letter from 92 Travel Bloggers)

It is our job to help you travel the world and to encourage you to venture and explore beyond your tiny corner of the planet. We choose to dedicate our work to promoting travel because we truly believe travel is a force for good. When done right, travel can help make you a better global…

15 Reasons Georgia is the Next Big Digital Nomad Hotspot

15 Reasons Georgia is the Next Big Digital Nomad Hotspot

I’ve been a digital nomad traveling the world full time since 2016 and, out of the 70 countries I’ve visited in my life, there’s one that clearly stands a cut above the rest … In fact, Georgia is such an incredible digital nomad destination that I kinda hate spilling the beans on it. But it…

5 Georgia Country Itineraries (From 3 Days to 3 Weeks)

5 Georgia Country Itineraries (From 3 Days to 3 Weeks)

Travelers to Georgia will find a culture that has been welcoming visitors since the days of the Silk Road. With majestic landscapes, delicious and unique cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and endless outdoor activities, the country of Georgia offers something for every traveler. No matter whether you have 3 days or 3 weeks to visit Georgia, I’ve…

Becoming a Digital Nomad – My Personal Story (+5 Tips on How to Do It)

Becoming a Digital Nomad – My Personal Story (+5 Tips on How to Do It)

In this post, I’ll tell you my very personal story of becoming a digital nomad – the good, the bad, and the ugly of how I went from corporate lawyer to traveling the world for 3+ years while working online. Let’s dive in: Becoming a Digital Nomad: My (Convoluted) Path When I tell people that…

10 Razones para Visitar Valladolid, México PRONTO

10 Razones para Visitar Valladolid, México PRONTO

La península Yucatan de México es uno de los destinos más populares del planeta por muy buenas razones. Pero a pesar de que Cancún se mantiene como destino perpetuo para las vacaciones de primavera, y la Playa Tulum aumentó recientemente en popularidad, hay una gema oculta que el 98% de los turistas de Yucatán se olvidan totalmente:…

10 Reasons You Have to Visit Valladolid, Mexico ASAP

10 Reasons You Have to Visit Valladolid, Mexico ASAP

Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet – and for good reason. But even though Cancun remains a perpetually packed spring break destination, and even as Tulum beach has recently soared in popularity, there is one hidden gem that 98% of tourists to the Yucatan totally forget about: Valladolid, Mexico….

Lemmings | The Bizarre Story of the Term’s Definition

Lemmings | The Bizarre Story of the Term’s Definition

Ever heard the phrase “don’t be a lemming”? It means, basically, “don’t just go where others are going.” You might have known that. But did you know it’s a total fabrication resulting from a fake documentary? I’m referring to that time in 1958 when the Walt Disney Company staged a mass lemming suicide in an…

Nigeria Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know [2022]

Nigeria Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know [2022]

Trying to decide whether you need travel insurance for Nigeria? Or trying to find the best Nigeria travel insurance? As a travel blogger who travels the world full time, I know that sorting out travel insurance can be a difficult issue. I struggled with this issue when I went to Lagos, Nigeria in late 2018…

Annual Travel Insurance – Do You Need It?

Annual Travel Insurance – Do You Need It?

Shopping for annual travel insurance can be confusing for long-term travelers or those who take many frequent trips overseas. I should know: I took a year-long trip to 43 countries around the world, and really struggled to decide whether to buy annual travel insurance for that RTW trip. Whether you are looking for multi-trip insurance for…

The Secret to Cheap International Flights (in 3 Steps)

The Secret to Cheap International Flights (in 3 Steps)

I’ll show you my personal 3 step process to finding the best flight international deal 95% of the time – and all in just 20 minutes or less!  Why You Should Listen to Me: I’ve been traveling internationally nearly non-stop for almost three years, covering 44 countries and 6 continents along the way. I’ve taken a…

The Blue Mansion Hotel Penang (How to Stay, Tour, or Dine)

The Blue Mansion Hotel Penang (How to Stay, Tour, or Dine)

Looking for a unique boutique hotel experience in Penang? Well, you’re in luck because Penang’s Georgetown is home to perhaps  the most fascinating heritage hotel in Malaysia: Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion hotel. What makes the Penang Blue Mansion hotel so special?  For one, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with fascinating history. And it’s so gorgeous…

How A Budget Backpacker Became a Hugely Successful Travel Blogger

How A Budget Backpacker Became a Hugely Successful Travel Blogger

Ever wonder what it’s like to start a travel blog and use it to fund your travels around the world? Well, today I have the special honor of hosting someone who has actually done that and much more. If you’ve heard of only one travel blogger, I’d bet money that it’s Matt Kepnes of Nomadic Matt….