Work From the Road — Without the Headaches

Dave working on beach

Do you work from the road? Have you been thinking about it?

Being a digital nomad is an attractive idea, after all — spending a couple of hours a day lying in a hammock beside the beach, tapping away on a laptop and watching the money and waves roll in. The reality, of course, is a little different.

  • Hours spent searching for a wireless network that’s too slow to use anyway
  • Client phone calls that drop out at the vital moment
  • Power cuts that corrupt your files and fry your electronics
  • Ants that crawl out of the keyboard as you type
  • Gear that refuses to work properly when you need it most
  • Hours wasted trying to find the right app for the job
  • Cables that don’t work, plugs that fall out and never, ever having enough power sockets

Sound familiar?


Hammocks & Hard Drives: The Tech Guide for Digital Nomads

Hammocks and Hard Drives cover (2nd ed)

I’ve been running this tech site for travellers for over four years, and working from the road for far longer than that.

If you’ve been reading Too Many Adapters for a while (thanks, by the way!) you’ll know we’ve always provided plenty of tips and tricks for staying connected, keeping things running and making the most of your technology while travelling.

Now I’ve taken things to the next level, drawing on all of that knowledge and experience to provide the ultimate tech resource for those who travel and work online.

I know what really matters to those who work from anywhere, and cover it all in detail.

Fully updated for 2016, Hammocks and Hard Drives is packed with real-world knowledge and advice that lets digital nomads avoid tech problems, save money and focus on doing what really matters: running their business.


Highlights include:


Giving you the knowledge to choose exactly which equipment you need — and be certain about what you don’t. I make specific recommendations for different kinds of online workers, and arm you with the knowledge to make the right choice for your particular needs.

Whether it’s a laptop, phone, hard drive or anything else, you’ll be able to focus on the features that matter on the road, and go beyond the sales people and specifications to make truly informed decisions.


Screenshot - Laptops and Tablets chapter


Helping you and your data stay secure in highly-insecure environments (including some you probably haven’t thought about).

Whether you’re in the hotel business centre, a local coffee shop or standing in front of an immigration official at the airport, you’ll learn how to keep your business and personal data safe and hidden from prying eyes.


Screenshot -- Staying Safe chapter


Providing you with the tools and gear recommendations you need to get faster, cheaper and more reliable Internet connections anywhere in the world — and tell you what to do when those connections inevitably stop working.

You’ll know exactly how to stay connected and keep your business running, even when hotel owners, cell companies and unbearably slow networks seem to be conspiring against you.

Screenshot - Better Internet chapter


Helping save you money on phone and data bills, and explain how to collaborate effectively with others whether they’re on the other side of the table or the other side of the world.

I give you the specific backup tools and strategies you need to prevent a tech disaster from destroying your business, and tell you exactly which websites and apps are worth your time and money when it comes to running a location-independent business. 


Screenshot - Collaboration chapter

In short, I completely demystify the technology behind life as a digital nomad. By the end of this book, you’ll be armed with the technical knowledge, skills, equipment and tools to work effectively from wherever in the world you happen to be.

You’ll save time and money, avoid risk, stress and technology issues, and be able to fully focus on building a better, stronger business.

Don’t just take my word for it, though…

“Clearly written by someone who lives the lifestyle full-time, it’s this level of experience that separates the advice in this book from the information that you would find in most other places. It leaves no stone unturned when it comes to being prepared to run a technology-based business from anywhere in the world. “

Nate Damm

“Do not quibble for a second about purchasing this ebook. It will tell you everything you need to know about digital life on the road.”

Jack B. Peacock

“I wish I had read this before I started traveling. It contains strictly clear and actionable information with no b.s. filler, which I really appreciated. This book is saving me time, money, and, according to the people around me, it’s noticeably reduced the daily amount of expletives I shout at my computer.”

Asia Gregg

“Best of all, any one of the tips in this book could save you hundreds – even thousands of dollars. It will more than pay for itself the first time your hard drive gets fried or someone steals your laptop.”

Andrew Chirch

I’ve been working overseas for 18 months now and had done a lot of research before making the leap. THIS is the book that would have saved me tons of time. The author is very thorough and complete with his advice and recommendations. I thought I knew quite a bit about most of these topics, yet I discovered lots of tips that I will be implementing right away. Great job … I’ll be recommending this to other digital nomads for sure.

Kaye T

Join the thousands of other travellers who’ve picked up a copy of Hammocks and Hard Drives, and start saving your time, money, business and sanity today.

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