On March 21, 2021 (3/21 – like a countdown), I put all my stuff in storage and headed out on the road as a digital nomad. I spent the first month in Memphis to be near family and find my road legs.
I can already tell that where I’ll stay will be a combination of:
- Award stays with points
- Paid hotel stays
- Alternative booking sites (Booking.com, Hotels.com, etc.)
- Stays with friends
- And maybe even some camping
There’s no set way I’m doing this other than I’m trying to stay around $1,500 per month for my accommodations.
And when I pay, I’m always trying to get something back: elite status, a booking rebate, more points, redeeming an Amex Offer, or meeting minimum spending on a new card (or ALL of these with a single stay like I’m doing right now in Asheville – y’all know I LOVE a good stack).
So I’m really using every trick in the ol’ trick sack to maximize this lifestyle – and help it perpetuate itself.
I have no idea how long I’ll do this. I guess for as long as it feels good. After all, I know I can always get my stuff out of storage and rent an apartment again. But now that I’ve pared down my possessions to a few bags, I don’t see myself doing that any time soon.