Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s the true good, bad, and ugly of digital nomad life. Hosted by Frances Cook.

I’m sure we’ve all considered it at some point – whether we could chuck in the office job and make a life on a beach somewhere, maybe getting in some freelance work from a laptop to make sure the pina coladas keep flowing.

And there’s plenty of glossy Instagram content urging you to do exactly that, to travel while you can, become a digital nomad, live the best of both worlds by travelling and working at the same time.

It’s hard to know what the reality is behind the scenes, though, because not many people want to admit they gave it a crack and found it really hard.

Luckily, I’ve found someone willing to share with us the good, bad and ugly of what it’s like.

For the latest podcast I talked to Sarah Kelsey from The OneUp Project.

For the interview, listen to the podcast here.

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Listen to the full interview on the Cooking the Books podcast. You can subscribe on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.