Country Nomad Blog — Rural Area Residence

The Secret to Getting Internet While Camping Or Traveling In Rural Areas


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

In 2021, the United States recorded over 302 million internet users within its borders, which accounts for the rise in numbers of digital nomads and remote workers all over the country.  Unfortunately, as terrific as this may sound, remote workers, digital nomads along with over 25 million Americans still struggle with slow internet speeds and lack access to high-speed internet facilities due to the locations they may find themselves (Rural Areas) or the peculiarity of their lifestyles (Digital Nomads). Slow internet speeds can affect work deliverables, hamper productivity, and even jeopardize employability, especially if the job requires high internet speeds for...

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Why You Should Move to Rural America to Pursue Your Dream "Work From Anywhere" Job


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

  More Americans have moved from the big cities to live in a more rural and remote parts of the country in the past year. For some, it is a way to take advantage of the freedom of working from anywhere, while others chose to relocate to save money, as pandemic-related job losses left them no choice. Moving to rural America has been a great career move for folks who quit their corporate jobs to chase their entrepreneurial dream. As the idea of decoupling where a person lives from where he works continues to run free, you too might find...

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Life in a Remote Community


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

Living in a remote community can be many things. It can be exciting, stressful, boring, and fulfilling. It all depends on many factors like; how prepared you are to live in a remote community, available facilities, and your preferences.  Depending on their size and location, most rural communities have necessities from stores to offices, public clinics, post offices, banking facilities, schools, and fuel supply depots. And then, there are communities with restrictions on certain goods. For example, alcohol restrictions so that no alcohol is brought into the area.  Having lived in a few remote communities, I can say that no...

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Why is Rural America's Internet So Bad?


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

As technology progresses in our world today, one of the most crucial tools people use for communication, entertainment, and information is the internet. With over 6 billion people living on this rock, more than half of the earth’s population is connected, which is no mean feat. Today, numerous individuals and communities depend on the internet and cannot imagine their lives without it. The United States, which boasts one of the largest online markets globally, has over 307 million internet users within its borders. The private sector is largely responsible for providing internet connectivity across the country, using various technologies with...

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What To Expect When You Move To Rural America


Posted by Olayinka Alawode on

My name is Travis, and I’ve been a rural resident for ten years, and moving to a small town is the best decision I have ever made. That doesn’t mean it was an easy decision to make. Choosing the nomadic lifestyle meant that I’d be away from my extended family members, my nana, and her famous chicken pot pie.  It can be extremely stressful for anyone thinking about settling in rural America, especially without the right information.  Here are a few things I knew before moving; Traveling hours for food or shopping: Online shopping isn’t as popular. There’s a superstore...

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