Working Nine to Five ? | The Digital Nomad Family

Working Nine to Five? | River Valley, NZ

Still working nine to five? Finding yourself stuck in the same old routine with work, wanting to escape and do more? With the digital nomad lifestyle you can do just that. We can show you how you can generate a passive income and how to gain time and financial freedom to enable you to live your best live now! 

Lucky for me Taupo gave me the opportunity to reset, catch up and then get slightly ahead of work considering I was about to venture out to possibly the most remote stop of the whole trip. Being able to get ahead was so beneficial because it meant I was really able to appreciate the ‘internet detox’ and not have to worry about being behind on certain things.

¬†There was no phone signal, no wifi, no way of communicating with anyone outside of River Valley. As it was only for one evening it definitely seemed manageable enough and, to be honest, I was looking forward to the refreshing break, and I met loads of cool people and did lots of fun stuff as a result. I’d definitely recommend a wifi free day every now and then just to help hit that reset button.

We drove through some winding roads amongst gorgeous emerald, sheep spotted hills, towns getting less and less frequently before suddenly we had arrived. We got our bags and walked down a steep hill and suddenly the magical lodge opened up before us, nestled amongst trees and overlooking a crystal clear river. After getting settled in we had a few hours to explore before the festivities began. The hostel was utterly unique and was totally geared up towards fun without the use of digital devices; volleyball, rugby, cricket, boules, giant chess, a spa, a bar, board games, table tennis, several short walks around the area. The best walk involved using a hanging trolley to cross the river – gravity took you halfway but then you had to drag yourself the remainder. After getting our fill we spent the evening having a family style roast dinner and some drinks at the aforementioned bar.

I woke up after what ended up being one of the best night’s sleep of the entire trip, which was lucky considering today’s activity – White Water Rafting. My only experience of it so far was from our family trip to Cardiff, but that was only enough to teach me the basics (which I could hardly remember!). Luckily the guides were really friendly and fun so it felt like riding a bike. The valley itself was glorious and had drinkable fresh water. There were a range of different raids conveniently placed so that we did some easy ones, then some hard ones, then some easy ones before gliding back to the lodge where we were staying. If you haven’t white water rafted before I would definitely recommend it! As it turns out, it’s surprisingly difficult to actually fall out of the raft so hopefully that fact will help to remove any fear factor stopping you from giving it a go!

Working nine to five limits you’re ability to go out and experience these types of things because you’re put in a strict schedule. Having flexible hours and being able to work to your own schedule means you are able to have the time to go and do something different that you would otherwise not be able to do – like going in to the middle of nowhere in New Zealand. So if you’re fed up of working nine to five and are looking for more freedom and more adventure then this lifestyle could be the one for you! To take a free look at the insides of our digital business system, click here, and let us know how you get along! To keep up to date with us and for more information about living the digital nomad lifestyle, just click here! Both clicks are free and it could change your life, it certainly changed ours!

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