Travelling with Oxygen and a Laptop

The digital nomadic lifestyle is becoming more and more popular, and nowadays we don’t even have to start alone if we like to work under the palm trees.

The Digital Nomad is like being the “Laptop Traveler.”

The great benefit of this lifestyle is that you do not have to work on your desktop computer in an office during office hours, but almost anywhere, even outdoors, with an Internet connection, you can do everything online. Of course, this option requires multiple levels of flexibility from both the employee and the employer. For many, it is an exciting or scary option for renewal, but it is definitely a good time to break the gray squirrel wheel of employee life, and with enough courage, it can even be a kick-start to becoming an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is indeed essential: anyone who really chooses the digital nomad lifestyle makes a rock-solid decision, usually traveling to a distant country for a few months, years, and at the very least, good start-up capital or at least good relationship systems.

“After college, I traveled to India, mainly for culture shock, where I worked as an online marketer for a local application development company. I was traveling around with a laptop travel bag, which was very essential.

Although being a woman in India was difficult in many ways, it was one of the most defining experiences of my life, and I can still draw a lot from it. ” as a marketer, where, though the working conditions seemed ideal to me from the outside, I was frustrated that I felt like I was locked into a glass-walled office from 9 to 5, where I had to do a job I didn’t see the point. After two years I finally had enough of the squirrel, I quit and went to volunteer in Sri Lanka, where I worked as a mentor in an adventure therapy camp for addicted and behavioral children. During those few months I decided to start my own business and since I had worked for quite a few domestic businesses as a copywriter and PR, it was time for me to continue as a freelance press consultant. ”

Laura and Noemi have traveled through many countries and have taken their work with them everywhere they travel. They were noticed to be inspired by the new impulses from foreign cultures, and this creative energy also had a positive impact on the quality of their work. Bringing together their marketing, journalism, and “traveler” experiences, they gathered their courage and embarked on The Paradise Project. Essentially, the project organizes “tours” that allow anyone to taste a bit of the digital nomad’s life without taking the risks of privately-organized travel, such as unfortunate hand-picked accommodation or the seemingly lonely loneliness of many.

In America, Australia or Scandinavia, however, digital nomadism, which has lasted for up to 3-4 years, has become more widespread in the classic sense, but Hungarians have become differently socialized, and this opportunity is just beginning to infiltrate the work culture. The two main reasons for this are fear of loneliness and lack of capital. In the above geographical areas, the average salary is much higher: a Swedish beginner earning a salary in one year, for example, can easily make up enough for half a year, so he is more daring than the Hungarian young man whose daily salary he is living on.

For this reason, The Paradise Project does not require you to give up your job or try to survive on your own in a Southeast Asian country. Funny enough, such a trip is probably much closer to the picture we have of an attractive, digital nomadic lifestyle: at the beach, sipping cocktails on laptops to work on our lap, rather than arguing with self-proclaimed guides for the steeply hefty sum you demand for guidance suffering from a chosen polar soother.

During the first tour of The Paradise Project, there are 3 packages to choose from, and a total of 20 people will enjoy the benefits of a nomadic experience, optional outings and professional programs (online marketing basics, social media training, Facebook advertising and PR training) over two weeks. In Bali, or more precisely, Canggu has everything a recharging manager, startup or digital nomad needs: an inspirational community, a fully equipped coworking office, sunshine, sea, a special atmosphere and an incredibly rich culture – who needs more than that?

Welcome to National Home Oxygen Patients Association

The National Home Oxygen Patients Association was established in the late 1990s to give the more than one million supplementary oxygen users in the United States the information necessary to lead productive lives. The Association is managed by a core group of oxygen users that make up the NHOPA Board of Directors. Their efforts are supported through additional volunteer work of nationally recognized physicians, equipment suppliers, and manufacturers, all of whom provide important resources to the Association.

While still a relatively small organization, the NHOPA continues to grow as it becomes better known throughout the pulmonary community. Members of our board both attend and present at national conferences focusing on oxygen usage.

Perhaps our most visible activity has been related to airline oxygen. While this activity spanned nearly a decade of work, we can now see major successes. Passengers that require supplementary oxygen during flight can now bring their own Department of Transportation approved oxygen devices on board most airlines. These must be “approved devices” and currently include numerous portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) by an array of manufacturers.

As part of that effort, we also worked with the Transportation Security Administration to ensure that all guards staffing checkpoints in the United States were thoroughly briefed on the wide range of oxygen devices that can be brought through security checkpoints, regardless of the decision of airlines to allow certain devices on board for passenger use.

Education is also part of our effort. We have updated and released in January 2013 our excellent handbook, “Understanding Oxygen Therapy.” This publication provides oxygen users with a basic understanding of oxygen therapy and is available to all our user members. To view this publication, click on the following link: Understanding Oxygen Therapy. All new members will receive a copy when they join NHOPA.

We continue to work with policymakers in the U.S. Congress and at Medicare to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to clinically appropriate oxygen systems that not only meet their medical needs but also fit into the varying lifestyles of oxygen users. The ongoing availability of lightweight liquid systems along with newer portable oxygen concentrators and transfilling systems that use lightweight compressed oxygen all provide a challenge to Medicare – making sure that the payment system for oxygen providers keeps pace with new and innovative technologies.