Homesickness is definitely a big challenge for digital nomads. Also, welcome to the forum!
For me I think I battle homesickness with the following tactics:
- Skype my parents, siblings and friends
- Facebook interactions with my friends
- Look forward to a yearly visit (if budget and schedule permits)
- Distract myself with new friends. Go on free tours offered through hostels, use Couchsurfing Hangouts, talk to people you meet out and about
Are these points a perfect solution...no! But digital nomadism usually has trade offs when compared to the life we're accustomed to at home. I hope this helps
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