Five Great Travel Destinations for Digital Nomads ✈
The traditional 9 to 5 office job may soon be a thing of the past as more professionals take their work on the road with them; thus embarking on a life of digital nomadism*. Increased internet coverage and competitive airfares are making earning a living while seeing the world a popular option. When the whole world could be your next office, how do you choose where to live first?
True freedom resides in being able to travel the world by becoming a digital nomad, having no boundaries or borders to abide by, while being able to live and work from anywhere in the world.
1. Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal’s sun-kissed capital offers a beautiful, and cheap European option for any budding digital nomad. Lisbon’s relaxed residents shuffle amiably up and down the seven ancient hills upon which their city is located, and stop at the cafés and tavernas along the way.
The cost of living for a digital nomad in Lisbon is extremely affordable, and therefore allows you to feast on the decadent local cuisine. Co-working spaces are abundant, and high-speed internet connections are a standard – this makes Lisbon a tempting choice for any digital nomad.
2. San Diego, USA
For digital nomads choosing to live in North America, San Diego is an awesome choice. Being in the US means that uber-fast internet connections are available at home, as well as the many co-working spaces around town.
Sitting on the border between the US and Mexico, San Diego boasts an impressive array of restaurants and food trucks from which to fill up. The many bars and nightclubs in the city ensure the nightlife in San Diego is always lively. Therefore, digital nomads looking for a destination to work hard and play hard will love this sun-drenched Californian hub.
3. Medellin, Colombia
Perfect for travellers looking to work in an American timezone, craving a little bit more adventure. Having shed its previously dark reputation, Colombia is emerging as the number one must-see country in South America. Medellin, in particular, has invested heavily in infrastructure in recent years. Hence, travelling throughout the city is very easy.
The low cost of living enables digital nomads to have more pocket change to enjoy the delights of this lively and vibrant city. The weather is almost always perfect, as bright sunshine often falls upon the majestic hillsides which envelop Medellin. Travellers from around the world speak glowingly of Colombia and Medellin, and it’s easy to see why.
4. Bangkok, Thailand
A city of extremes – travellers either leave Bangkok singing its praises or vow never to return. The buzz of the place is palpable as travellers and locals all vie for space day and night. The street food is almost unrivalled in any major city around the world. Delicious meals are served for incredibly low prices from the thousands of food trolleys lining the pavements.
All the amenities digital nomads need are available in the Thai capital. Co-working spaces are popular and utilized by friendly expats and the digital nomad community.
5. Thessaloniki, Greece
Greece, despite its recent economic troubles, will always be an excellent travel destination thanks to its history, amazing natural landscape, and friendly local people. Examples of the Thessaloniki’s rich history can be found in many places throughout the city, hence there are new treasures to discover around almost every corner. If the city becomes too hot, then you’re never too far from one of Greece’s idyllic beaches. The beautiful Aegean Islands are in reach for a long weekend.
Thessaloniki is very popular with digital nomads, and start-up companies and internet businesses can be found throughout the city. Also, co-working spaces are not only numerous but cutting edge.
Digital Nomads, Pack Your Bags!
The beauty of being a digital nomad is that a living can be made anywhere in the world. Combining the experience of travel with the realities of work is a compromise, and can result in a far greater work-life balance than many people previously thought possible. Packing your bags and buying a ticket are the first steps to an amazing experience. ∎
Five Great Travel Destinations for Digital Nomads
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