You may have heard of a new term being thrown around, gripping the attention of a newly liberated and worldly curious generation: the ‘digital nomad’ phenomenon. The title ‘digital nomad’ has been roaming around lately, bouncing off conversations, apparent on our social media feeds, and written about in blogs.
If you’re anything like me, your laptop and your phone are your office, and you’re free to roam the world, while working on white sandy beaches. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? To be considered a digital nomad, you don’t necessarily need to be self-employed, or own a freelance business, rather many companies are adopting remote work as a form of handling their day-to-day business. Digital nomads are people who use technology to earn a living, while seeking a way to conduct their lives in a nomadic manner. If your employer doesn’t offer a remote work system, and you’re wondering how to start a freelance business, or how to start freelancing you can learn more here.
In an increasingly connected world, a thirst for travel has been sweeping a generation that is quickly moving away from a rigid 9-5 lifestyle, and instead, is trying to find new ways to combine their careers with travel. Lucky for us, there are programs designed to do just that. These programs organize a corworking experience where professionals can feel connected and collaborative while travelling, working, and seeking out adventures. Almost like a ‘study abroad for grownups’!
1- Be Unsettled
Source : https://beunsettled.co/
Be Unsettled is a platform for shared experiences, and an immersive coworking retreat that attracts “creatives (artists, designers, developers, filmmakers, and writers), entrepreneurs (from Silicon Valley to Santiago), and people of all backgrounds who are looking for the perfect mix of work, life, and travel.” (https://beunsettled.co/the-story/).
Be Unsettled creates an atmosphere that gives you the time, space, and structure to move away from your routine, and discover new places, meet new people, and grow professionally and personally while drawing inspiration from the world’s most sought after destinations.
Most suitable for: Working Professionals – Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Remote Employees, Freelancers
Average Age: 35, but all professionals are welcome at any age
Length of Program: Flexible 1 week – 1 month
Number of Participants: A group of 20-30 people per retreat
What You Can Expect:
- Comfortable Accommodation
- Working Space
- Dedicated Staff
- Destination Orientation
- Airport Pick-up
- Weekly Lunches
- Wi-Fi Connection & SIM Card
- Curated Experiences and Flexible Planning
- Local Access and Community
Destination(s): Multiple destinations, with new retreats added monthly – Bali, Nicaragua, Tuscany, Buenos Aires, Peru, Porto, Medellin, Barcelona, and Amazon
Cost: Ranges between $2,000 – $3,000
Find Out More: https://beunsettled.co/
2- Remote Year
Source : https://remoteyear.com/
Remote Year is a program designed to bring together groups of inspiring individuals to travel, live together and work remotely. They encourage you to not have to choose between work and travel, and to challenge yourself, follow your heart, and find your people.
Remote Year brings together work and travel communities that work for you, with programs lasting between 4-12 months, taking you to inspiring destinations all over the world. The planning is all taken care of, so all you have to do is live out the experience to the fullest.
Most suitable for: Entrepreneurs, Full-Time Employees, Freelancers
Average Age: 22-65 years old
Length of Program: 4 months, or 12 months
Number of Participants: Ranges by experience
What You Can Expect:
- 24/7 Workspace Access
- Employer Approval & Support
- Local & Traveling Staff
Destination(s): Multiple destinations, with a new city to work in each month including – Lima, Medellin, Bogota, Mexico City, Valencia, Cape Town, Sofia, Prague, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Kyoto, Kuala Lumpur, etc.
- 4 Month Experience: $11,000
- 12 Month Experience: $27,000
Find Out More: https://remoteyear.com/
3- Hacker Paradise
Source : https://www.hackerparadise.org/
Hacker Paradise is the World’s First International Remote Work Travel Group. Their aim is to organize trips for professionals who want to work remotely, or concentrate on personal projects while traveling. They’ll take care of all the logistics so you can focus on making the most out of your travel experience where you can collaborate with other professionals, explore new cities, and grow as a person.
Most suitable for: Remote Workers, Full-Time Employees, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, or People Focusing on Personal Projects/Transition
Average Age: 20’s – 30’s
Length of Program: Flexible 2 weeks – 48 weeks
Number of Participants: Groups of 20-30 people per retreat
What You Can Expect:
- Hand-selected Community
- Solid Wi-Fi & SIM Cards
- Productivity-ready Workspace
- Professional Development Program
- Full-Time Facilitators
- Cultural Adventures
Destination(s): Osaka, Seoul, Bali, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Croatia, Cape Town
- 2 Weeks: $1,500
- 4 Weeks: $2,100
- 6 Weeks: $3,150
- Over 12 Weeks: $2,000/per 4 weeks
- Over 24 Weeks: $1,900/per 4 weeks
- Over 48 Weeks: $1,800/per 4 weeks
Find Out More: https://www.hackerparadise.org/
4- WIFI Tribe
Source : https://wifitribe.co/
WIFI Tribe takes people to over 25 cities in 5 continents. Every month, they chose a different city to call home, and gather a mix of passionate, wild and free, remote professionals from all over the world to join them on their journey. They are designed for togetherness and believe that becoming a part of the nomadic family is what sets them apart. They encourage you to keep your freedom, while also working hard, then playing.
Most suitable for: Anyone who shares the values of their community, and can work remotely. Remote Professionals.
Average Age: 25 – 35
Length of Program: Flexible 1 month – 1 year
Number of Participants: Groups of 12 – 23 people per retreat
What You Can Expect:
- Quality Accommodation
- Comfortable Working Areas
- Wi-Fi Connection
- The Community Itself
Destination(s): Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, South Africa, Morocco, Florence, Split, Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Egypt, Barcelona, Kenya, Gran Canaria, Bali, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand
Cost: Prices vary by ‘Chapter’ selection, but generally between $900 – $2,000 per Chapter/Room Selection Type.
Find Out More: https://wifitribe.co/