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The rise of people flocking to foreign countries to work remotely has begun. More and more of us want the freedom to explore the world from a new place and meet other nomads along the way.
But with so many travelers working from their laptops now and nomad visas popping up left, right and center, How do you choose where to spend your time?
If you’re looking for a place to curl up and work, these places are the main hotspots for nomads to live and travel this summer.
Although it is a popular country for nomads and tourists, Spain is still relatively affordable to live in. Even if you compare hostel prices, they are significantly cheaper than other destinations in Europe.
During the warm summer months, Spain hosts numerous festivals that attract hundreds of visitors. With its lively culture, cheap tapas, and diverse landscapes, this country is a hotspot for digital nomads.
Spain has even launched a visa for non-EU citizens, making it easy for digital nomads to experience all the country has to offer. Just think, you could be sunbathing in a park right now!
It’s no secret that nomads and travelers have been known to venture to Asia for the vibrant food scene, cheap prices, and low cost of living. Thailand is a diversified country with a lot to offer.
Thailand has been a hub for digital nomads for years, with Chiang Mai leading the way as one of the world’s top nomad hotspots. With the long-term residence visa and the smart visa, travelers can apply for a stay in the country from 4 to 10 years.
With street food, historic sites, bustling markets, and cheap cafes, Thailand is a solid place to start if you’re looking to budget while you work.
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While we’re all eager to experience something new, most of you will be surprised to learn that the US is on the list of best places for nomads this summer (and will save you the hassle of visas).
Not normally considered a « tropical beach destination, » the United States coast is just as enticing and diverse. Many people say that each state is like a different country anyway, so why not venture out a bit and see what the US has to offer?
If you’re looking for relaxation and beach views, California, Hawaii, or even the East Coast are good options. For city vibes and high-energy nights, look to New York, Boston, or even Austin.
If you go online for a few minutes, it looks like everyone is in Mexico right now. In recent months, nomads have flocked to this vibrant country to experience its culture and friendly local people.
Close to the US, Mexico is a great place if you want good weather with low prices. The temporary resident visa allows nomads to apply to live in the country for 6 months up to 4 years, as long as the travelers can comply requirements.
Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido have become nomadic paradises, with their abundance of convivial spaces, beautiful landscapes, and close-knit nomadic communities. Puerto Escondido is a quaint beach town along the coast, while Oaxaca is a colorful, energetic city.
Portugal really has it all. Soft sands, vineyards, surf communities, and a decent cost of living (if you know where to go). With its proximity to the US and a central hub in Europe, living in Portugal makes it easy to travel while living abroad.
Lisbon is a popular destination for digital nomads looking to experience a calmer version of city life. While Lisbon comes alive at night, it’s certainly not as wild as other cities in Europe. From here, it’s also very easy to rent a car or take public transportation to venture out into the country.
If you want to be fully immersed in nature, Madeira is another top candidate for digital nomads. An archipelago of 4 islands, Madeira is for those looking for a quiet life. Known for its rugged cliffs, blue seas, and beaches, it’s a good option if you’re looking for a more leisurely pace.
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