As a digital nomad, you really do have the world at your feet. You’re working hard to give yourself the 9-5 freedom that many people can only dream of, yet you’re making it a reality. Working remotely comes with a variety of perks and when you can travel and earn a living at the same time, you can answer emails whilst waiting to catch a flight, teach English online in Bali, schedule client meetings in a Parisian café, or tick off your to-do list before you hit that beach party.
Having the right technology and software can really help you make the most of your time overseas and even help grow your business as you move from place to place. From project management software and digital calendars to time tracking applications and software that helps you streamline the payment process with a simple invoice template. With the right tools behind you, there’s no limit to what you can achieve even if you’re not in a traditional office setting.
One of the biggest issues facing digital nomads, however, is where to travel to. Yes, the world is your oyster, but there are certain factors you might want to consider before you jet-set across the globe. Issues to think about include:
- The average speed of the internet
- How fun and interesting the location is
- The variety of places to work such as bars, cafes, shared workspaces
- The cost of living
- The variety of activities available
So, with these criteria in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best destinations around the world for digital nomads…
A must-experience destination for any traveller and the perfect place for digital nomads to work from, Thailand might have a strong party image, but in recent years it’s become a paradise for those looking to work hard and play hard in equal measures. A combination of the stunning scenery and beaches, buzzing metropolitan areas, friendly locals, low cost of living, high safety standards and its myriad of activities like swimming, conservation, trekking, climbing and simply relaxing are just some of the reasons digital nomads head to Thailand every year.
#2 Cancun, Mexico
Remote workers from across the globe flock to Cancun, Mexico every year and it’s easy to see why. With a wide range of accommodation to suit every lifestyle and budget as well as high quality and reliable WI-FI networks across the city, working in Cancun is straightforward and fun. Locals are friendly and helpful, and digital nomads have the choice of living in a lower-cost local area and making the most of the markets and cheap eats or thriving in the urbanized areas where they’ll find everything they need to have a good time and focus on their business.
#3 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Exciting to explore and with a population that speaks good English, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is becoming a rising star with digital nomads. With good internet infrastructures and a welcoming atmosphere, Kuala Lumpur is ideal for those who want to get on with their business but want good weather, stunning scenery and to live on a budget. You can easily find a reasonably priced apartment in a good neighbourhood away from the city centre here, or take advantage of one of the many stunning hotels in the heart of the city as your business grows. With delicious food, wonderful customs and eye-opening culture, you’ll never be bored in Kuala Lumpur.
These are our top three digital nomad destinations! Which one would you work from?