Many digital nomads find that Lisbon and Porto offer the best of both worlds: all the attractions, activities, and nightlife you expect from major urban centers, combined with a chilled pace that puts you in relaxation mode from day one.
Expats Karen and Sam had a clear vision of where they wanted to be—a coastal destination in Vietnam—and the determination to make it happen.
Baby boomers, in particular, are discovering that through freelancing, they can retire early, supplement their pensions and Social Security, and fund go-anywhere lifestyles. Patty lists four reasons why freelancing holds the key to a freer, richer, more rewarding life.
In recent years, YouTube has grown into the go-to source for all manner of video courses and guides. Instructors can monetize their videos by charging a subscription fee or password protecting content for paying customers only.
Thirty years in the food industry had brought Tim success, but it was also taking its toll, and the symptoms were beginning to show. He needed a change—a big change. Switching gears, he went in search of a more low-key life in Mexico.
Veterinarian Tammy spent years laser-focused on a demanding job she no longer enjoyed, before opting to try freelancing in an entirely different field. Now she earns a portable income that allows her to slow-travel overseas and put family and friends first.
Caroline Holmes combined her passion for yoga with her love of Ireland to create a business that lets her spend time enjoying both. It has its difficult days, but she wouldn't trade them for the world.
You don't need to travel to get started as a travel writer. The more I explored my hometown and surrounding areas, the more great stories seemed to jump out at me.
While most digital nomads will make Lisbon their first stop on their Portuguese tour, they would be wise to dedicate at least as much time to its northerly neighbor, and Portugal's second-largest city, Porto.
After over 20 years of corporate life, working remotely is, for me, one of the best ways to live. The freedom that comes with a flexible schedule really suits my lifestyle, and when you're in a beautiful city like Lisbon, Portugal, there are lots of interesting spots to work from, so I never get bored.