The global shift to remote work has been going on ever since the internet and smartphones became commonplace, and it’s rapidly accelerating. But what’s the best way to set yourself up at home to accomplish all the same tasks you got done when you commuted to the office? How do you maintain efficiency, avoid distractions, manage time, and cope with the added social isolation that comes with working remotely?
You've most likely heard the term "digital nomad." You may even know someone who is living the lifestyle. These are people who've made the choice to work remotely while spending the majority of the year traveling abroad.
The thought of moving overseas (and how you’re going to pay for it) can be overwhelming at times. It can even prevent you from taking any action at all. But we’re here to help you get your dream life moving forward. No matter your skill set, no matter what you do now or did in the past, there is an option in that will align with your own skills...
Margalit fell in love with Spain after spending a year in the town of Cazorla as a high school exchange student. After her exchange student experience, Margalit tried to make annual visits to Spain. During one of those trips, she reunited with her host family's daughter, who proposed the idea of becoming roommates in the city of Granada, located in the country's southern region of Andalucía.
Imagine living on your own Caribbean island. And instead of the grueling daily commute, you take a leisurely boat ride to work—dolphin-watching as you sail to your business on another island located nearby.
Last year, my partner and I swapped our full-time jobs and red-brick homes for life on the road overseas. The destination for our new nomadic lifestyle—Portugal.
Bryan and Lisa Christman divide their time between Seattle and Peneda-Gerês National Park in northeastern Portugal, where they are building a dream business in the perfect retirement location.
I guess you would classify me as the "tirelessly moving, globetrotting workhorse." That's my takeaway from a recent story in Kiplinger magazine by a financial adviser and investment educator that categorizes retirees into nine buckets: Tireless Mover, the Lost, Workhorse, the Lonely, Globetrotter, Reluctant Spender, Superhero, Overly Generous, and Never Retired.
"I had a taxi driver tell me you can have breakfast on the coast, lunch in the highlands, and dinner in the Amazon," says Joy Bittner. "That's one of the unique things about Ecuador. There are snow-covered volcanoes and in just five hours you're in the rainforest or at the coast. There's so much variety."
Five years ago Josh Apleton, his wife, Ohn, and their two daughters packed up their 800-square-foot apartment in lower Manhattan and moved to the small, mountainous region of Pak Chong in central Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province.