Giving up on a 9 to 5 job to work remotely

Giving up on a 9 to 5 job and make your schedule sounds like heaven right?

I have noticed recently that more and more people are doing it nowadays (someone conducted a study, and it turned out there might be up to 1 billion digital nomads in 2035). Some because they feel more comfortable being their bosses and working from home. Others, because they want to travel the world and not be tied up to one place. I am for sure the latter.

I have always said, with the technological developments we have today, many of us can easily do their jobs with only a laptop and WiFi, therefore, being able to keep their jobs and travel at the same time.

It takes a lot of planning to make a trip happen, especially when it’s at least one month long or if it involves several destinations. How can you best choose where to stay? Will you find a place you can work from? Are there cafés? Supermarkets? Will the connection be good?

There are lots and lots of things to consider when deciding to go on such a trip and having to work at the same time, especially if you own a business.

So after some investigation, I discovered that there are companies which create travel and work programs specifically designed for digital nomads. They take care of the planning, and the only thing you have to take care of is packing your bags.

For example, the guys at Nomad Planet create programs for digital nomads who want to work remotely, in different parts of the world for one month, one season or one year at a time. You can travel through Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America and spend each month in a different city. So, you can go in March to Croatia, or in June in Istanbul or in November in Peru.

They have many things included in the price of these trips such as accommodation and wi-fi or mobile data to make sure you can work from wherever you like. Besides, you can take a break and enjoy each city by going on guided tours, also included in the monthly fee. What’s even better is that they also offer these great transition trips between months. For example, if you choose the Europe season, you can go from Budapest, Hungary to Bucharest, Romania, on a bus trip that takes about 9 days and gives you the opportunity to see more of each country. And, you can sign up for one of these short trips, even if you’re not part of the seasonal program but merely want to travel with a group of like-minded individuals.

Giving up on a 9 to 5 job to work remotely

You can find out more about each one of their programs and destinations on their website: www.nomadplanet.co. And, if you decide to sign up and go on a trip, use this code:  LORINDASWORLD2018 to get a 2% discount.

It’s great to learn that more and more people are travelling, being able to work at the same time. It’s even better to see that other people facilitate such endeavours. The world seems to become a much freer and sociable place.

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