Location, location, location as the saying goes and for those looking to work on the road and take advantage of all thing’s digital nomad, this certainly rings true more often than not as there are many different important things to consider when choosing the next ideal travel destination – this has been used as a resource by many recently to discover which locations are amongst the most favored and which offer something different. So, what needs to be considered when choosing a new digital nomad destination?
Cost is certainly an important factor – There are a lot of cost considerations when going to any new country, whether this be the cost of entry through visas or medical checks that some require, the cost of living for accommodation and groceries, or the cost of additional entertainment like eating out in local restaurants or going to local attractions. There are many popular destinations like Dubai which may be at the higher end of these costs, and others across Asia that are at the lower end of the scale and finding a balance that fits the purpose of the visit is the best way to get the most out of any trip whether long or short.
Facilities for remote workers – Whilst coffee shops and local cafes make a great base for remote workers looking to grab a quick coffee whilst on the move, having something more robust and a permanent facility with reliable internet connection and power is more often needed, and finding a travel destination with solid work facilities for those on the road may be an essential. With many different countries and cities welcoming digital nomads, it is becoming more common to see these facilities grow and become better suited for the purpose but should certainly be considered when choosing an ideal temporary working home.
Accommodation can be a tricky one – Finding somewhere to live was noted in considerations from pricing but is something that can be a tricky beast to tackle. Not all countries make it easy for digital nomads to find a place to stay, where others do it much better, as well as different expectations for what accommodation may be in these other cities and countries. Be sure to read up as much as possible ahead of time, as comfort is key and ensuring that comfort is there isn’t something that’s always going to be easy to find as a travelling remote worker.
As something that is growing in popularity, facilities, and tools to accommodate digital nomads is becoming more common to see, but there’s still some disconnect that will close over time and some tricky ground to tread.