The internet has changed how we work forever. You are no longer tied to one job or one location. With a laptop and a reliable internet connection, you can work multiple jobs from anywhere in the world. As a result, many young people are choosing to live the life of a digital nomad. They get to both work and visit their dream destination at the same time.
That said, to be a successful digital nomad, you must take a few things into consideration before heading out. The right destination should have reliable Wi-Fi, a low cost of living, a warm climate, and a welcoming culture. Without further ado, here are the top destinations for digital nomads.
1. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is one of the top destinations for digital nomads and with reason. To begin with, it has a low cost of living. Food and accommodation, which take up a huge chunk of any nomad’s cash, are cheap here. Also, most of the city’s many cafes offer free Wi-Fi thereby cutting your expenses further.
And as if that was not enough, Chiang Mai has many co-working spaces. When you are done for the day, you can enjoy 700 years of history and culture. Hundreds of ancient Buddhist temples dot the landscape. As for the nightlife, it is not as wild as in other Thai cities. This laid-back atmosphere makes Chiang Mai’s perfect for both working and studying. And the city’s top of the line internet service allows you to study any course from an online MEAD program to an online master of education in adult and continuing education with no interruption.
2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Everything about Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon, makes it the perfect destination for digital nomads. This South Asian Metropolis boasts of affordable housing, cheap street food, reliable Wi-Fi, and co-working spaces.
And because it has a young population, its nightlife is fun as well. If you tire of the bustle of Ho Chi Minh, you can take a bus to one of the nearby beach towns such as Mui Ne for a well-deserved break.
3. Medellin, Colombia
While the city used to have a rather infamous past, it now owes its fame to the many digital nomads who live here.
Medellin has agreeable weather, a beautiful mountainous landscape, and a hospitable population. When you throw in cheap accommodation, co-working houses, and a thriving dating scene, it is easy to see why people find this city so attractive.
4. Cape Town, South Africa
Squeezed between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town has one of the most dramatic settings for any city. Besides meeting the usual requirements for any nomad destination, Cape Town throws in a few extras. For one, it lies in the same time zone as most European cities.
Other benefits include a beach where you can swim next to penguins, rock climbing events, and a chance to do some whale watching. Furthermore, the area surrounding the city has many vineyards where you can indulge in some wine tasting.
Working while traveling has never been easier for digital nomads than it is today and there are many destinations that cater to a nomadic lifestyle. All the destinations above offer reliable internet connection, cheap accommodation, cheap food, a great culture, and friendly locals, making them perfect for any new or seasoned digital nomad.