Maybe you’re part of the great office resignation, or you’ve always been a nomad worker, either way, the movement is growing faster than ever. Summer is upon us and it’s time to start considering where you want to plant some hypothetical working roots. Consider these hot spots for the season.
While many think of the summer months as June through August, Australia’s winter lands in June. Maybe you won’t be dripping sweat on your mousepad, alas, cities like Sydney and Melbourne tend to keep a pleasant temperature even in the winter. Weather aside, Melbourne was named one of the best cities for remote work by Nestpick for reasons like access to worker visas, accommodation, and wifi speeds. It's also the slow season for tourism in Oz, meaning more space for you to explore without bumping shoulders, and more bang for your buck. You don't have to look very hard if you’re still craving those UV rays. Places in the northern part of the country like Cooktown, Thursday Island, and Broome will have those shoulders bronzed in no time.
The British capital has dream-worthy experiences to offer year-round, but summers in London will give you the perfect work-life balance while spending the season remote. Festivals, concerts, sports, or even simply spending your afternoons picnicking in Hyde Park. Citizens from certain countries are allowed to spend up to six months in London without attaining a work visa. Finding fast wifi will be of no problem here. There’s even a free museum you can spend your workdays in, maybe take in the exhibits during a work break.
Mexico City, Mexico
Authentic Mexican food, low costs, and consistently warm weather call for a killer summer of remote work. It’s Mexico City’s rainy season, so you can expect to see a shower or two sometime during the day, but it usually doesn’t last long. Mexico’s stunning landscapes and, charming towns like Puebla, and San Miguel de Allende are easily reachable from the capital city for weekends of exploration. Perks of choosing CDMX include easy public transportation, a large community of nomads, and minimal visa requirements for up to six months. Check out Selina Hostel in the Centro Historico for its urban coworking spaces.
The hub for nomads looking for a different experience. Singapore’s extremely small size keeps the majority of nomads in the same area and leaves plenty of space to explore its forests with ease during your free time. popping nightlife, an array of cuisine, things to do, and consistently fast internet connections make up for the higher cost of accommodation. Year-round humidity is to be expected, but summers in Singapore are part of their dry season. While the weather is ideal, Singapore is different in the way of its strictness, bringing chewing gum into the country could land you with a fine. Know the policies and laws before you go!
If you desire a European hotspot rich in history, beauty, and culture, look no further than Lisbon. Lisbon will grant you the perfect city experience, while being a quick train ride away from stunning coasts and vineyards. Strong wifi, co-working spaces, good prices, amazing restaurants and bakeries, and all the caipirinhas for your happy hour needs. Lisbon natives are kind and welcoming to foreigners, you’ll never feel out of place, but practice a little Portuguese before you go. When you’re not nose deep in work, indulge in the wild nightlife, plenty of weekend events and festivals all summer long.
Summer in one of the happiest countries in the world is what draws nomadic crowds to Costa Rica. Power through your workdays with coffee made from the world-class beans of the country. If you crave adventure in your off time, you can find it around every corner. The cost of housing tends to be higher than most latin countries. However, the concrete jungle of San Jose will cost you much less than finding a room near one of the thousands of picturesque beaches. Many areas lack in strong wifi connections, so it’s important to choose your base wisely. Nomads recommend San Jose Valley, Puerto Viejo, Santa Teresa, Tamarindo and Liberia to plant your temporary roots.
The world of digital nomads continues to grow wildly in popularity each year. An estimated 35 million people took on nomadism in the year 2021 alone. Finding the balance between your wants and needs for a remote summer is key. Check nomad Facebook groups, TripAdvisor discussion boards, and always do your research before you punch that ticket.