As you are probably aware, a digital nomad is a person who makes their living online, which allows them to reside wherever they choose, all they need is a laptop and a stable Internet connection and they are ready for work. Here are a few exotic destinations that the digital nomads like to base themselves.
- Bali, Indonesia – This stunning Indonesian island has long been a favourite for Australian people looking for a holiday in a tropical paradise, and while it is not the cheapest of holiday destinations, you can enjoy a millionaire lifestyle staying in a premium resort that is only minutes from the beach. Of course, digital nomads are not tied to any geographical location and their favourite time to stay in Bali is from October to April, which is the monsoon season.
- Bangkok, Thailand – Perhaps the most popular of all the Southeast Asian cities from a digital nomad’s perspective, staying at the ASQ Hotel in Sukhumvit, Bangkok offers you inexpensive accommodation with free high-speed Wi-Fi. The low cost of living and superb accommodation are the main reasons for choosing to live in the City of Angels (Kreung thep), as Bangkok is called in Thai. Another good reason to live in Bangkok is that you are only a couple of hours away from stunning tropical beaches, with resort towns such as Hua Hin and Rayong on the eastern seaboard.
- The Algarve, Portugal – The Algarve is a favourite holiday destination for Brits, where you can experience warm weather all year round, plus there are many holiday villas that you can rent for next to nothing in the low season (October to December). Portugal is one of the nicest countries in Europe and with high-speed Internet, you have everything you need to make your money, while living the life of a millionaire. Of course, you need to have a good balance between work and play, and when you have free time, you can relax in the natural beauty of the Algarve region.
- Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam – In the past 5 years, the number of digital nomads living in Vietnam has risen sharply and Ho-Chi-Minh offers great accommodation, lots of co-working spaces and very fast Internet. This is a great year-round location with a nice climate and you are never too far away from the coast, should you wish to have a change of scenery.
- Sofia, Bulgaria – This historic city is home to many digital nomads and for good reason; Sofia is the cultural centre of this part of Europe and there’s much to see and do when you aren’t working. Reliable Internet and reasonable prices when compared to other European nations make for an attractive proposition, especially in Sofia from April to September, which is also the high season.
The majority of digital nomads move around every few months, which might be due to visa restrictions or the fact that they can travel without affecting their online business. You could spend a few months at some of the above destinations and if you happen to fall in love with one place, you can base yourself there indefinitely.