This year I discovered the beauty of working remotely, from a sunny place with a beach nearby.
So far, I enjoyed Tenerife and Thessaloniki. Next, I'm preparing for Gran Canaria.
What places do you recommend across Europe to live there for a month or so, preferably with nice weather, a beach, a good internet connection and sightseeing around?
Hi Gabriela, well of course Puglia (Monopoli, Bari or Lecce). Then Prague and Barcelona :)
Didn't think about Puglia for remote working, thank you for mentioning it!
Loved Thessaloniki! Thanks for starting this thread, very much looking forward to responses.
While I only visited, Orléans France seems like it could be a great place to stay a while. Easily connected to other places for day trips, lots of cute bars & restos, gorgeous city with a lovely river waterfront.
lemme know if you need more info, I'm from there!
Hi Gabriela, the South of France is really ideal for remote work. It checks all your requirements: great weather all year round, the Mediterranean, and tons of sightseeing. You could go to a seaside city like Nice or Antibes, Marseille or charming places with easy access to the beach Uzes, Arles, Nimes.
I could easily say Greece. There's been lots done in the last few years to make lives easier for remote work. And what a perfect place to work remotely: sea-sun-great weather. I do it often.
I'll def read more about Greece on your website, Maria! I enjoyed Thessaloniki, so it's on my list to return. Do you recommend any places in particular?
Thank you Gabriela. Thessaloniki is really nice and has a very youthful cool vibe. I think Athens - yes, Rafina for instance is great for remote work but also if you're up for it, the islands. Naxos and Aegina (closer to Athens) would be an idea.
Montenegro. For many, many reasons. Ask Andjela Djokic (our very active member here) - www.linkedin.com/in/andjela1012/ and Jovan Radnic - founder of the Montenegro Digital Nomads Community, www.linkedin.com/in/jovan-radnic/
Added Montenegro to my list, thank you for sharing!
Yerevan is a great destination for digital nomads. It offers a variety of cafes and co-working spaces, as well as a thriving startup community and a large pool of local IT specialists for potential collaboration opportunities.
Saved, thank you for sharing!
Tenerife is awesome! You should visit Lanzarote, really different one with a coliving called Pitaya (in case you are looking for some community) in Arrrecife.
I'm in Javea in the south east part of Spain in Sun and Co coliving. It is also a great (a bit cold right now tbh) area to explore hidden beaches and relaxing atmosphere.
Also, I know is not Europe, Morocco in the sunny surfer village of Taghazout is awesome and super close from the Canary Islands. It is my next stop!
Balaton is a lovely place for remote work. so peaceful specially in the winter :)
Few distractions and beautiful light.
The solitude of northern Scandinavia, free of distractions, can help focus on my writing projects.
Europe + Nice weaather + beach = Italy (i would vote for Puglia too), Greece (there are plenty of beautiful islands), Spain (specially for the food).
FWIW I was sent an invitation for an event in London on Thursday: 'Become a Digital Nomad in Argentina' www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/become-a-nomad-in-argentina-tickets-516751426427
In Europe, my favourite RW spot is Spain's Puerto Banús with its beach cafes, mega-yatchs, and sports cars. When you're done remote working through Europe give Africa a try. In South Africa, Cape Town is actively promoting itself as a RW destination as is Kenya (Diani Beach is perfect). Then there's game reserves like Kenya's Masaai Mara, Tanzania's Serengeti, South Africa's Kruger Park, Botswana's Okavango Delta, etc. Most game reserves have stable wifi. Plus the Euro stretches a lot further in Africa.
I love how different the responses have been on this post. Goes to show, there is never a one-shoe fits all solution to nomad and remote work.
For me, I found travelling along the south-east coat of Italy the best place for remote work; anywhere from Bari down to Otranto. Great weather. Fresh produce. Cheap groceries. Beautiful beaches for swimming. Working internet. What more do you want?
Couple of caveats here:
1. If you don't mind be alone, this is great! Otherwise, not many co-living/working spaces on this route.
2. Public transport isn't fantastic, so you'll need a car. This comes with its own challenges because if you've driven around Italy you'll know they have some serious pot-hole issues!
Croatia is amazing for remote work.
I recommend Berlin! It's a great capital city that offers a lot to travellers and a big expat community. No need to learn German as everyone speaks English here. Great for history buffs, foodies, art and culture enthusiasts. Plus the train makes it efficient to travel to many charming places nearby. I've been working remotely here for 3 months and love it.