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Which is the best Greek island for a digital nomad?

which is the best greek island for a digital nomad?

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Q I have the good fortune to be a “digital nomad” working in tech, and therefore can base myself anywhere. After a couple of months in London, I am keen to find places which might be brighter and more relaxed over the next couple of months. I’ve decided to spend a week in Athens, but don’t know where to go after that. A Greek island would be great, but how do you choose? And after that, I’ve also heard that Turkey’s Mediterranean coast is lovely, and I am keen to visit Cappadocia in central Turkey. So, what do you recommend?Name suppliedA “Working from Greece” sounds an ideal proposition for November and December, and Athens is the place to start. You will see the capital at its most tourist-free, and it will feel more relaxed than London. While masks are de rigueur on public transport and in shops, even late in the year a fair amount of time is spent outdoors – so you can settle down with your laptop at a cafe in the shadow of the Acropolis (the peak in the centre of the city) and feel inspired as well as lucky.

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Travel Insurance Options for Digital Nomads

travel insurance options for digital nomads

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Travel insurance can safeguard your nonrefundable reservations and reimburse you for any unexpected emergency medical costs that you incur while traveling. However, the travel insurance needs of those taking several short vacations per year will vary from those of digital nomads, who may spend significant portions of the year living and working from abroad.

Digital nomads may also return home less often, travel with equipment (e.g., laptop, camera, etc.), participate in adventurous activities and be less concerned with health care coverage if they are traveling to a country with inexpensive medical costs.

Given the prevalence of remote work and increasing options to live and work from abroad, here you’ll find some of the most popular travel insurance options for digital nomads.

World Nomads

World Nomads is a travel insurance provider that offers coverage for residents of many countries and also allows you to extend your coverage mid-trip. It is underwritten by Nationwide Insurance. Importantly, the provider does not have a pandemic exclusion, so COVID-related claims are covered. However, World Nomads specifically states that fear of travel is not a valid reason for trip cancellation. So if you’d like the option …

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Go abroad to work from home

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With more than 80 beaches, including the pink-hued Crane beach, this Caribbean nation blessed with year-round sunshine now offers a Welcome Stamp visa. Prospective visitors need to fill out an application form, check off an income declaration, and pay a fee of $2,000 per individual or $3,000 for a family once approved. Visitors can stay for up to 12 months.

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This camper van rental company will let new let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

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Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis.
The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company’s nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California.
An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month.
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Indie Campers has released a subscription payment model that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis.The new program — which encompasses 15 European countries — capitalizes on the #VanLife and digital nomad boom as the world continues to work from home, and now, anywhere.  With this new payment model, camper van enthusiasts can “subscribe” to operate one of Indie Campers’ vans on a monthly or annual basis for prices that vary per city and duration.Along with the company’s “Amazon for campervan rentals” peer-to-peer rental platform, Indie Campers currently owns 1,250 camper vans on vehicles like the Fiat Ducato and Volkswagen California.The rental platform’s newly announced payment option also takes advantage of …

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Wondering about remote work on the road? Here’s how one engineer and her family are pulling it off

wondering about remote work on the road? here’s how one engineer and her family are pulling it off

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Remote work was once a perk.At the beginning of this year, Technical.ly talked to two technologists who were living a “digital nomad” lifestyle — traveling and working remotely thanks to a laptop, flexible work hours and a Wi-Fi connection wherever they ended up.They worked when they could and saw the world between meetings and on weekends. Alex Lash, a UX designer with geospatial software B Corp Azavea, was told to please just avoid a 14-hour time difference from HQ in Philly. These experiences were unique. While the tech industry is more remote-friendly than many others pre-pandemic, the thought of fully remote work wasn’t embraced by all.But now, as 58% of Americans are still working remotely at least part of the time because of the COVID-19 pandemic — and many face the reality that they may never be back in-office 100% of the time — there’s room to consider more creative arrangements.Kathryn Stracquatanio, director of UX engineering and experience design at Comcast (and one of our 2019 RealLIST Engineers) recently hit the road with her husband and eight-month-old daughter in a trailer to wander the northeastern U.S. while working remotely by day.Her crew is about a month into …

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Europe’s startups battle Airbnb for digital nomad market | Sifted

europe’s startups battle airbnb for digital nomad market | sifted

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Last week, Flatio and NomadX, two of Europe’s largest rental platforms focused on the mid-term rental market, announced they were merging, as the companies looked to better position themselves to fend off Airbnb and others in the battle for the rapidly expanding market. 
Mid-term rentals — which are generally anything from a month to a year — have long been seen as a prime area for growth. Even before the pandemic, people were increasingly moving away from the office, with more than 30% of employed people working from home at least part of the time in Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands, according to Eurostat. Meanwhile, research from law firm MBO partners suggests that the number of digital nomads in the US alone could climb from 7.3m in 2019 to 10.9m this year.  
And the pandemic has done little to halt the rise of the mid-term rental sector. Flatio recorded a 20% growth in bookings year-on-year during the first nine months of 2020, and a 100% revenue increase in key cities.

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Now, with working from home becoming the norm for many of us for the foreseeable future, it’s likely that plenty more people will choose to relocate their ‘office’, at least for a while. 
Taking …

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Pandemic digital nomads jobs are rising in work from home era

pandemic digital nomads jobs are rising in work from home era

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The rise of “digital nomads,” knowledge workers able to do their jobs from a rotating assortment of exotic locales — the beaches of Phuket, the suburbs of Cape Town, the cafes of Paris— took a big hit earlier this year as borders closed and cafes did too. Some nomads hunkered down, others scurried home. Startup Remote Year, founded in 2014 to facilitate such work-adventures, laid off most of its staff and suspended services, leaving some customers in the lurch (it was acquired this month by a Panama-based hotel company).But while digital nomads have for the most part been stuck in their own countries since then, there appear to be far more of them than ever before. After a survey of 3,457 U.S. adults conducted this July and August, MBO Partners, which provides services to independent professionals, estimated there were 10.9 million digital nomads in the U.S. this year versus 7.3 million in 2019, a 49% increase. To qualify as such, one has to change location at least three times a year, not just shuttle back and forth between a country house and a city place, and not move at an employer’s behest, said Steve King of Emergent Research, who helped design the survey. …

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As a Remote Worker, I Don’t Travel Anywhere Without the Nomatic Backpack

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I’m a remote copywriter traveling the world, so finding a reliable backpack is vital for me. I need a backpack that’s versatile and durable enough to carry my laptop and other tech gear, whether I’m walking through London in the pouring rain or plodding through the sand on a hot baking day in a beach town in Mexico.While I used to make do with a classic backpack without any extra features, this year, I met another digital nomad who introduced me to the marvel that is the Nomatic Backpack.The Nomatic bag is high-end, made of strong and robust material to hold all your precious tech, keeping it safe from the prying hands of thieves as well as the unpredictable elements of the weather.The maximum capacity of the bag is 24 liters, which is more than enough for your day-to-day requirements while leaving plenty of room for clothes for an overnight stay. Plus, it’s super lightweight too, so it doesn’t weigh you down like many other travel backpacks tend to do.As a neat freak, my favorite feature of the bag is all the extra pockets and compartments that make it super easy to organize …

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