5 Tips for Remote Work Travel
Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, less than 6% of Americans worked remotely. Fast forward to 2021, and more than 26% are still working outside of the office. For many professionals, the freedom to work from anywhere provides greater opportunities to spend more time with loved ones, stay productive, and adopt a remote work travel lifestyle.
If traveling the world while working from your laptop is on your bucket list but you haven’t taken the necessary steps to do it, this post is for you. We’ll give you solid advice on the how’s and where to’s to help make this decision easier for you.
Tip #1: Know if your employer has remote work travel limitations
Some companies require their employees to live and work within specific city or state lines. Others allow staff to work from anywhere for a fixed time period. Oftentimes, these limitations are related to tax regulations.
Before deciding to travel, consult with your employer to ensure you’re free to travel outside your home country or state.
Tip #2: Find out which cities are remote work travel hubs
A remote work travel hub is a place (a country, city, or town) where remote work travel is the norm. This could be for a number of reasons, but they are sure to be filled with working ex-pats for one of many reasons:
- Affordable housing and a relatively lower cost of living
- Strong and stable WiFi
- Less crowded cities
- Walking distance from coworking spaces and laptop-friendly cafés
- Trendy, Instagrammable neighborhoods
- Access to primary facilities like hospitals, schools, stores, etc.
To get the most of your remote work travel experience, stick to tried and true places. Your ideal destination(s) will depend on your travel goals and interests. For some American travelers, Latin American cities like Mexico City, Tulum, and Rio de Janeiro are ideal for their low cost of living, proximity, and similar time zones.
Other remote work travel hubs like Bali or Lisbon offer a cheaper cost of living but come with more challenging time differences for those with jobs based in the Western Hemisphere.
Tip #3: Understand time zones and use them to your advantage
Remote work travel can be challenging if your job heavily relies on meetings and client calls. If this is you, then you know the importance of accounting for time zone differences. The last thing you want is to wake up at 3 am for a call you miss scheduled. We recommend using the World Time Buddy app to ensure your meetings are scheduled at appropriate times.
Tip #4: Use remote work travel tools and resources
The Juárez neighborhood is a residential and business hub, home to large North American and European ex-pat groups. The borough is also notorious for its popularity among young hip professionals and its growing Korean immigrant population.
Choose from contemporary Mexican dining options like Amaya or Havre 77, known for their French cuisine. If you’re interested in enjoying some of Mexico City’s nightlife, discover the Zona Rosa, Mexico City’s go-to spot for queer-friendly nightlife.
Tip #5: Join a coworking space and find your community
Coworking spaces are a great way to form a community as a remote work traveler. Since you no longer have daily physical contact with employees, it’s important for personal morale to get out of the house, meet like-minded people with similar schedules, and experience local culture while working remotely.
Gradually, you will start to build a global network and make connections all around the world. This will help as you continue your travels and have local connections in the cities you’re in.
Casai was designed for the lifestyle traveler. We describe this as someone who seamlessly merges life, work, and community while constantly being on the go. That’s why we’ve curated beautifully designed apartments for the modern remote work traveler. Our private boutique apartments in Mexico and Brazil are all equipped with high-speed WiFI, workspaces, natural light, hotel services, and luxury amenities.
Looking to experience the Casai lifestyle on your next trip to Mexico or Brazil? Click here.