Work from anywhere: the best work destinations around the world
With working from home and online meetings now an option for many businesses, office workers around the world have taken advantage of their newfound freedom to move.
After all, once labor laws and legislation have been clarified, you can basically open a laptop anywhere with a stable internet connection.
A “workcation” encompasses both work and vacation time, providing both adventure seekers and those seeking peace and quiet tempting opportunities to get their work done, regardless of location.
In addition to parts of the world long overrun by digital nomads, such as Thailand or the Canary Islands, new coworking offices are also being created in a number of other places – from a floating garden to the homeland of Santa Claus. .
A spring awakening in Madeira
Due to its pleasantly warm temperatures, flowers in Madeira bloom all year round. The floating garden in the middle of the Atlantic welcomes those looking to work remotely with open arms, including the launch of the state-funded “Digital Nomads Madeira Islands” project.
The project is based in Ponta do Sol on the south coast, a town of 8,000 souls that still welcomes sun-seeking visitors from all over the world.
“We improved the stability and speed of the Internet and created community workplaces,” explains Micaela Vieira, project manager. In addition to other locations in Santa Cruz, Machico and the island capital Funchal, people can also work on the sister island of Porto Santo – long sandy beaches included.
A summer retreat on Rügen, Germany’s largest island
Hannes Trettin and Toni Gurski from Rugen, an island in the Baltic Sea, realized their dream of a coworking community two years ago in the small village of Lietzow.
The Project Bay co-working site is nestled on the lagoon beach in the heart of Germany’s largest island.
Whether it’s the chalk cliffs of Jasmund National Park or the seaside resort of Binz, popular island destinations can be reached by bike, while Lietzow can be reached by train.
Across Germany, more and more coworking spaces located in rural areas offer great opportunities to combine work with a touch of vacation, especially in the summer months. Under the umbrella of the CoWorkLand cooperative, more than a hundred coworking spaces are unified – from Lake Ammersee in the south to Schlei in the north.
Paradise for nature lovers: Remote work in Mauritius
While late autumn in Germany tends to be gray, it’s glorious spring in the southern hemisphere. The island state of Mauritius is a paradise: Part of the Mascarene Islands, the island nation lies around 800 km east of Madagascar – and is a dream destination for many.
Long-term visitors who can work from anywhere can apply for the Mauritius “Visa Premium” online. It’s free, valid for up to a year and subject to a few conditions.
Winter fun in Lapland
The silent winter expanses under the dancing Northern Lights mean that a whole world of recreational sports opportunities await you in the far north of Finland, before or after the working day.
“We are seeing more and more visitors working remotely from here, even in summer,” says Heidi Kristiina Siira. Together with two colleagues, she founded the Kohta coworking office in Akaslompolo two years ago. It is located in the famous ski resort of Yllas.
If you still have things on your wish list, you can personally submit it to Santa Claus – a good 170 kilometers to the south – and schedule a workcation in Rovaniemi. – dpa