Latin America, Remote work 0 comments on The best Central American destinations for surf and remote work

The best Central American destinations for surf and remote work

Being able to work remotely is already a privilege. Only 14% of the US workforce works remotely full time (down from over 30% two years ago), so you can consider yourself lucky if you are one of them.

Here at The Wayward Road, we have been working remotely since 2016, and a few years ago, we took up surfing as one of our main addictions hobbies. However, we quickly realized that combining our work life with our surfing wasn’t as easy as we initially thought.

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Working remotely from Boquete, Panama

Boquete is a small mountain town located in the western province of Chiriquí, Panama. Known for its cool climate, lush landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, it is a popular destination for travelers from around the world.

We spent a week exploring Boquete while working remotely and this guide will tell you everything you need to know about whether Boquete is a suitable destination for remote workers. 

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Working remotely from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Working remotely from Bocas del Toro, Panama can be a perfect escape from the daily grind: tropical island beaches, turquoise waters… and surf! It can all be combined with your work schedule.

We spent a few days in Bocas del Toro, balancing work and play. If you’re thinking of Bocas del Toro as your next remote work destination, read on!

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Working Remotely from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Working remotely from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica can be a dream come true: beaches, surf, nightlife can all blend together with your regular work schedule.

We spent about a week in Puerto Viejo, working remotely and surfing. If you’re considering Puerto Viejo as your next remote work destination, keep reading!

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Turn Your Freelance Business Into An Agency And Close Better Deals

Starting a freelance business can be pretty rough

Just like starting a company, switching from a day job to the freelance world can be difficult and scary at the beginning. Plus, there’s an added problem: The fact that you’re on your own. While startups are the result of a collaboration between two or three partners, usually with different skills and responsibilities, as a freelancer, it’s just you and your computer. You’re the person in charge of accounting, sales, marketing, making coffee, and actually delivering projects to your clients.

As soon as you start working with your first clients, you’ll notice one thing: Companies tend to undervalue freelancers because they look at them from a position of power. An organization versus an individual. David vs Goliath. They don’t usually see it as a business-to-business relationship, and payments will look more like a salary to them, rather than a client-company relationship. This usually happens because companies don’t tend to understand the costs of being a freelancer. In their minds, being a freelancer is free, therefore all the money you make from them is pure profit.

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The Complete Remote Work Guide: All You Need to Know to Get Hired

The History of Remote Work

Let’s start from the beginning. If remote work seems like some space aged concept to you that’s only been brought about by the rise of the internet, it’s not. In fact, working from home is what people did through most of history. It’s only since the rise of the industrial revolution in 1760 that it became the norm for people to report to work in a building each day. Throughout most of history people worked as tradesmen or farmers, often working from home. Ancient greeks for instance had professions such as potter or carpenter which would work from home offices and had the opportunity to be near their families. People are naturally wired to work at home, close to their families. And even after the industrial revolution, many Americans were work from home farmers.

Going into an office to work was the thing to do in the 1920’s – the 2000’s. And many people coming of age in those time periods have the in office model as the only world they know. But there’s a coming change. Advances in technology are helping the future shift back to a work from home world. Continue Reading “The Complete Remote Work Guide: All You Need to Know to Get Hired”

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Best Cafes in Medellin to Work From

Medellin has become one of the top digital nomad destinations in recent years. It’s no surprise that more and more international remote workers, freelancers, and startup founders are choosing the capital of the Antioquia Department as their home base.

There are several reasons that make Medellin almost perfect for remote work:

  • Low cost of living compared to the US/Europe
  • Amazing weather all year round
  • Lots of food and entertainment options
  • Good public transportation
  • Great coffee
  • Same working hours as US Eastern Time (for those that work with US companies)
  • And some of the nicest and most welcoming people you’ll ever meet

That being said, finding a good cafe to work from is not an easy task. Many of them are traditional Colombian coffee shops where they don’t have WiFi and the tables aren’t made to be used with laptops. And that’s okay. That’s why I spent hours scouting out places with wifi, outlets, and coffee so you don’t have to. Continue Reading “Best Cafes in Medellin to Work From”

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Debunking The Biggest Digital Nomad Tax Misconceptions

Disclaimer: The Wayward Road does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This website has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisers before engaging in any transaction.

This is not a guide on how to avoid taxes as a digital nomad. If you’re looking for a way to evade taxes while traveling the world, you can stop reading here. The goal of this article is to shed some light on the most common digital nomad tax misconceptions. Continue Reading “Debunking The Biggest Digital Nomad Tax Misconceptions”

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5 Remote Jobs That Allow You To Live Anywhere

If this is not your first time reading The Wayward Road, chances are you are already familiar with remote jobs (whether you are a digital nomad or not) or are thinking of becoming applying for one (need some tips?).

For those who are not familiar with the concept of having remote jobs, it is a very eye-opening concept. For people who have never considered the idea of leaving their cubicle, commutes and lunchboxes, etc. the idea of using your skills to start freelancing or looking for remote jobs probably sounds exciting. But also very scary.

Here at The Wayward Road we have been working remotely and freelancing for several years now, and decided to create a quick list of remote jobs and resources for those who are considering their next career move. Continue Reading “5 Remote Jobs That Allow You To Live Anywhere”

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Event: Running Remote Conference 2018 in Bali, Indonesia

Running Remote Conference 2018: Build and Scale Your Remote Team to the Next Level

The world’s biggest ever remote work conference will be held in Bali, Indonesia in June 2018

Running Remote 2018 is the world’s biggest Remote Work conference. It is being organized by a HUBUD, one of Forbes’ top 10 co-working spaces on earth.

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