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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Latin America, Remote work, Travel 0 comments on Working remotely from Boquete, Panama

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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Destinations, Latin America, Remote work, Travel 0 comments on Working remotely from Bocas del Toro, Panama

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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Latin America, Remote work, Travel 0 comments on Working Remotely from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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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Destinations, Latin America, Remote work, Travel 2 comments on Best Cafes in Medellin to Work From

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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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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Why Are Digital Nomads Flocking to Chiang Mai?

One of the main benefits of working remotely is that you can do it from anywhere. From an island in Greece to the plains of Mongolia, digital nomads are everywhere. However, there seems to be one place in the world that has a stronger freelance community than any other: Chiang Mai, Thailand. Let’s break down the reasons for this and why you might want to locate your business in the Thai city at some point as well. Continue Reading “Why Are Digital Nomads Flocking to Chiang Mai?”

Europe, Expat, Travel 0 comments on 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Erasmus Scholarship

5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Erasmus Scholarship

This article was originally published in Spanish on my own personal blog back on August 10th, 2013, as a way to tell my Erasmus experience studying and working abroad in Poland, and share some tips and recommendations for those college students who are interested in going abroad.

It has been over four years since I first published this article and I still get emails from time to time from students who are considering doing an Erasmus, asking for advice and recommendations.

Since I have been able to help these students over the past few years, I thought it would be a good idea to translate the information into English, for those of you who are considering studying abroad. Continue Reading “5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Erasmus Scholarship”

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Running a Freelance Business From an Island In Greece: Interview with Digital Nomad Thomas Holmes

Back in April, during a visit to San Francisco, I met up with Thomas Holmes, who works on his freelance business creating online stores for clients on the Shopify platform. We enjoyed some great Mexican food together and talked about ecommerce and working remotely.

Apart from working on client projects, Thomas is also the author of Shopify & You, an easy-to-use, step-by-step ebook that covers everything from designing, to setting up and running an online store with Shopify.

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, these days he spends most of his time on a small island in Greece, while running his freelance business that allows him to work with clients all over the world. Continue Reading “Running a Freelance Business From an Island In Greece: Interview with Digital Nomad Thomas Holmes”

Africa, Destinations, Travel 0 comments on A Weekend Guide to Chefchaouen, Morocco

A Weekend Guide to Chefchaouen, Morocco

Why Chefchaouen?

After visiting Fes a few years back, we knew Morocco was a country we needed to explore more. So, what better time to go than to celebrate our 5 year anniversary? This time we chose to head up into the Rif Mountains to visit the famous blue town of Chefchaouen, or “Chaouen” as it is known by locals. This picturesque place is located just a bus, ferry, and taxi ride away from our home in Cádiz, Spain. It may seem like a bit of a trek to get there, but it really is quite simple and definitely worth it. Continue Reading “A Weekend Guide to Chefchaouen, Morocco”