How to Choose Your First Destination as a Digital Nomad

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At one point or another, most of us have dreamed about packing our bags and moving to another place. Some people actually do it, and if they manage to work while traveling from place to place, we call them digital nomads. Digital nomads are people whose jobs don’t depend on their location so they move often and work remotely. If you’ve found the opportunity to do the same, here’s how to pick your first destination.

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Do the Research

While it may be tempting to get a one-way ticket to Paris or London, you should first research the cost of living in these places and see if it’s feasible. You can read about the experiences of other travelers online and see which places they recommend. You’ll need to account for the price of accommodation, other basic monthly costs, the quality of internet connection, and some other things.

Would you like to move to a big city or the place with plenty of beaches and a relaxed lifestyle (like Thailand)? Consider the pros and cons of each option. The quality of life is something you can’t be sure of until you actually move, but the forums and blogs can help you imagine how it would be. Perhaps you want to move to a remote location and get some rest from the busy life in a big city. Make sure it still has everything you need to work and live without interruptions.

Not all options fit everyone, so choose what’s best for you.