More and more people are becoming attracted to remote working but has the ship now sailed; we’ve reached the end of the golden age?
The demand for luxury, WIFI equipped accommodation in tourist spots is ever increasing, risking the original nomad lifestyle to surely be soon forgotten. It was all about dropping your daily routine to travel while working remotely. Cheap living coupled with a sense of adventure and fulfilment. People are now viewing luxury as a sign of reward, spending thousands to work all over the world, remaining in an expensive, kindred bubble.
The first programme of this kind, Remote Year, launched in 2014 and since then numerous others have followed all offering to take out the hard parts for digital nomads —coordinating travel, setting up accommodations, finding friends in exchange for $2,000 a month .. and usually more. Professionals (majority of them millennials), were seeking ‘breath taking’ locations, networking and yoga classes.
It all sounds very intriguing but is it advantageous to working? Is it authentic or little more than a long package holiday with wifi thrown in?