The Best Destinations for Digital Nomads in 2018

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Being a digital nomad is a great way for travel devotees to combine an insatiable need for wanderlust and a career that be conducted anywhere in the world. Many who choose to live this lifestyle set up a home base in a location for anywhere from a few days to a few months before moving on to a new locale. Some of the best places for digital nomads to set up camp are listed below.

1. Medellin, Colombia

Columbia is a country that is quickly becoming a hot spot for digital nomads. The city of Medellin is a modern, thriving metropolis that has undergone a rebirth of sorts since the time when it was once known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

There is free Wi-Fi abound in Medellin, especially in the public areas and parks. There are a multitude of trendy cafes and stores to check out in this now flourishing city.

2. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is often described as being one of the most European cities in South America. It contains a plethora of architecture, culture, and immigration history that can’t be beaten.

The widespread café culture in the city means endless options for great places to setup shop and mingle with the locals.

3. Cape Town, South Africa

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Sprawling out toward the ocean waters and rising up to Table Mountain, Cape Town is known as one of the most recognizable cities in the world. It is receiving great accolades as it is becoming a hub for digital nomads from every corner of the earth.

There are a great number of co-working areas in the city that will cater to this type of entrepreneurial crowd. If the digital nomad likes to spend days split between startup businesses and a beautiful beach, Cape Town is a great option.

4. Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia has become a hot spot in Europe for the tourist crowd. This is in part due to its affordability—it is known as one of the cheapest countries in Europe. Sofia is chock-full of history and culture, unspoiled coastline, and incredible wildlife and nature exploration.

This spot draws digital nomads because it allows for low cost setup on the entrepreneurial journey.

5. Malta

This small Mediterranean island is gaining a big reputation as a premier spot for digital nomads. The backdrop of Malta has been used for many a blockbuster movie like, Gladiator, Troy, and the TV series Game of Thrones.

This is also a low-cost destination compared to other parts of Europe. This coupled with the multitude of Wi-Fi spots and the laid-back pace of life make it a particularly appealing spot for digital nomads.

6. Thailand

Thailand is often referred to as ‘the digital nomad capital of the world’. Many spaces around Thailand are setup to cater to this crowd that has been frequenting the area for years. It is very easy going with very affordable prices.

There are a wide variety of cafes, co-working spaces, and Wi-Fi hotspots to make being a digital nomad an easy task. For digital nomads in the market for somewhere to stay put for a while, local realtors like can help with short-term and long-term rentals.

7. Portland, Oregon

There are a great number of locations in the US to make life as a digital nomad a reality. One of those places is Portland, Oregon. It has numerous coffee shops, microbreweries, niche food carts, and a plethora of free thinker, artsy type people to socialize with.

Portland is the gateway for stunning views of nature and draws outdoor lovers who enjoy hiking the wilderness or finding deserted beaches or looking for hidden waterfalls. This isn’t one of the cheapest spots on the list, but definitely, one worth trying out.

8. Lisbon, Portugal

Thanks to Lisbon’s tropical climate, healthy food, and historical charm, it is a favourite for tourists and digital nomads alike. Lisbon is also very close to the Algarve coastline, and relatively cheap compared to other destinations in Europe.

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