If you’re looking to start living and working in a new place, you might want to consider one of these five cities that are hot spots for digital nomads. Learn about the benefits of working and staying in these cities.
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Living in Reno has many benefits. The cost of living is relatively low, and there are plenty of things to do in the city. There are also a number of different neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own unique atmosphere. If you're looking for an active lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.
The city is also home to several large businesses and industries, including technology and logistics, which makes it ideal for finding opportunities for employment. Also, property taxes are low, and you won’t have to pay state income taxes.
2. Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most popular tourist destinations, and as a digital nomad hub, this city shouldn’t be overlooked. It boasts ample sunshine, strong air conditioning systems, and those who live here pay no state income tax. If you’re a digital nomad, there are plenty of coworking spaces and coffee shops you can work in while enjoying all Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Arizona’s Silicon Desert is a hub for technology companies and startups that include Amazon and GoDaddy. Its low cost of living, proximity to Phoenix and Lake Pleasant, and friendly culture make it an ideal city for digital nomads. Many companies in Arizona offer flexible hours and telecommuting options, making it easy to work remotely. Tempe has also begun attracting co-working spaces and amenities like local coffee shops that are welcoming to remote workers.
Rental rates are considerably lower in Tempe than in many other major U.S. cities. It can be tricky finding an apartment in Tempe while working full-time, but visiting sites that list available rentals makes it easier. You can easily search for rentals within your budget, as well as features like pet-friendliness, the number of rooms, and other amenities.
4. Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah is a popular destination for those who want to live and work in an affordable city. It’s a large city with plenty of nightlife options, shopping malls, mountains, and parks. The air quality is good in Salt Lake City as well as its overall cost of living. Many American companies also have offices here, making it a hub for work and play. Salt Lake City is often overlooked due to its location, but it’s a great destination for online professionals. A myriad of neighborhoods — each with their sense of community and local flare — are scattered throughout the city, so finding a place to live that fits your preferences should be easy.
Seattle is one of America’s most modern cities, and it’s also one of its most popular cities for digital nomads. Its proximity to Canada and countless Pacific Northwest islands make it an ideal place to connect with nature when you need a break from your desk. Thanks to a large tech scene, Seattle is also home to many co-working spaces that are perfect for digital nomads.
Seattle is an up-and-coming destination for digital nomads, with increasingly quick and reliable internet and a burgeoning co-working scene. As such, the data transmission speeds for your remote setup are incredibly fast. And when you’re handling otherwise tedious tasks like invoicing, the process is much faster with an invoice maker. Using a free online tool like this streamlines the redundant work of invoicing clients, and it allows you to customize with your logo and other graphics, then download and share or send to whomever is being billed for your services.
If you’re looking to get into either the tech or startup industries, Seattle might be a great place to begin your journey. You’ll also find it very easy to rent an apartment or condo in Seattle, although keep in mind that it’s one of America’s most expensive cities.
Living in big cities can be expensive. But for digital nomads, it’s not only about looking for cheap rent — but it’s also about enjoying life. Whatever your budget, there are plenty of places to check out.
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Better Mental Health Through Travel
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Traveling to new places can be the best therapy for what ails you. A change of scenery is an opportunity to recharge one's batteries, have new experiences, and can even cause a person to reevaluate their own life.
If you are hesitating because you don't think you can "afford" to take time away, think again. Patty’s Tours explains that taking time off and going to new places can actually improve performance and increase motivation when you come back to your everyday life. If nothing else, Les Roches notes that travel makes you a more interesting, thoughtful, and open-minded person.
If you found history boring in school, you might change your mind by visiting places of historic and cultural significance. People living in Virginia are fortunate in this respect; the history of the Old Dominion goes all the way back to the late 16th Century when the first English settlers established the Roanoke Colony. Virginia boasts a wealth of historic sites related to the War of Independence and the American Civil War. Some of these places even feature living history exhibits with reenactors who show how people lived their everyday lives in the past.
The Jamestown Settlement is one of the premier living history museums in the U.S. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, this attraction features live people acting out everyday life as it was during America's early days.
Going Further Afield
Although the Washington Commanders Football team is right across the state line, Virginia doesn't have any major league teams of its own, so there's another good reason to travel if you're a sports fan. Fortunately, there are more than a few professional sports teams not far away. In addition to many historic and cultural attractions, New York is home to the Yankees baseball team, which plays regularly at Yankee Stadium.
Rest and Relaxation
Often, the best reason to take a trip somewhere is simply to unplug and do as little as possible. A Cornell University study showed that nature can be an excellent stress reliever, and the Appalachian Range in Virginia's own backyard has no shortage of natural beauty. Take a hike along the Appalachian Trail, visit the Great Smoky Mountains, or the Blue Ridge for a great camping experience. Make it as primitive as you like, or go "glamping" at any of the many bed and breakfast establishments in these regions.
Wherever you end up, you’ll want to preserve the memories you made on your trip by taking lots of pics and sharing them on social media. If you're planning on sharing pictures on social media, an online photo size converter allows you to instantly adjust the size of your images. Once you've resized your images, you can easily upload them to use for your social media pages.
Mark Twain Summed It Up Best
American author and humorist Mark Twain famously said, ”Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
If you travel for no other reason, you should do so in order to gain new perspectives and increase your empathy for others. In a culturally-diverse country like the United States, you won't even have to cross borders.
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4 Best American Cities for Digital Nomads and Solopreneurs
If you’re planning to set out as a digital nomad and make your living in the gig economy, you’ll want to make sure that any city you spend a significant amount of time in has plenty of perks for solopreneurs. For example, in some cities, you can use services like Patty’s Tours to tour local gems and meet new people!
When you’re ready to start making plans for your journey, check out these exciting American cities — you’ll definitely want to include these stops on your itinerary.
If you want to enjoy great music, delicious food, and extensive networking opportunities, Austin, Texas should be the first stop on your itinerary. Although rents in the city are rising, it is still more affordable than many other major cities, so as you look for a place to stay, Life Storage states that you should expect to pay about $1,174 per month in rent.
It’s important to find ways to save money when you’re traveling, especially in a city like Austin, where there are endless things to do! You can download a budgeting app to track your spending. You can also use apps like FareCompare to get airfare alerts in real-time and snag great flight deals, or Hotel Tonight to book affordable accommodations.
Ready to soak up the sun on your digital nomad journey? Head to Miami, Florida, where you can work hard during the day, enjoy the nightlife after hours, and hit the beach every weekend! With famously sunny, warm weather and endless miles of golden beaches, it’s hard to imagine a better American city for digital nomads. It’s important to note that if you want to book a rental in the Midtown area, you should be prepared to pay about $1,800 per month.
Located on the California-Nevada border and about 22 miles from Lake Tahoe, Reno is a popular destination for tourists and gamblers from around the globe. The picturesque “Biggest Little City in the World” sits on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada in the High Eastern Sierra foothills, in the Truckee River valley. Primarily driven by investments from big tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Panasonic, the area has become one of the country’s new hi-tech centers and is a digital nomad’s mecca. And for solopreneurs, it’s a real prize – Popular Mechanics ranked Reno as the eighth-best location for startups in the country.
Living and doing business in Reno is relatively inexpensive. The cost of living is just higher than the state’s, and you can expect to spend just $1,314 a month for a two-bedroom apartment.
Nashville, Tennessee is the perfect fit for creative digital nomads - with such a storied musical history, you’re bound to feel inspired in this bustling city. As you scout out places to stay, you should keep in mind that the rental market in Nashville is quite competitive, so if this city is a must-see, book your accommodations early!
You can stay productive at local coworking spaces like Spaces Riverfront Park or Launchpad. Once you’ve wrapped up your work for the day, you can check out live music all over Nashville. You never know when you might discover an exciting unknown artist! If you want to learn more about Nashville’s artistic past, you can also take a guided tour of the city’s major attractions.
Becoming a digital nomad is a major lifestyle change. That’s why it’s important to visit cities where you can truly feel at home as a remote worker. In any of these cities, you’ll be able to find great company, lots of off-the-clock activities, and affordable rentals where you can work hard. Soon, you’ll be ready to hit the road with your finalized itinerary!
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Touring Northern Nevada
Reno, Nevada has long been known as the Biggest Little City in the West, but other than that moniker, what else is known? Thousands of people come from all over the world to Reno for Conventions and entertainment. Reno’s various hotels and Convention Center host events ranging from a Cannabis Convention to Working Dog Shows. The variety of people that come have interests as varied as you can imagine. Anyone that has attended business conventions, knows there needs to be a diversion away from the convention itself to make the visit to the city more memorable. Tours are available and can be tailored to the size of a group, as well as the interests they may have. Patty’s Tours in Reno, for example, has developed a variety of tours for groups from 10 to 1,500 that can liven up an otherwise mundane convention. This can include a day trip to historic Carson City, or beautiful Lake Tahoe. Sitting for hours in conferences and workshops can create the need to get out and stretch. Patty’s Tours has organized walking tours that include wine or micro-brew tasting or sampling local cuisine, or even a horse back trail ride to stretch those legs while seeing some amazing scenery. Go back in time to the gold rush days and visit wild boom towns such like Virginia City with an informed guide provided by Patty’s Tours. With a little advance notice, specialized tours can be arranged for people with special needs such as a language translator or even American Sign Language interpreter. So even if the convention fails to provide the inspiration or motivation you were hoping for, Patty’s Tours can provide the memories and photos that will last a lifetime.
Lake Tahoe Cruise
Awestruck upon seeing South Lake Tahoe for the first time in 1862, Mark Twain uttered, “It must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords.”
From the decks of our spacious paddlewheelers, M.S. Dixie II, you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of Tahoe’s crystal blue waters and towering peaks. Whether you choose a daytime scenic cruise or sunset dinner cruise that includes live entertainment and delicious entrées, our Lake Tahoe Cruise are a must see on your trip to South Lake Tahoe.
Our Lake Tahoe boat cruises to Emerald Bay are an absolute must – offering views of some of the most incredible scenery in the world. Come aboard and enjoy a good dose of South Lake Tahoe history with our Captain’s live narration as paddlewheelers bring you one of the most photographed natural attractions in the world
Minimum 30 passengers
Transportation provided on a Deluxe Motorcoach
Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe
Historic Carson City and Virginia City Tour
What a great opportunity to experience all that the Sierra Nevada has to offer. With the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, historic mansions of Carson City and the good ol’ times of the wild wild west in Virginia City. The perfect day tour for you and your friends!
San Francisco Day Tour
30 minimum passengers
Transportation provided on a Deluxe Motorcoach
San Francisco City Tour with Lecture Guide
Fisherman’s Wharf – Pier 39
Golden Gate Bridge
Just four hours away, this makes the perfect complement to your visit to the west coast. City-by-the-Bay is waiting for you to explore, experience and enjoy to the fullest with your experienced San Francisco Tour Guide.
Historic Carson Valley
30 minimum passengers
Transportation provided on a Deluxe Motorcoach
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Guided Tour
Hosted lunch at J.T.’s Basque Restaurant
Guided tour of Genoa with included beverage at the Genoa Bar
The Carson Valley is such an integral part of the Northern Nevada area, definitely a must see while you’re visiting with us. We visit the Dangberg Home, built in 1857, the historic park preserves this part of Nevada’s history and offers you a glimpse into what life was like. Lunch will be at J.T.’s Basque Restaurant for your family style lunch. Next stop will be historic Genoa, built originally as a trading post in 1851. Here will learn about the history from our step on guide, followed by a hosted drink at the Genoa bar, known as the first bar in the state of Nevada.
Silicon Valley Tech Tour
Spend your day in Santa Clara learning about the technology that made Silicon Valley famous. Visit the Intel Museum and store where you will be introduced to the micro-miniature world of computer chips and hands-on exhibits. Next visit the Tech Museum of Innovation. The Tech’s themed galleries are packed full of unique, interactive exhibits detailing technology’s exciting future. In the afternoon enjoy California’s Great America, with a variety of roller coasters, exhilarating rides and waterpark. Lunch on your own. Travel to Reno for your stay at the Grand Sierra Resort.
Take a step back in time and experience the west the way it used to be! Corley Ranch offers wagon rides, cattle branding (May only), bonfires and all types of activities of a working ranch. A special BBQ on an open fire with Dutch ovens will be prepared for your dining experience.
Pricing may vary based on the size of your party and special requests.
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