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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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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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.
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