Embarking on a solo journey can seem like a daunting adventure, particularly if you’re a woman. However, Europe, with its rich history, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes, provides a plethora of safe and empowering destinations for solo female travelers. Every country in Europe is so different from the previous, that you’ll never be bored and you’ll be sure to find the right place for your style. 

Ready to head out on your solo adventure? Check out the top places in Europe. 

Valencia, Spain

Known for its vibrancy, Valencia beautifully blends the old and the new. As the third-largest city in Spain, it’s a treasure trove of diverse architecture, from the ornately decorated historic ceramics of the National Ceramics Museum to the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences. Valencia is also the birthplace of Spain’s famous dish, paella, and travelers can enjoy an authentic paella experience by the beach at one of the many seaside eateries. The city has a vast network of cycling paths and it’s known for its safety, making it easy and comfortable for solo female travelers to navigate and explore the heart of the city. Enjoy the buzzing nightlife, and don’t forget to visit the vibrant Central Market, a bustling food market filled with local delicacies.

Crete, Greece

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, offers a rich tapestry of experiences that range from gorgeous beaches to ancient ruins. The island’s diverse landscape includes the stunning white sandy beaches of Elafonisi, the mesmerizing Samaria Gorge, and the snow-capped White Mountains. History enthusiasts will appreciate the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos, while food lovers can indulge in Cretan cuisine, known for its use of fresh local produce and olive oil. Crete has a reputation for hospitality, and local businesses are generally welcoming and accommodating to solo female travelers, making it an ideal destination for a solo adventure.

Valletta, Malta

This breathtaking island country in the Mediterranean is a paradise for history buffs, beach lovers, and adventure seekers. Malta’s rich history can be experienced through its prehistoric temples, underground catacombs, and the fortified medieval city of Mdina. The capital, Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a baroque masterpiece filled with grand buildings like the St. John’s Co-Cathedral. For beachgoers, the Blue Lagoon on the nearby island of Comino offers crystal clear turquoise waters perfect for a refreshing swim. The Maltese people are known for their warmth and hospitality, and English is widely spoken, which makes traveling around the country easy for solo female travelers.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, exudes a charming old-world atmosphere with a modern, creative twist. The city’s heart is the enchanting Ljubljana Old Town, punctuated by the Ljubljana Castle towering over the city from a hill. From wandering around the colorful central market, exploring the vibrant street art, to enjoying a leisurely cruise along the Ljubljanica River, there’s plenty to do. Ljubljana is compact and easily walkable, and its safety makes it ideal for solo female travelers. Don’t miss out on trying traditional Slovenian dishes at one of the open-air restaurants along the river.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city steeped in history and grandeur. Solo female travelers can look forward to visiting imperial palaces like Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace, attending opera performances at the Vienna State Opera, and wandering through the narrow, winding streets of the historic Innere Stadt (Inner City). Art lovers must check out the world-class Museum Quarter, an art hub housing renowned museums like the Leopold Museum and MUMOK. Vienna’s famous coffee culture is also a highlight, with cozy coffeehouses serving as perfect spots to relax and get some work done.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, successfully combines historical charm and modern design. From the colorful houses lining the historic Nyhavn harbor to the enchanting Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the city exudes a delightful charm. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Amalienborg Palace or visit the famous Little Mermaid statue. Copenhagen is also the epitome of ‘hygge’, a Danish concept that embodies coziness and contentment, which can be experienced in the city’s numerous cozy cafes. With its commitment to safety and gender equality, Copenhagen is a great destination for solo female travelers.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a compact, pedestrian-friendly city that offers a captivating blend of medieval and modern. Wander through the charming Old Town, visit the impressive Bratislava Castle which offers panoramic views of the city, or soak up the city’s youthful energy in the numerous trendy bars and contemporary art spaces. The city is safe and the locals are friendly, making solo exploration a delight. Don’t forget to cross the bridge to visit the unique and futuristic-looking UFO Observation Deck for an unbeatable view of Bratislava.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, is a city of contrasts. This vibrant city offers a mix of rich history, stunning architecture, and relaxing thermal baths. Explore the historic Castle District, take a leisurely cruise on the Danube River, or relax in Széchenyi, one of the city’s famous thermal baths. The city’s ruin bars, old abandoned buildings turned into hip bars and clubs, offer an exciting nightlife. Thanks to the city’s high safety standards and the welcoming nature of its inhabitants, Budapest is a great place for solo female travelers.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal’s sun-kissed capital, is a city of stunning vistas, historic neighborhoods, and delicious food. From exploring the narrow streets of Alfama to tasting the famous ‘pastel de nata’ (Portuguese custard tart), there’s always something to do in Lisbon. The city offers a variety of walking tours, rooftop bars, and markets, making it a lively destination for solo travelers. Lisbon’s locals are renowned for their friendliness, making it a welcoming city for solo female travelers.

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, with its rich history and captivating architecture, is a must-visit city in Poland. The city’s heart is the bustling Main Market Square, one of Europe’s largest medieval squares, surrounded by historic buildings and churches. There are plenty of free walking tours that are great for solo travelers. If you visit, you’ll also want to check out Wawel Castle and the historic Jewish Quarter. With strong safety statistics and a welcoming atmosphere, Krakow provides a comfortable and enriching experience for solo female travelers.

Embarking on a solo journey can be a liberating and empowering experience. Exploring these wonderful European cities alone will offer you the chance to set your own pace and indulge in your personal interests. Safe travels!

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Are you just starting your digital nomad journey? Picking up the first place you want to go is not always easy and straightforward, especially when you can literally go anywhere in the world. 

We compiled a quick list of steps to follow so you make an easy first choice. 

What are you in the mood for? 

At this first step you’ll have to think about what exactly you are looking to get from your first destination. This will help you narrow down your options and make the choice easier. Here are some useful questions you can ask yourself: 

Once you start answering these questions you’ll have a better idea of where you want to head to. At this stage you’ll probably have a couple of destinations in mind and you’ll start comparing them. 

What is the cost of living? 

It’s advisable to have a dedicated budget before you start traveling. This will help you understand how long you could stay, what type of accommodation you choose and ultimately what things you’ll be able to do. 

There are many websites that offer a breakdown of the cost of living. You can try Numbeo which gives an overview of almost all cities in the world so you can get an idea of what you’ll spend. Keep in mind that the accommodation costs might vary especially if you’re visiting in peak season or if you’re staying for a shorter period of time. Usually stays for 28+ days are where you’ll get the best deals. 

Do I need a special Visa? 

It goes without saying that checking the Visa requirements should be one of the first steps in your process. This will also help you determine how long you can stay in a country. 

The visa you’d need depends on which country you’re from.  Keep in mind that not many countries offer Digital Nomad Visas. And if you’re a freelancer make sure to check out the difference between Digital nomad visa and self-employment visa.  In most cases if you’re staying for under 90 days, you’d only need a tourist visa.  

Lastly, something to consider if you’re coming from the US is the Schengen zone rule or how many consecutive days you can stay in the Schengen area. The limit is 90 days. Good idea is to choose a country outside Schengen and visit it to save some Schengen days. 

What’s the digital nomad community like? 

It may not be the first consideration but it’s definitely important to know how big and developed the community is in the destination. This will help you get an idea of how many fellow nomads you can expect to meet; will there be any bigger events and meetups. 

This can even determine how many coworking options there will be and what the internet situation is like. Is there a fast and reliable WI FI connection that is sufficient for your work? We all love the idea of being on a tropical beach with our laptop (and there are places where this is possible) but we have to do some research beforehand. 

For some people, a bigger, more developed community is a bonus. Others prefer to look for quieter destinations. 

What’s the lifestyle like? 

Seems obvious but we have to mention it here. Think about what aspects you normally enjoy (or don’t like at all) and look for a place that offers them. Do you like a buzzing nightlife scene where you can find a cool event on each street? Do you like the feeling of being in a very big metropolitan area or do you prefer being in a smaller town close to nature? Are you a beach town person or do you prefer the tranquility of the mountains? 

Answering all these questions will help you find a place that fits perfectly with your needs and feels right. 

Sofia is a rising hub for digital nomads, offering a unique blend of affordability, cultural richness, and a burgeoning community of like-minded professionals. Neither overwhelmingly large nor too small, Sofia strikes a perfect balance with its 1.2 million inhabitants. The city offers an array of activities while maintaining a generally tranquil ambiance. One notably dynamic component of Sofia’s landscape is its expanding expat community. Alongside the growing expat presence, Sofia boasts a lively food scene and a vibrant nightlife that caters to every taste and preference.

Beyond its cultural charms, Sofia has embraced the digital nomad trend with openness and enthusiasm. The city offers a wide array of coworking options to serve the diverse needs of remote workers. In this article, we take you through the top 5 coworking spaces in Sofia, helping you find the perfect spot to connect, create, and collaborate.

Cost of Coworking Spaces in Sofia?

Тhe cost will depend on the location, amenities and the different plans offered. Generally it will range from as low as 10 euros/day up to around 20 euros/day and you’ll have the option to either book your own desk or have open seating. The monthly membership plans start at around 150 euros. There are also options to get a private office for you (and potentially your team). 

There are many options in the city but in this post we compiled our top 5 – places from which we’ve personally worked and loved.

Our favorites

Networking premium

I spent 6 months working from one of their locations and let me tell you, you won’t make a mistake if you choose NETWORKING Premium for your working days. All 4 places are very centrally located and offer their own innovative eco systems. The main halls where you can be surrounded by other fellow remote workers are the main spot where you want to be. Their Gurko Panorama location is particularly nice since it has a big rooftop terrace with amazing views of the city. There are often events hosted up there so it’s a nice place to unwind after the day. They recently acquired coworking Bansko and since you have the chance to spend some days of your membership in another location we highly recommend popping into Bansko for a couple of days. 

Locations

puzl coworking

Puzl is located in upper Lozenets, 2 subway stops away from the city center. The space provides excellent amenities,shared spaces, meeting rooms : all designed to foster a creative environment for productivity and collaboration. It is where we hosted one of our first events and we only have positive things to say. The people working there are kind, responsive and you can expect to have a good time when you’re there. No matter if it’s for an event or for a day of work. Barter community hub often organizes events there. Everything from parties, rooftop yoga sessions to topical webinars. There is something for everyone. 

Locations

betahaus

betahaus has 4 locations in Sofia so you can pick the one that’s closest to your home base or switch them. The coworking space puts a lot of effort into building a strong community with many events and meetups contributing to the development of the start-up scene. It’s also a home to many successful Bulgarian startups. As with many other coworking spaces in Sofia, you can book a free test day to see if you like it there. All 4 locations have their own atmosphere. Some have more of a cosy, home-like feeling whilst others have more clean-office style. If you want the added benefit of a rooftop terrace and ultra central location we recommend going to the one on Slaveykov square.

Locations

Korner coworking

When we say the office feels like home, Korner is what we mean. It is located in a beautiful old  apartment building in the city centre and has one of the most cozy, well thought interior designs we have ever seen in an office space. It is ideal for solo working and small team projects. It will definitely get your creative juices flowing. There is an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your deserved break and it’s so close to everything in the downtown area which is always a plus. There are all the amenities you could need : from big desks, to spacious areas and a fully equipped kitchen. 

Locations

Atrium

Atrium is a relatively new space in Sofia in a very central location close to the Serdika metro station. The building has a coworking space, a hotel section and a cafe and they are all stunning. The main focus is the sustainable lifestyle and you can see it guides the design of the whole space. There is a beautiful indoor garden and plenty of natural light. The atmosphere is definitely relaxing so it’ll be an ideal space for when you have to focus on your work. They offer daily, weekly and monthly passes to accommodate all working styles.

Locations

Sofia for sure has a space for every working style so come and experience the vibrant coworking culture.

Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and is situated in the northern part of the Black Sea Coast. It is an ideal destination during the warmer months with summer being the peak season. Trust us you would definitely want to check it out if you’re in Bulgaria. It’s not as developed in terms of digital nomad community compared to other cities so if you prefer a quieter nomad scene that’s the place to be!

If you’re planning to visit Varna but you’re not sure what to do or see while you’re there then keep reading. We want our recommendations to be as authentic as possible, so we reached out to a dear friend from Varna for the best local tips and tricks. Read on to discover the best spots in Varna. 

Cubo

Cubo is “the” place to be in Varna. It has two locations (both are on the beach but in different parts). We recommend the one at the Fisherman’s beach for a chill morning. This location was originally a surf school and still has a typical laid back vibe which we love. If you’re staying in the city center, it won’t take you more than 15-20 minutes to reach it and you can use this as your morning walk. If the weather is nice, grab a cappuccino and a croissant and sit on the terrace to enjoy the sea view. Right under it, there is a tiny beach so you can always go for a quick swim if it gets too hot. There is an inside area as well that you can use to get some work done on your laptop. 

? by Zhivena Mazakova. View from the terrace.

?Tip : make sure you go there before 11 a.m. especially during summer because after that it can get a bit crowded

The Sea Garden

The Sea Garden is right behind Cubo and it’s almost 8 km long. It’s one of the (if not the most) typical places in Varna. It has lush greenery, many fountains and ponds and it truly makes you forget you’re in a city. It’s a very nice place for a walk to escape the summer heat. Walk north and in about 25 minutes you’ll reach one of the best beaches in Varna : the “Third Buna Beach” or as locals call it the “wake” because there is a wake park. There are many small casual beach bars, a skate ramp and an outside food court with street food. Plus, it’s a pedestrian zone so it’s very quiet and kid friendly. During the summer evenings there is a scene and each night they host small concerts, events and sometimes screening of movies.

? by Zhivena Mazakova. View from the Sea Garden.

?Tip : for a change in scenery rent a bike or simply walk back on the coastal walkway (or Kraybrezhna aleya) 

Coworking spaces

When it’s time to get some work, there are a couple of options depending on which part of the city is most convenient for you. 

If you’re not a fan of co-working spaces there are many beach bars which can do the trick just fine. 

Places to grab food and drink

Varna offers a mix of places, everything from typical Bulgarian cuisine to new, hip, fusion restaurants.

 4312 is one of those places, a brunch spot that is also open in the evenings for dinner. There are often events with local DJs and it’s actually a great spot for parties. 

The Wholehearted cafe is a new spot in Varna closer to the train station. They serve very good coffee, brunch options and a selection of desserts. Make sure to try the lemon meringue tart if you’re there.

 Atelier 60 just off the back on the main pedestrian street is a charming little restaurant with a great outdoor area. It also has a small indoor area but we definitely recommend sitting outside. Order a sushi bowl, you won’t be disappointed. 

If there is a pizza place in Varna that we can recommend with two hands, it’s La Pala. They serve the best Italian style pizzas and if you’re in the mood for trying something new get a pizza with charcoal activated dough. 

Lastly on our list is Averi Beers, a craft beer shop with a very small square outside which is a perfect spot to meet with friends (averi means friends).  It’s even been verified as a cool hanging spot from a non-beer drinker.

Some more typical Varna places

We can’t write a blog about Varna without mentioning the FK or the festival and congress center. It’s an alternative place with classic vibes from the 90s. It’s a space for movies, theater and exhibitions. Check out their program to see what’s on when you’re in town. 

The oldest bakery in town is Iglika. It’s situated very close to hotel Cherno more and the main pedestrian street. It has been there for nearly 100 years!  Make sure to pass by and grab a banitsa, milinka or rogche : savory pastries with Bulgarian white cheese. 

?Pro tip: if you want to blend in seamlessly with the locals grab some pastries on your way to the beach in the morning. I can’t think of a more typical Bulgarian breakfast when you’re on the sea side. 

? by Zhivena Mazakova. Hotel Cherno More.

And that’s it, we hope you have a fun time when you visit! 

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Wonder where to head next to escape the colder months? Why not consider South America? Enjoy Colombia’s captivating carnivals, Brazil’s secret beaches and Argentina’s pulsating energy.The continent is a land of diverse cultures, cool workplaces and a community unlike any other. 

Here are three of its most remote-friendly destinations you can’t skip.  

Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Buenos Aires is one of the top destinations in the world for digital nomads, especially popular for its local wine, delicious BBQ and fascinating cowboy culture. 

Making friends here is a breeze. The locals are among the most friendly and welcoming people, ever-ready for a game of football or a fun night out! You’ll also find several Facebook groups and expat communities such as the ‘Buenos Aires Expats Community’ and ‘Buenos Aires Expat Hub.’

The nightlife is second to none. Join a local milonga (Milonga Parakultural at Salón Canning being among the most popular), where you can spend an evening with locals, dancing to the country’s famous tango music. El Cabaret, inside Hotel Faena, is known for its captivating cabaret shows, while Museum remains the city’s all-time favourite nightclub.

Palermo, Puerto Madero, Las Cañitas, Recoleta and San Telmo are highly sought-after neighbourhoods for food enthusiasts.  You can try Cadore for its fantastic dulce de leche (a caramelised milk or milk jam, slow-cooked with sugar, baking soda and vanilla), also recommended by the BBC and National Geographic. At El Hornero, you can watch how empanadas are made. While the queues here are long, it’s worth the wait. 

Argentinians are big meat eaters! You’ll find the best asado (a wide variety of BBQ and grills) at Don Julio. If you want to surprise your tastebuds, El Baqueano serves an assortment of exotic meats, including Llama, alligator and river fish. 

Few are aware that Argentina produces wines beyond just Malbec. You can enjoy numerous wine-tasting experiences within Buenos Aires, in popular joints like Pain et Vin and La Cava. However, Gamboa is a hidden gem and the closest winery to the city for a quick day trip by the lake.

Digital nomad visa   

The digital nomad visa for Argentina entails a validity period of 180 days that can be extended for an additional 180 days. 

Upon arrival at the Buenos Aires airport, the Argentinian government also offers a comprehensive benefits package exclusively for digital nomads. This includes a 40% discount on airport transfers, reduced rates on accommodation for your first-night in the city, a SIM card and a SUBE card for public transport. Most tourists are granted 90 days visa-free.

Florianopolis, Brazil 

Affectionately called Floripa, Florianópolis is a haven for surfers, backpackers and adventure junkies. Its saltwater lagoons, lush forests and cascading waterfalls offer a much-needed respite from the daunting winters of Europe. 

While Brazil’s internet speeds may not match those of the West, Florianopolis is an exception. Nestled in Lagoa da Conceição amid the Atlantic Forest, it provides a unique and ideal working environment. Surrounded by over a thousand square meters of green space, it’s a perfect choice for nature lovers.

If you’re in the mood for something offbeat, Choro Xadrez is a hidden gem that happens mid-week on the eastern side of the island, where jazz musicians come together. Unlike regular live music gigs, this event happens inside a small kitchen in Rio Tavares. You can enjoy its vibrant atmosphere while sipping on some refreshing craft beer.

Often overshadowed by more touristy hot spots (including the natural pools of Barra da Lagoa and surfing spots at Campeche), Florianópolis has a treasure trove of lesser-known beaches that are accessible only by foot or via hiking trails. 

Lagoinha do Leste is a large white crescent beach, wedged between two hills and flanked by the Atlantic forest. Recognised as a nature conservation site, it’s home to a stunning range of flora and fauna.   Prainha Barra is a concealed beach with a peaceful ambiance, located a brief stroll from Praia da Barra da Lagoa. You’ll also find a 3.5-kilometer hiking trail leading to Praia Galheta and a hidden natural pool nearby. 

Digital nomad visa    

At present, there isn’t a visa exclusively for digital nomads. Nevertheless, you can still enter and stay in Brazil for up to six months using standard visa options. Generally, most nationalities are granted a 90-day stay, with the possibility of an extension of up to 180 days within a year. 

Medellin, Colombia 

Medellín is nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains, making it ideal for those looking for a mix of modern comfort and natural beauty. You can go on a scenic hike along Cerro de las tres Cruces and take in grand views of the city. Witness the iconic Barranquilla (the carnival of flowers), while clubs like Perro Negro, Salón Amador, La Octava and El Social offer a taste of its vibrant nightlife. 

The city is a budget-friendly choice compared to its Western counterparts, bursting with a thriving digital nomad scene. There are multiple wellness workshops, business events, crypto meetups, bar crawls, trivia nights, speed dating and music gigs that are hosted throughout the year. Facebook groups, including ‘Digital Nomads Medellín’ are a great way to connect with like-minded people. 

Alternatively, you can check out the myriad of co-working spaces and cafes scattered across the city. La Casa Redonda is a co-working space, frequently hosting rooftop BBQs and potluck dinners. Semilla, is a popular choice for digital nomads and expats that combines workstations with a cafe atmosphere. Meanwhile, Pergamino Cafe is the most renowned co-working cafe, in the heart of Poblado, overlooking Parque Lleras. 

Once an old soap warehouse, Mercado del Rio is the first food market in Colombia with a charm of its own. Boasting co-working spaces and 30 restaurants, it offers an array of cuisines. It’s also a hub for both locals and tourists interested in immersing themselves in Antioquian culture and interacting with new people. For some classic Bandeja paisa, head to Hacienda Origen, and Ajiacos y Mondongos for Mondongo. Mi Arepa La 80 is a hole-in-the-wall, popular among locals with its range of stuffed Arepas.

Medellín is also adopting a bike-friendly culture, with dedicated cycling lanes in specific areas, especially in Laureles for more sustainable efforts. 

Digital nomad visa

Following the pandemic, Colombia introduced the Visa V Nómadas digitales, specifically tailored for digital nomads for two years. Although, it doesn’t permit you to work for any Colombian company. 

Each of those cities in South America imparts its unique vibe, seamlessly connecting work, culture, and leisure, making the continent an attractive playground for digital nomads.

Experience all 3 destinations with our newly launched, Salsa, Samba & Tango on a single trip. Forget the hassles of juggling multiple bookings. Instead, pay a fixed monthly rent for your entire stay and experience each destination for four weeks without any fuss. 

Do you catch yourself going on whirlwind trips, rushing in and out of destinations every few days? Do you spend hours making bucket lists and end up visiting overly crowded, touristy spots? And by the time you return home, are you so burnt out from your trip, you need a vacation just to recuperate? If this sounds familiar, it’s time for you to slow down – and slow travel instead.

What Is Slow Travel? 

Slow Travel is among the latest trends in the tourism industry that has created a buzz on the internet, with #slowtravel and #goslow running viral on TikTok and Instagram. Skyscanner’s APAC Travel Trends revealed that the rise of slow travel among Asian travelers has been evident since 2020, while earlier this year Forbes mentioned that “jam-packed vacation itineraries” have become a thing of the past. 

When a foreign fast-food chain was launched in Italy in the 90s, it sparked widespread protests as people sought to protect traditional farming and local cooking. It led to the advent of the slow food movement to educate tourists and locals alike about the importance of preserving the authentic food of the region.

Slow travel is the same. It encourages you to explore a place as a local, not a tourist – and at your own pace (generally speaking it is at least a month per location).  It urges you to enjoy longer stays, soak in the environment and immerse yourself in the true culture of the community. It focuses on holistic, experience-oriented traveling rather than simply ticking off destinations from your itinerary, 

Everyone has their own style but here’s why we love slow travel. Continue reading to find out more. 

  1. It’s Cheaper 

A big advantage of slow travelling is that it helps you save a significant amount of money. Hotels and food chains tend to be expensive without even offering the authenticity and charm of a local stay. 

Instead, you can opt to slow travel and enjoy longer stays. You can book an apartment, and experience how the locals live.  Extended stays also mean better deals and discounted rates.  Plus, if you’ve a kitchen, you won’t need to spend money at restaurants. You can find local ingredients and whip up your own meals. 

Additionally, slow travel can also help you cut down the expense of frequent flights and train rides that you may end up taking if you keep hopping from one place to another. Instead, why not consider staying in one place for a month or so, taking the time to explore all that it has to offer? Go on leisurely strolls, enjoy hiking trails or cycle throughout the city. 

  1. You Can Work Remotely

Well..let’s not forget that as digital nomads we have to work while we travel. Remote work demands realistic expectations for you to meet deadlines and attend meetings. Slow travel is great for this. You get ample time to explore a place, while also maintaining a work-life balance. 

Plus, with subscription living you’ll have access to stays with high-speed Wi-Fi and modern, work-friendly amenities. 

  1. Making Friends In A New Place Gets Easier 

While slow travelling and working remotely, you can also operate from local co-working spaces, attend cultural and networking events and visit work friendly cafes. These places usually have a friendly environment and are often frequented by expats and fellow digital nomads who’re keen to meet people and make new friends. 

If you stay for a prolonged period, you’ll have a better chance of getting closer to the locals. You can learn the basics of the language they speak and actually soak in the culture of every destination. 

  1. It’s More Sustainable  

As the number of tourists flying by air continues to increase, the environmental damage caused by it has become a topic of serious concern. One way to reduce this is by slow travelling, where you’ve more time to opt for more sustainable modes of transportation like overland travel. By taking a bus or train, you can minimize your carbon footprint and contribute to a greener planet.

  1. You Can Have A Routine 

Short, rushed trips often involve constantly packing and unpacking. It can be easy to let your routine slip away when you’re living on the go. However, slow travel allows more time to prioritise self-care and maintain a schedule. 

You can set a morning routine, sign up for a fitness class or enjoy daily runs by the beach. You can cook healthy meals in your very kitchen, have designated workstations and plan your day well in advance. You can also establish a travel routine and have dedicated slots for your outings every day.   

  1. Subscription Living Comes In Handy 

You can opt for subscription living plans for a hassle-free slow travel experience. It’s an easier alternative to traditional renting, where you can pay a fixed monthly rent for your entire stay – and live, explore and travel to different locations. 

You can choose your own starting date, enjoy remote-friendly facilities and fully furnished apartments in some of the best destinations in the world. From work-friendly studios to spacious pet-friendly apartments, you’ve the freedom to pick the type of accommodation that works best for you. All of our apartments come with Wi-Fi, work-friendly spaces, kitchen and washer. 

Still in two minds? How about you try one of our preset bundles for a shorter stay at a fixed monthly rent first? Our bundles are curated by our expert team and by talented creators, focusing on a specific lifestyle with a set starting date, duration of stay, sequence of locations and apartment type. If you’ve special requirements, we also offer tailor-made bundles to cater to your specific needs. 

Also, our accommodations are intentionally selected to support remote work. We recognize that many travelers require co-working spaces, hence we offer the option to include co-working access in your travel package for an additional fee. 

When you opt for subscription living, you can explore a new destination every month, take in the local culture and make connections for a lifetime. 

As the digital nomad trend continues to grow, more and more remote workers are flocking to mainstream remote-friendly destinations. As a result, these areas are getting more expensive and crammed with visitors.

A lot of people think that only popular hotspots, such as Costa Rica and Bali are places with a thriving digital nomad scene.  In reality, there are tons of underrated and lesser-known cities with budget-friendly options, fewer crowds and lots to explore.

If you’re looking for a unique and offbeat digital nomad experience, check out our three recommended hidden gems in Europe.

Riga, Latvia

Although it may not be the first name that pops into your head, Latvia recently launched its digital nomad visa program. Its pristine natural beauty and unspoiled ecosystem, which spans nearly half of its total territory, has been rapidly gaining traction among remote workers.

Compared to numerous other destinations in Europe, Latvia offers relatively low taxes along with a high quality of life. Despite being home to a modest population of two million inhabitants, it stands out for its fast-growing economy. 

Digital nomad visa 

The Latvia Digital Nomad Visa permits freelancers and international remote workers to reside in the country for a year with an option to renew it for an additional year. After two years of legal residence, you’re eligible to apply for permanent residency in the country.

Another big plus for digital nomads who’re looking to apply for an EU passport is that if you’ve lived in Latvia for five years you can apply for citizenship. And, once you’ve an EU passport, you can travel to 26 Schengen countries visa-free!

You can make its capital Riga your base, which has excellent transportation links and direct flights to various European countries. You can take a non-stop flight with Air Baltic and reach Sofia (Bulgaria) within three hours.  And, the most frequently departed route from Riga is to Helsinki (Finland), with nearly eight flights every day. 

Lifestyle and attractions

The largest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga is home to an ever-evolving community of start-ups, business owners and creative folks. There are bustling restaurants, airy green parks and everything you’d expect for a vibrant fast-paced capital.

Its most popular area is the oldest part of the city, fittingly called Old Town or Heritage Center. This UNESCO-listed neighbourhood is historic and lively, famous for its stunning architecture in different styles. You’ll find impressive buildings inspired by Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, classicism and modernism. Among its most notable landmarks are the Dome Church and St. Peter’s Church, which offers stunning views of the city from its 72-meter-high tower observation deck. 

You can also enjoy Riga’s captivating architecture from a unique vantage point by opting for a boat tour along the Daugava River. You can admire the scenic skyline and storybook bridges that grace the waterways. Another popular experience is the super-fun beer bike ride, where you pedal a 15-seater bicycle around the vibrant streets of the city.

While you’re here make sure to also experience the famous Forest Trail that spans 2141 km. It’s a perfect getaway from the rut of city life, where you can breathe fresh air, enjoy quiet time and trek through lush pine forests. This long-distance trail is especially popular during the summer season. While it begins in Lithuania, it continues through Riga – which can be your starting point – and ends in Tallinn (Estonia), covering three national parks. 

Work culture

The Latvian capital also has over 1,000 free Wi-Fi spots. While it has several co-working spaces and internet-savvy cafes, The National Library of Latvia is one-of-a-kind with picturesque views of the Old Town. You could access its library as a visitor or register for membership if you’re staying for an extended period of time. You’re also given personal lockers to store your belongings as you’re not allowed to carry bags inside the library. 

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Riga is the summer months when you can enjoy the Baltic sun. There are tons of outdoor events, farmers markets and cultural gigs where you can meet people and make friends. During the Midsummer Festival that takes place in June, locals celebrate summer solstice, light a bonfire and share. Positivus festival in July is one of the most popular music festivals. This year it’s expected to be headlined by international artists, Jason Derulo. 

Tbilisi, Georgia

Picture living in a place that offers a seamless blend of European and Asian cultures, where you can enjoy scenic outdoors, an affordable lifestyle and some of the best wine in the world. Georgia is a small country in the Transcaucasus region. Its capital Tbilisi stands at the crossroads of the East and West, embodying a fascinating multicultural heritage.  

Digital nomad visa 

Georgia has a very flexible visa-free policy that welcomes over 95 nationalities for a year without a visa. You can work or study without any special permits. However, it’s important to note that if you spend more than 183 days, you inevitably become a tax resident. Hence, for many digital nomads who run their own businesses or operate as freelancers, it’s common to register as a solo entrepreneur and make most of the 1% tax rate.

Lifestyle and attractions 

Transportation in Tbilisi is affordable and convenient, with options like e-scooters, mopeds, and bicycles readily available. The city is also well-known for its vibrant nightlife scene, with popular clubs such as Bassiani, Khidi and Mtkvarze. 

A great way to unwind after a long workday is relaxing in one of Tbilisi’s famous sulfur baths, which costs approximately 70 Georgian Lari (=around 26$). The neighbourhood of Abanotubani, which literally means bath district, offers numerous options, including popular ones like  Chreli Abano, Gulos Abano and Orbelianis Abano. 

The local markets, including Dry Bridge market, are where you’ll find the most unique and vintage items, souvenirs and handmade items. The fascinating Museum of Illusion and Wine Museum are some other fun things to check out. 

Work culture

Terminal, located across the city, and Impact Hub on Ninoshvili Street, are the most popular co-working spaces. You can buy a daily, weekly or monthly pass. While English is commonly spoken, learning a bit of the local language will come in handy. 

Best time to visit 

In late spring, the city blooms with pink cherry, plum and magnolia blossoms. If you’re visiting Tbilisi in October, another fantastic time and when winemakers are harvesting grapes across Georgia, be sure to participate in the Georgian Wine Festival, which offers free entry. You can taste an assortment of local wines, cheeses and pastries, and meet people from around the world. 

Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Ljubljana is located in the heart of the country. It’s considered one of the greenest places in Europe and is often a starting point for travellers who want to explore Slovenia’s verdant countryside or  even hidden gems like Maribor or Celje.

Digital nomad visa 

While Slovenia doesn’t yet offer a dedicated visa to digital nomads, it has a self-employment visa, valid for one year initially.  To obtain it, however, you must enter the country on a short-term Schengen visa and register yourself as a local business before applying for the self-employment visa. Many remote workers choose to relocate to Hungary, which shares a border with Slovenia because it offers a one-year digital nomad visa. You can then explore Slovenia for 90 days and spend the rest in Hungary. 

Lifestyle and attractions

The country’s main international airport is the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, just 25 kilometers away from the capital, with multiple non-stop flights. If you’re coming from Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia, driving down can be an option, thanks to the efficient road network. Slovenian Railways is the national railway operator and runs regular train services. It’s the most scenic way to travel.

Ljubljana has a big drinking culture, especially slivovitz, a local drink made from plums and other fruits. The city center and Old Town are popular among digital nomads and offer a bustling atmosphere, vibrant pubs and lively bar scenes. You’ll find plenty of options for wine and beer. There are many local breweries and taverns throughout the city, and popular clubs include the Metelkova Art Centre.

Work culture

Ljubljana is renowned for its top-notch universities and excellent student exchange programmes.  As the remote work community here is still growing, it’s best to learn a bit of the local language and spend time working outside or from a cafe to make the most of time here. 

Lolita is a charming coffee shop and bakery near Triple Bridge. It’s especially popular among digital nomads and one of the best places to socialise.   

Neboticnik Skyscraper has the most picturesque views of the city with a breezy open-air terrace great to work out of. 

Best time to visit 

February is a good time to visit if you want to witness the iconic Ljubljana Dragon Festival, where locals adorn carnival figures, dance, watch puppet theatre and enjoy brass bands. 

However, summers in Ljubljana are truly special. You’ll find something unique almost every weekend.  You can take day trips to Lake Bled and the Peričnik Waterfalls, catch jazz bands perform on the streets and watch cinema under the stars. 

The Ljubljana Summer Festival spans from June to September and is free of charge. It’s internationally renowned for featuring rock and jazz artists, theater and ballet performers, and opera stars.

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As the trend of digital nomadism flourishes, lesser-known cities like Riga, Tbilisi, and Ljubljana emerge as hidden gems, offering unique experiences, friendly visa policies, and rich cultural landscapes. These destinations, not only provide budget-friendly options and a less crowded environment, but they also offer an unparalleled fusion of work and travel experiences, proving that you don’t need to limit yourself to mainstream locations to enjoy a thriving digital nomad life.

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is an emerging hot spot for digital nomads from around the world. Its striking mix of Eastern and Western influences, combined with affordable living and a thriving tech scene, makes it an exciting place to forge a digital career. 

What better way to get recommendations for the city, then to ask a local. Hey : that’s me! As someone who’s born and raised in Sofia, allow me to take you on a “day in the life” journey through the city. I’ll be highlighting some of the must-see spots and hidden gems for the perfect digital nomad day.

Morning Walk in Borissova Garden

Let’s start the day with a refreshing walk (or a jog if you like running)  in Borissova Garden, the city’s oldest and largest park. Take in the clean morning air as you weave among towering trees, beautiful flower gardens, and picturesque fountains. The south east part of the park (the one closest to neighborhood Iztok) definitely feels more like a forest rather than a city garden. During summer it’s a great spot to hide from the sun and the heat; during the winter months it has a magical vibe especially if it’s snowing. The north west side (the one closest to the city center) is definitely more urban. It really depends on where you’re starting your walk. If you’re starting from Iztok it’ll take you around 20-25 minutes to reach the city center around the National stadium and Eagles bridge. 

?Tip : if you’re starting from Iztok and want to grab a coffee to go make sure to stop by One more park bar, it’s right on the tennis courts in the upper part of Borissova Garden. 

Coffee and Work Time 

After your walk, head over to Cakey Bakey. It’s a 5 minutes walk from Eagles bridge and it’s a good opportunity to wander around Doktorska garden and the small streets. The café has a cozy interior, delicious coffee and pastries, it’s a popular spot among locals and digital nomads. This café offers a comfortable and quiet workspace with free Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets, perfect for getting a productive start on your workday. 

? Tip : if you have work calls/meetings take the stairs down. It’s more quiet and secluded and there is a comfortable big table. 

Lunch time 

When your stomach begins to rumble, make your way to Shishman street (you’ll pass by Alexander Nevski Cathedral ,one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world, so make sure to stop and sink in its beauty). Shishman is a charming little street in the city center full of independent shops, coffee spots and places to grab a lunch. The lunch menu ‘culture’ in Sofia is a BIG thing. Almost all restaurants offer a lunch menu : meals are cheaper and always freshly made. There are even some places that open up only for lunch. One such place is The Sandwich place on Ivan Vazov street. Don’t let the name fool you. There is way more than sandwiches : everything from healthy salads, to traditional soups and filling meals like stuffed peppers and moussaka. Both vegetarian and regular options are very tasty. You can enjoy your meal inside keep in mind the place is not very big and it gets busy quickly). If the weather is nice we recommend grabbing your lunch and sitting in front of the National theater. It’s only 2 minutes away and the garden is definitely worth it. 

? Tip : there is a tiny hill in the middle of the garden that offers an amazing view of the theater and the garden. If the bench happens to be empty, make sure to sit there. 

Afternoon Co-Working session

Post lunch, you’ll be only 10 minutes away from Networking premium. A coworking space occupying the last two floors of a building with amazing views of the city. There is a big common room with a lot of desks, fast and reliable wi-fi connection. If you prefer a more private space there are also smaller offices that might be available upon request. There are also a couple of phone boots if you need to have a private call. 

Other cool options in the area are Betahaus and Korner

?Tip : If you’re in Networking Premium make sure to get on the rooftop terrace for your afternoon break. Especially towards the end of the day when the sun is setting the views are stunning. 

Evening stroll 

It’s time to close your laptops and finish work for the day. Have a walk around Slaveykov square. There is always something happening depending on the season – from Christmas markets to book fairs. Keep walking down on Graf Ignatiev street and you’ll see another small garden in front of a church. It’s a hangout spot for young families and people having a drink afterwork. If you turn right, you’ll reach the Small five corners – an emblematic place for Sofia. Make sure to grab something from Sun and Moon bakery. There are also many small independent jewelry and clothing shops. Keep walking on Angel Kanchev street and you’ll reach the National Palace of Culture. 

?Tip: grab a drink at Soda bar situated under the famous “lovers bridge” especially if you’re here in the warmer months. 

Dinner time 

There are so many options for a tasty dinner but some of our faves are definitely Meat, Ploshtadcheto and Cosmos. All are very different but they’re all cooking with fresh and incredibly tasty ingredients. Cosmos is definitely on the higher end but it’s worth it. The restaurant offers typical Bulgarian dishes with a gourmet twist and the cocktails are amazing. Ploshtadcheto offers more of a fusion inspired dishes. Meat on the other hand is for those who are craving nice, fresh burgers and craft beer. All places offer veggie options as well. You cannot go wrong with any of them.  

?Tip: If you still have energy after dinner make sure to head out to Crystal garden – full of life in the late evenings. 

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So there you have it — a day in the life of a digital nomad in Sofia. The city offers a fabulous mix of work and leisure opportunities, all set within a fascinating cultural backdrop. From serene parks and inspiring workspaces to delicious cuisine and historic architecture, Sofia has all the ingredients for a fulfilling digital nomad lifestyle.

Are you a digital nomad looking for your next exciting location? Europe, though not as commonly explored by digital nomads as Southeast Asia or Latin America, presents a treasure trove of unique experiences for the remote work community. Each European city boasts its distinctive charm, diverse culture, undiscovered delights, and a myriad of digital nomad-friendly amenities. The constant shift of scenery makes every move feel like stepping into an entirely new universe.

Having spent significant time living and exploring various European cities, we’ve garnered valuable insights into what these places have to offer. We gathered our recommendation into this guide, intending to spotlight some of the best locations in Europe for digital nomads and remote workers.

From serene coastal towns to buzzing urban hubs, our roundup promises a place that suits every preference. So, read on to uncover your potential next destination in the fascinating European landscape.

Best Digital Nomad Cities in Europe

Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, offers a sublime mix of lively festivals, untouched beaches, intriguing volcanic landscapes, and lively nightlife. Touted as the “Island of Eternal Spring,” Tenerife boasts a climate that’s comfortable year-round, making it a favored option for digital nomads seeking to escape harsh winters or hot summers.

Digital Nomad Scene

Tenerife has been welcoming a burgeoning community of digital nomads, drawn by its laid-back lifestyle and stunning natural beauty. Coworking spaces like deskhub  and coworking Costa Adeje  not only provide excellent working facilities but also curate events and activities that foster community spirit and networking amongst digital nomads.

Cost of Living

Despite being a well-known holiday destination, Tenerife remains an affordable living choice for digital nomads. With a monthly budget of around $1,500 – $2,000, one can comfortably cover the costs of rent for a centrally-located apartment, local meals, utilities, and transportation, along with some leisure activities.

Things to Do in the City and Around

Tenerife is an island of vibrant contrasts. One can explore the black and golden sandy beaches, hike in the majestic Teide National Park with its unique lunar landscape, or enjoy a day of whale and dolphin watching. The island’s pre-Lent Carnival is considered one of the largest in the world, offering a week full of music, costumes, and celebrations. For nightlife, the cities of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos offer numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. With such a diverse mix of activities, Tenerife promises a fulfilling experience to digital nomads.

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Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko is a town at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, famous as a ski resort. But now, it’s also getting known as a burgeoning digital nomad community. It’s becoming popular not only for skiing but also because it offers amazing opportunities for nature lovers in summer too.  We can talk more about Bansko because we’re all Bulgarian locals but we’ll try to keep it short. 

Digital Nomad Scene

The digital nomad scene in Bansko is thriving, thanks to the effort of co-working spaces like Coworking Bansko, attracting a diverse, international crowd of remote professionals. We can’t talk about Bansko without mentioning Bansko Nomad Fest : a week-long festival for digital nomads and remote workers happening each summer. There is everything from yoga classes in the morning, to organizing your own workshop and networking with fellow nomads. Make sure to say hi! If you’ll be there this year. 

Cost of Living

Bansko offers a low cost of living. On a budget of about $1,000-$1,200 per month, a digital nomad can live comfortably, including rent for a one-bedroom apartment, meals, and other expenses.

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Things to Do in the City and Around

Apart from skiing, you can explore the charming Old Town, visit the Holy Trinity Church, or hike in the Pirin National Park. There are many small picturesque villages an hour drive from Bansko that are perfect for a weekend trip. Don’t forget to try traditional Bulgarian cuisine since the region has some of the best traditional meals (we won’t try to spell them in English but make sure to ask locals when you get there).

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is famous for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant art scene. Straddling the River Danube, Budapest’s historic charm, thriving nightlife, and incredible food culture make it an appealing destination for digital nomads seeking a stimulating and dynamic environment.

Digital Nomad Scene

Budapest has a robust digital nomad community with many co-working spaces such as KAPTAR and Loffice that provide a conducive environment for work and networking opportunities. The expat community is well established, so being an international will definitely not feel out of place in Budapest. 

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Budapest is more affordable compared to other European cities. For a monthly budget of around $1,200-$1,500, a digital nomad can enjoy a good quality of life, inclusive of rent for a centrally-located, one-bedroom apartment.

Things to Do in the City and Around

It’s not a myth that there’s something for everyone in Budapest. From wandering around the Buda Castle, relaxing in the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, visiting the inspiring Hungarian Parliament Building to enjoying the nightlife in one of many ruin-bars and nightclubs. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll definitely have to visit the north side of lake Balaton known for its Tokaji wine.

Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is a charming city that’s quickly emerging as a preferred destination for digital nomads. The country offers a Type D visa that allows digital nomads and remote workers to stay a year in the first instance and is renewable for up to five years.

Digital Nomad Scene

Tirana’s growing tech scene and plenty of co-working spaces like Innospace and Destil make it an ideal base for digital nomads. Regular meetups and events also offer numerous networking opportunities. While the community is still not very big, we notice its growth in the last few years. 

Cost of Living

Tirana is one of the most affordable cities in Europe. A digital nomad can expect to spend around $1,500 per month, which includes rent, meals, transportation, and other expenses.

Things to Do in the City and Around

From exploring the vibrant Blloku area filled with cafes and shops, to hiking in Mount Dajti, there’s no shortage of things to do in Tirana. Don’t miss visiting the iconic Skanderbeg Square and the National History Museum.

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that’s part of Portugal. Because of its location the island has a semi tropical climate and it’s enjoyable all year long. Known for its wine, warm climate, and incredible natural beauty, Madeira is a paradise for digital nomads (especially for those who love the outside lifestyle)

Digital Nomad Scene

Madeira’s digital nomad scene is strong, with a world-class remote working initiative, Digital Nomads Madeira, offering dedicated facilities and community events. There’s also a coworking space, Cowork Funchal, located in the capital city or if you prefer Ponta do Sol the free Coworking space is a great place. 

Cost of Living

Living in Madeira can be fairly budget-friendly depending on your lifestyle. For an average monthly budget of $1,500 to $2,000, digital nomads can enjoy a comfortable stay. It will all depend of course on which parts of the island you want to stay in. Areas like Santana, Machico, Porto da Cruz, and Porto Moniz are generally cheaper.

Things to Do in the City and Around 

Madeira is a playground for those who love nature; hike the levadas, visit the volcanic caves of São Vicente, or indulge in a glass of the famous Madeira wine. The island is not that big so it’s easy to explore. The city center of Funchal is the only place where you can find a bit more of a night life so make sure to explore around if this is something you look for in a destination. However we recommend Madeira as a great choice for someone who prefers the quieter lifestyle.

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, combines modern urban development with rich history making it one of the most interesting destinations in Europe for culture sightseeing.  As a startup hub. Warsaw offers a plethora of coworking options to support the growing digital nomad community.

Digital Nomad Scene

One of the numerous coworking spaces is Campus Warsaw (the Google campus, you can work for free from its coffee shop) and Business Link Astoria, which offer more up-scale conditions for digital nomads. Regular meetups and tech events provide strong networking opportunities.

Cost of Living

You can expect cost-effective and high-quality housing, food and entertainment options. Since its local currency is the Polish zloty, it’s more affordable than other European destinations. An average monthly budget of around $1,500 is sufficient for a good standard of living in Warsaw, inclusive of rent, meals, and transportation.

Things to Do in the City and Around 

With an array of activities like visiting the Royal Castle, exploring the Old Town, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife, there’s never a dull moment in Warsaw. Because of its location in eastern-central Poland, the city ensures you’re never too far from other attractions of Europe, including Prague, Budapest and Vilnius.

Athens, Greece

Athens, the capital of Greece, is a magical city that marries ancient history with a modern lifestyle and offers plenty for everyone who’s ready to enjoy its hidden gems. Its vibrant street life, bustling markets, charming neighborhoods, and a flourishing digital scene make Athens not just a city steeped in history, but also a modern metropolis where digital nomads can experience an enriching work-life balance.

Digital Nomad Scene

The digital nomad scene in Athens has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Even though “digital nomad community” is not the first thing that pops in mind when you hear Athens, many nomads are choosing the city because of the nice weather, amazing food and the many coworking options. Spaces like The Cube and Romantso offer a great working environment and opportunities for community engagement.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Athens is moderate. For around $1,500 to $2,000 per month, one can live comfortably in the city, covering all basic expenses. The costs will vary depending on which seasons you want to stay in. We recommend spring and autumn to avoid the high season but still enjoy the good weather. 

Things to Do in the City and Around 

From visiting iconic landmarks like the Acropolis and Parthenon to savoring delicious Greek cuisine and watching the sunset on a rooftop bar, there’s no shortage of things to do in Athens. If you’re looking for a getaway the islands of Hydra and Aegina are stunning. 

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, the heart of Europe and the capital of the Czech Republic, is a city where old meets new, tradition meets innovation, and history meets the future. Known for its architectural beauty and vibrant cultural scene, Prague is now also establishing itself as a thriving epicenter for the digital nomad community, providing an intriguing blend of work and play.

Digital Nomad Scene

Prague offers a thriving digital nomad community with coworking spaces like Locus Workspace and Prague Startup Centre offering excellent facilities. There are also regular networking events and meetups tailored for digital nomads and entrepreneurs, providing numerous opportunities for professional growth and forming meaningful connections within the community.

Cost of Living

Prague is quite affordable compared to other Western European cities. A digital nomad can live comfortably on a monthly budget of around $2,200. Periods like Christmas and December in general can bring the price up so make sure to plan around that. 

Things to Do in the City and Around 

Prague offers numerous attractions such as the medieval Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and a vibrant nightlife scene. It’s also worth mentioning the city’s gastronomy scene, where you can savor traditional Czech cuisine in local taverns or enjoy a pint of the world-renowned Czech beer. Prague truly offers a diverse palette of experiences to cater to the varied interests of its visitors.

Marbella, Spain

Marbella, situated in sunny southern Spain along the Costa del Sol, boasts a perfect blend of Andalusian tradition and international flair. Known for its glamorous resort feel, pristine beaches, and idyllic climate, Marbella serves as an excellent option for digital nomads seeking a balance of work and leisure.

Digital Nomad Scene

Marbella’s digital nomad scene is steadily growing, creating a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of remote workers. Coworking spaces like Our Space and Andalucia Lab not only offer top-notch amenities but also host regular events and workshops, fostering a collaborative spirit amongst its members.

Cost of Living

Marbella is known for its luxury resorts and upscale living, therefore the cost of living for a digital nomad is on the higher end. An average monthly budget of around $2,500 can provide for a comfortable lifestyle in Marbella. This includes rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center, meals at local eateries, utilities, and local transportation.

Things to Do in the City and Around

Marbella offers a plethora of activities perfect for downtime. Experience the tranquility of its beautiful beaches or the lush greenery of its world-class golf courses. Explore the charm of Marbella’s Old Town, strolling through its narrow alleyways, admiring the whitewashed Andalusian homes, and stopping by local art galleries. Additionally, with its location on the Costa del Sol, day trips to other beautiful Andalusian cities like Malaga or Granada are easy to plan. Marbella’s lifestyle, filled with sun, sea, and siestas, is sure to enchant digital nomads far and wide.

Crete, Greece

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, stands as a colorful tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient archaeological sites, vibrant cities, quaint villages, and rugged mountains. Its diverse landscapes, Mediterranean climate, and rich culture make it an irresistible destination for digital nomads who are seeking a place of inspiration and tranquility.

Digital Nomad Scene

The digital nomad scene in Crete is flourishing, largely driven by its friendly local community, serene environments, and well-equipped coworking spaces. Places like Comeet creative space  and pom. are not just offices, but are hubs of ideas, creativity, and collaboration. They regularly host events and skill-sharing sessions that foster a sense of community among their members.

Cost of Living

While Crete offers an abundance of natural beauty and rich cultural experiences, it remains an affordable option for digital nomads. With a monthly budget of around $1,500 – $2,000, one can cover rent for a comfortable apartment, enjoy meals from local tavernas, pay for utilities, and still have enough left for exploring the island’s many offerings.

Things to Do in the City and Around 

Crete is an island steeped in history, home to ancient Minoan sites like Knossos and Phaistos. It’s also blessed with natural beauty – from the stunning beaches of Elafonisi and Balos to the breath-taking Samaria Gorge. Besides this, Crete is famous for its culinary delights; the Cretan cuisine, known for its health benefits and exquisite flavour, is a must-try. Exploring the picturesque cities like Chania and Rethymno with their Venetian harbours and narrow shopping streets can also make for memorable experiences. With such a diverse range of activities, Crete ensures that there’s never a dull moment for the digital nomads calling it home.

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Each of the cities on this list brings its unique flavor and experiences, ensuring every digital nomad can find their perfect European base. So pack your bags and start your European digital nomad journey today!

When planning to travel, particularly for an extended period, we’re often faced with a challenging question: what should we do with our belongings? Travel is all fun but at some point we all have to figure out what to do with our belongings back “home” ?

Our power as humans to accumulate things can be a bit overwhelming, especially when we’re always on the road.

We saw that many people ask this question especially before their first trip. So we’ve decided to summarize the top 5 most common answers for you.

If your travel aspirations lean towards the long-term, renting a storage unit could be an ideal solution. This option allows you to retain all your possessions, minus your pets, while saving the substantial cost of rent or a mortgage. Storage units come in various sizes and price ranges, catering to your individual requirements. They are secure and afford you the peace of mind that your belongings are safe, waiting for your return..

Are you a travel enthusiast who appreciates the comforts of home even when on the move? If you can afford it, consider the “Turtle” strategyThis strategy involves taking your cherished possessions with you during your travels. Depending on the nature and size of your belongings, this could mean driving your own vehicle or renting one that could accommodate your goods, or simply packing your essentials into a few suitcases. Mindfully selecting your belongings can make your new location feel like home, offering you a comforting sense of familiarity even when you’re miles away.

For those who wish to have their belongings but prefer not to haul them across airports or stations, luggage transportation services are an excellent solution. These services pick up your possessions from your home and deliver them to your next destination, eliminating the need for you to carry them. Many companies offer these services globally, ensuring your items arrive safely and on time, no matter where your travel adventures take you. This option provides the convenience of having your items when you need them while freeing you from the burden of transporting them yourself.

Traveling can profoundly change our perspective on life. Sometimes, shedding our old, material possessions becomes necessary as we embrace new experiences. Selling your belongings can be a liberating process, freeing you from the emotional weight of material possessions and adding a healthy boost to your travel budget. 

If you possess items that aren’t particularly valuable but still carry sentimental value, consider lending them to close friends or family. This arrangement ensures your items are being used and cared for, and if they’re being loaned you can reclaim them when you go back home. Alternatively, donating items to charities is an excellent option. It not only helps you declutter your life but also provides support to those less fortunate.

Choosing the right option depends entirely on your personal comfort level and the nature of your travel plans. But, remember, the goal is to ensure a carefree travel experience.

Happy travels!

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