The new trend of Wanderlust, digital nomads to work from anywhere


One of the most exciting things to come out of the pandemic is that companies have come to terms with the fact that they have to listen to their employees and respond to their needs, especially since there is a war for talent. The hybrid working model seems to be the new normal. Workers will be in the office two to three days a week and work remotely the rest of the time. Now there are more new, different, fun and exciting ways to work.

During the outbreak, there has been a trend for the rapid emergence of workers residing in other countries, as digital nomads. People started doing their jobs at the beach or near the ski slopes. Some have decided to move to less expensive places in the United States to save money, while still receiving the same salary. Adventurous guys have traveled to other countries.

Nomads Blueground

To capitalize on this exciting new trend, Blueground, a cutting edge technology company, is reinventing the way people live and work with its new program, Blueground Nomads. The startup offers around 4,000 fully furnished apartments in 15 cities around the world. You can sign up for an apartment whenever and wherever you want.

The company woos people who want to explore and experience new adventures. You could have an extended stay in an apartment for a month or more. It could be in New York, London, Paris, Athens or Vienna. Unlike Airbnb, where you rent out a one-person house, Blueground offers corporate apartments to ensure consistency and security. The company offers a ready-to-move-in apartment, as well as the necessary tools to work remotely.

Alex Chatzieleftheriou, co-founder and CEO of Blueground, said of the program, “Flexibility, exploration and the freedom to choose how and where you spend your time is the essence of Blueground. Chatzieleftheriou has traveled extensively for his work and has lived in 15 cities around the world. He wants other people to be “exposed to different geographies and cultures” as well, because this is a “unique opportunity”.

The CEO says living in different places broadens his perspective, while also helping them develop as a person. As part of the Blueground Nomads program, he said: “We not only offer maximum flexibility, but we also encourage our team members to choose the best working environment for them. We remove barriers and provide options, opportunities and tools to experience the world and its cultures.

The real estate startup is positioned as the essential choice for workers who wish to travel or move to a new city. The concept is similar to coworking companies, like WeWork.

Blueground partners with property owners and executes long-term leases, which in turn are sublet to nomadic workers on a flexible basis. Just as the coworking spaces offer desks, chairs, telephones and conference rooms, the Blueground apartments are fully furnished by professional interior designers and equipped with sofas, beds, tables, large screen TVs and other amenities, so people don’t have to. worry about nothing and can just move in.

Leave the big cities, go to different exotic places

The movement of work anywhere in the world or digital nomad will continue to accelerate, with remote working becoming commonplace. This trend is moving towards white collar workers. During the pandemic, we have seen Wall Street bankers, hedge fund managers, tech titans and others flee from big cities, like New York, to the Hamptons, Palm Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, the suburbs of the Connecticut and New Jersey or Fly to Exotic Locations.

Several countries have encouraged Americans to migrate there with special visas and with open arms. With tourism on the decline due to Covid-19 and their struggling economies, Barbados, Estonia, Bermuda and Georgia have opened their doors to Americans, inviting them to come, work, pay taxes, and help out. ‘economy.

Likewise, Hawaii has seen its economy suffer due to a lack of tourism – a major source of income – and the closures or limited operations of many businesses. In an effort to turn the tide, state officials, determined to revive the lackluster economy, have launched a program to bring remote workers into Aloha state.

Live the RV lifestyle

In the same way that people view remote work as a return to freedom, there has been a growing movement of people traveling to the United States in their recreational vehicles (RVs) for business and pleasure.

The Escapees RV Club is one of the largest and most active RV communities in the world. The group has more than 60,000 members, a hundred employees and thousands of volunteers. Many members live in their RVs all year round. Some travel nonstop and others may spend a few weeks or months in the same location before continuing. The group covers all ages, including millennials, millennials, baby boomers, and the older generation.

A growing number of its members “work full or part time on the road, from hosting camps to writing to software development and everything in between.” The organization says it’s relatively easy to do business remotely in a motorhome from anywhere, because “today’s sophisticated options for mobile internet make it possible to stay connected and work at distance from almost anywhere ”.

According to the club, “[The people are] united by our common love of travel and exploration. We like to be independent, self-reliant and, yes, sometimes even a little unconventional. We believe in sharing our knowledge and experience and in caring for our colleagues. And most importantly, we love to be part of a community of like-minded people.

Lezlie Garr is a career coach and lives the ‘RV lifestyle’. Avoiding homes or apartments, Garr and his partner roam the country in their RV. They travel across the United States, enjoying seeing new sites. Garr particularly enjoys nature. She goes to national parks and visits beautiful picturesque places.

She is not alone. Garr says so many people have embraced the digital nomadic path that many parks are overcrowded, forcing him to focus on less traveled paths. It takes a lot of planning. Garr must ensure she has an internet and phone connection to work with clients looking for new employment, needing help writing resumes and improving interview skills. One of the things she enjoys the most is the freedom to pursue her passion for travel, to have new experiences and to meet people from all walks of life, all while successfully helping her clients.

The pandemic hurt us a lot, but it also opened our eyes. We no longer need to be chained to a desk eight to ten hours a day, five days a week. As workers regain power due to a dynamic labor market, they may demand flexible options. People can now make the best of their lives by working the way they want, wherever they want.

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