Because I both work and travel, I choose destinations based on a few important things: Fast, reliable internet; food; general safety; culture; and foo — oops, I said that already. One of the key resources I use for learning more about a place before I go is NomadList, a handy resource that's built for digital nomads or work-from-anywhere folks like myself.
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A few things have changed since we first covered this site back in 2014. For one thing, the search option has gotten a lot more robust. You can customise your search according to finer details such as budget, places without tourists, air pollution, attitudes toward LGBT and race, safety for solo female travellers, if you want to be near a beach, and so many more options that matter to the laptop-hauling traveller. This and The Earth Awaits are my go-to for getting a comprehensive bird's eye-view of my work-related travel plans.
As I've written in an article reflecting on my first nomadic adventure, life on the road can get lonely. NomadList also features chats and forums to connect you with a lively and budding community of fellow remote workers. And if you're interested in finding a job that allows you to work remotely, NomadList's creator, Pieter Levels, also has Remote OK that can help you find a remote work.