Want to See Canada but Lack Vacation Time? Become a Digital Nomad.
If you are looking for a way to explore Canada, but don’t have the time to spend days on vacation, perhaps you should consider becoming a digital nomad!
Being able to work while traveling through one of the most beautiful countries in the world has never been easier! In this post, we will share with you all the tips and tricks needed to become part of this growing global movement.
But first what is a digital nomad anyway?
Simply put, a digital nomad is a freelancer or entrepreneur that wants to spend little or no time in an office. Instead, these professionals travel the world while working remotely.
Today, digital nomads have helped to define a new way of working, both for businesses and individuals.
Do you have a remote job and are ready to get started traveling? Here’s what to look out for:
1. Make sure your short-term rental has high speed wifi
This one’s obviously important. Since you’ll more than likely be meeting with people through your webcam, no high speed internet, means no productivity.
Also consider looking into nearby parks with free wifi access so you can work in the sun!
2. Make sure to check up on the cost of living and the quality of life in different cities
Digital nomads are usually focused on being in the most cost effective place possible which is why it’s important that they understand all aspects of staying for a longer period of time.
3. Look into the closest airport
This will make it easier for you to take planes or trains into the city if needed, and also reduce travel costs if something unexpected happens. For example, if you’re traveling to Calgary, look into booking a short-term rental suite near Calgary airport to make the transit fares to your suite that much less expensive.
4. Pick a community that is walkable
If you’re based in a major city, then you’ll want to pick one that is walkable. This way, if there is a meeting that needs to be taken in-person with a client or collaborator then you can simply walk to them instead of paying expensive transportation fees.
Also consider accommodations that are close to public transportation, restaurants, or better yet grocery stores to cook in your fully-equipped kitchen like this one downtown Regina!
5. Take advantage of coworking spaces
Coworking spaces are great because they provide a casual way for digital nomads to connect with like-minded individuals and work productively from day one.
6. Find a neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and cafes
This one is pretty self explanatory. Digital nomads have time to travel and check out new cities but they also like to eat great food!
Not to mention, food brings people together! It’s not just for the enjoyment of eating, but also for the enjoyment of creating memories with new friends. One of the best reasons to travel is to connect with other people so it helps to be in an area that has plenty of places you can eat with others.
If you book your fully furnished suite with us, and want to learn where the locals eat, give our concierge a call and they’ll tell you exactly where you need to go.
7. Make sure to work from a comfortable spot
After all your hard work, you’ll want to enjoy yourself! That’s what makes this whole thing worthwhile! This is exactly why you should make sure that your place has an area where you can relax and work comfortably.
Take this suite for example. Wouldn’t you just love to curl up in those plush sheets?
8. Look for a place with ample natural light
The more natural light you have in your suite the happier and healthier you will be! It’s easy to see why you’d be more productive in a bright suite like this one versus your standard dark hotel room.
9. Look for a place that is friendly to pets
Some digital nomads travel with their pets and it’s important that they find the right city to do so! In Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver there are plenty of veterinarians who specialize in puppies and kittens – our team will help you find a pet-friendly spot near the city no matter where you are going.
Learn more about the benefits of traveling with pets.
Becoming a digital nomad is more accessible than ever before. With that said, it’s only possible if your accommodations are adequate!
When you book your fully furnished short term rental suite through us, simply let us know your needs and we’ll make sure your short term rental has everything needed to stay on top of your work while traveling.
Better yet, you can let us know all the places you want to go, and we’ll make sure every destination has exactly what you need.
Get in touch with our team now to get started!