HOW TO WORK LIKE A DIG­I­TAL NO­MAD

If you’re tempted by the pos­si­bil­ity of es­cap­ing the of­fice with just a lap­top in hand, here are some re­sources to get you started.

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CO- WORK­ING ABROAD

SunDesk (sun-desk.com; day passes from $12), a co-work­ing space on a surf beach near Mar­rakesh, has high-speed In­ter­net—even on the roof ter­race. WORK Saigon (work­saigon.com; from $118 a month) has sin­gle-ori­gin Viet­namese cof­fee and reg­u­lar com­mu­nity bar­be­cues. Nest (cowork­ingnest.com.mx;

from $20 a day to $99 a week), in Playa del Car­men, Mexico, has a rooftop pool and is pet-friendly. Hubud (hubud.org; from $33 a day to $364 a month) in Ubud, Bali, has Skype booths, busi­ness coaches and cour­ses like “Be­come a

Free­lanc­ing Ninja!”

CO- WORK­ING CLOSER TO HOME

WORKATION RE­TREATS

The Surf Of­fice (thesurf of­fice.com; from $90 a day for a sin­gle room) in Gran

Ca­naria, Spain; Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal; and Santa Cruz, Calif., of­fers ac­com­mo­da­tion, co-work­ing spa­ces and or

ga­nized so­cial events.

Mu­tinerie Vil­lage

(mu­tinerie.org/vil­lage-home page; from $300 a week for

a shared dorm) is a cowork­ing space in a re­stored

farm­house near Paris. Cowork­ing Camp (cowork ing.camp; from $376 a week not in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion) is a beach­side win­ter pop-up in Djerba, Tu­nisia.

(co­conat-space. com, from $53 a night) is a

re­treat just out­side Ber­lin with both in­door and out­door desks and tents and cab­ins in the woods for sleep­ing. Web­work­travel.com of­fers

in­for­ma­tion on the best work­ation des­ti­na­tions, from

Cape Town to Cusco. In Novem­ber, the site is run­ning its first-ever “dig­i­tal no­mad cruise,” from Spain to Brazil ($355 for nine days—a bar­gain be­cause the ship is re­po­si­tion­ing; Wi-Fi is ex­tra and ex­pen­sive).

CON­FER­ENCES DNX Global (dnx­global. com; tick­ets start at $295), a mas­sive bian­nual con­fer­ence most re­cently hosted

in Ber­lin, brings to­gether thou­sands of dig­i­tal no­mads hop­ing to net­work and hear speeches like “Re­design your life: How I cre­ated my dream job in less than a year.” The Global Cowork­ing Un­con­fer­ence Con­fer­ence (gcuc.co) hosts co-work­ing events around the world, from Toronto to São Paulo, to dis­cuss ev­ery­thing from work trends to pro­duc­tiv­i­tyen­hanc­ing fur­ni­ture de­sign.

ONLINE RE­SOURCES

#no­mads (hash­tag no­mads.com) of­fers well­rounded crowd-sourced in­for­ma­tion for lo­ca­tion-in­de­pen­dent work­ers—ev­ery­thing from re­mote-job-search tips to af­ford­able places to stay.

No­mad List (no­madlist. com) pro­vides fo­rums, des­ti­na­tion guides and a handy fil­ter­ing tool for find­ing your next home. Tech­no­mades (tech­no­mades.com), for dig­i­tal no­mads look­ing for co-work­ing spa­ces, lodg­ing and com­mu­nity en français, is cur­rently

un­der de­vel­op­ment.

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