Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo: Vita Marija Murenaite via Unsplash) After imposing stricter requirements, the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, has hinted at the end of the popular Golden Visa programme. The recently launched Digital Nomad Visa will now be the best route for moving to Portugal. Following the footsteps of Malta, Cyprus and Bulgaria, Portugal might abolish its much-sought after Golden Visa programme. Though no formal official announcement has been made but Costa recently said, the government is re-evaluating programmes, including the Golden Visa, a fast-track residence visa issued to non-European Union (EU) nationals who have made a significant investment in Portugal, such as purchasing real-estate, making a capital investment, or creating employment opportunities. “There are programmes that we are currently re-evaluating and one of them is the gold visa which, probably, has already fulfilled the function it had to fulfil and which, at this moment, it is … [Read more...] about Immigration Central | Digital Nomad Visa to replace Portugal’s Golden Visa programme
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Julie McCane became a remote worker during the pandemic, she had no trouble choosing a location. London, Paris, and Athens were high on her list. But how to find a reliable rental apartment — now that wasn't easy. Most vacation rental platforms are created for short-term leisure travelers. Dealing directly with an owner — and deposits and utility bills — seemed like too much of a hassle. Then she saw an ad on Instagram and a lightbulb went off. A company called Blueground offered furnished apartments for monthly stays at a competitive rate. "Discovering Blueground helped me piece a lot of things together about this European stint I was dreaming up at the time," says McCane, a consultant who works with legal firms . "To find a well-located furnished apartment on flexible terms meant I had a lot less to worry about as I prepared for this move." How many digital nomads are there? McCane is not alone. … [Read more...] about Digital Nomads Are On The Rise. But Where Should They Live Now?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When it comes to finding a place to live as a digital nomad or remote worker, there are almost too many options. Just ask Victoria Lawrence, who recently relocated to London as a remote worker. "I did a ton of research before starting this process," says Lawrence, a travel advisor for Embark Beyond . "And I'm still learning about different options." Her favorite choice so far is almost always a footnote to the advice digital nomads give when it comes to accommodations: use a local real estate agency. "I didn't know this when I moved to London, but many agencies will rent to Americans," she explains. That's because Americans can stay in England for up to six months without a visa. "This is the ideal route to go for anything over one to two months because the pricing is a lot cheaper than doing an Airbnb. I wish I had known this was an option when I started out." Talking to Lawrence got me thinking: What … [Read more...] about Want To Really Get Away? Here’s Some Expert Advice For Digital Nomad Accommodations
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Just a few years ago, the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world was a dream scenario for most Americans. Now for many, it’s the status quo — making the questions of which cities around the globe are best for digital nomads a hot topic. Maybe you’re self-employed and have the flexibility to work from anywhere. Perhaps your company is granting employees the ability to work from abroad for a month per year — or even indefinitely. No matter the length of time you have to spend abroad, these are some of the top cities around the world for digital nomads, based on the cost of living, availability aof expat and nomad communities, ease and cost of transportation, internet services, co-working and co-living spaces, proximity to popular side trips, climate, and of course dining, social, and cultural scenes that make these destinations someplace any citizen of the world would be lucky to call home. Bangkok, Thailand … [Read more...] about These Cities Around The Globe Are Ideal For Digital Nomads
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In fresh efforts to compensate for the worrisome trend of consistent population decline, towns and villages around Italy are offering alternatives to attract new residents, including different versions of the ‘€1-house’ model that has attracted so much international attention. The most recent comes from a sunny southern Italian town at the tip of Italy’s Puglia region offering to pay $30,000 to those willing to relocate there. MORE FROM FORBES Want Property In Europe? €1 Houses, Digital Nomad Visas, Cash And Other Enticing Offers By Cecilia Rodriguez The municipality of Presicce-Acquarica — comprising the towns of Presicce and Acquarica del Capo — has seen the population dwindling inexorably. The town council hopes to draw new homeowners with a generous cash incentive to those willing to buy a house and register as residents. The conditions of the offer The details of the scheme, according to … [Read more...] about As Italy’s Population Declines, More Towns Offer You Money To Live There
While Thailand has based their tourism strategy solely on attracting wealthy, mostly older tourists, an official with Tourism Australia has cautioned the world not to underestimate the value of young travellers . At the 2022 World Travel Market in London, the regional general manager for the UK and Northern Europe of Tourism Australia spoke about the importance of young backpackers. She pointed out that young people take longer holidays from work, are more adventurous travellers, and are often the most likely to travel. As the Covid-19 pandemic subsided, it was young backpackers that were the first to come back to travelling around the world, including a quickly revitalizing backpacker scene in Thailand. And young travellers have their whole lives ahead of them to take more and more trips as they grow and earn money in the future, according to the Tourism Australia rep. “It gives people their first taste of travel, it’s an investment.” In Australia, is common for young … [Read more...] about Young travellers spend locally, raise tourism awareness
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin "We combined the strengths of both our virtual assistant and graphic design businesses to become a ... [+] one-stop shop for online entrepreneurs: offering everything from front-end website design, branding & marketing materials, sales funnel creation, to consulting on new products and services." Bucketlist Bombshells Last year, I left my corporate life in New York City behind in a vow to give myself one year to design my dream job. Shortly thereafter, I took off on a 9-month-long social experiment, in which I would circumnavigate the globe by couch-surfing exclusively through my social network . Seventeen countries, four continents, and over a hundred encounters later, I have learned that I am not alone in my quest to earn a living while traveling the world: there are so many people out there right now who are making it work. One of the most exciting parts about my newfound life as a digital nomad has … [Read more...] about How Two Millennial Women Made Over $130,000 While Traveling the World Full-Time