Where in the world will you work next?
If there’s an ideal time to work abroad, it’s now, thanks to the thousands of companies asking their employees to work remotely. Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom reports that around 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full time. A home office can be comfortable, but wouldn’t it be a lot rosier to work on a beach in Barbados or a quaint site amongst the old-growth forests of Estonia? Countries around the world have the dual goals of bringing in tourism dollars lost during the pandemic and opening their doors wider, inviting remote workers interested in setting up shop outside their hometown. Many of these regions are experiencing little to no coronavirus outbreaks as well, making them even more alluring to Americans in states still battling the deadly pandemic. Working in a different country isn’t a new tactic for many Americans, but countries such as Bermuda and Georgia have recently loosened their visa restrictions to further attract a new batch of “digital nomads.” We’re taking a look at the new working visa guidelines introduced by several countries, some destinations on the cusp of widening their immigration doors, and a handful of regions that have long been enticing remote workers.
“Prost!” “Salud!” “Sláinte!” “Na Zdravi!”
These days, we understand that beer can be just as interesting, nuanced, and complex as wine. Most of these beers tend to be made by small, craft breweries that don’t necessarily have the reach that their larger counterparts do. And, while it might not always be the most fashionable, sometimes it’s the beer that you’ll find in every watering hole that can grant you the most insight into a new place.
Whatever it is, Wisconsin's got plenty of them.
Contrary to the name, these farms do not pluck pizzas out of their fields. But they do serve up pies fresh out of a wood-burning oven and topped with what’s grown or harvested on the farm, such as mushrooms or sausage, and a tomato-rich sauce. Some even go further by topping with farmstead cheese or growing their own grains to make the dough. What’s not on-site is sourced locally. Remember the 100-mile diet? This is basically it, although seriously shrunk in its footprint. Pack a blanket or comfy folding chairs and head out to these farms. Just know that the trend is so—pardon the pun—piping hot that pre-orders are encouraged because pizzas do run out. This only means that your pizza is in the bag, totally guaranteed.
You’re not a true fan of the Queen of Country Music until you’ve seen these Music City landmarks where she made her name.
It’s hard to find a person who hasn’t heard of Dolly Parton, the country music legend and movie star who has her own theme park, and who, through her Imagination Library, has donated over 100 million books to kids in five countries. Though Dolly is from the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee, she made her name in Nashville. Here are the important Dolly Parton landmarks in Music City you can still visit—or at least see from the outside.
These movies will help fill your travel void.
There are now over 1,500 Netflix original titles, a fraction of which are travel movies, and a fraction of that fraction of which are good (when you put out that many originals it’s inevitable that they all won’t be Oscar winners). But good-shmood and ratings aside, the real reason we tune into a travel movie is not for clever dialogue or an engaging plot—no, what we’re here for is, simply, something pretty. Show me a waterfall I haven’t seen before and one excursion and you’ve pretty much checked all the boxes. To help you get through another season of quarantine, we searched through Netflix and took their algorithm on head first to find 10 of the platforms’ most popular travel movies. So, prepare to “leave” your apartment with a Mai Thai in one hand and remote in the other, we’re queuing up these 10 Netflix original travel movies.