5 Of The Most Inspiring Locations To Work Remotely

If you’re a freelancer or business owner who has the luxury of being able to work from anywhere, travel can be easier to arrange. Here are some suggestions of the most inspiring locations to work remotely.

Honolulu, Hawaii

If beaches are more your style, Honolulu is a great place to work from, without going too far off the beaten track. Although there are plenty of relaxing ways to spend your time, it’s actually a hotspot for all kinds of business ventures, from finance to hospitality and everything in between. So, you may find ways to expand your business.

If you prefer to spend your spare time being more active, there are plenty of options, such as hiking up the Koko Crater Railway Trail or kayaking in Oahu. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there are plenty of possibilities to choose from, whether you prefer to try different foods or stick to old favourites. Whatever you feel like eating, you’re sure to find it.

If you’re looking for a more authentic Hawaiian experience consider the island of Molokai – here’s why.

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, located in Myanmar, is rich in history. It has the perfect combination of beautiful landscapes and temples and modern hotels. If you can drag yourself away from the views long enough to get any work done, you may find these a lot more inspiring than the four walls of a home office or your business premises.

Before you leave your usual location behind, ensure you get any urgent tasks out of the way. You can create an easy invoicing template, to simplify getting paid for the work you’ve done, and for your team to use if you’re busy on other projects. Handling invoices can be hard work, no matter where you’re based, therefore using invoice templates to generate professional and accurate invoices can help you get paid faster and help you manage your payment process better. 

Bagan might even inspire new business ideas such as travel writing or photography if this feels like a natural expansion of what you already offer. When you’re not busy working, there are plenty of activities you can try, including hot air ballooning, hiking, or a river cruise. All of these give you unique views of the landscapes.

St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies

One of the Caribbean’s lesser-known destinations, the federation of St Kitts and Nevis boats two quiet island hideaways that are ideal for remote working. Nevis is especially suited to those looking to escape the humdrum of city life, here there are no traffic lights, nothing more than a single lane road that circumnavigates the island, and very little in the way of distractions (unless you count endless miles of empty beaches). Read my guide to cycling on the island here.

Consider combing your stay with some SCUBA training and make the most of the region’s temperate, clear water to get certified and start your dive career.

Paris, France

If you prefer somewhere a little more familiar, Paris is a firm favourite for finding inspiration. Even if you’ve never been, you might feel like you have, as it’s portrayed so often in movies and books. A working holiday here could be filled with art, atmospheric walks, and historic landmarks. For those of you who are always networking, you might discover new and exciting opportunities to work with new clients and expand what your business offers.

You could even combine your stay with voluntary work, which not only helps others and gains experience for you, but is great publicity for your business and stands out on your portfolio.

With so much inspiration, Paris can be the perfect place to spend time working, if you’re self-employed and need something to liven up your work life, but have little travel experience. You can have the tourist experience, or delve a little deeper and create varied experiences, potentially making new contacts for your business.

Hokkaido, Japan

The most northern, and least developed island of the Japanese archipelago, the simplicity of Hokkaido’s offering defines its appeal. In short, its pristine volcanic landscapes are ideal for active, outdoor lovers seeking an authentic wilderness experience. Head to the island for a remote working experience like no other as here you can truly immerse yourself in authentic Japanese culture.

Hokkaido is Japan’s most exciting destination right now. Read this post that covers my recent visit to find out why.

As a freelancer or business owner, it can be easier to travel and find new opportunities, when you feel like the day-to-day running of your business has gone a little stale.