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Best Workation Destinations 2021 – The Digital Nomads Roundup

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A workation is literally what the word means - working + vacation - a working vacation. With most of the world working remotely, there's no better time to go on a workation than now! If you're wondering what the best places for a workation are, we have a few interesting suggestions from 32 digital nomads who pioneered the workation culture! From Maldives to Chamonix, these workation destinations are just where you need to head for a productive change of scene.

Best Workation Destinations 2021

Here's what top travel influencers and digital nomads had to say about where they'd like to go on a workation in 2021

Alex & James - @twosometravellers


Alex and James quit their jobs back in 2019 to explore this beautiful world. After working for impressive organisations like American Express, Ritrz-Carlton and many more, the couple were certain that travel blogging was their calling.

Mexico! We think it would be the perfect combo of beach hunting and working, mixed with good food and a great expat community.
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Angie - @angieaway


Angie quit her full-time PR role to follow her dreams of travel and writing. She embarked on a year long journey back in 2011 and visited 13 countries from which paved way to her instagram page - angieaway.

I’m used to working everywhere I go, so this is a tough call! I’d probably choose somewhere off-the-beaten path like Montana or Wyoming. I’d get a cabin in the woods where the only distractions would be wildlife and my daily hike.
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Becca & Dan - @halfhalftravel


Becca and Dan began as long-distance couple and soon became the founders of the halfhalftravel blog. What started as an attempt to create memories while they were apart took the internet by storm soon enough and there has been no looking back since.

Our dream workation destination is Georgia (the country, not the state!) We've heard incredible things about going to Georgia as a digital nomad and using Georgia's capital city as a base for exploring the rest of the region. This is SUPER high on our list and we hope to get to Georgia sooner rather than later. 
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Annika - @midnightblueelephant


After launching a successful E-book and getting featured in many articles in different languages, Annika has found herself wanting to explore more. She presents an array of adventure sports, hidden gems, sustainable hotels and authentic cultures through her blog and social media.

I think for many it is still a place like Bali and that with good reason - it has great infrastructure for digital nomads and I like how easily you can get to other Indonesian islands for adventures. Personally I get more done in Cape Town as I consider it one of my basecamps and the wine is better which sometimes helps 🙂 These days, I do appreciate the couch at my dad's house in Germany. It might not be my dream destination but it is cozy and I am getting loads done!
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Sabina - @girlvsglobe


Sabina, orginally from Western Europe is now settled in the rainy country of Scotland. She started off her blogging journey back in 2014 while working as a broadcast journalist in Russia. She hopes to backpack across Malawi in 2021.

Anywhere near the sea! Spending 2020 in London has been wonderful in many ways, but I really miss having sand between my toes. Mexico seems to be a popular choice among travel bloggers at the moment.
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Jacob - @jacobthefu


Local Adventure is a travel lifestyle blog featuring Jacob Fu and team. This blog was hatched to encourage travellers to explore hidden gems within their own city/state. Ever since, this blog has been a voice for all things local.

Maui, it's been a while since we've had a beachcation. 
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Nikki @britotmove


Nikki Webster manages a successful travel blog along with a full-time job. She has travelled over 50 countries across 6 continents and hopes to discover every nook and corner of the globe.

The Maldives! I draw a lot of my creative energy from space. While I’m not into beaches or sitting on them trying to catch a tan. I can stare at the ocean for hours. I’ve never been but I know that staying in an overwater bungalow looking out at the clearest blue water would make a workcation totally stress free.
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Lucy - @absolutelylucy


I think my top ones currently would be New Zealand, Colombia, Argentina and Indonesia because they were my goals for working remotely in 2020-21. I was very excited to spend some time living in each and working remotely but sadly that has been put on hold, but they remain my dream and I will make them come true.

I think my top ones currently would be New Zealand, Colombia, Argentina and Indonesia because they were my goals for working remotely in 2020-21. I was very excited to spend some time living in each and working remotely but sadly that has been put on hold, but they remain my dream and I will make them come true.
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Denise - @chroniclesinwonderland


Denise describes herself as a chaotic traveler who indulges in very little planning and lets her instincts do the traveling. She has been traveling for the last 7 years and currently resides in Germany, the country she was born in.

It’s definitely Bali! Bali is super cheap to live, has wonderful beaches and mountains. The roads are filled with traditional ceremonies and everyone is happy. Seriously, everyone is happy. The food is good with lot’s of plant based options. And there are small (nicely designed) cafes everywhere (especially around Canggu). The WiFi is good and you’ll meet many many other digital nomads around Bali. Plus the surf is good (I could go on for ages, hahaha)
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Nellie - @wildjunket


Nellie Huang, a Singaporean by birth and a wanderbug by choice. Her first backpacking trip to Australia back in 2007, inspired her to travel around the world for a living. She started her blog in 2008 and has travelled to 142 countries ever since.

My dream workation: working from a villa in Tulum with my own private pool and daily trips to the beach and cenotes!
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Tiffany - @luxetiffany


Tiffany Dowd, a Boston resident travel expert shares her luxury getaways and is the founder of Luxe Social Media. She helps travelers find the best resorts, spas, hotels for a memorable trip through her blog and social media.

My dream workation destination would be The Brando Resort, a sustainable luxury resort on the private island of Tetiaroa. It’s the ultimate private island hideaway in French Polynesia, and it would be the ultimate “remote office”, The resort has lightning-speed WiFi allowing you to get all of your work done quickly so you can play the rest of the day paddle-boarding or snorkelling in the lagoon or relaxing at the Polynesian spa.
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Becky - @wearetravelgirls


Becky is a British born, tea loving, world travelling small business owner and recovering banker based In Sunny California! She and Vanessa are the founders of @wearetravelgirls, an instagram community built to inspire, connect & educate female travelers across the globe.

Bora Bora! It has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember and whilst it might not be the best place to get much work done (!) it would give you some amazing laptop views and be a dream workation destination! 
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Kach - @2monkeysTravel


This beautiful couple embarked on their adventure together back in 2013 and have visited over 80 countries together! The couple currently live in the sunny country of Montenegro and look forward to their next adventure together.

Our dream "workation" destination is Montenegro, which is exactly why we chose to live here! The sea on one side, the mountains on the other, amazing fresh food and overall very cheap to live. In fact, Montenegro is fast becoming a new haven for digital nomads and remote workers who feel the same way that we do. You can read our articles about living in Montenegro on our new website - montenegrodigitalnomad.com
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David - @davidsbeenhere


A Miami born, David started his travel blogging journey in 2007 and there's been no looking back since. 22 countries and many wholesome travel videos later, he's in Albania currently.

Great question! Work-cations are basically what I do anyway, but I guess my dream destination for one would be either Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, or Manipur in Northeast India. I actually had a trip to Nagaland planned about a year ago, but it got scrapped at the last minute, and I've been dying to get back to northeast India since my first trip in March of 2019. It's such a unique region, so different from the rest of the country, and it's a region that many people don't cover or visit. I want to showcase these places in-depth and really dive into the people, food, culture, and natural beauty. More people need to know about these states and I want to show people why they should visit them. 
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Nora @hobonora


Nora Dunn is a travel enthusiast and has travelled to over 60 countries in 12 years. She gave up her financial planning practice to start a life of an adventure and explore untouched travel destinations. Through her experiences with finance along with her travel adventures, Nora focuses on financial sustainable travel to help avid travellers visit countries they never thought they could.

I have already visited some dream workation destinations (like Chiang Mai and Bali), but I would like to check out Bansko in Bulgaria. It’s a small mountain town that has a low cost of living, fast internet, and a huge digital nomad presence. A close second choice would be somewhere in Estonia. 
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Raghav - @raghavmodi


Raghav is an avid traveler. What started off as a hobby is now a major part of his day. His blog features a plethora of genres which include - food, movies, books and of course, travel! After travelling to more than 15 countries, Raghav hopes to share his exciting trips on his blog in the future.

Even though I write about travel and food I much prefer to “enjoy” my holiday than “work” during it. In a world full of digital nomads, I guess I’m somewhat of an old soul. I’m also lucky that I can take a week or three off from working so that I can completely immerse myself into the place I’m visiting. Still, the thought of spending a long period at one place does sound dreamy. And if I do decide on that, it would either be a quiet island or mountain getaway - a small secluded place like an island in the Maldives/Bora Bora or maybe a chalet in Switzerland (don’t think I can afford that).
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Dave - @jonesaroundtheworld


Dave, a South Cali born has lived in six different countries since he transformed long-term travel into a lifestyle. He loves learning new languages, and claims to have a strange obsession with hummus. Jones (his travel alias) is on a mission to explore the world, live abroad, and make every day count.

Being a digital nomad really is the perfect lifestyle for me as I love being able to work from anywhere (and sleep-in every morning), lol. For a dream destination, I'd love to live and work in, I think I'm going to choose Queenstown, New Zealand. I've always wanted to live there, and think it'd be a fantastic place to work! 
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Alex - @lostwithpurpose


Alexandra started this blog back in 2016 with a vision. She gave her readers insights into the life of uncommon travel destinations and focused on their stories and forgotten travel spots. She hopes to explore the untouched parts of the world soon.

A small farm in the mountains of Northern Italy. Hiking in the morning, working in the afternoon, gorging on good food and wine in the evening. Maybe without the work.
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Meg - @mappingmegan


Megan Claire Jerrard is an Australian journalist who has been traveling since 2007. Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, there is nothing Megan is afraid to try! She thrives on adrenaline and adventure travel - be skydiving, bungee jumping or diving with Great whites.

Iceland during summer. I say during summer because you benefit from the midnight sun, meaning it never sets and it's bright for literally 23.5 hours!! Perfect for a workation destination as you can work at anytime of the day or night, and you'll still have plenty of hours of sunlight left for recreation, regardless of whether it's midday or 4am!!
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Abilgail - @insidetravellab


Abigail King is an award winning journalist who has been featured on National Geographic, BBC, CNN and more. She is the founder of Inside the Travel Lab which is one of the best travel websites in the world. After publishing content on over 60 travel destinations, Abigail hopes to continue to explore more in the future.

The Maldives. Beautiful surroundings, great exercise, peace and quiet and friendly people. 
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Mike & Anne - @honeytrek


7 continents, 62 countries, and 1,000+ regions later ,Mike and Anne have officially had the longest honeymoon ever. They left home on January 22, 2012 and are still on their honeymoon, believe or not! Their blog HoneyTrek has grown to be a leading travel blog with over a 300,000 followers and has received acclaim from over 100 of media outlets—from USA Today to Lonely Planet.

We have been working on the road for 3,204 days now (yes, we are fully nomadic while running @HoneyTrek)...so our dream workation is wherever we are...these days that means cruising around the USA and Mexico in our 1985 Toyota Sunrader.
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Stefan & Sebastian - @nomadicboys


Stefan and Sebastien a Greek/French gay couple from London travelling the world with pride. They first met in London's Gay bar back in February 2009 and have been traveling the world for over 10 years now.

Our dream workation destination is Thailand. It’s a place that ticks all the boxes for gay digital nomads: it’s a very affordable base, has some of the best food in the world, internet is excellent and the gay scene of Bangkok is one of the best in the world. Thailand is also a place where you can travel a lot internally and still continue to be impressed - there’s always a new beach/island/temple to discover, no matter how many times you’ve visited!
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Neil- @bushwalkingblog


Neil Fahey is an Australian blogger and started the Bushwalking Blog back in 2008 with an intent to start writing content about adventurous experiences for adrenaline junkies. As of now, this blog talks about different gears, hidden hiking trails and much more!

Everywhere! If I had my way, my life would be one big workation. Having said that, Central America would be a dream. There’s nothing not to love about the place and even when I last visited over 10 years ago, there was wifi in the town square of most tourist towns with speeds that still rival anything I get at home now. I’d love to work on my Spanish, too.
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Melissa - @wanderfultraveler


Melissa was born a wanderlust. Her parents took a trip every year and this pushed Melissa furhter to explore different corners of the world. 50 countries and 6 continents later, she started her own travel blog. She focuses on 'all things travel' and travelers can get inspired on local travel, international travel or venture out into the unknown through her blog.

Tulum would be amazing because of it’s beautiful nature, vibrant vibes and delicious food. It’d be great to take breaks on the beautiful beach and enjoy their epic sunsets at the end of the day, everyday
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Dan & Audrey - @uncornered_market


What was supposed to be a year long travel adventure, turned out to be a business venture all by itself. Dan and Audrey are based out of Berlin and share their experience of exploring the world on their blog. You can find them indulged in innumerable cultures, cuisines and landscapes on every trip they take.

A dream workstation destination, especially when it’s winter in Europe/North America, would be one of the quiet beach areas in southern Thailand. It’s warm, beaches provide a beautiful escape from work, Thai food is amazing and living expenses are reasonable. Another good workstation destination alternative in Europe would be Portugal with its combination of beach and outdoor destinations, but also fun and creative cities like Lisbon and Porto. 
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Karilyn - @nobackhome


Karilyn is a freelance writer/blogger and traveler extraordinaire who has been traveling since her early 20s and have spent at least 24 hrs in more than 48 countries. She likes to call herself a flashpacker (backpacker at heart with a little more cash in the pocket!) who now travels the world with her husband Folo and son Cian.

My dream workcation destination would be somewhere like Montana where I can work a bit and then explore nature for the rest of the day!
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Rami - @ramirasamny


Rami is a true blue outdoor adventure enthusiast. He is the founder of @lifehappensoutdoors, an adventures and expeditions company for first-timers, solo travelers and anyone seeking a life changing experience. He traded his day-job as an chain smoking lawyer to climb mountains and never looked back at the corporate rut since.

Chamonix because it’s the right balance of mountains and town life that enables me to do epic summits and be efficient with work.
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Sunetra - @globetrottingsu


Sunetra is a full-time researcher and a travel bug by choice. She currently lives in Singapore and has travelled to over 50 countries. Her passion for photography and travel proved to be a perfect match as her photos display hidden mountain tops, rustic castles, ancient temples and most importantly, her presence in every picture that inspires her readers to pack and explore an exotic location.

Dream workation destination is Bali cause the island provides the perfect balance of work and life with the perfect setting for self-care & development.
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Mustafa Sheikh - @mustafa_sheikh


Mustafa is a luxury traveler and content creator who currently resides in Dubai. A skilled photographer traveling the world and clicking the right moments - Mustafa's Instagram feed is what dreams are made of. He has been featured o GQ, Nat Geo and CNN in the past for his.

A private resort in the Maldives, add high-speed internet.
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Mara and Andre - @honesttravellers


Mara and Andre are a couple that met many years ago in Dubai who now explore the world every chance they get a break from their full time day jobs. Andre is an Italian, the foodie in the relationship which Mara is Romanian and speaks fluently 5 languages - the critic and creative half of the couple. They have been to 29 countries so far, in constant search of honest travel tips & stories.

After many years living in Dubai, we'd choose a place with lush vegetation and rich wildlife. Costa Rica is a good option as well as Bali.
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Isabel - @izabelella


As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, Isabel's social media exudes inspiration to all travellers. With dreamy monuments, moody skies and vibrant outfits, Isabel definitely makes a mark on the internet with her charming photographs of her breathtaking getaways.

For me the dream destination is difficult to choose one, many I have already fulfilled, but
my next dream destination would be Lapland. I love many destinations where there is a lot of snow, and in an environment drawn from a tale such as Lapland. 
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Njood - @saudi_wanderlust


Njood is a full time doctor, part-time wilderness survivalist & all time travel enthusiast. She began traveling in 2013, and has visited about 27 countries since. She hopes to change the Saudi girl’s prospective about traveling alone by following her footsteps.

Guatemala of course; the best place to have an adventure at mornings and work at night, explore the city and wind down at small cafe and GET THINGS DONE.
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