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Top Cities for Working Remotely in 2018 (Infographic)

Top Cities for Working Remotely in 2018 (Infographic)

If you’re planning to work remotely in 2018, and want to immerse yourself on a completely different environment and culture, here are some of the top cities for working remotely, straight from the remote work team of Venture with Impact.

Chiang Mai: 5 Can't-Miss Highlights!

Chiang Mai: 5 Can't-Miss Highlights!

Venture with Impact is expanding to Thailand in 2018! Read about 5 can't-miss highlights of spending time in our host city, Chiang Mai.

      Cortney Lhota is a clinically certified speech language pathologist and the co-owner of District Speech, located in the Washington D.C./Maryland area.  A foodie traveler, Cortney is looking forward to sharing her expertise and putting her taste buds to the test this November in Medellín.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Why have you decided to participate in a Venture with Impact program?    I made the decision to participate in Venture with Impact after deciding I wanted to travel abroad for a longer period of time. I knew I wanted to do some sort of volunteer work while I was gone and when my friend sent me a link for Venture with Impact, a program which would match me with a partner organization that aligns with my skill set, and allows for opportunities to connect with other international professionals and locals, I knew I had to be a part of it.    What are you most excited about in participating with VWI?    I’m very excited about the opportunity to use my background, experiences, skills and to incorporate things that I love into my volunteer experience. Something that drew me specifically to the Venture with Impact program is that volunteer experiences are not one-size-fits-all, but instead are individualized and fit to the person based on their skill set and what they most enjoy doing.    What are you most excited about for living in Medellín?      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      I think I’m most excited about exploring a new city. I’ve heard such great things about Medellin. I’m also looking forward to eating yummy food, getting to know the city, meeting and connecting with other volunteers and locals, and working on my Spanish.    Which aspect of Colombian culture are you most interested in learning about? Why?    I love food! So I’m definitely most excited about trying all different kinds of Colombian food and maybe learning to cook some staple Colombian dishes.    What are you hoping to gain from your experience with Venture with Impact?    I hope to gain great, new connections and friendships from the experience. I also hope to leave Colombia with valuable work and volunteer experience, that I likely wouldn’t be able to gain anywhere else.    What type of impact are you hoping to make, personally and/or with your volunteer role?    Personally, I hope I’m able to inspire others to take a leap of faith and finally do something they’ve been wanting to do for a long time. To not listen to any fear-based thoughts they may have and just dive in. Through my volunteer role, I hope to use my skill set to relay all the information I’ve gathered over the years, both personally and professionally, to as many people as I can. And if something I say or do helps/resonates with just one person who needs it most, I’d be very proud of that.    If you could only do one dance move for the rest of your life, what would it be? Explain.    I’d have to go with ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ by the Bangles. It’s an oldie but goodie! As a little girl I remember listening to this song in the car and dancing to it on repeat.    If you could redesign the food pyramid without any dire health consequences how would it look?    My food pyramid would undoubtedly call for multiple servings per day of all the sweets… muffins, cookies, cake, ice cream. And maybe equal amounts of veggies, to balance it all out.

A foodie traveler, Cortney is looking forward to sharing her expertise through skills-based volunteering and putting her taste buds to the test this November in Medellín through Venture with Impact's workation program.

Online Courses for Digital Nomad Professionals

Online Courses for Digital Nomad Professionals

Professionals working remotely or seeking a digital nomad lifestyle may find themselves lacking certain skills. Here are a variety of options to take flexible online courses to amp up different areas! Whether you are working, volunteering or balancing the two, these options can give you a boost.

Meet Carly Thurman

Meet Carly Thurman

Carly Thurman describes her interest in Venture with Impact, and how she plans to use skills based volunteering to further her knowledge in fair trade and work with local entrepreneurs.

Staying Productive While You Venture

Staying Productive While You Venture

Productivity advice for working remotely around the world from Jessica Yubas: veteran digital nomad, remote work advocate and location independent lifestyle coach, and author of Go Remote School’s newest online course, “How to Be a Productive Remote Worker While Traveling.”

THE TRUTH BEHIND REMOTE WORK MYTHS

THE TRUTH BEHIND REMOTE WORK MYTHS

Whether you work from home, internationally, or with a global team, there are many common misconceptions about remote work. I’ve gone ahead and broken down some of the top myths about the field to shed some light on the true world of remote workers and some of the under-appreciated benefits.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER TANNER

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER TANNER

Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Jennifer Tanner and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels. 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SHANNON SANZONE

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SHANNON SANZONE

Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Shannon Sanzone and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels. 

TIPS FOR TRAVELING MINDFULLY

TIPS FOR TRAVELING MINDFULLY

Conscientious tips on how your travels can be meaningful and beneficial to not only yourself but to the people you meet along the way.

10 REMOTE WORK FIELDS IN-DEMAND NOW

10 REMOTE WORK FIELDS IN-DEMAND NOW

The world of remote work is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for talented and travel-loving professionals is ever growing. Knowing what in-demand fields to explore and where to look is key.

A Week in the Life - Tim Pearce

A Week in the Life - Tim Pearce

Ever wonder what it's like to be a venture nomad? Use this post as a viewfinder to answer any questions and to see what it's like to lead the life of a participant at Venture with Impact. Continue reading to find out more about the week in the life of Tim Pearce.

5 DO's AND DON'TS OF REMOTE WORK LIFE

5 DO's AND DON'TS OF REMOTE WORK LIFE

Whether you’re starting down the path to becoming a remote worker or are a seasoned pro with a passport full of stamps, there are always lessons to be learned. The life of a digital nomad is full of opportunity and adventure, but with that comes uncertainty and room for error. While everyone’s experience is different, there are many common mistakes and ways to avoid them.

Meet Sasha Mills

Meet Sasha Mills

Meet Sasha Mills! Sasha has never lived abroad before but is excited to do so now and explore a new country. While volunteering with Venture with Impact, she will be working with Espaanglisch, teaching English and helping with curriculum development. Continue reading to learn more about Sasha!

SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEERING 101

SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEERING 101

The truth of the matter is, while well intentioned, some forms of volunteering abroad are more beneficial than others.

OUR TOP 9 REMOTE WORK BLOGS

OUR TOP 9 REMOTE WORK BLOGS

Whether you’re new to nomadic work or a worldly pro, these are our favorite remote work themed blogs you won’t want to miss!

5 WAYS VOLUNTEERING ABROAD CAN BENEFIT YOUR CAREER

5 WAYS VOLUNTEERING ABROAD CAN BENEFIT YOUR CAREER

Not only is volunteering abroad an exciting way to give back to others while experience a new culture, it can also help to develop your professional skills and enhance your career. That’s right, you can have your (work/life balance) cake and eat it too!