Digital nomads have a unique lifestyle giving them the flexibility to work wherever they want.
Naturally, many remote workers choose to use their passports to travel abroad to some truly amazing destinations.
However, some nomads are choosing to stay closer to home as well. Digital nomadism is one of the hottest trends in travel, yet there is a trend within the trend.
Tethered nomading is one of the latest fads for digital nomads who enjoy working remotely but choose not to venture off to faraway places.
The U.S. is home to some awesome cities to make your base, yet Austin, Texas in particular is all the rage right now.
The city gained almost the highest number of remote workers during the dark days of the pandemic and has continued to thrive.
Here are 5 reasons why digital nomads love this trendy U.S. city:
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Austin is often considered an exotic place as it goes against the norm of what many would consider Texas to be.
A very progressive city that always thinks forward. Anyone who moves here will instantly be met with open arms for who they are. There is no mold to fit into.
The secret has been out about the awesomeness of Austin for years, so, at worst, locals may poke fun with a playful eye roll at yet another person moving here.
Famous Austin resident, Matthew McConaughey, was quoted as saying Austin is, “a place where nobody's too good and everybody's good enough.”
Face tattoos, man buns, tie-dyed Mohawks, you name it…Austin is a judgment-free zone where you can be yourself to shape the city's motto of Keep Austin Weird.
A Tech Hub
As San Francisco has taken on a new personality of late, Austin has become a huge technology hub for the U.S.
Business is booming in the Lone Star State as start-ups are launching and big names are moving to Austin.
Digital nomads hold a wide variety of jobs, but the fact that you can score a job in your own city while still working from home is an added bonus.
As a forward-thinking city, remote work is widely accepted, and there is an assortment of tech and business conferences throughout the year to attend.
The city is equipped for the work-from-home movement with scattered co-working spaces to engage with like-minded people as well.
Endless Things To Do
Whether you're into sports, bar-hopping, festivals, or enjoying the outdoors, Austin is a never-ending playground with a claim to fame of ‘300 days of sunshine'.
Although it is a relatively small city compared to other major cities in Texas, you can explore every nook and cranny and discover something new and fun, even on the outskirts.
Austin is home to multiple world-renowned festivals, such as Austin City Limits and South By Southwest (SXSW) for music, film, and comedy lovers.
Known for its live music scene, bars are constantly packed with up-and-coming bands and even surprise appearances by heavy hitters in the industry.
If music isn't your jam, the city has seen a growing live comedy scene in recent years too.
Food Is King
Digital nomads can choose to make their temporary office at trendy cafes across the city and indulge in top-notch cuisine afterward.
Often named one of the best foodie destinations in the country, Austin has a mix of everything from melt-in-your-mouth barbecue, high-end sushi, vegan options, and a wide range of quirky food trucks.
No matter what you're craving, you can easily find it. Sitting on the patio with a cold margarita doesn't get much better either.
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
As Austin has grown, so have flight options. Digital nomads can easily come and go as they please. However, staying in the city has become easier too.
With companies like Landing, avoiding a traditional lease is a much-appreciated perk. In fact, Austin is the leading city for the subscription-based rental platform catered to the digital nomad lifestyle.
By using a subscription-based service for those on-the-go, this tech city covers all the bases to keep digital nomads happy at home and ready for their next move.
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