Atlas: the mythological bearer of the skies and the modern day bearer of maps, stands for determination, responsibility, curiosity and urge for exploration.
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Then head to Cape Town, South Africa. This city offers a multicultural, complex, and contrasting city sure to capture a piece of your heart. Spectacular vistas and world-class beaches surround a city that enjoys delightful weather, year-round. Here you can find some of the friendliest people in Africa sharing their history, acclaimed wine region, spirit for adventure, and so much more.
Welcome to Lisbon, a city rich in history, beauty, and good vibes. The sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees Celsius, making it pleasant any time of the year. Here you will find a vibrant contrast of tradition and innovation that creates a unique atmosphere ready to charm you at every turn.
Valencia provides a quality of life which is impossible to quantify. From the stunning architecture to the river park, there is creative energy and a vibe that will delight you during your month here. Valencia enjoys more than 300 sunny days a year, which matches the Valencians’ positive outlook. Mix this with some tapas, a siesta, and a trip to the beach. What else do you need?
"Sofia, Bulgaria deserves to be highlighted as an incredible place to live and visit. It is beautiful yet affordable, deliciously sweet yet savory, and has an all-around good vibe. It needs to have songs written about it and be on everyone’s bucket lists. But to make it kitschy which would take away from the very essence of Bulgaria’s capital, and I’m jealously guarding this place for myself. Stay away." — Casey Carr-Jones, Remote Year Magellan, 2016-2017
Hanoi, like its people and its cuisine, is a complex and vibrant mix of many different flavours: romantic yet chaotic, home to frantic traffic and a slow coffee culture, and embedded with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit that is contrasted by a stubbornness about preserving its historical values. Unwrap the many layers of this city, from its mouthwatering foods to its local crafts, to discover a new way to look at traditional life and, perhaps, at your life.
Chiang Mai offers a mix of affordability, infrastructure, and quality of life that’s difficult to find elsewhere. You can eat for cheap at street food spots or indulge in gourmet cuisines at upscale venues. Travel + Leisure recently named Chiang Mai the best city in Asia and second best in the world, thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, good food, and historical significance.
When you arrive, you will immediately understand why Kyoto is considered the cultural heart of Japan. As the imperial capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, this compact city is steeped in tradition, history, honor for its ancestors, and a deep appreciation for nature. Kyoto is simultaneously on the cutting edge of modernity and advancement. Said simply, it is unlike any other city in Japan, or the world.
Kuala Lumpur is a fusion of concrete jungle and natural rainforests. It is a multicultural melting pot with three main races: Malay, Chinese, and Indian. The abundance of diversity offers a unique look at multiple cultures, languages, and religions coexisting peacefully together. Discover a smorgasbord of cuisines, traditions, and natural wonders in this little known Asian metropolis that has long served as a cultural gateway between East and West.
Lima, Peru is a top culinary destination and one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Flavors, variety, creativity, and tradition await you in this city on the cliffside. From dramatic sunsets to a world-class surf scene, the natural beauty of Lima is sure to captivate. You’ll see a fusion of cultures that offer treasures for every taste. It’s time to live the legend in Peru.
Known as the "City of Eternal Spring," Medellín is the place to enjoy yearlong spring-like weather and immerse yourself in the mountains of Colombia. This valley is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, fauna, flora, and happy, friendly Paisas. Medellín has recovered from one of the most challenging recent histories of any city in the world and is now an up-and-coming hub of creativity, lifestyle, and entrepreneurship.
"During my month of living in Bogotá, a few things have stood out as highlights. I’ve ridden bikes for miles on Ciclova Sundays (when major roads are closed to bicycle and pedestrian-only traffic), run in the parks side by side with locals, worked out on the free gym equipment with people of all ages (including gymnasts performing incredible stunts on the pull-up bars), and nearly every morning have waved to the swarms of dog walkers in my neighborhood park. In addition to the outdoor lifestyle (despite the rain), other perks include quite possibly the best tap water in the world (sorry, New York City), and delicious street food. But above all, the people are incredibly welcoming." — Lee Wagner, Remote Year Ikigai, 2016-2017
Welcome to Mexico City, an impressive metropolis with a kind heart. You’ll find it adventurous and contrasting, yet surprisingly accessible. Chilangos (locals) are extremely friendly, local history is abundant, and food is intertwined with a cultural renaissance. Mexico City is the up-and-coming hotspot of Latin America. From art and healthy living to the culinary scene and urban development, everything about CDMX is so hot, hot, hot right now.
Just a few of the once in a lifetime experiences Remotes can look forward to on this itinerary.
The cherry blossom in Kyoto, the lush green in Medellin, the jungle in Chiang Mai and palm trees in Valencia. Atlantic ocean, Pacific ocean, Adriatic sea, the Mediterraenean Sea and Lake Biwa. Steppe, desert, forests, jungle and beaches. So many ecoclimates - and so many different types of natural beauty you'll come across.
Hike Machu Picchu, sleep under the stars in the Sahara, visit Colombia's highest waterfall and Argentina's sierras - there is almost too much natural beauty in this program
A year without winter? Atlas moves from spring into summer into fall - and back into spring. If you like an endless summer, this program is for you.
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24/7 Workspace Access
A coworking space within 30 minutes walking distance of your accommodation.
The Remote Year Travel Team takes care of your door-to-door travel logistics between each destination.
A private, furnished room in each city, usually in an apartment with fellow participants.
Local Experiences and Events
Cultural, educational, and social activities organized into multiple Tracks™.
Enterprise Solutions Team
We’ll work with you, or directly with your employer, to help craft the perfect pitch for making the case for remote work.
Local and Travelling Staff
1-2 Remote Year program leaders for each group as well as local staff on the ground in each city.
Remote Year is a platform for professionals who want to live and work in different cities around the world. The company curates work and travel programs, providing participants with unique cultural experiences, travel logistics and support, and ongoing access to a global community. In joining a program, you’ll travel to a new city each month on a set itinerary with a group of fellow professionals from various industries and nationalities. Remote Year currently offers 4-month and 12-month programs, along with exclusive membership benefits upon program completion. Since 2015, nearly 2,000 people from around the world have participated in a Remote Year work and travel program, pursuing professional development and personal growth opportunities.