Remote Year Bourdain was created in tribute to the legendary Anthony Bourdain. It is a testament to those who seek out adventure in the most unlikely places. It’s created for the souls who are fulfilled through genuine human interaction.
You’ll eat your way through South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, savoring every delicious bite. Devour the moments of discomfort and growth as you make an effort to say “yes” instead of “no” to every new opportunity on your plate. Your yearlong adventure around the world will be defined by your ability to appreciate a place for its culture, its cuisine, its people, and its very existence.Reserve your SpotSee RY Bourdain on InstagramSee RY Bourdain on InstagramView Open Itineraries
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.
Santiago is a remote worker hub located in the shadow of the Andes mountains. This destination is bubbling with energy and creativity, bringing musicians, street artists, performers, and culinary masterminds to the city. There’s never a dull moment here, where you have the option of wandering through inspiring museums that define the city’s vibrant arts scene, exploring each neighborhood to get a sense of its unique vibe, or simply taking in the dynamism of a culture on the cusp of a major evolution.
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.
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.
Split enjoys an iconic status amongst Croatians, known for its dramatic coastal mountains and turquoise Adriatic waters. Stroll down streets that have been lived-in for thousands of years and admire the balance between traditional and modern times. From picturesque sunsets to world-class beaches, Split invites you to live in the beauty of the moment and to catch a glimpse of the real Dalmatian life.
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?
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.
Just a few of the once in a lifetime experiences Remotes can look forward to on this itinerary.
Brush up on your language skills as you travel to five Spanish-speaking countries. Practice your spanish with the help of the custom Remote Year Spanish Program and it won't be long before you're thinking in "holas" instead of "hellos".
Ride Uber Motos (yes, that is Uber for motorcycle rides and it exists) down the bustling streets of Hanoi, contrast your digital life against 2000 years of Chiang Mai history, discover the elegance in Kyoto's simplicity, and never taste the same meal twice in Kuala Lumpur.
Bond with your community as you scale the most prominent landmark in Cape Town. Trust us, you won’t want to miss these stunning views. Bonus points if you catch a sunrise or a sunset!
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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.