In the Athabascan language spoken in Alaska, Denali means "The Great One.” It is the highest peak in North America, which was, for decades, called Mt. McKinley. This upcoming year has the potential to be your “great one.” Just as Denali signifies a pinnacle of achievement, you’ll have the opportunity to fulfill your own dreams and goals throughout your travels. Denali also represents native Alaskans’ struggle to get the original name officially recognized by the rest of the world—with enough dedication and determination, anything is possible.
In the Athabascan language spoken in Alaska, Denali means "The Great One.” It is the highest peak in North America, which was, for decades, called Mt. McKinley. This upcoming year has the potential to be your “great one.” Just as Denali signifies a pinnacle of achievement, you’ll have the opportunity to fulfill your own dreams and goals throughout your travels. Denali also represents native Alaskans’ struggle to get the original name officially recognized by the rest of the world—with enough dedication and determination, anything is possible.Reserve your SpotSee RY Denali on InstagramSee RY Denali on InstagramView Open Itineraries
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.
"When I first saw Belgrade, Serbia on our itinerary for Remote Year, I had no idea what to expect. In the month leading up to our stay there, I started hearing rumblings from our RY2 friends that we were in for a treat. They couldn’t have been more right. (...) The revitalization of the city, welcoming nature of the people and the economic growth makes me believe that Belgrade will absolutely be a hotspot for travelers in the years to come." — Paige Soucie, Remote Year Cousteau 2016-2017
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.
"Prague is beautiful (...) the city is large, cosmopolitan, and distinctly European. I thought (...) that it would be small and manageable, but everywhere I turn there's a restaurant I want to try or a festival happening or another museum, beergarden, park, or church to explore. I also thought the food would be heavy and fried, so I've been surprised at the number of brooklyn style coffee shops, vegan restaurants, and Indian, and Vietnamese food places. The restaurant downstairs serves juices, acai bowl, and aloo gobi sandwiches, and the brewery down the street serves zucchini noodles and carrot chowder. Our workspace is a former embassy and feels regal. We have a library, a sprawling garden in the back, a yoga room, and a neighboring park. (...) Everywhere you turn -- local area, tourist area, historical area, run down area -- is beautiful and has a past." — Aashima Kapoor, Remote Year Kaizen, 2017-2018
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.
If you’re happiest in or around water, you’ll be in bliss during your European leg of travels. Enjoy Portugal’s Atlantic beaches and the Balkan beach on the Danube, float in the Adriatic Sea and enjoy a picnic next to the Vltava River.
Slurp up Vietnamese pho on tiny plastic stools lining the sidewalk, and see how much spice you can handle in your Thai khao soi. Order your piping hot ramen on iPads in Kyoto and embrace the collision of three distinct cultures in Kuala Lumpur.
Hike the historic landmark of Machu Picchu or the heights of Rainbow Mountain, repel down Colombia's highest waterfall and explore the archaeological wonder that is Teotihuacan, taking in the panoramic summit views.
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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.