March 4, 2018
March 2, 2019

Remote Year Ohana

Family and community

Like the Hawaian concept of Ohana- which emphasizes families, whether they are blood related, adoptive or intentional, they are bound together. Members must cooperate and remember to respect one another. The communities of Remote Year grow to be family. Always there as support, we are part of a bigger Remote Year Nation. We live and travel together, but also learn and grow as individuals.

MARCH 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

APRIL 2018

Marrakesh, Morocco

MAY 2018

Valencia, Spain

JUNE 2018

Belgrade, Serbia

JULY 2018

Split, Croatia

AUGUST 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

SEPTEMBER 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina

OCTOBER 2018

Cordoba, Argentina

NOVEMBER 2018

Lima, Peru

DECEMBER 2018

Medellin, Colombia

JANUARY 2019

Bogota, Colombia

FEBRUARY 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

The Bucket List

A few once in a lifetime experiences Remotes can look forward to on this itinerary.

Learn a romance language

With seven cities in Spanish speaking countries and the custom Remote Year Spanish Program you'll be sure to improve your Spanish

Temples, deserts, mountains and waterfalls

Hike Machu Pichu, sleep under the stars in the Sahara, visit Colombia's highest waterfall and Argentinia's sierras - there is almost too much natural beauty in this program

The sea and I

With four cities on the beach you will become a connoisseur of the work/life balance.

About this Itinerary

March 4, 2018
March 2, 2019

Cape Town

South Africa

"There is little reason to wonder why so many people are drawn to Cape Town. The city has almost everything to offer: beaches, food, mountains, wildlife, history, culture, wine, and adventure sports. Exploring Cape Town takes time; life seems to move a little slower in the Cape. The locals enjoy their city’s very laid-back attitude, and you’ll want to do the same. We stayed for two months and still hear about things that we missed. We’re already plotting our eventual return!"

Natasha Alden and Cameron Seagle from theworldpursuit.com, 2017
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Marrakesh

Morocco

"Morocco is a country as complex and beautiful and challenging as any other in the world, and it deserves to be thoroughly explored with an open mind. After almost 90 days on the road, and another 275ish left to go, Morocco has pushed me outside my cushy comfort zone in the most consistent of ways."

Cassie Matthias, Remote Year Magellan, 2016-2017
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Valencia

Spain

"Wandering commute through the grand Valencian buildings, orange and palm trees, and past bustling cafes filled with relaxed spaniards, being able to leave in the middle of the day to see the sights of a place I would normally set as a desktop background. Valencia is sunny and 75 degrees, relatively flat, and absolutely gorgeous. I’m living in Russafa, the ‘trendy’ neighborhood, filled with coffee shops and bars that advertise a plethora of 1 euro beers and plenty of diverse foods. It feels like Berlin, without all the dog shit on the sidewalks, mixed with the ease and charm of Florence or Rome."

Dana Reinert, Remote Year Magellan, 2016-2017
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Belgrade

Serbia

"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
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Split

Croatia

"Falling asleep the sounds of the waves. Spending a weekend on a boat. Watching the sunset change the colors of the sky, the water. "... "In Split, Remote Year has built their first co-working space, WIP, and it’s awesome. There’s amazing light, plenty of space, and it really feels like a true co-working space."

Zoë Björnson, Remote Year Cousteau, 2016-2017
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Lisbon

Portugal

"Lisbon really is one of those places where you find unexpected delights round every corner – whether it’s an ancient, crumbling but beautiful building, a restaurant serving only mushrooms, an amazing view across the city or yet another wine bar. One thing I certainly wasn’t expecting was all the tiles (...) turning buildings into artworks in themselves, (...) The food in Lisbon is incredible – and impossible to pass up."

Heather Lane, Remote Year Libertatem 2016-2017
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Buenos Aires

Argentina

"Buenos Aires, which I’ll admit right away might just have swept in at the eleventh hour and stolen the crown as my top city of the year. It may not have the relaxed beach-side vibe of Koh Phangan, the lush jungle of Medellin or the vibrant colours of Cusco – each of which gets ten out of ten for “wow factor” – but it’s the first place all year I can realistically see myself living long-term. Somehow, it’s got just the right combination of all the home comforts you need but enough exoticness to keep me intrigued. [...] I should perhaps have spent this post extolling the virtues of medialunas, mate, Malbec and the many coffee shops strung along Palermo’s tree-lined streets. But I just find this undercurrent of … real life, I guess … fascinating. As I said, BA has me intrigued. Good old RY, saving the best for last. "

Heather Lane, Remote Year Libertatem 2016-2017
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Córdoba

Argentina

“You fattened me up as we shared empanadas together during a lunch break. (...) Bottles of wine were emptied on farms and I went to more asados than I can count. You introduced me to all of your silly Argentinian friends. I started to fall in love. Còrdoba, You felt like a dream, but somehow you were so, so real.”

Zoe Bjornson, Remote Year Cousteau, 2016-2017
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Lima

Peru

Lima sits on the Peruvian coast and provides access to beaches and cliffs for the Pacific Ocean, but is also surrounded by desert and snowless mountains. It’s given us surfing each morning, workouts in parks, evenings in bars, clubs and raves, some of the best food in the world, the strongest and smoothest pisco sours, and a base with which at least one person flew to Cusco every week to hike Machu Picchu. We took weekend trips for hiking, glacial trekking, sand boarding, dune buggying, lagoon swimming, white water rafting, repelling and zip lining across rivers and between cliffs.

Cassie Matthias, Remote Year Magellan 2016-2017
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Medellín

Colombia

They don’t call Medellín the City of Eternal Spring for nothing – although, paradoxically, it hasn’t always been that way. (...) Spring is the season of new beginnings, and Medellín’s story of rebirth and transformation over the past 15 years or so is nothing short of miraculous. Once a hub of cocaine-fuelled crime, and ruled over with an iron fist (plus an arsenal of weapons) by Pablo Escobar – he of Narcos notoriety – now Colombia’s second city is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with a real sense of restored pride. We were based in one of the nicest areas of the city (...), the leafy and coffee shop filled area of El Poblado (...) The city (well – half city, half jungle to be more accurate) sits in a deep valley, surrounded by steep mountains on both sides. Looking out from a rooftop, it appears as if the scenery is rising up to meet you, carrying the clouds along on top.

Heather Lane, Remote Year Libertatem 2016-2017
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Bogotá

Colombia

"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
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Mexico City

Mexico

"Today I’ve completed my first week in Mexico City. This place is electric. The local culture is palpable and the people are friendly. It’s also the first place I’ve been to this year where finding someone who speaks English is a challenge. On the plus side, I have a pretty solid foundation of the Spanish language and am loving the practice. The food is pretty tasty, too."

Rolando Rios, Remote Year Libertatem, 2016-2017
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Why Remote Year?

LOCAL TRACKS & EVENTS

Remote Year has teams in each city who plan unique events so you can experience each destination on your itinerary like a local.

TOWN HALLS

Remote Year staff members traveling with groups organize gatherings twice a month to make announcements and allow participants to ask questions and share ideas.

A NEW ROUTINE, EVERY MONTH

Experience a new lifestyle every month as you not only change countries, but also your daily routine when you wake up and head to work.

COWORKING SPACES

Be inspired by your surroundings and work from some of the coolest coworking spaces around the world.

POSITIVE IMPACT

We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live. From volunteering at food banks in Portugal to helping refugees in Serbia, Remote Year partners with local charities and sustainable causes to do so.

HOME, WHEREVER YOU ARE

Your Remote Year community may start as a group of strangers, but soon, there's nowhere in the world you'd rather be.

ADVENTURES BEYOND

Want to dive deeper into each destination? Great! Want to get away? No problem! Our team is available to help and assist you in booking side trips outside of your itinerary.

See what Remotes are saying about us.

"Sure, I could travel abroad by myself for cheaper than Remote Year, but the value of the friendships I have made in Remote Year and the connections I have made through the Remote Year network at large enrich my experience in the moment, and will continue to do so for years to come.   I wouldn’t have it any other way."

"My Remote Year journey and my loving new family taught me how to take care of myself; how to be my own star player and biggest fan. They taught me to love myself; to trust myself and my talents. They helped build my self-esteem. They fortified the confidence, peace and strength within me and in others. I couldn’t have asked for a better year."

"Remote Year is a wily gang of people from all over the world, but despite our differences, they are among the most open minded and good natured people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  It’s certainly a huge part of what makes Remote Year so fun and worth it relative to organizing your own travel around the world, which anyone in theory could do."

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