Friendship and Exploration
Remote Year Parea was made for those who thrive within a community full of dreamers, doers, and makers. With a taste for adventure and a support system with you for every milestone moment, you’ll head out into the world to search for your place within it. Over the course of a year, you’ll venture to the Mother City of Cape Town, make your home in some of Europe’s most-desired locations, dance to the beat of Latin America, and eat your way through Asia. You’ll learn from the locals and embrace your similarities and differences. You’ll discover that everyone has a purpose, and perhaps you’ll find yours along the way.Reserve your SpotSee RY Parea on InstagramSee RY Parea on InstagramView Open Itineraries
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.
"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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ride Uber Motos around Hanoi, contrast your digital life to 2000 years of Chiang Mai history, discover Kyoto's simple elegance, and never taste the same meal twice in Kuala Lumpur.
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".
Hike Machu Picchu, check out the views from Table Mountain, visit Colombia's highest waterfall and Mexico's pyramids - there is almost too much beauty on this program.
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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.