A growing number of travelers are choosing the digital nomad lifestyle and want to integrate into the local community and want their journeys to be less invasive and more beneficial to the local community. They want to better understand the culture of the people they meet in the places they visit. Visitors should be mindful that we are entering a place that is someone else’s home

Rawai beach in Phuket island Thialand

To ensure that you travel responsibly if you have to fly use budget airlines or charters, they carry more people so that the emissions per passenger are lower, alternatively use trains or other public transport to reduce the negative impact of tourism on a destination and the people. It’s clear that sustainable travel will have a positive impact on destinations, but in some countries, you may have to use alternative travel arrangements, when I was in Madagascar I had to hire a driver to enable me to get around the island

Before you travel do some pre-travel research to find the best way to get to your destination, and find local accommodation rather than big hotels, this better for you as you have your own space and less impact on the local economy, also shop at locally-run businesses. Being a responsible traveler making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit, tourists must take responsibility and take action to make sure that tourism is more sustainable.

Rethymnon with old lighthouse and fishing boats, Crete island

Digital Nomad working in Greek Islands

At the end of 2020, Greece’s Parliament passed a new law that caught the attention of digital nomads from every corner of the planet. As a matter of fact, this new law allows digital nomads to reduce their income tax by half, thus putting Greece among the most favorable places for digital nomads to live.

In terms of what that the country has to offer, these are some of the pros you will find when deciding if Greece can become your next base as a digital nomad; they are both related to the general quality of life and work conditions:

Dine and shop Locally

If you are traveling to Spain or Portugal you will find a wide variety of cafes and Pizzarelli on the seafronts and they are cheap. in my favorite island Majorca, the Port De Alcúdia’s cafes and Pizzarelli can be found opposite the beach on pine walk, diners are spoiled for choice. There’s a range of great places to eat for every taste and budget. Being in the Port De Alcúdia means there’s always a plentiful supply of freshly caught fish and seafood.

Port de Pollenca Majorca

If you love traveling then being a digital nomad is an amazing opportunity and experience for those who want the benefits of the lifestyle. One of the benefits is traveling to locations that are warm all year round and living costs are affordable. So If you plan well and are passionate about this lifestyle, then you stand a good chance of this making this lifestyle work for you.