The season of the workation is upon us and we know planning an entire trip can sometimes be the last thing on your priority list. So we wanted to make finding your next destination a little easier by getting recommendations from female business owners just like you.
We asked hundreds of female founders what their favorite travel destinations are to vacation while working remotely. While many of you still love working from home, many of you have a love for travel outside of the US and a shared passion for finding community while you travel. So whether you’re traveling for your business or planning your next getaway, we rounded up your favorite destinations for work and play.
Here are female founders’ most recommended cities around the world:
Bali was by far the most recommended destination from female entrepreneurs. Sunica, owner of SunicaDesign.com said, “The tropical paradise of Bali has a lot to offer, from beautiful beaches to lush rice terraces. The island is also known for its vibrant arts scene and unique handicrafts. Ubud is an excellent place to work remotely, as there are numerous co-working spaces and cafes with reliable internet. The serene surroundings and abundance of yoga studios made it an ideal location for balancing work and relaxation.”
Travel blogger, Madison Krigbaum, owner of Madison’s Footsteps Creative said that, “There’s a reason why Bali is one of the largest digital nomad hubs in the world; it’s got everything you could possibly need. Bali is not only flush with co-working spaces, but it’s also known for its co-living spaces. During my 4 months in Bali, I lived in Matra Bali Co-Working space where I was surrounded by other digital nomad expats and had a reliable cafe with good wifi to work from (with a view!).”
Bali has it all- the scenery, the community, and co-working spaces with reliable internet so you can get your work done and then head to the beach. You may even find yourself among other entrepreneurs enjoying the tropical destination.
Another highly recommended travel destination for female entrepreneurs is Libson, Portugal. Ellie Borden, BA, RP, PCC, and CEO of RawGoodies® Biotech Beauty and Mind By Design® Psychology and Coaching clinics has traveled extensively and says that Libson is one of her top choices. She said, “The city’s rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious food make it a great place to recharge creatively between work sessions. I particularly enjoyed working from rooftop cafes, where I could take in panoramic views of the city while sipping on a cup of coffee and being productive. Lisbon’s startup scene made it easy for me to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and expand my business connections.”
Amelia Devid, CEO at StarLinkHow said, In my personal experience, Libson has become a popular destination for digital nomads and remote workers due to its mild climate, beautiful architecture, and vibrant culture. It offers affordable living and coworking spaces with fast internet and all the necessary amenities.”
Bursting with its own community of entrepreneurs, Libson is also rich in history and culture. A city for the art lovers, foodies, and history buffs, you’ll never get bored working in a place like Libson.
Cape Town, South Africa
One more destination female founders are loving is Cape Town, South Africa. Athina Zisi, Chief Operations Officer of Energy Casino said, “The city’s entrepreneurial community and breathtaking natural beauty make it an ideal destination for remote work. When choosing accommodations in Cape Town, I suggest looking for hotels or Airbnbs that offer comfortable workspaces with a view. This way, you can take breaks from work to appreciate the beauty of the city and recharge your batteries.”
Natascha Rupp, owner of a communications consultancy out of Germany, loves Cape Town because, “It’s summer there when it’s winter here, so I can escape to warmer weather whilst still living in a bustling city. The culture, food, and music scene is incredible. They have a lot of co-working spaces (I personally spent a month working from Tiny Empire) to choose from. And most importantly in my case, I am still in the same time zone as the rest of my team and most of my clients, which is a huge plus. Needless to say, the landscapes and tourism opportunities around Cape Town and South Africa in general are endless. The city really is the perfect mix between work and play.”
So whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, Cape Town has you covered. Known for impeccable views, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and inspired.
No matter where you choose for your next workation, be sure to make a checklist of your must haves before you decide. Whether that’s the best beaches and food, or the best co-working spaces and fastest internet, or all of the above, having clear expectations before you go will set you up for success. And you have 3 highly recommended destinations to get you started.