Work spaces of digital nomads and travel bloggers

The Digital Nomad’s Office

Though they put a lot of effort and angst into escaping their cubicles, digital nomads and travel bloggers still need a work space to call their own.

Without a boss to make the decision for them, these itinerant workers have all of the wifi enabled world to choose from. Hostel rooms, bar tables, sun loungers and hammocks are all press ganged into service in their efforts to get their words and photos to you.

Before our last trip I planned to take a picture of each of our ‘offices’ but in the end didn’t take a single one. Easily distracted by conversation, screen glare, shiny things and wasps, I prefer to work inside but other digital nomads and travel bloggers are more appreciative of their surrounds.

As these pictures show, most bloggers demonstrate a preference for working in the sunny outdoors, with a cracking view and within shouting range of a cold one.

Pai, Thailand

Dave Dean working in Pai, Thailand

What’s Dave Doing?

Cruise Ship to Mexico

Working on a cruise ship to Mexico

Y Travel Blog

Cairo, Egypt

Working online in Cairo, Egypt


Koh Samui, Thailand

Location independence in Koh Samui, Thailand

Uncornered Market

Urumqi, China

Brooke blogs from Urumqi, China

Brooke vs. the World

Huaraz, Peru

Backpack and work in Huaraz, Peru

Go Backpacking

Sapa, Vietnam

Digital nomad office in Sapa, Vietnam

Johnny Vagabond

Pai, Thailand

Working in Pai, Thailand


Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Blogging from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Gap Year Escape

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

Around the World “L”!

Thanks to Dave DeanDave Lee, Caz & Craig Makepeace, Anil Polat, Audrey Scott & Dan Noll, Brooke Schoenman, Wes Nations, Johnny Ward, Amar Hussain and Lillie Marshall.


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This piece was first published in an older version of our blog which included the following comments:

Lillie said: “Love this!!!!”

– we replied: “Thanks for the photo Lillie.”

AdventureRob said: “Nice set of pictures! I can never get used to working outside though, I always want to shut the laptop and do the nomad stuff, rather than the digital stuff.”

– we replied: “I think Johnny Vagabond’s set up suits me best. A nice view but inside and away from distraction.”

Ash said: “I love this! Literally just got my apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand confirmed so this is me for the next 2 months! yew!”

– we replied: “Congratulations on the apartment. You’ll be in good company in Chiang Mai – I’m astonished we didn’t get a photo from there.”