SXSW 2024

Wanderlust & Wi-Fi: Travel in the Age of the Digital Nomad


A rush of remote workers (27% of U.S. employees as of 2023) freed from the confines of their desks—and even their home countries—took the world by storm over the last few years. A steady mix of work, travel, and leisure around the globe seems more attainable for many than ever before. So what are full-time remote workers looking for in their next destination? What ethical considerations should long-term travelers think about? What do wishful remote workers need to know before they take the leap? And what’s really the good, the bad, and the ugly about the digital nomad lifestyle?

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  1. The digital nomad lifestyle is a realistic, attainable way of life for many, not just the affluent or those in the tech industry.
  2. Learn some of the real pros and cons of the digital nomad lifestyle—and rookie mistakes—from those who've lived it.
  3. Learn how to work around the world with respect and ethical considerations for the cities and local people you will be sharing a temporary home with.



Jillian Anthony, Writer, Jillian Anthony LLC

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace Revolution
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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