Kate Smith had been working nine-to-five at an advertising agency for three years when it dawned on her one day: “Is this the next 50 years of my life?”
While she enjoyed her work, the 28-year-old Canadian wanted to see the world. So, she set her sights on quitting her project manager job in the Toronto area to travel, while she planned her next steps. It was then that she came across Remote Year, which puts together groups of 75 professionals to hop across three continents for an entire year, one city at a time, all while working remotely as digital nomads.
The programme of long-term travel comes without the need to take time away from work or lose out on pay. For Smith, the idea of travelling with a group of likeminded professionals who were also keen to learn about new cultures and ideas was appealing—particularly since someone else would take care of the logistics.