There’s a new class of workers who travel the world while working remotely. They are the digital nomads who discovered during the Covid shutdown they could just as easily work from a hostel, a campground or an RV as from an office.
What makes these digital nomads different is that they are full-time employees with traditional jobs. Once mostly composed of freelancers, contract workers, and the self-employed, the nearly 11 million digital nomads now include millions of traditional job holders. Doubling in just one year, there’s now more than 6 million of them working almost anywhere they please.