Rethinking Travel With Remote Year

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Frustration with his 9-to-5 job led Greg Caplan to reimagine the way we work and travel. That inspiration spurred the founding of Remote Year in 2014. Aimed at professionals who want to travel abroad, Remote Year has created programs that allow participants to embrace their wanderlust―without quitting their jobs. Remote Year helps coordinate the experience, which can range from 4 months to a year, with workers’ existing employers. Program consultants work with employees to arrange the remote work with their managers.

Then, for a monthly fee, Remote Year coordinates program logistics, including travel and workspace. While abroad, participants also have access to the company’s local city experts and social as well as professional networking events. According to a survey, 87% of participants were as or more productive while on Remote Year than before they had participated in the program.

Read my Q&A with the founder of Remote Year, Greg Caplan, over at Forbes.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.

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