Does the thought of bringing your work gear to the beach fill you with dread? In 2018, working holidays are ready to combine work with play in a whole new way. Gone are the days of backpacking heavy loads of unwashed clothes to tick off an ‘authentic’ travel experience, being a modern digital nomad lets you relax and immerse yourself in the culture of your surroundings, while getting the day job done.
A trip to Oslo may well reignite your creative flow, enhancing productivity. Norway’s capital is the perfect destination for nomads seeking a calming slice of metropolitan heaven. Hailed as the happiest country of 2017, Oslo is renowned for its dockside views, take a trip to an opera house on the docks for a theatrical surprise, then sample gastronomic delights in one of Oslo’s acclaimed Gronland district eateries. As the temperature is likely to fluctuate – but is mostly cold – layers are certainly recommended, with the finishing touch of the fresh Stonewash Blue Audley. The clean, structured style reflects the city’s flawless aesthetic and will look great as the warm months begin. The classic laptop handbag goes perfectly with any smart outfit and helps to luxe up more casual looks, this accessory is certain to compliment the azure fjords of Oslo.
Fancy some time under the Catalan sun? Head to Barcelona for a vacation filled with sun, sea and spiritual delights. Take a walk through Parque Guell in the mild morning (to avoid the crowds) and stop to sit on the infamous bench to gaze down at this beautiful city in its entirety. At midday, take a tour around the infamous Sagrada Familia and revel in its artistry and allure, and after lunching on some light seafood use the afternoons to get down to work while the sun is at its highest. The Mini Mount is perfect for the strolling nomad. Compact enough that it is easily portable when exploring a new place, and perfect in understated chic Concrete leather so that you can go straight from working to the taberna.
Few cities boast artistic and intellectual legacy like Vienna. Take a stroll down one of the streets and inhale the inspiration that was once inhabited by Beethoven, Mozart and Sigmund Freud. On arrival, take a day to reinvigorate yourself with cultural wonders, perhaps a gander at the works of Gustav Klimt. Next up, check out the Schonbrunn to see the opulent interiors of this beautiful palace. Sling on the Stonewash Blue leather Beaux Backpack, complete with a laptop inside for answering emails at the bar (that’s for coffee, not Aperol), there’s room inside for a DLSR, too, for getting those beautiful shots of the canal.
In the heart of south-eastern China, Hong Kong is well known as a densely populated area with a skyscraper silhouette skyline. Take a historic double decker tram to explore the neighbourhoods before stopping for dim sum or a hearty bowl of wonton noodles. This modern city has become something of shopping mecca, and is able to cater to every budget with its endlessly diverse shops. Take a late night, neon-lit visit to Causeway Bay to window shops the world’s most luxurious names, or indulge your curiosities down Cat Street, the famous antiques market.
Combine classism with modernity in the Maddox Tote, a bold, beautiful leather in Spring/Summer Concrete. With so many collectibles available, you’ll be thankful for the huge amount of space inside and the long leather straps to carry over your shoulder.
The world is there for the taking, all we need to do is put a plan in place. We’ll be sharing tips and advice on how to make the leap over the season.
Remember to balance your work and play, and working abroad for stints at a time make this all the better.
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