With so many of us seeing our homes become our workspace, it’s no wonder we’re all dreaming of a vacation. But according to Airbnb, many travelers are booking long-term stays in a new spot, in order to bring a bit of a holiday feel to their home-away-from-home office.
According to a new survey commissioned by Airbnb, 83 percent of respondents are in favor of relocating as part of remote working. One in five of the people surveyed have actually relocated their living situation during the pandemic either temporarily or permanently. The site has seen a 128 percent increase in guest reviews mentioning “relocation”, “relocate”, “remote work” and “trying a new neighborhood” in July to September of this year, compared to the same time last year.
The data shows that people who can work from anywhere are booking longer stays - like two weeks or more - in smaller cities that are close to beautiful natural spaces. If you want to know where they are going, here are the trending destinations, according to Airbnb
Park City, Utah
This gorgeous Utah ski village is perfect for anyone who wants to hit the slopes.
This town in the Sierra Nevada provides plenty of outdoor adventure and access to Tahoe National Forest.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
This ranching centre and quaint Colorado ski town is also close to hot springs.
Durham, North Carolina
Get a taste of the south in this small city that is also home to Duke University.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This city provides art, culture, sunshine and plenty of outdoor exploration.
While it’s a lesser-explored capital, Boise is modern, urban and trendy, and is also surrounded by a network of trails.
This Southern city boasts a buzzing food-and-drink scene and an active arts community.
Greenville, South Carolina
This picturesque town is in the foothills of the Blue Mountains - providing plenty of access to the outdoors.
This capital city is more than its speedway - it’s all connected by a walking and biking trail, and it will soon be home to this popular exhibition.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Fort Walton Beach is home to strip malls, mansions, and more - but its beachfront location is sure to please.
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