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Stay, Play, and Work: Above and Abroad's Rentals for Digital Nomads


Digital Nomad working on laptop while staying at Above and Abroad property

In the modern era, the workplace is no longer confined to four walls. As more professionals embrace the digital nomad lifestyle, the need for appropriate accommodations has skyrocketed. Enter San Diego, with its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant urban pulse, offering the perfect backdrop for this new-age work-life balance. But where does one find the right place to stay, work, and play? Above and Abroad has the answer.


The Digital Nomad Lifestyle: More Than a Trend, It's a Movement

As workspaces continue to evolve, the age of the 9-to-5 desk job is gradually fading, making way for a more flexible and mobile approach to work: the digital nomad lifestyle.

The Rise of the Digital Nomad: The term 'digital nomad' might sound like a buzzword from a Silicon Valley startup, but in reality, it represents a significant shift in how professionals approach their work-life balance. A digital nomad is characterized by their ability to work from virtually anywhere, leveraging technology to complete their tasks while enjoying the freedom to travel and explore new destinations.

According to a report by MBO Partners, the number of Americans identifying as digital nomads skyrocketed by a staggering 131% from 2019 to 2022, with 66% of them holding traditional employment positions1. These figures indicate a profound change in the employment landscape, where roles in sectors like IT, creative services, sales, marketing, and consulting are no longer tethered to a physical office.

The Corporate Response: Companies are taking note of this trend, with giants like Airbnb leading the charge. Late in 2022, Airbnb unveiled a pioneering digital nomad policy, allowing its employees the flexibility to work from over 170 countries1. Their CEO, Brian Chesky, cited this move as a response to the growing traction of flexible and remote work. It's not just about providing flexibility; it's about tapping into a global talent pool, unhindered by geographical constraints.

Addressing the Skeptics: While proponents of the digital nomad lifestyle are bullish about its future, skeptics question its viability, especially in the face of economic downturns and companies reverting to traditional work models. However, Dr. Rochelle Haynes, CEO of Crowd Potential Consulting, offers a different perspective. She argues that even in challenging economic times, the rise in digital nomadism, especially among the highly skilled, remains evident1. Companies that overlook this shift risk losing out on top talent, who are increasingly prioritizing work-life balance and seeking roles that offer greater flexibility.


Group of traveling working professionals enjoying lunch in San Diego


Supporting the Digital Nomad Movement:

Support for digital nomads isn't just coming from corporations. Countries worldwide are recognizing the economic potential of attracting this new breed of worker. As of 2022, over 50 countries have introduced digital nomad visas, a significant increase from just one in 20201. These visas not only attract individuals but also bring in revenue, as digital nomads often spend more and contribute to the local economy without straining public services.


The Road Ahead: So, what does the future hold for digital nomadism? If current trends and expert opinions are anything to go by, it's here to stay. Companies like Airbnb and Above and Abroad are at the forefront, offering accommodations that cater specifically to this demographic. But it's not just about providing a place to stay; it's about understanding and catering to the unique needs of digital nomads, from high-speed internet connectivity to flexible booking options.

Above and Abroad, with its properties in scenic locations like Solana Beach and San Diego, is perfectly poised to cater to this growing community. By offering fully-equipped units in prime locales, the company ensures that digital nomads don't just have a place to work but a place they can call home.

Female Digital Nomad working from laptop near beach at an Above and Abroad stay

Why San Diego? San Diego, with its pristine beaches, top-tier restaurants, and myriad cultural hotspots, has emerged as a favorite among digital nomads. The city's temperate climate, coupled with its cosmopolitan allure, makes it an ideal destination for those looking to blend work with pleasure.

Above and Abroad's Edge: What sets Above and Abroad apart in the saturated vacation rental market? It's our unwavering commitment to ensuring that our guests feel right at home. Our properties in Solana Beach and San Diego are more than just places to stay; they're holistic experiences. Every unit is meticulously curated, ensuring that our guests have everything they need at their fingertips.

Diverse Locations for Every Mood: Our properties cater to a wide spectrum of moods and preferences. For those drawn to the rhythmic pulse of city life, our urban hubs offer a deep dive into San Diego's vibrant culture. If tranquility is what you seek, our beachside retreats provide a serene escape, where the only deadline is the setting sun.

Connectivity is Key: In the digital age, a strong internet connection is as essential as air and water. Recognizing this, all our properties come equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity. From crucial client meetings to Netflix binge sessions, we've got you covered.

We recognize that for many of our guests, especially digital nomads, the distinction between work and leisure is fluid. Hence, our robust internet infrastructure ensures that whether you're presenting to a client, attending a virtual workshop, streaming your favorite show, or even exploring the local sights through virtual tours, the experience is smooth and satisfying.

But our commitment doesn't stop at just providing high-speed internet. We've also ensured that our Wi-Fi is secure, protecting our guests from potential cyber threats. Data privacy and security are paramount, and our guests can surf, stream, and work with complete peace of mind.

Male digital nomad working on laptop from desk in San Diego Cafe

A Future-Proof Approach: As technology continues to evolve and the demands on internet bandwidth grow, Above and Abroad remains committed to staying ahead of the curve. We're continuously assessing and upgrading our connectivity solutions, ensuring our guests always have access to the best.


Work-Life Balance Abroad: While work is a significant aspect of the digital nomad lifestyle, it's equally important to strike a balance. Our properties' prime locations ensure that guests are always in close proximity to San Diego's myriad attractions. Whether it's a spontaneous surf lesson, a gastronomic adventure, or a deep dive into the city's art scene, there's always something to do.

Safety and Privacy: At Above and Abroad, guest safety is paramount. Our discreet property locations and stringent security measures ensure that our guests can enjoy their stay with complete peace of mind. Additionally, our properties in secure buildings, equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, offer an added layer of protection.

Flexible Booking Options: We recognize that every digital nomad's journey is unique. That's why we offer a range of flexible booking options to cater to diverse needs. Whether you're in town for a week or a month, we've got you covered.

female digital nomad diligently working from beach vacation rental

Preparing for a Nomadic Lifestyle with Above and Abroad:

Transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle can be challenging. That's why we've compiled a comprehensive pre-arrival checklist for our guests, ensuring a smooth transition. From tech essentials to local recommendations, we've got all bases covered.

The digital nomad lifestyle is all about blending work and leisure, and Above and Abroad is here to make this blend seamless. Our properties, equipped with modern amenities and located in prime locales, offer the perfect backdrop for this new-age work-life balance. So why wait? All you need is your suitcase and your toothbrush to dive into the digital nomad life with Above and Abroad. For bookings and inquiries, visit our booking page or get in touch with us via our contact form if you are looking to earn above market returns on your investment property.


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