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The trends in remote work in 2017

2017-08-04

Most writers are, in practice, remote workers or location independent professionals because many work from home or from a peaceful location somewhere that is not home. Writers may also travel, or even call themselves digital nomads, if they spend some time on the road and stop somewhere to continue a writing project that is being processed at the back of the mind all time, anyhow.

Workfrom is a source of information for finding spaces to work, stay or perhaps getting a job that lets you work remotely. Workfrom conducted a survey with more than 1000 mobile professionals in order to understand what the trends and facts are among remote workers in 2017.

Here are some highlights from the survey:

7 out of 10 respondents said that the tools, such as laptop bags and standing desks are a top priority to ensure productivity in their work. Video conferencing tools such as Skype and WebEx were second, with project management apps like Asana and Trello third.

About half of the remote workers work on their own, without a support of a team. That’s a plenty of freelancers out there.

The majority of respondents (57%) who work on remote teams have colleagues in multiple time zones and countries. Remote employees, entrepreneurs and consultants/contractors were likely to be part of a global team.

Most remote workers indicated that they don’t have to work at an office at all, but 42% are working five or more days per week from their home offices.

Remote workers are interested in traveling. However, most prefer to see the world through coworking or coliving programs like Nomad House, Unsettled or We Roam—a short-term, flexible arrangement where they can meet like-minded professionals. These programs scored higher than volunteer/pro-bono opportunities, overseas retreats, ecotourism, and longer, structured travel cohort programs like Remote Year.

The infographics by Workfrom:

Trends in remote work 2017, infographic by Workfrom.co

Visit the places in Spain where the sixth season of Game of Thrones is being filmed

2015-10-12

The sixth season of the popular TV series Game of Thrones is being filmed in Spain during autumn 2015. Film makers have decided to shoot in multiple locations in northern, central and eastern Spain. These are spectacular, quite exotic locations that you don’t see on a vacation on a Mediterranean beach. Let’s start from Girona in Catalonia.

Girona old town, Catalonia, Spain

Girona old town, Catalonia, Spain


Filming of the sixth season of the Game of Thrones started in the town of Girona in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Girona is a lively university town that draws tourists because of its exciting old town. The specialty of the old town is that you can walk on the wall that once protected the town.
Bardenas Reales, photo: Jonathan Taglione

Bardenas Reales, photo: Jonathan Taglione


The Natural Park of Bardenas Reales provides spectacular landscapes for the TV series. This dry, desert-like area is located south of Pamplona in the province of Navarra.
Peniscola, photo: Vaquero Francis

Peniscola, photo: Vaquero Francis


The ancient walled town of Peñiscola is the next stop for the Game of Thrones film crew. Peñiscola is located on the Mediterranean cost south of Barcelona.
Alcazaba, Almeria, photo: Veronica Agullar

Alcazaba, Almeria, photo: Veronica Agullar


Almeria is a buzzing town in southern Spain on the Mediterranean cost. When the Arabs ruled the southern regions of Spain, they built large administrative and public buildings also in Almeria. Many of these have survived through the years, like Alcazaba. It is one of the destinations for the film crew.
Zafra, Guadalajara, photo: Manolo Carbonell

Zafra, Guadalajara, photo: Manolo Carbonell


Castillo de Zafra provides the setting for the film crew on central Spain in Guadalajara.

The final destination for on-location filming the sixth season of the Game of Thrones in Spain is in Canet de Mar, a seaside village north of Barcelona. The castle Castillo de Santa Florentina is the exact location.

Via Escapada Rural.