The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Telecommute while taking a world tour with

Business travel is a thing of the past. Say hello to the adventure-loving, around-the-world mobile workforce.


What it does: If you always wanted to work remotely and be location-independent, Pangea196 can arrange a 12-month, 12-country sojourn with apartment accommodations and 24-hour Wi-Fi.

What’s hot: All the details are taken care of. In 2017, you will travel to Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and more. For $27,000 ($5,000 upfront and $2,000 per month for the remaining 11 months) your accommodations are paid for, as is your travel between cities. Pangea196 also organizes networking, cultural and community events in each location. Need a packing checklist? No problem — info on travel insurance, visas and more are at the ready. But if you want Pangea196 to find you a job during the trip, don’t be silly.

What’s not: I wanted to see pictures of the apartments before signing up or asking questions. Pangea196’s FAQ page says that sleeping arrangements have professionals in mind. Each person (or couple) has a private room, kitchen access and other comforts.

—Jen Leo

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